Clinical Somatic Education, in the tradition of Thomas Hanna
Mary Ann Gray Voorhies, Certified Clinical Somatic Educator

Are you experiencing back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee problems, disc problems, postural difficulties or other chronic conditions? Have you had an accident or a fall that leaves you in pain or discomfort? Are you not able to enjoy playing your favorite sport or other enjoyable activity?

Through simple guided movements or self initiated movements, somatics teaches your neuromuscular system (and your body) to become more functional again. The result is more freedom of movement and restoration of your entire body to its younger feeling state. The practice of somatics rapidly frees your body from chronic muscular contractions that wreak havoc with your comfort and your health.

Somatics is a gentle, non-invasive technique that provides pain relief and improves flexibility. By learning simple movements that RELEASE tight, sore muscles to their original, more comfortable length you are able to regain the body and life that you had in your youth…STRAIGHT…SUPPLE…FLEXIBLE…STRONG. This simple self-care system can make you victorious over the deleterious effects of stress on the human body. Learning and practicing Somatics can lead to optimal health. It is beneficial in stress management, meditation, athletic performance training and successful aging. The easy, safe movements learned through this system help you reawaken your body's own natural mechanism for eliminating the real causes of many pains, limitations and injuries such as:
  • headaches
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • lower-back pain
  • spasms
  • scoliosis
  • sciatica
  • fibromyalgia
  • muscle pain and tension
  • knee problems
  • postural difficulties
  • insomnia
  • aches and pains of aging
  • and MANY others
Because stress or injury causes the muscles to tighten up (and stay that way), we often develop uncomfortable or painful conditions. Somatics, because of it addresses the brain/body connection, helps you to regain a more supple, more comfortable, more energized body. AND, as a result of practicing somatics you will be more effective and joyful in your everyday life.

Be it for relaxation, repair, relief, injury prevention or fitness improvement-Somatics can give your body and life the comfort, ease and efficiency you have always wanted. It can teach you how to internally release and lengthen tight muscles though simple movements-helping you become self sensing, self regulating and self healing.

Please take a few minutes to look around the site and find out more about me, my practice, the history and basis of Somatic Education and how it has helped many people just like you. And then, if you would like more information or would like to schedule an appointment, my phone and email contact information is right here on the site for you. I look forward to meeting you.


Learn to become more supple, more coordinated, more graceful, more youthful, healthier and more free from physical discomfort and pain!
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