About Hanna Somatic Education
WHAT IS HANNA SOMATIC EDUCATION (HSE)?
Hanna Somatic Education is a scientifically-based movement re-education that teaches the brain how to relax and move the muscles properly. Most chronic pain comes from the brain and the way in which it senses and organises the muscles and movement. By understanding how chronic muscle pain develops, you can restore full nervous system control of both muscles and movement.
This results in improved awareness, balance and control, as well as efficiency and joy of movement.
WHO CREATED SOMATICS?
In the mid-1970s Thomas Hanna developed a system for releasing chronically-tight muscles throughout the body after years of studying neurophysiology and movement. He discovered that by retraining the brain to let go of unnecessary tension in the muscles and focusing internally on the sensations of these active movements you are able to really feel the changes taking place.
The best part is that you can retrain your brain yourself – there’s no expensive equipment to buy. You can practice Somatics anywhere, anytime and get results within minutes. When you work at the root cause of chronically tight muscles -the brain – you can get relief and freedom of movement for the long term.
CAN SOMATICS REALLY HELP ME?
If this all sounds familiar it’s time to eliminate chronic pain for good! Somatics has the answer; it goes to the root of most chronic muscular pain. Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA) is the condition of chronically tight muscles that can develop due to accidents, injuries, surgery, and general persistent stress. It works for everyone – children and oldies alike! Retrain your brain to relax and release chronically tight muscles and the muscles to remember how to move easily and properly again.