Somatic bodywork is a way of working with your body from the inside out.  Using touch and simple movement it helps you to cultivate a deeper awareness of your body’s physical processes and makes space for healing.

Listening, in detail, to what is happening in your body means you can consciously support its functioning.  Often this is all that is needed to melt your blocks and restrictions and find more freedom in movement and comfort in yourself.  Somatic bodywork supports both more functional movement of your body and also a more functional relationship with your body.  By developing more physical support and resilience, as well as a more mindful awareness, you can find more ease in being in your body and be more attentive to self-care in your daily life, however you need your body to perform.

One of the unique aspects of this approach is in its specificity in working with different body systems, like the skeletal system, the organs, the nervous system, fascia and ligaments, and the endocrine system.  While all of these systems work together as a complex whole, bringing specific systems out of the shadow and into experiential awareness can allow us to trust them as a resource and provide physical support.  This in turn can invite muscular release and relaxation which allows more ease and possibility in movement.  Instead of working from the outside to relax the body, this is a way of helping the body to learn how to relax into the support it already has.

Somatic bodywork is an integrated approach, recognising that the body and the mind cannot be separated but function as a complex system.  So, in this approach, the emphasis is as much on inviting mindful awareness as it is on inviting functional movement.

This approach uses touch and movement as ways to offer and support the body-mind to learn new patterns, backed by a trust in the biological wisdom of its process.  As such, this bodywork is non-invasive and non-medical.  Rather than changing the body from the outside, by manipulating it, correcting it, or intervening with treatments, this is a way of working that allows you to come alongside your bodily process with awareness and support its change from the inside.  The goal, if there is one, is that with enough awareness, your body can find more functional patterns of movement which are self-supported, using the body’s own resources.  Whatever we do, the work is to support your awareness and so it fits around your needs.

To book a session contact Srik or check his website for more information.