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"Increase your strength and flexibility and live an active life with confidence"

Emily Robson

Clinical Somatics “retrains muscle memory.”

Actually this term is scientifically incorrect because muscles don't have memory of their own but muscle memory is how most people understand and refer to the learned muscular patterns so that makes it a term most people can relate to. 

If I was to be more precise I could have said that Clinical Somatics “changes habitual posture and movement by retraining the nervous system.”

Clinical Somatics exercises are slow, gentle, and suitable for all ages and physical abilities.​



Clinical Somatics is active. Many healing modalities are passive, meaning that the client stays relaxed while the practitioner manipulates their body. In contrast, Clinical Somatics is active, meaning that the client is actively engaged in the movements. This active engagement allows learning to take place in the nervous system, and is one of the key reasons why Clinical Somatics is so effective in creating lasting change in bodily function. ​

Clinical Somatics uses pandiculation, which no other method of pain relief or movement therapy does. Pandiculation results in lasting release of involuntary muscular contraction because it retrains the nervous system, resetting the resting level of muscle tension.

Conditions and chronic pain which can be helped by Clinical Somatic exercises include:

Lower back pain
Disc problems in the lumbar spine


Back tightness and pain

Functional leg length discrepancy
Shoulder tightness and pain Frozen shoulder

Muscle tightness in the abdominals

Bursitis in the shoulder or hip

Thoracic outlet syndrome

Tennis elbow
Carpal tunnel syndrome

Neck tightness and pain

Hip, knee and ankle pain

Contact Emily for details of the next 6-week 'Fundamentals of Clinical Somatic Education' or to arrange a personal 1:1 session. 

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