All of these physical issues seem like an inevitable plight of the aging process. This is, in fact, a MYTH! What has actually happened is that over the years you have accumulated habitual tension in your muscles that has worsened with time and life experiences. Now you are stuck inside a stiff body who's bone structure is being pulled on constantly by tighter and tighter muscles. This not only leads to painful movement, but it leads to weak muscles as well.
If you are ready to explore a new way to improve your movement and reduce pain, I am ready to help you!
Erin is an Essential Somatics® Teacher in-training. Founded by Martha Peterson, the philosophy and approach of Essential Somatics® is rooted in the work of Thomas Hanna, Ph.D., who firmly believed that we, as individuals, can improve how we move through self-awareness in order to alleviate pain and improve mobility.
There are many conditions and symptoms that we suffer with that are a result of habitual muscle tension in the body including sciatica, frozen shoulder, hip pain, SI joint pain, neck/shoulder pain, TMJ, herniated discs, and chronic back pain to name a few.
The somatic movements are based on necessary movements for daily life - walking, running, reaching up, bending down. They focus on restoring proper function of the muscles of the center of the body, which directly affect the periphery of the body (head, arms, legs). This approach is so effective because it involves sensory-motor retraining. In other words, the nervous system is reeducated on how to control muscle function. This results in the release of chronic tension and ease of movement is restored.
The gentle and subtle movements of Essential Somatics® can be explored laying down, seated in a chair and/or standing making them accessible to anyone.
With Erin’s guidance and your commitment to a daily practice, you will connect with your own ability to eliminate pain and restore freedom of movement. Best of all, going forward you will have the tools you need to manage pain in the future.
Initial Consultation: $75/90 minutes
Follow-up sessions: $50/60 minutes
Chronic Back Pain Relief
"I have spinal stenosis and had experienced back pain continuously for 30 years.
With Erin's guidance through the somatic movements, I am now able to detect that I have been keeping my lower back muscles tight all the time. With the new awareness I've gained from the somatic movements, I am now starting to control these muscles.
Even with the little bit of control I've established I no longer feel any pain when lying or sitting down. I only feel pain standing and walking and that is even starting to subside. Recently I have had several days with NO pain at all. I highly recommend these somatic movements." ~Mike B.
Introduction to Somatic Movement
6 week series
Wednesdays, 10:15 am -11:15am
Next session: May 5th - June 9th
Your Investment: $84.00
Remember the days when you could move easily right out of bed? Remember when you didn’t have chronic pain in some part of your body? Well, those days are not gone forever! Say hello to easeful movement once again!
In this 6-week series, Erin Girzone will introduce you to the self-care modality of Somatic Movement. Each class will involve slow, mindful movements lying down on the mat or seated in a chair. Through these movements you will begin to notice what tension your body is holding on to and how to release it. With this skill of self-awareness you will begin to restore your freedom of movement, reduce pain and enjoy life with ease and confidence. Limited to 8 people. Make a reservation here.
Somatic Movement Exploration
Saturdays, 8:00am - 9:00am
Investment: Drop-in or Class Pass rates apply. See below for details.
For those who have completed the Introduction to Somatic Movement Series. Build on what you have learned and continue to explore how your body moves. A consistent somatic movement practice will sharpen your self-awareness skills so that you can move through life with less pain and instead have more fun.
Make a reservation here.
Your Investment Options:
Drop-in rate $18
Studio Class Passes
4 classes for $60
8 class fo $104
12 class for $144
"Erin has a wonderful ability to tap us into our bodies. I started seeing her for support with pain from a traumatic event. I've been doing yoga and various forms of stretching, a runner and very active for years. And I could not ease the recurring pain which was caused and rooted in my body due to trauma.
In a much shorter amount of time than I was anticipating, I gained an incredible amount of pain relief. But the greater gift has been the way that my relationship with my body continues to shift. Erin has a way of supporting this engagement intuitively. Her 1-1 instruction is an incredible opportunity to get to know our bodies and release what no longer serves us, listen to the messages our body is attempting to share.
If you're interested in deeply transformative and effective body work, look no further. Erin has skills, knowledge and intuitive ability to support pain free movement and a closer relationship with ourselves.
Thank you, Erin!" ~ Kelley H.
Curious about Somatic Movement? In this video, Erin Girzone will shed some light on this powerful self-care modality.
To experience a somatic movement, check out the Good Health is a Habit Youtube channel.
"I did too much yesterday. I walked 15,000 steps, did laundry, cooked, and baked. I woke up this morning with a sore back and usually I would take Advil and lay low to try to prevent my back from 'going out.' Instead, I did my Somatic exercises and voila! My back is much better and instead of losing a day I am moving. I am going to slow it down a little today but I do not have to stop.
Thank you for everything that you do. Know that you are appreciated."
~ Brenda H.