What is SomaSensing?

SomaSensing is how you tune in to your body's ability to self-heal.

 

Healing begins with awareness. Take a moment to pause, tune in to your body, and notice.

Being busy, living life on autopilot,  in anticipation, disconnects you from your ability to sense your body-mind connection. You may find yourself lost in thought. Stuck in a pattern of thinking. Either fire fighting or feeling low in energy. Your nervous system is stuck in a pattern of survival. 

Tuning into fascia as a felt sense makes it easier for you to reconnect body and mind and nurture your whole self.

Learn how to tune into your fascia to tone your vagus nerve. How to connect with your self-healing ability. How to regulate your emotions. How to let healing blueprints emerge.  How to let your body rock, sway, pulse, unwind, pandiculate and bounce out trauma, strain and pain. 

Heal yourself from....

  • Chronic back, neck or shoulder pain?

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Joint pain

  • Arthritis

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Low energy

Through fascia-informed somatic movement, mindfulness, and trauma-informed coaching.

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Why Fascia?

Fascia is intertwined with your nervous system. Shaped by the forces of nature to move in a particular way. Trauma restricts that motion.

 

Fascia is your fabric of embodiment

Fascia is your fabric of embodiment. Moist, mesh-like, and supple when the nervous system is in harmony.  Strained and inflamed when your body is out of tune.  Fascia is the stuff that sculpts, shapes interweaves, holds wraps, folds, and lubricates everything in your body. From skin to bone and everything in between. Including all your muscles, organs, nerves, and blood vessels.

Fascia shapes the emerging embryo into a spiral pattern that moves with ease. 

 

Shaped by how you think, feel, breathe and move. That motion becomes restricted with trauma.

 

A mix of fibers, mostly collagen and gel gives it different densities.  From loose to dense. Depending on its' function. It's the loose gel-like fascia of this matrix that is the most abundant and most prone to inflammation. 

 

The “muscle aches” you feel when you have the flu or fibromyalgia are actually inflamed fascia.

 

Fascia is super sensitive

More sensitive than your eyes.  Responding to sensory input from without and within.

 

Shape changing intuitively without you knowing. ​It's how trauma gets trapped in your body. 

Fascia is abundant with nerve endings called interoceptors that allow you to notice sensations of strain and stiffness, from a soothing nurturing sensation. Helpful for regulating the nervous system.

Apart from the nervous system, fascia has its own electromagnetic frequency that makes it super sensory.​

Like a musical instrument. It vibrates, oscillates, resonates, and produces sound in response to sensation.

This is why the tone of your fascia affects your vagal tone.

Fascia responds to all your other senses. To what you see, hear, taste, touch, and smell. Notice how your body tenses up in anticipation in response to the noise of traffic and softens to the nurturing sound of the ocean. The body comes to quiet in nature. The optimum frequency for healing.

​That’s because we are nature.  When we come to quiet we begin to move in harmony. To an inner rhythm and motion that allows the body to take care of itself. 

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Fascia and trauma

The startle response is a trauma response.

The “startle response” is an example of how an emotional trauma response becomes a pattern of strain that gets stuck in your entire fascial fabric. Resulting in a loss of integrity. A numbing of sensory awareness.  The shape change may create a restriction throughout the entire body.  Including the ribs, diaphragm, pelvic floor, neck, shoulders, back, and feet.  Affecting how you feel, how you breathe and changing how you move.

Learn how to tune in to fascia to unlock movement blueprints that intuitively unwind patterns of strain and stuckness.

Interoception - Your felt sense

Learn how to pause and tune into interoception, your felt sense, to connect with your body's inner wisdom. Interoception is how your body communicates with you from within.  Butterflies in your tummy, heart palpitations, a warm fuzzy feeling, stiffness, strain, and pain are all examples of interoception. Gut feeling is your intuitive sense. It's interoceptive.   It's just more subtle. Learn how to tune into this felt sense to bring your body to quiet. A state that can help you heal your nervous system.  Allowing you the space to let go of learned patterns and explore new possibilities.  

Find the quiet within

Finding the quiet lies at the heart of healing in somasensing.  Learn how to attune your body to quiet.  Where quiet is not the absence of sound, but the absence of noise. Movement can produce sound within your fascia. Pleasant sounds can bring the body to a calm healing frequency. Noise can put you on alert or add strain.  Notice how your body responds to;

  1. Sounds in nature. The sea, a waterfall, or the sound of birds. 

  2. A scented candle 

  3. Shifting your body to feel at ease. At rest

  4. A rocking or swaying motion of your body

  5. The noise of traffic

  6. A police siren

  7. Your busy mind

  8. Strenuous exercise

  9. Struggling to get into a Yoga pose

  10. Staring at a screen for a few hours

There are so many noises that perturb the body that we are unaware of. The simple practice of paying attention can help you along your healing journey.