What a great way to start my day: I checked my email and saw this enthusiastic feedback from a client I worked with only a few days ago. She could barely walk when she'd come to see me, and was sure that something was wrong with her hips. She wasn't sleeping well, and she walked stiffly with little discernible movement in the center of her body. Here's what she had to say:
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I walked into your office in pain, limping, and thinking I needed an MRI! I walked out with hips, arms, shoulders moving and feeling great - and have remained so with daily Somatics practice, including stopping frequently to do your "Standing Somatics" reaching exercise -- that gets rid of any beginning kinks! This weekend I took a long trail-clearing hike, up hill, rough terrain, picking up limbs, etc, whereas the weekend before I could barely walk up a slight incline. I went for a great horseback ride yesterday and felt great afterwards.
And it's all so simple! We just need periodic reminders so we don't slip back into old habits... like the green light "arching" posture. I've become aware this week of how doing that even so slightly throws my hips out of kilter.
Anyway, many thanks again. We're off tomorrow on a car trip from the farm across the Canadian Waterfront Trail with hiking/biking excursions that I'll now be able to do!"
Hanna Somatics teaches YOU to fix YOURSELF
...and reverse back pain, neck, shoulder, foot and knee pain, sciatica, fatigue and that feeling of "getting old." It is education, not therapy. It is simple, appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, and will teach you to maintain the movement and control you need to age well and stay healthy. And, as my client proved, it can save health care dollars by avoiding costly and often unnecessary diagnostics.