Move Through Life Pain-Free with Mastery and Joy


What is Essential Somatics?

It is a comprehensive system of movement education based on the work of Thomas Hanna, Ph.D. It combines hands-on clinical techniques and a daily movement practice in order to eliminate chronic muscle pain and improve mobility and physical comfort for the long term.

Find a Practitioner

All Somatic Educators listed have been trained by Essential Somatics® or are members of the Association for Hanna Somatic Education.

Essential Somatics® Teaches You How to Be Pain Free


relieve low back pain

I’ve had hip and low back problems for the last 10 years. I’ve been doing your Somatics DVD for a week and am getting great results!
— M.P., Australia

say goodbye to hip pain

Clinical Somatics was the reason I finally walked without a cane after 10 years of failed attempts to consult medical professionals.
— P.K., Baltimore


Clinical Somatics helped me recover from a herniated disc in my neck and I now have an easier time moving my neck than when I was a teenager!
— C.D., New Jersey

Ready to Try Clinical Somatics?


TRy a somatics session

Private Somatics sessions are the fastest, most effective way to eliminate habituated muscular pain and restore freedom of movement.


Workshops introduce the fundamentals of Essential Somatics that promote movement mastery, muscle function, and body awareness.


Our Personal and Professional  trainings and workshops make it easy to incorporate Somatics into your wellness routine or client practice.


Move Without Pain Online Course

Learn how to relieve your chronic muscle pain. For the next five days, join Martha Peterson as she guides you through a series of safe, gentle movements designed to alleviate common neck, shoulder, back, hip and leg issues.

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