Clinical Somatics Overview


What is Clinical Somatics?

Clinical Somatics, also called Clinical Somatic Education, is a safe, gentle, and common sense approach to eliminating chronic muscle pain for the long term. Founded on the work of Thomas Hanna, PhD, it’s the only sensory motor training method that shows you how to reverse the root cause of most chronic muscle pain. Through simple movements, you’ll learn how to relax the muscles that contribute to your pain and gain strategies for managing it in the future.

The Three Components of Clinical Somatics

Sensory Motor Amnesia

"SMA" is the condition of chronically-tight muscles that develops due to accidents, injuries, surgeries, and on-going stress.

The Stress Reflexes

The brain responds to stress within three specific full- body reflexes: Red Light, Green Light and Trauma Reflex


Not to be confused with static stretching, this is the safest and easiest way to restore muscles to their full function and optimum length.


Which Conditions Does it Help?

Clinical Somatic Education helps with common muscular pain conditions such as back pain, hip pain, knee and foot pain and Sciatica. For a full list and a description of Clinical Somatics, click the link below.

Frequently Asked Questions

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