Relieve Chronic Pain with NeuroSomatic Therapy and NeuroMovement®
Are you experiencing chronic pain? Is your movement limited? So many of us are plagued with various aches and pains that, somehow, never go away, despite regular massage or physiotherapy. How can we learn to move without pain, to move with ease at any age? Yes, it is. And here's how you can start to feel better today:
You have to remember first, that your brain controls everything: your posture and movement, your muscles and your skeleton. Even when you are not doing anything, your brain is organizing that. There is a thing called "sensory-motor amnesia" that occurs when muscles are so tense that they never relax. Even when you're relaxing, enjoying yourself, chilling out or doing nothing, those shoulders, that hip, that back simply won't relax. Am I right? That's often what leads to chronic pain.
Chronic pain also occurs after an accident, a fall, an injury. When you feel pain, your brain's natural reaction is to "remove" itself from the affected zone. You start adopting defensive postures, you lose contact with the affected area. Soon, your brain forgets that area; something you used to perceive in high-def now becomes grainy in your mind. The result of this is chronic pain in the affected area or in the areas that adjust to compensate for this.
When massage, chiropractic, osteopathy, heat, cold, stretching, physical therapy or anything else don't remove the pain over the long term, you're probably suffering from sensory-motor amnesia. But your brain also controls your skeletal patterns of movement: chronic pain that keeps coming back, is probably caused by the way you use your body - bones and muscles. These inefficient patterns of movement are actually reflections of patterns of organization in your brain.
So how do you tell you brain to stop doing the inefficient stuff and reorganize?
The Anat Baniel Method of NeuroMovement® and the other modalities I put together in the NeuroSomatic Therapy approach work with your brain to get rid of chronic pain by using small, subtle and slow movement to change inefficient patterns of organization. What happens to your brain is that is starts seeing the difference between the current way and the better way, and reorganizes for that optimal outcome. And guess what? Your brain can change at any age, and it does so very quickly!
So try a session lesson today to start relieving chronic pain immediately, recover from that injury, and learn to move with ease again.
How does it work?
Pain is your body's way of saying something isn't right. Chronic pain happens when we keep repeating old, inefficient patterns of movement and contraction.
NeuroSomatic Therapy and NeuroMovement® help you change the way you organize your movement or your posture. You show your brain there is a way to move that does not induce pain.
This change takes place using slowness and mobilizing different, unusual, varied and subtle movement patterns. Additionally, the method works by addressing the intricate links between our brains and our bodies: stress, trauma and anxiety cause pain because they disorganizes your internal nervous system. Rest your nervous system while teaching your brain how to reorganize.
I use a combination of science-based methods and approaches to support this change. The Anat Baniel Method of NeuroMovement® uses the differentiation, refinement and complexity of movement patterns to improve brain function. The gentle, slow and subtle movements you will experience in a NeuroMovement® lesson help to calm your nervous system and redefine sensation and mobility without stretching or straining. With NeuroSomatic Therapy, you support change through verbal coaching and other tools. Depending on your needs, the therapy can include other modalities, such as mindfulness, acupressure or EFT tapping.
Soon, you can regain ease and freedom of movement!
Back, Hip, Knee Pain
Accidents and Falls
Two ways of experiencing
One of the best ways to experience Neurosomatic therapy and NeuroMovement® is to follow a guided movement lesson. In this modality, I guide you verbally through slow movements that you do with extreme awareness and attention. This helps your brain mobilize its natural curiosity, attention, and capacity to change.
But you can also experience the method in person, during a session where I physically help you move in a safe way. In these more passive neurosomatic therapy sessions, you simply relax and pay attention to the feelings of your body. Change is quick and usually occurs after a single session!