Somassage  is available to anyone desiring a great, energizing deep tissue massage.  Developed as maintenance for people who have already received the eleven SOMA sessions, this treatment addresses the specific needs of each individual's body. Thus, Somassage can act as an excellent introduction to SOMA Bodywork, be part of a maintenance plan or an advanced series.


SOMA Neuromuscular Integration, or SOMA Bodywork, is a body/mind therapy which changes people physically and psychologically. The 11 session series structurally balances the body in gravity and integrates the nervous system to allow more freedom of movement and this making sense to you?

SOMA creates physical changes through manipulation of the fascia (connective tissue around the muscles which give them their shape). Over time, this fascia—as the result of age, injury or stress—tends to glue together, preventing muscles from moving freely and independently...this is what we classically call 'knots'.

This muscle restriction, knot, can result in pain, poor posture, and a general lack of vitality. Through SOMA, these blocks and restrictions are removed.  New, more comfortable options for movement are available to you.

Psychological change is fostered by introducing various techniques to enhance awareness: relaxation exercises, movement education, and personal journal-keeping. SOMA affirms the unity of the body/mind, so work in each area has a profound effect on the other. As a result, those experiencing SOMA typically exhibit remarkable improvements.  Self-reliance and confidence aren't figments of your imagination.

People of all ages can benefit from SOMA Bodywork, and can expect improvements long after the process is over. I've had the privilege to work with children and have more than one octogenarian as clients!  The change initiated by the work gives people the opportunity to transform their lives into paths of greater joy, creativity and fulfillment.



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