-Explore Somatics-

Muscle Retraining for Pain-Free Living

** Learn how to relieve your pain and tension with Clinical Somatics. **

Is pain or discomfort getting in the way of you enjoying your favorite activities? Disrupting your sleep or work? Reducing your quality of life? You worry it will always be this way.

You want to feel good again in your own body and get back to enjoying what you love to do, without pain or discomfort getting in the way. Whether it’s walking, gardening, biking, hiking, or whatever your favourite activity is.

You want long term solutions, not just short term results.

What you’ve tried so far doesn't seem to be working. You haven’t made the progress you hoped for.

You don't understand why you’re still in pain after all these years when you've put so much time and effort and money into getting out of pain. After all, you fell off that horse or twisted your ankle ages ago. How can that old injury STILL be causing you grief?! Learn why here.

“The body will become better at whatever you do, or don’t do. You don’t move? The body will make you better at NOT moving. If you move, your body will allow more movement.”

-- Ido Portal

What I Do ...and how I can help you to feel good again!

I can teach you:

An effective way to relieve your tension, so you can feel more in control of your life, and no longer ruled by pain. When you can move with ease, new possibilities open up for what you can enjoy and accomplish in your life.

Whether you’d like to reset to where you were at before you developed pain or discomfort, stay active as you age, improve your posture and balance, or if you just want to feel really good in your body – then you’ve come to the right place.

I can help you.

I invite you to explore Clinical Somatics, with me.

Clients report an increased awareness of unnecessary tension. This is very key because pain-causing muscle activity usually occurs below your level of awareness.

They also report an increased ability to consciously relax tension, decreased levels of pain, increased flexibility, improved quality of sleep and an increase in the overall sense of well-being.

What is Clinical Somatics?

Clinical Somatics is a practical approach to relieving muscle pain. Your body is designed to move easily. Pain and tension such as low back pain or neck and shoulder tension develop as a result of injuries, accidents, repetitive motions, emotional stress or whatever else has happened in your life.

Clinical Somatic Education consists of three parts:

  1. Somatic exercises - The self care exercises are gentle but powerful and focus on relaxing the muscles that are holding unnecessary tension. I'll teach you the movement exercises that target your particular issue(s) to reduce your pain and tension levels, and improve your balance and coordination.
  2. Body awareness education - awareness is the first step in changing the way muscles behave. You need to change the way your muscles are behaving in order to feel better. You'll learn to recognize your habits in regards to how you hold yourself and move your body (your postural and movement habits).
  3. Hands-on Clinical Lessons - an active form of bodywork in which you move and participate as hands-on clinical techniques are integrated into the movement exercises to encourage and accelerate the release of the muscles.

Ways of Working Together

Somatics In-person Sessions

One-on-one in-person sessions provide you with a full assessment, a personalized Somatic Movement lesson that includes hands-on clinical guidance to address your pattern of tension, and a self-care routine to reinforce the progress made during your session.

***currently unavailable due to covid-19.

Somatics Online Sessions

One-on-one online sessions provide you with a full assessment, expert guidance, a personalized Somatic Movement lesson to address your pattern of tension, and a self-care routine to reinforce the progress made during your session.

Free Phone or Video Consult

Not sure if Somatics is right for you?

Book a free 20 minute consultation. Let's hop on Zoom or the phone and have a chat.

You'll be able to share your medical history and I'll give you my opinion on whether Somatics sounds like a good fit for you or not.

Online Movement Classes

At the heart of the Clinical Somatics approach is a series of self care movement exercises that you can do for the rest of your life. Anytime. Anywhere. The movements are gentle but powerful and focus on relaxing the muscles that are holding unnecessary tension.

***Online classes are currently available.

What Clients are Saying!

"My pain levels are so much closer to zero - and that is a remarkable gift. Thanks for your support on my journey to health restored. " Lorraine W.

"Just letting you know I do the exercises every day and my chiropractor and masseuse have seen a huge difference in my muscle tone. My back adjusts way easier... " Stacy B.

"I recently started taking classes with Brenda and at first I thought the exercises she taught were a little unusual…certainly unlike anything I had ever done before. But I stuck with it and am I ever grateful. With daily practice, as she suggests, the difference is amazing. I also went to see her for a few one-on-one sessions and that just took it to another level entirely as she was able to focus on my particular issues and she helped me understand my patterns better. I’m hooked on Somatics. " Lisa B.

How to get Started

Are you interested in working with me? Here’s how to get started.

Step 1. Click the “Book Online” button below to schedule your session with me. If you book an online one-to-one session you'll need to pay for your appointment before the session begins. You can also call me to schedule an appointment or sign up for a class at 403-679-1221. Email or call/text me to sign up for classes.

Step 2. After you book your initial appointment, you’ll receive a client intake form to fill out.

Step 3. Watch your email for questions from me. Before we hop online or meet in-person, I’d like to know a bit about you and what you’d like to get out of working with me.

Step 4. Hit “reply” to that email and answer the questions.

Step 5. If you are having an online movement session you will need to prepare your space in advance of our session. Find out more about how to prepare your space here. If you are having an in-person session you can skip this step.

Step: 6. Then, at the scheduled time we’ll have our session!

Have questions? Email me.