Now Accepting In-Person Clients!
Starting January 2022, Richard is booking in-person clients for Clinical Somatics sessions.
Workplace Wellness Education
Our best work is done pain-free, but physical, emotional and occupational stress slowly compound over time.
The dysfunctional ways we use our bodies - like sitting hunched over a computer- condition our nervous system and muscles to hold patterns of tension which creates pain.
Eventually, pain and discomfort become normal.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Spasms & cramps
Chronic muscle tightness
Functional leg length discrepancy
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Neck, shoulder, back, hip and leg issues:
Clinical Somatics re-educates your nervous system to relax.
By engaging the brain to teach specific muscles that are chronically contracted to relax, you can recondition a new normal that's pain-free.
How is Somatics Different?
Clinical Somatics empowers you to engage in maintenance, prevention and repair of your body. It teaches you how to take care of yourself with slow, gentle exercises so that you don't have to rely on others for your health.
Most therapies that address chronic pain are passive. That means you don't move while the therapy is being performed on you. However, you need to be actively moving in order to form new neural pathways. Clinical Somatics engages your brain and nervous system to create lasting change.
Many treatments either focus on relieving the sensation of pain or assume that the problem is only occurring in the area of the body where pain is being felt. Clinical Somatics is a holistic approach that addresses the whole body pattern of tension at the level of the nervous system.
Works with your nervous system to improve:
Monday 10:30am & 6:30pm EST
Tuesday 5:30pm & 8pm* EST
Wednesday 10:30am & 6:30pm EST
Thursday 12:15pm EST
Online classes are on Zoom. Contact Richard for the details and login information for each online class.
*This class is offered 2X per month; contact Richard for details.
Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am at Kali Yoga in Shawnigan Lake Contact Richard for details
Teaching is my life passion and I’ve had many incredible teaching adventures in Canada, Germany, the US and Japan. I’ve also been injured a lot. From the age of 5 to the present, I’ve broken and fractured bones, had facial and spinal trauma, and a herniated disc along with all kinds of muscle pain.
Somatic Movement/Clinical Somatics give me the chance to combine my love of teaching with an innovative way of re-educating our brains, muscles and nervous systems. Through Somatic Movement, I have learned how to re-pattern my brain to muscle connection, gained a greater understanding of my nervous system, developed a sense of ease in my body and the awareness of when I’m aligned and when I’m not. This knowledge has helped me recover from injuries faster, avoid potential surgeries and shortened my rehab time.
Clinical Somatics Educator
Posture & Alignment Specialist