What is Somatic Movement Therapy(SMT) and how does it work?

Science tells us the world is connected, yet to understand the “whole” we must study the “parts”. Somatic Movement Therapy integrates the modalities of touch, talk, and movement. These synergistically work to inform our choices on how we create and experience our world; our “wholeness” as the total sum of all our “parts”.

How do the sensations of our bodies affect our emotions? How do our thoughts and beliefs affect our bodies? How is perceptual reality synthesized? Through the practice of inquiries such as these we begin to realize wholly who we are, in order to embody optimal health and well-being.

Melinda uses a somatic approach in the process of helping her clients move towards their lifestyle goals. By integrating many unique and effective methods, she strives to empower her clients to make their own smart choices in fitness, well-being, movement and life.

Influential Modalities to SMT
  • Experiential Anatomy
  • Developmental Movement Therapy
  • Laban Movement Analysis
  • Bartenief Fundamentals
  • Body Mind Centering
  • The Alexander Technique
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Autherntic Movement
  • Hakomi Body Counseling
  • Swedish Massage
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