Covington resident Danny Burke lived with issues of chronic pain in his left hip and right shoulder, affecting sleep patterns and general well-being. While exploring exercise, stretching, yoga and more, Danny found methods that offered temporary relief, nothing that lasted.
An internet search brought Danny to Hanna Somatics (hannasomatics.com), where he finally found lasting pain relief and restful sleep. Danny traveled to California to study Neurophysiology and Movement with Eleanor Criswell Hanna (the widow of Thomas Hanna, creator of Somatics), at the Novato Institute of Somatic Research and Training. Danny became a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator, bringing the discipline home and practicing in Covington for nearly six years now.
The results are predictable because Somatics can quickly eliminate patterns of tension in the body, using gentle and easy movements to consciously register the body sensations. This eliminates the signal from the brain that is keeping muscles tight, called Sensory Motor Amnesia. Tight muscles can pull on joints, making hips and knees hurt, pinch nerves resulting in neck and back pain, or cause numbness in arms or feet. It can also lead to bad posture, putting pressure on discs in your back or neck.
In just a few quick sessions, Somatics can help eliminate chronic pain, manage stress and reduce stiffness, improving posture and performance. It is designed as a self-care program. “Try one session and compare it to your current strategy. I will teach you how to move out of pain with a simple homework regimen.” – Danny Burke, Certified Hanna Somatic Educator
Testimonial: “I was very skeptical at first, however, four sessions in and the compressed L4 now gives me zero issues or pain as diagnosed via an X-Ray!! Thank you, Danny!” – L.D., Covington