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 other disciplines, Danny found these methods offered only temporary relief.
After more research, Danny discovered Hanna Somatics on the web at hannasomatics.com. Impressed by the technique, he studied at the Novato Institute of Somatic Research and Training and became a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator, bringing the discipline home and practicing in Covington for nearly six years now. 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. Designed as a self-care program, Somatics can help eliminate chronic pain, manage stress and reduce stiffness, improving posture and performance in a few quick sessions.
“Try one session and compare it to your current strategy. I will teach you how to move out of pain with simple homework moves.” – Danny Burke, Certified Hanna Somatic Educator
Testimonial: “I enjoyed our first session and felt a difference. Funny as it sounds, I noticed it the most yesterday in church. I always had trouble standing (for the Gospel reading) and noticed that I was actually standing free of pain. When my right leg started to hurt (later on), I realized that I had reverted back to my incorrect stance and that’s when I felt the pain. Like you said, I was letting my muscles do the work instead of having my bones bear the weight. We also went out of town over the weekend and I actually danced a few dances, something I had not done in several years.” – P.V., Metairie, LA