About Sarah Warren

Sarah Warren is a Certified Clinical Somatic Educator, Registered Somatic Movement Educator, and owner of Somatic Movement Center. She has helped people with conditions such as chronic back pain, neck and shoulder pain, hip and knee pain, sciatica, and scoliosis become pain-free by practicing Thomas Hanna's method of Clinical Somatic Education. Warren is the author of the book The Pain Relief Secret, which explains the science behind why learned muscular patterns lead to chronic pain and degeneration, and how Clinical Somatics retrains the nervous system, alleviating many common pain conditions.

How Does Fascia Affect Our Pain and Mobility?

By |July 11th, 2024|fascia, muscle tension, pain & pain relief|

How Does Fascia Affect Our Pain and Mobility? If you have musculoskeletal pain or mobility issues, you may have been told that your fascia is tight or that you have fascial adhesions. While this may be true, problems with fascia are most often the result of how we're moving and using our body. In [...]

12 Science-backed Ways to Recover From Fibromyalgia

By |June 14th, 2024|fibromyalgia|

12 Science-backed Ways to Recover From Fibromyalgia Medical Disclaimer: The information in this article is provided for general informational and educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Fibromyalgia is a painful, often debilitating condition with many symptoms. The causes of the condition can seem mysterious, so determining a successful [...]

If You Have Osteoarthritis, Here’s How to Give Your Cartilage the Best Chance to Heal

By |May 16th, 2024|aging, knee pain, osteoarthritis, pain & pain relief, specific conditions|

If You Have Osteoarthritis, Here's How to Give Your Cartilage the Best Chance to Heal Osteoarthritis is a painful, debilitating condition that affects millions of people around the world and puts a significant drain on our healthcare system. More than 32 million Americans live with osteoarthritis, and the rate of osteoarthritis worldwide has increased [...]

How to Relieve Shallow Breathing

By |April 12th, 2024|anxiety, breathing, stress & stress relief|

How to Relieve Shallow Breathing Chronic stress, posture, and muscle tension can all play a role in developing shallow breathing. When we habitually take shallow breaths, our oxygen supply is limited. This can contribute to serious medical conditions including anxiety disorders, panic attacks, hyperventilation, shock, asthma, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, and a buildup of carbon [...]

Is Magnesium Deficiency Contributing to Your Muscle Tension, Pain, or Fatigue?

By |March 14th, 2024|diet and nutrition, fibromyalgia, headache, muscle cramps, muscle tension|

Is Magnesium Deficiency Contributing to Your Muscle Tension, Pain, or Fatigue? Sometimes, despite all your efforts to release tension and relieve pain with pandiculation, you may get to a point where you feel like something else is going on. There may be some other factor besides learned muscular patterns that's causing your tension and [...]

A Pain Relief Method to End All Others by Joel B

By |February 15th, 2024|Uncategorized|

A Pain Relief Method to End All Others by Joel B. I lived with chronic pain, despite trying every treatment in the book, for over a decade. The efficacy of somatic movement is superior to anything else. There are no negative side effects. It just works. I cannot understand why this is not more widely [...]

Full-Body Patterns of Tension That Involve the Iliopsoas

By |January 12th, 2024|posture, psoas muscle|

Full-Body Patterns of Tension That Involve the Iliopsoas As I mentioned in my first article about the iliopsoas, it's important to understand that chronic tension in a single muscle is never the sole cause of a painful condition, habitual posture, or movement limitation. Every posture we adopt and movement we make involves many muscles [...]

How to Release Neck & Shoulder Tension with Clinical Somatics Exercises

By |November 10th, 2023|muscle tension, neck pain, shoulder tension & pain|

How to Release Neck & Shoulder Tension with Clinical Somatics Exercises Tension in the neck and shoulders is one of the most common issues I hear about from students. Between the stress we experience in our daily lives and the repetitive activities that most of us do every day, it's difficult to avoid building [...]

Lifestyle and Environmental Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

By |October 12th, 2023|rheumatoid arthritis, specific conditions|

Lifestyle and Environmental Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the synovial lining of the joints. The synovial lining is a layer of connective tissue that lines the joints, and is responsible for secreting synovial fluid into the joint cavity to help joints [...]

How to Resolve Upper Crossed Syndrome with Clinical Somatics Exercises

By |September 14th, 2023|forward head posture, neck pain, posture, specific conditions, upper crossed syndrome|

How to Resolve Upper Crossed Syndrome with Clinical Somatics Exercises In this article I'll explain what upper crossed syndrome is and the muscular patterns involved. At the end of the article, I describe which Clinical Somatics exercises are most effective at fixing the postural misalignment. What is upper crossed syndrome? The term “upper crossed [...]

How to Resolve Lower Crossed Syndrome with Clinical Somatics Exercises

By |August 25th, 2023|lower crossed syndrome|

How to Resolve Lower Crossed Syndrome with Clinical Somatics Exercises In this article I'll explain what lower crossed syndrome is and the muscular patterns involved. At the end of the article, I list which Clinical Somatics exercises are most effective at fixing the postural misalignment. What is Lower Cross Syndrome? The term “lower [...]

The Benefits of Clinical Somatics Before, During, and After Pregnancy

By |July 21st, 2023|Clinical Somatics exercises, core strength, pregnancy|

The Benefits of Clinical Somatics Before, During, and After Pregnancy Pregnancy is a time of big changes. Your growing belly puts physical strain on your body, and hormones and upcoming life changes can be emotionally stressful. There is no better time to start taking care of your body and releasing the tension in your [...]

How to Fix Pelvic Torsion (Twisted Pelvis) With Clinical Somatics Exercises

By |May 11th, 2023|leg length discrepancy, pelvic torsion, specific conditions|

How to Fix Pelvic Torsion (Twisted Pelvis) With Clinical Somatics Exercises In this article I explain what pelvic torsion is and the muscular patterns involved. At the end of the article, I list which Clinical Somatics exercises are most effective at fixing the misalignment. What is pelvic torsion (twisted pelvis)? The skeleton [...]

Improve Core Stability by Activating Your Transverse Abdominis

By |April 21st, 2023|athletic training, core strength|

Improve Core Stability by Activating Your Transverse Abdominis You're likely familiar with your rectus abdominis muscle: this is the muscle that forms a “six-pack” when it's highly developed. You may also be familiar with your internal and external obliques, the muscles on each side of your torso that bend and twist you from side [...]

How to Fix Lateral Pelvic Rotation (Rotated Pelvis) With Clinical Somatics Exercises

By |March 15th, 2023|pelvic rotation, specific conditions|

How to Fix Lateral Pelvic Rotation (Rotated Pelvis) With Clinical Somatics ExercisesIn this article I explain what lateral pelvic rotation is, why we develop it, and the muscular patterns involved. At the end of the article, I list which Clinical Somatics exercises are most effective for fixing the misalignment.What is lateral pelvic rotation?Lateral pelvic rotation, [...]

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