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.

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, [...]

Sensations You May Notice When Beginning Your Clinical Somatics Practice

By |February 6th, 2023|Clinical Somatics exercises, your personal practice|

Sensations You May Notice When Beginning Your Clinical Somatics Practice The main effect of Clinical Somatics exercises is the release of chronic muscle tension. But along with the retraining of the nervous system can come a variety of sensations—some of which may be surprising and even unpleasant. Please read this article if [...]

The Pace of the Learning Process

By |February 3rd, 2023|Clinical Somatics exercises, your personal practice|

The Pace of the Learning Process If the course moves too slowly or quickly for you: Some students feel frustrated that their course is moving too slowly, while others feel overwhelmed because it's moving too quickly! The pace of the courses is designed to give you a learning experience similar to working with a [...]

Developing Your Own Daily Practice

By |February 1st, 2023|Clinical Somatics exercises, your personal practice|

Developing Your Daily Practice of Clinical Somatics Exercises Scroll down to watch this video on Youtube While the exercises in my online courses are taught in a certain order and at a set pace, the intention of the courses is that you gradually develop your own daily practice that addresses your unique patterns of muscle [...]

New Study Shows Pandiculation Relieves Lower Back and Neck Pain

By |January 6th, 2023|Clinical Somatic Education, Clinical Somatics exercises|

New Study Shows Pandiculation Relieves Lower Back and Neck Pain Chronic back pain and neck pain are disabling conditions experienced by many people at some point during their lifetimes. A new study published in September 2022 demonstrates the efficacy of using pandiculation to relieve chronic back and neck pain by releasing chronic muscle tension. [...]

Busting the Myth of the Low Sodium Diet

By |December 2nd, 2022|diet and nutrition|

Busting the Myth of the Low Sodium Diet For more than three decades, health professionals and organizations including the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association have promoted a low-sodium diet to prevent hypertension, or high blood pressure. However, as Dr. David Brownstein explains in his book Salt Your Way to Health, research shows [...]

From Living Fearful and Limited to Adventurous and Able by Julie Katt

By |November 10th, 2022|self-healing|

From Living Fearful and Limited to Adventurous and Able by Julie Katt I found Somatic Movement Center at the age of 50 after I had been incorrectly adjusted by a chiropractor who ended up herniating discs in my lower back. I was in intense pain and could barely walk without getting shooting pains up [...]

The Role of Belief in Health and Healing

By |October 14th, 2022|immune system, inflammation, meditation, neuroscience, self-healing, stress & stress relief|

The Role of Belief in Health and Healing Belief is a powerful thing. In a 2001 study, researchers told a group of Parkinson's patients that they were receiving a highly effective new drug that would improve their motor symptoms. However, the patients only received an injection of saline. Half of the patients experienced improvement [...]

How to Retrain Your Proprioception and Posture

By |September 16th, 2022|posture|

How to Retrain Your Proprioception and Posture As our nervous system learns to keep certain muscles tight—in response to repetitive activities, stress, injuries, and athletic training—we lose full voluntary control of the muscles. But this loss of control is only one reason why it's so hard to release muscle tension, get out of pain, [...]

The Health Benefits of Multi-Day and Intermittent Fasting

By |August 12th, 2022|diet and nutrition, inflammation|

The Health Benefits of Multi-Day and Intermittent Fasting On a Wednesday morning in January, I woke up sick. I had a sore throat, I was unusually tired, and I could feel myself fighting something off. I hadn't been sick in three years! I wondered, why this cold get me? I took an at-home COVID [...]

After a Crisis of Pain by Mia Juhn

By |July 12th, 2022|Clinical Somatic Education, pain & pain relief, self-healing|

After a Crisis of Pain by Mia Juhn I thought that Sarah Warren's Clinical Somatics Level One & Two Courses would help me overcome pain. I had no idea how profoundly it would go beyond that to change my life's course. I had pain that would mount during the day, incapacitating me by afternoon [...]

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