Market Place Naturopathic
Market Place Naturopathic

Somatic Therapies

Naturopathic Medicine, Mold Toxicity & Lyme Disease Specialists located in Downtown Seattle , Seattle, WA

Somatic Therapies services offered in Downtown Seattle , Seattle, WA

Your mind and body are interconnected; the mind directly impacts your body and vice versa. Somatic therapies provided by the team at Market Place Naturopathic in Seattle, Washington, take advantage of this connection, focusing on releasing the tension and sensations in your body to fully heal the effect of emotional health issues. If you wish to learn how somatic therapy can help you, submit a contact form to request a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with one of the doctors. 

Somatic Therapies Q & A

What are somatic therapies?

Somatic therapies heal trauma and other challenging events by focusing on sensations in your body (soma). This approach is effective because of the way stress affects your body.

Ongoing stress rewires your brain and changes the nervous system throughout your body. As a result, trauma-based information becomes embedded in the nerve pathways and cells, essentially creating a record in your brain.

These changes take a toll on your emotional, mental, and physical health. Eventually, you develop physical symptoms that seem unrelated to the trauma. The symptoms are real but can’t be traced to an underlying health condition.

Through somatic therapy, you can heal past trauma, recognize patterns that no longer serve you, and find inner healing within yourself. The team helps you find a path toward the best version of yourself. 

What conditions improve with somatic therapies?

The mind-body connection allows trauma to affect your mental and physical health. This consequence is often referred to as getting trauma “trapped” in your body. 

Somatic therapy uses the same connection to restore your emotional health. As you thoughtfully feel and release the trauma in your body, residual emotional and mental health issues improve.

Somatic therapy relieves many possible problems, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Grief

There’s no time limit on the impact of trauma. Many adults use somatic therapy to heal from trauma they experienced as children. 

What should I expect during somatic therapy?

At Market Place Naturopathic, the experienced team may recommend many techniques to help you explore, experience, and release your body’s sensations and tensions in a slow, safe, purposeful manner.

Your treatment plan may include: 

  • Body work 
  • Breathwork
  • Meditation
  • Visualization
  • Movement techniques
  • Relaxation techniques

With somatic therapies, you experience and express what has been stuck in your body. Depending on your physical symptoms, the Market Place Naturopathic team may also recommend herbal medicines, supplements, or nutritional IV therapy to support physical healing. 

If you’d like to learn more about somatic therapy and how it may benefit your well-being, submit a contact form to request a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with one of the doctors.