Dr. Somer Nicole
ABOUT MEDr. Somer Nicole is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, teaches alignment-based Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and has been teaching Yoga since 2002. She has studied many forms of Yoga, including Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga and Kundalini, and teaches workshops and retreats internationally. She also has her Masters in Occupational Therapy, is Manual Therapy Certified and has integrated Yoga into her Physical Therapy practice since 2006. Somer considers herself a non-traditional Physical Therapist, as she integrates CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release and Reiki Energy Healing into her healing sessions. Author of the upcoming book, Being Your Own Medicine, she believes in treating holistically, looking at the emotional and energetic bodies when addressing physical pain or discomfort and empowers people to take their health back into their own hands.
Dr. Somer is from Pensacola, Florida and opened her therapeutic yoga studio, Evolve Physical Therapy and Yoga, in 2010 in Fort Collins, Colorado. She currently lives in Kauai creating Personalized Yoga videos for clients and is the Founder of www.YogaDoctors.TV. She offers remote healing sessions, as well as in person sessions in San Diego and Kauai.
(remote or in person)
~PHYSICAL THERAPY & PRIVATE YOGA: Dr. Somer offers in-person or virtual sessions to help one with structural alignment, common muscle imbalances and rehabilitating their body with a combination of Yoga and Physical Therapy. She also teaches Kundalini Yoga, which is Yoga for the energy body, as well as Kundalini Meditation, which is a more active style of meditation and great for beginners.
~HYPOPRESSIVE BREATHING & LOW PRESSURE FITNESS: Dr. Somer teaches individual in-person or Skype sessions and workshop for this revolutionary breath and postural method, which decreases pressure in the thoracic, abdominal and pelvic cavities (the opposite of traditional core work). It is a paradigm shift in how we approach core and pelvic floor recovery. This rehab method is ideal for: - Poor posture and breathing patterns - Core dysfunction, back pain or neck pain - Preparing the body for pregnancy - Pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti or hernia - Pelvic floor disorders, such as incontinence - Decreasing waist size & flattening abdominals - Improving circulation and athletic performance
~CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY: CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch, CST improves the functioning of the central nervous system, complements the body's natural healing processes, bolsters resistance to disease and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. In-person session required.
~SOMATOEMOTIONAL RELEASE: A process where the therapist facilitates a dialogue that supports the connection between the client and their own subconscious mind to release stuck emotions stored in the body. It also helps to connect one to their intuition and help you get clear on what and where you are holding stagnant energy in the body. This can be an in-person or phone session.
~VISCERAL MANIPULATION : A manual therapy consisting of gentle, specifically placed manual forces that encourage normal mobility, tone and inherent tissue motion of the viscera (organ), their connective tissue and other areas of the body where physiologic motion has been impaired. Tissues lose their normal motion when they become inflamed. Many factors can cause tissue inflammation including infections, direct trauma, repetitious movement, diet, environmental toxins and emotional stress. "90% of musculo-skeletal issues have a visceral component." - Jean Pierre-Barral
~REIKI HEALING: (Pronounced ray-key) A Japanese energy healing technique used for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. The body and mind store patterns of negative thoughts, as well as energy blocks. This can lead to chronic illness, anxiety and depression. Reiki removes these energy blocks and assists in shifting these patterns. It also reduces stress, anxiety, grief, pain, swelling and discomfort due to medical procedures. This can be an in-person or distant Reiki can be performed during a phone session, usually alongside a SomatoEmotional Release session.
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