Samoto Emotional Release is a craniosacral therapy technique which deals with the physical manifestations of emotional trauma – which can be caused by accident, injury, or emotional stress. The manipulation and release of the physical block will often cause an emotional energy outburst; somatoemotional release is the controlled system (manual and verbal) for targeting and relieving these “energy cysts”. (Somato – of the body.)
Somatoemotional Release is a manual (hands on) technique developed by Dr John Upledger of the Upledger Institute out of the observations of practitioners (Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, CranioSacral Therapists) and in conjustion with biophysicist Dr. Zvi Karni.
The body compensates for the effects of trauma, whether from an accident, injury, or emotional incident; the patient begins to carry his or her body differently and returning the body to its previous healthy state often triggers the long-forgotten incident that caused the alteration.
Somatoemotional release is a gentle therapy that helps alleviate the physical effects by working through the physical manifestation of the trauma. Full somatoemotional release work is undertaken with the express permission of the patient, though isolated triggers might be activated in a variety of hands-on therapies.