Conditions Helped with This Approach to...

Transform the Root Cause of Pain

The above list may not include any number of conditions which may affect you.  Please contact us for more information on your specific needs.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

  • q-iconWhat kinds of pain, stiffness or injuries does this help?

    There are any number of pain types where either the structure is part of the problem or the brain has gone haywire–or both producing painful sensations.

    Our approach addresses both.

    For general stiffness, aches and injuries, this will help ease tension levels, reduce the stress and help you heal more quickly.

  • q-iconHow long does it take to feel or notice a difference?

    The brain can immediately change where you may be able to feel how the nervous system can quickly shift to a more relaxed place of comfortable feelings.

    The rest is then to re-target the brain to keep up its ability to shift in order to rebuild a foundation to go back to comfort more readily and easily.

    In minutes to less than an hour, you can feel the difference.

  • q-iconIs this like physical therapy or stretching?

    This is a complete reverse to physical therapy (and stretching) since we are targeting a specific part of the brain to communicate with your muscles and movement system.

    You learn how to feel certain internal connections so the brain can relax the muscles while at the same improving their ability, i.e. range of motion, flexibility, strength and overall coordination throughout the entire body.

  • q-iconHow does this compare to massage?

    Like a massage, many people will feel surprisingly more relaxed and comfortable even though you are lazily active rather than passive in a massage.

    This way you regain control of the brain to help the nervous system shift yourself back to comfort quickly.


You have to go through it to understand what it does for you.

I am learning more about my body and my muscles.

Unlike massage, which is wonderful.  This actually gets my body to change and my brain to understands the process and I end up with less tension, more relaxation and greater flexibility.

It’s very gentle and you can see and feel the difference.



Debbie Elliot

My doctor wanted to give me pain pills for an accident at work.  Instead I did the little movements and the Pain is Gone.  This really works!

Debbie Elliot, Home Health Care Nurse, Gig Harbor
David Deshler

I suffered with back spasms for years.  Now all gone and I know what to do if it ever comes up again.

David Deshler, Retired Professor, Port Orchard
Jeanne Colby

I really feel good and relaxed.  I feel a lot different!

Jeanne Colby, Business Owner, Seattle

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Ed Barrera is a Hanna Somatic Educator®, H.S.E. & Holistic Health Advisor, H.H.A.  

Ed is the author of Move Like an Animal:  Feel Comfortable, Move Well for Life in 3 Simple Steps, Amazon Bestseller in Pain Management & Aging.

His latest book is available.  The 1 Thing to Do to Relieve Pain, Stiffness, Tension and Stress (When You've Tried Everything Else).

Ed lived with chronic pain and fibromyalgia in his 20's & 30's, so he appreciates the long road out and can help you shortcut your way back to feeling comfortable for life.

Ed has over 15 years of experience, helping people find natural pain relief through hands-on body work and somatics exercises which are the complete reverse to most approaches.

Essentially it's motor control exercises (MCE), mindful-based stress reduction (MBSR) and progressive relaxation all rolled into one which now the American College of Physicians (ACP) are saying is "the first thing to do relieve pain is with non drug therapy, including motor-control exercise, etc".

We use conscious gentle body movements that targets the brain’s motor cortex to reset the nervous system back to comfort and along the way you get into deeper states of relaxation.

This leads to a healthy, fully-functional body. 

Muscle range of motion, recovery, relaxation and control are restored by this "alternative to exercise” approach; plus it's natural pain relief that actually works!

Learn more about this word - pandiculation - and how this is central in changing the brain and body to help you direct your "well being” toward natural healing and pain relief.

See What is Somatics?, where we define somatics and how you can experience yourself.