Charlie Murdach

Defining Hanna Somatic Education

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Q. I saw a reference to a type of bodywork called Hanna Somatic Education (HSE). Can you tell me more about it?

A. Charlie Murdach, a San Francisco HSE practitioner, explains: “Hanna Somatic Education is a learning process in which you discover how to move more efficiently, comfortably, and with greater ease. Gentle, natural, safe, and pain-free movements are used to help you feel and understand how your body is balanced and interconnected.

Hanna Somatic Education

Reawaken the Mind’s Ability to Control Movement, Flexibility, and Health

Originally published in Massage & Bodywork magazine, April/May 2004. Copyright 2003. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

Do you have clients who have tried everything to get rid of pain, stiff muscles, and decreased range of motion in their joints? Have they tried everything from stretching to strengthening, undergone treatment after treatment, and finally a doctor has recommended medication to free them from the pain they’ve felt for years?