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How Somatic Exercise Can Heal Your Chronic Shoulder Pain

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If you're one of the millions of people who suffers from tense shoulders, neck pain, tension headaches, and overwhelming stress, you know just how debilitating all those things combined can actually be. But there is good news!

And that good news is that relief is possible in the form of somatic exercise.

Somatic exercise programs like the 8 signature courses The Workout Witch has created can soothe your daily shoulder pain, rid that tension from your neck, relieve daily headaches, and rid your body of the trauma it's storing and the stress it's experiencing. 

So no matter what other treatment or healing journey you've started for your chronic shoulder pain, somatic exercise should be your next step!

What are Somatic Exercises?

Somatic exercises are gentle movements that connect your physical body and emotional body to both your nervous system and your somatic memory. This process of movement allows you to actually heal the symptoms that manifest in the body and mind after experiencing any form of trauma, including long-term stress, chronic anxiety, and both long-term and short-term physical trauma.

It can be said that somatic exercise is a holistic approach to wellness that physically helps you tap into the wisdom and natural pathways of your own body. And that helps to develop a greater sense of bodily awareness and control.

Somatic exercise gets to the root of the cause of the symptoms of stored trauma, rather than just covering up the symptoms themselves. So while somatic exercise is great for trauma release, it's also great for a variety of many other things. 

Here are just a few other benefits of somatic exercise:

  • Heals chronic inflammation
  • Balances hormones, including cortisol
  • Relieves sciatica and hip pain
  • Relieves tension headaches and migraines
  • Relieves stomach issues
  • Relieves neck and shoulder tension
  • Relieves jaw pain and night-time teeth grinding.
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Clears brain fog
  • + SO much more...

Additionally, a somatic exercise program can be done by anyone anywhere. These types of movements don't require any equipment, can be modified to work with all body types and abilities, and can be done in as little as 10 minutes in the comfort of your own home (even in your own bed!).

Somatic exercises help you to develop greater control of your body, move with more grace and fluidity, and allow you to live a life that's finally pain- and stress-free.

How can somatic exercise help with shoulder pain?

Unfortunately, shoulder pain is a common problem felt by a lot of people. It presents itself in several different ways and is caused by a variety of factors. But the similarity between it all is that chronic shoulder pain can seriously disrupt everyday life.

Shoulder pain is an incredibly common symptom of living with high stress for far too long. And specifically, that you've been living in survival mode for far too long.

So while other typical treatments like taking Ibuprofen or rubbing your shoulders or investing in yet another massage can work to heal your pain, these treatments are never actually going to get rid of the pain for good — they'll only provide short-term relief of it.

So how do you get rid of shoulder pain for good?

With somatic exercises. 

Because, as mentioned above, somatic exercise allows your body to get to the root cause of the pain.

When doing somatic exercises specifically for shoulder pain (like the ones in our 30 day course Free Your Shoulders & Neck In 30 Days), your body starts to release the tension and trauma being stored there.

This happens because the simple, daily movements connect your nervous system (and the shutting down of it...) to the manifestations of how that's showing up throughout your body. And in this case, it's through your shoulders.

Now, not everyone stores trauma in their shoulders.

But if you find yourself feeling like you've been in survival mode and you have chronic shoulder pain, then you probably do!

Typically, people who store trauma and tension in their shoulders are masters at multitasking — but to a fault! They try to balance the weight of the world on their shoulders (no pun intended!) and tend to take way too many responsibilities in all aspects of their life. And this is all draining them both emotionally and physically.

You can find out where you're storing your trauma by taking our quiz!

Starting a somatic exercise program to release your tension in your shoulders relieves:

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Mid-Back Pain
  • Ribcage Pain & Ribcage Misalignment
  • Slumped Shoulders & Raised Shoulders
  • Neck Hump, Dowagers Hump, & Kyphosis
  • Difficulty Taking Full Breaths
  • Health Conditions Related To Stored Trauma Including: Sleep Issues, Gut Issues, Headaches/Migraines, Chest Pains, Constant Fatigue, Long-Term Anxiety, Long-Term Depression, Brain Fog, Chronic Muscle tension, Tinnitus

What somatic exercise program should I start with to heal my shoulder pain?

We've created 8 signature somatic exercise courses here at The Workout Witch that allow anyone and everyone to release the trauma being stored at a specific place in their body.

If you're someone who experiences things like this:

  • You’re constantly rubbing your upper back, hoping to provide an immediate relief of the shoulder pain you woke up with.
  • You know your bad posture is only contributing to your chronic neck pain that’s debilitating your day-to-day life.
  • You’ve tried countless shoulder pain exercises and stretches for a tense neck but nothing ever works.
  • You’ve been to multiple doctors for this debilitating pain but all they do is label it as stress.
  • You’ve tried acupuncture, yoga, meditation retreats but nothing is making the pain go away.
  • You’re pretty sure that your body is supposed to feel a lot better than this.

Then Free Your Shoulders & Neck In 30 Days is the course for you!

Free Your Shoulders & Neck In 30 Days is an easy-to-follow somatic exercise program of shoulder and neck exercises that actually gets to the root cause of your pain, rather than just treating the pain itself — so you can finally have PERMANENT pain relief.

Here’s everything you get with it:

  • 30 Days Of Perfectly-Sequenced, Exclusive Video Classes — so you can finally experience how your shoulders and neck are supposed to feel.
  • Instant PDF Downloads For Progress Tracking And Organization — so you can remain accountable throughout the entire program.
  • Direct Email Access To Me For Personal Guidance & Coaching — so you can reach out with any and all questions necessary to take full advantage of the course.
  • Modifications For Those Who Have Significant Pain Or Less Mobility — so you can experience the program exactly as you need to.
  • A Daily Shoulder Routine For After The 30 Days Are Done — so you can continue treating the stress that builds up in your neck and shoulders and continue to live pain-free for YEARS after you've completed the course.


  • Bonus Neck Tension Module
  • Bonus Jaw Release Module

For only $42! (And with a 99.9% success rate AND a money back guarantee, long-term and life-changing neck pain relief has never been easier.)

Immediately after you join Free Your Shoulders & Neck In 30 Days, you’ll get instant access to the exercises that are providing long-term shoulder pain relief in as little as THREE days.

And we’re so sure that you’ll love this program that we have a money back guarantee.

(But we’re confident you won’t need it…) 

It’s time to experience what pain-free living actually feels like — and rid yourself of the YEARS of stress and trauma being stored in your shoulders.