Martha Peterson is a the author of the upcoming book, Live Without Pain: Pain Relief Through Movement, published by Sterling Publishers, and in stores January 2012. She is a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator (also known as Clinical Somatic Education), having trained at the Somatic Systems Institute in Northampton, MA. She also holds a B.A. in Dance Education and certification in Massage Therapy. Martha gives private sessions and teaches Somatic Movement classes in Maplewood, NJ. She works with clients who have struggled with chronic pain, joint stiffness or postural problems as they learn to end chronic pain patterns using the gentle, and revolutionary approach of Hanna Somatic Education.
Her expertise comes from over 20 years of working with professionals in the field of bodywork and somatic therapies. As a former professional dancer who, at one point suffered chronic hip and knee pain due to injuries, Martha understands the frustration and struggle many people go through trying to discern between the myriad different modalities that claim to relieve, or “fix” chronic pain. This is how she discovered Hanna Somatics, the only modality that taught her, in a short time, to reverse her pain and postural imbalances. She believes that mastering healthy body mechanics and proprioception is the key to maintaining flexibility and freedom of movement.
Martha is also available for speaking engagements and corporate workshops using the unique perspective of Hanna Somatics to focus on injury prevention, proper biomechanics and preventive education.
When she’s not working, Martha enjoys traveling, hiking, walking long distances, dancing, and playing. Last year, with her 80 year old mother, she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and in 2010 climbed in the Himalayas of Sikkim.
Remember: Life is movement, movement is life. Never stop moving!