Our mind and body are reflections of each other. The word psycho somatic refers to an physical imbalance caused or aggravated by the interaction between the mind and body. Our body registers and records emotions or "feelings" in the nervous system in the form of tension. Our organs and nervous system are intimately connected to our emotions. Ever hear someone say that they are "carrying the weight of the world" on their shoulders? Stress is a fancy word for tension and when the mind is disturbed, it disturbs the body. The nerves are like wires and when they tense up, they short circuit and effect the communication from the brain and nervous system to the organ. The function either speeds up, slows down or shuts off. The body requires a healthy outlet of this emotional charge. If we continually repress emotions, the nervous system and the related organs don't function optimally. Nerve supply and circulation to and from the organs are hindered. In this somatic spine therapy, there are 11 sections of nerves that wrap around the body connecting to the organs. There is also 3 main physiological "zones" of nerve supply function. The top zone is the oxygenation zone and is the main nerve supply to the thyroid, heart, lungs and oxygenation of the blood. The middle zone is the assimilation zone and is the main nerve supply to the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas and stomach. The bottom zone is the elimination zone and is the main nerve supply to the intestines, bladder and the uterus/prostate. If you have a tree with a compromised root system, you don't effect the roots if you just cut off some leaves and branches. In the same way, if our muscles and organs are tight, you need to go to the root or the nervous system. This therapy opens the nerve supply from the spine on the back and then works on the organs in the front.