Somatic Movement Therapy


Somatic Movement Therapy uses deep listening skills, imagination  and hands-on techniques to guide simple movement sequences to manage stress, relieve pain, breathe more freely, improve posture, flexibility and coordination, and heal on an emotional, physical, and spiritual level.

It is neither a massage nor physiotherapy, but rather an invitation for an individual to repattern outdated and toxic habits, which can sometimes become addictive, and relate to oneself, others and one’s environment with greater amplitude and love. Attending to a client’s fundamental health, rather than a specific pathology, the flow of movement and energetic patterns through the body is assessed then the physical transformation of those patterns is facilitated toward pathways of greater ease.

There are no protocols for sessions; Carlos works improvisationally with the client in each session to uncover layers of movement, sensation, and understanding which will contribute positively to the integration of body, mind and spirit. A session typically includes hands-on work, movement observation, and discussion of anatomic principles. The client is requested to wear loose, comfortable clothing, and is invited to play an active role in the session.


“The first session with Carlos forced me to change my attitude about my (physical injury) so that I can cope with the healing process in a more positive way.”  -Ken Rowland, Aikido Instructor

“My body used to be something that I took for granted, just a tool or a shell. After some sessions with Carlos, I rediscovered my body as a part of myself; I am learning to once again love myself as a whole being.” -Lupita Cruz, Mother

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: $600 MXN per session; or you can pay for three sessions in advance for $1,500 MXN

Scheduling a session: Contact Carlos Chancellor at or via mobile: (415) 149 5567. Website:

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