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Somatic disciplines are a type of Alternative medicine often referred to as bodywork, body therapies, hands-on work, body-mind integration, body-mind disciplines, movement or dance therapy, somatic therapy, movement awareness or movement education or somatic education. Somatic disciplines that involve movement as a fundamental part of the learning process are part of the field of somatic movement education and therapy.

Followers of somatic therapy believe it enhances movement and sensation, improving function. Generally, it also implies a philosophy of mind and body unity, and some forms utilize a teacher-student rather than a client-practitioner relationship.

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