What is Ortho-Bionomy®?
Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle type of bodywork that has the ability to release dysfunctional patterns that no longer work
well for the body. By exaggerating the body’s preferred postures, the body’s self-healing process is engaged and
the inherent wisdom of the body is honored. Stimulating your natural reflexes for self correction, your body is able
to release tension patterns and reorganize. This is made possible when new options of movement are offered. Relaxing movements
help to unlock tension patterns, relieve pain and also helps to restore structural balance. Ortho-Bionomy speaks to
the body in a language the body can understand and respond. Ortho-Bionomy is subtle yet powerful.
Who does it help? Clients include:
Ortho-Bionomy addresses • chronic and acute problems • back issues • arthritis • problems associated
with scoliosis • posture imbalances • neck and shoulder problems • everyone can feel better.
It is about making you more comfortable in your body.
What can Ortho-Bionomy do for someone?
- Break the
cycle of pain
Promote recovery from injury
- Increase circulation
- Restore natural balance and alignment
- Promote relaxation and reduce tension in the body
- Contribute to more restful sleep
- Encourage fluidity in joints and movement
- Increase range of motion
- Reduce tension and soften the tissue around scars
- People report they have less restriction in their
- Addresses muscle and
Does Ortho-Bionomy hurt?
No. It shouldn’t be painful or cause more pain. These movements and positions are non-forceful and
are designed to move toward ease and away from tension. If it hurts – tell us...don't be shy. Communication with the
Practitioner is important and essential for a productive session.
What happens in the body?
After a release, the body is able to get a sense of its internal placement from
the inside that it can't get from the outside. This gives it a chance to self-correct its "misunderstandings" given
the input through it's new position. This type of therapy works deeply within the body without working deeply. There is a
resetting of joints by making them more balanced giving the body a chance to re-educate itself through its internal feedback
What happens in a session?
loose comfortable clothes so they may be positioned with ease. The Practitioner gently moves the client into positions of
comfort. Movements are made toward ease and away from tension and away from resistance. Usually, this position is an exaggeration
of a preferred pattern of movement or place of comfort. It is through these preferred postures and positions that releases
that a session begin to unfold and reorganize. Ease of movement and a more efficient function of an area has an opportunity
to emerge. The Practitioner may suggest some home exercises to help reinforce the new and released areas. This self-care helps
to integrate the changes introduced in the session. Sessions last about one hour in length though the work may keep on unfolding
within your body for days after a session. This is because when changes occur - shifts will also happen to support or facilitate
new arrangements within the body. Also, this will give compensation patterns a chance to let go.