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What is an Ortho-Bionomy® Session like?
An Ortho-Bionomy session is a respectful and comfortable “hands-on” experience. The client is fully clothed and the practitioner usually works with the client on a bodywork table. Depending on the needs of the client, the session may be in sitting or standing as well. After the initial intake interview both the practitioner and client work together to recognize and support the self-correcting patterns related specifically to the issues or conditions that the client is experiencing. The practitioner acknowledges the person’s areas of discomfort, and has the client give feedback during a session to ensure that the work is comfortable.
Appropriate Techniques for Each Client
In a Session, the practitioner may employ a wide range of approaches, from the physical to the energetic, that are appropriate for each client and each condition. Some of these techniques include:
Working with the Body’s Own Healing Mechanism
At no time does the practitioner use any forced movements or manipulations that cause discomfort for the client. At the end of the session the practitioner may identify self-care exercises for the client to do after and between the sessions to continue the releases and to help integrate the body in its new patterns. Clients are encouraged to receive 2-4 sessions initially, after which an on-going program of self-care and/or additional sessions can be developed.
Because Ortho-Bionomy works with the body’s own healing mechanism the changes can happen very quickly. However, more chronic issues may require a longer series of sessions to release the body’s adaptive reactions and re-educate it to more natural and healthier responses.
- Positional Release
- Range of Motion Exploration
- Isometric and Isotonic contractions
- Gentle rocking
- Static holding
- Subtle or minute movements
- Postural re-education
- Work in the energy field of the body
- Cranial and Visceral Balancing
- Neurolymphatic Balancing
MORE ABOUT ORTHO-BIONOMY
A Brief Overview of Ortho-Bionomy
Ortho-Bionomy is an Osteopathic-based, hands-on, therapeutic bodywork that is an effective treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. It is gentle and non-invasive and activates the body’s innate self-correcting reflexes.