Ortho-Bionomy®

What is Ortho-Bionomy®?

Ortho-Bionomy helps remind the body of its natural ability to find balance.

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.  Releasing tension patterns are made possible when options of movement are offered.  The process/technique/method speaks to the body in a language the body can understand and respond to. Ortho-Bionomy is subtle yet powerful.

Who does it help?

Ortho-Bionomy can help with:


Ortho-Bionomy is about making you feel more comfortable in your body.


What can Ortho-Bionomy do for someone?


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 me...don't be shy. Communication 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 positioning. 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?

Clients wear loose comfortable clothes so they may be positioned with ease. The Practitioner gently moves the client into positions of comfort. Usually, this position is an exaggeration of a preferred pattern of movement or place of comfort. It is through these preferred postures and positions releases that a session unfolds. The Practitioner may suggest some home exercises to help reinforce the new and released areas. This helps to integrate the changes. Sessions last about one hour in length though the work keeps on working within your body for days after a session.


About the Founder of Ortho-Bionomy

Ortho-Bionomy was developed by British Osteopath, Arthur Lincoln Pauls. Dr. Pauls began teaching his work in the US in 1976, and taught internationally until his death in 1997.


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