Ortho-Bionomy® uses comfortable positions and gentle movements to ease your body into releasing tension and pain and to re-establish structural realingment. These movements are always away from the pain. By moving to the position of comfort your nervous system begins to reorganize and allow for a permanent change to less pain and easier movement. An Ortho-Bionomy® treatment is given over clothing, however, it can be adapted into any massage session.
Participation of the client is part of an Ortho-Bionomy session and they are often educational in character. Often, awareness alone will change a pattern, but specific exercises and easier posture are also a part of what Ortho-Bionomy® can offer.
Since the changes that take place come from within, the results of the work tend to be long lasting and affect not only the body, but the overall well being of the client.
History of Ortho-Bionomy®
Arthur Lincoln Pauls, D.O. - on self correction "we can't blame our body for adapting as best it can to a 'bad' conditioned reflex. But we do often blame our body for 'failing us', when the real problem was that we simply used our body badly as we knew no better way."
Ortho-Bionomy® was developed by the British osteopath Arthur Lincoln Pauls in the 1970's. Dr. Pauls combined his understanding and techniques of osteopathy with the principles of martial arts and the philosophy of homeopathy to stimulate the bodies self-healing reflexes without need to use force or painful manipulation. The term Ortho-Bionomy® loosely translates from the Greek into the correct application of the laws of life to indicate Dr. Pauls did not invent something new, but returned to a way of understanding the body and energetic field that had been known for centuries, but had fallen into disuse by modern medicine.