What happens during an Ortho-Bionomy session?
Throughout the Ortho-Bionomy session you will be fully clothed.
Usually you will lie on a massage table, but if this is not possible then the practitioner can work with you seated or standing. The emphasis is on your comfort.
During the session the practitioner will use gentle movements with a little compression or traction. You are encouraged to give feedback as to what is happening and how you feel. Sometimes you will be gently rocked, other times you will be invited to move in certain ways while the practitioner holds you in a comfortable position.
The work will not just focus on the physical structure, muscles and tendons, but also on the visceral, lymphatic, and energy flows of your body.
Sessions usually are 60 minutes, although it is useful to allow 90 minutes for the initial consultation.
What happens after the session?
Many clients find that the changes initiated in the session continue for several days.
Sometimes clients may feel some soreness or discomfort the next day–this may seem surprising as the movements in the session are so gentle and small. But the principle of less is more means that your body has and is doing a lot of work as it realigns and gains increased functionality.
As a result you may find that your body releases toxins, so ensure that you drink water over the next 24 hours so that these toxins may be drained from your body. Otherwise you may find that these toxins cause you to have a headache.
Is Ortho-Bionomy still helpful when I don’t have injuries?
Many clients find that regular Ortho-Bionomy sessions help support their structural alignment, strengthen their immune system, release stress and encourage relaxation, increase flexibility and range of motion, and promote a positive sense of overall inner and outer well-being.
Regular sessions are effective as a preventative measure against injury and stress, to keep the body attuned to maintaining self-care.
Does Ortho-Bionomy help with chronic pain?
Ortho-Bionomy helps many people with chronic pain. Ortho-Bionomy invites the body’s natural inclination to move away from pain in order to self-correct and self-balance.
This involves the reflexes in our joints, muscles and tissues.
When tension and stress are released, the body experiences relief from pain and discomfort.
Self-care exercises carried out at home help the client to self-manage and maintain their relief from pain and discomfort.
I’ve had an injury. When should I begin Ortho-Bionomy?
Once any urgent medical matters have been addressed, then you can begin Ortho-Bionomy sessions immediately.
Early intervention helps facilitate healing and rehabilitation.
Can Ortho-Bionomy help with long-term conditions?
Many clients who have had long-term conditions, sometimes as long as twenty years, have found Ortho-Bionomy to be effective.
While each person is different, the sessions encourage greater structural functionality, and self care exercises carried out at home help the client maintain the body’s re-education into wellness.
How many sessions will it take?
Ortho-Bionomy treats each person as unique—no two bodies are the same.
So the number of sessions depends on how your body responds—this may be influenced by the severity, duration and intensity of the condition.
It is recommended that clients receive at least two to four sessions and then assess what individual programme may be beneficial.
How often should I have a session?
Ortho-Bionomy teaches us to become more attuned to our bodies. As a client this helps us know when it may be beneficial to receive another session.
After the first session it is quite common for clients to have a follow-up session about four or five days later, then one session per week in the early stages.
This gives the body time to integrate all the changes from each session.
Maintenance programmes vary—sometimes clients like to come weekly or fortnightly, others monthly. Once again this is treated on an individual basis.
Is Ortho-Bionomy safe when I am on medical treatment or receiving other modalities?
Ortho-Bionomy is often effective as a stand-alone modality. It is also highly complementary to other treatments that the client may be receiving. This work is not known to interfere with any other modalities or treatment protocols.
The Ortho-Bionomist does not diagnose illness, disease or any other physical or mental disorder, nor do they prescribe medical treatment of any kind.
If you have concerns in these regards please check with your GP or health practitioner.
I am unable to travel to your clinic. Can you help me with Ortho-Bionomy?
Contact me for help in locating an Ortho-Bionomist in your locality.
If this is not possible, then in certain situations it may be possible to work on Skype. For further information on this, please contact me.