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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ortho Bionomy a Visual Introduction

Ortho-Bionomy a Modality of Bodywork

What is Ortho-Bionomy?

Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle, non-invasive, technique based on the osteopathic philosophy and homeopathic principles of stimulating the body’s own resources for self-healing. It helps people experience comfort, balance and an enhanced sense of well-being. It is highly effective in working with symptoms from chronic stress, and pains or problems associated with postural and structural imbalances. It may be used on its own or combined with massage therapy.

Ortho-Bionomy creates an atmosphere for clients to connect with their inner wisdom by awakening self-corrective reflexes that open the door to healing, awareness and structural balance.

Who founded this bodywork?

Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls was born in 1929 in Laird, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is the founder of the bodywork named Ortho-Bionomy. Dr. Pauls became an Osteopath in Britain in the mid 1960’s. Arthur had a black belt in Judo and was not comfortable with the force thrust technique’s he was taught in osteopathy school, which required a great deal of skill and timing to do, without causing harm to his patients. He wanted to utilize the Osteopathic Principal “Structure Governs Function”, while still conforming to the principles of Judo “Maximum efficiency with minimum effort, mutual welfare and benefit for all.”


What happens in an Ortho=Bionomy session?

An Ortho-Bionomy session lasts typically an hour long. It is suggested that the client wears comfortable, loose fitting clothing to allow a full range of motion. The therapist works with the client to identify areas of pain, discomfort and restriction of movement as well as areas of comfort and ease of movement. Gentle movement, comfortable positioning and compression are incorporated in the session and no forceful movements are used.

For more information on this type of therapy see:

http://www.ortho-bionomy.org/faqs.aspx#faq2

http://www.ortho-bionomy.org/orthobionomy%20article%20-%20Massage%20Magazine.pdf

http://www.ortho-bionomy.org/

http://www.nmhealingarts.org/nmaha/ortho_catalog.html

(…and…)

http://www.massagenerd.com/articles_massage/massage_bio/Arthur_Lincoln_Pauls.html

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