Ortho-Bionomy®, Releasing into Ease
Pain relief, relaxation, self-awareness, and releasing into ease are the hallmarks of Ortho-Bionomy®. It integrates osteopathic principles of the body’s physical function with awareness of the nervous system’s self-corrective reflexes.
It may involve comfortable positioning of the body around a tender point, with compression into the joint, as the practitioner senses when the body recognizes it is safe to release. It could involve isometrics and exercises for self-care at home. More subtle aspects of Ortho-Bionomy are part of more advanced sessions, where the client may gain insights into how to change beliefs and release old patterns to restore balance.
The founder of Ortho-Bionomy®, Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls was a judo master and Osteopathic Physician. He combined osteopathic principles of release by positioning the body around a tender spot, with the awareness from judo of following the direction a body is already going. The practitioner looks for where is there a place of ease, so the brain can recognize and signal the body to relax. Ortho-Bionomy® can thus help create new habits to maintain healing in daily life, and lasting benefits of relaxation and pain relief.
Ortho-Bionomy® is a registered trademark of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy, International, and is used with permission. Rosi Goldsmith, LMT is an Associate Member of SOBI.