Ortho-Bionomy is rooted in Osteopathy, where the focus is on the bones first and the connective tissues second. This makes it different from massage which only considers the soft tissue, and chiropractic which only considers the bones. The Ortho-Bionomy practitioner considers all systems: the bones, the soft tissue, the lymphatic movement, blood movement, and nervous system. All these systems are affected. All come into balance in the body, making for clear-er thinking, and better function and movement. Because the body’s own intelligence makes the choice in the changes that occur, the results are longer lasting. The key to success is deep listening and following the body’s lead to change. The work is gentle and profoundly relaxing. People often report an ability to sleep more deeply.
In my practice, I make it my focus to help clients by educating them so they may gain insight into their own body processes. When appropriate, I’ll weave in an energetic conversation to explain how it affects the physical. With an understanding of how the body functions, and how it self corrects, one can better facilitate their own healing process.
—Elizabeth Mixon, Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner and Craniosacral therapist
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