Ortho-Bionomy®

with Julia Fast in Otago, New Zealand

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I believe we are Connected to and influenced by everything on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. At times these connections can feel magical.

Being connected means for me Acceptance and remaining open to what is in a Safe, non judgemental and transparent environment.

To be Connected we all need to feel Grounded and Balanced in our surroundings which enables us to engage and love as our natural state of being.

What is Ortho-Bionomy®?

Ortho-Bionomy® focuses “on the structure because that is the literal skeleton upon which our life is built. When your structure works right, your circulation works better, you feel better, you think better.”

Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls

Ortho-Bionomy® is a form of a gentle, non-invasive body work which stimulates the self-corrective process within our body.

As practitioner, I accompany my client in a process of recovery by building a bridge between the conscious and subconscious responsiveness and awareness; to assisting and supporting the client to become more aware of their physical sensations and use this awareness to identify possible changes to improve their daily well-being along with their ability to increase their self-healing practices.

Self-Care exercises for the client to use following the treatment, help to reinforce what took place in their body and enables them to continue to integrate and implement those changes. Self-Care practices then become easier to maintain.

The goal of Ortho-Bionomy® session is to release muscular, emotional tension and to provide a comfortable environment based on a relationship of trust between the client and the practitioner.


Benefits of Ortho-Bionomy®

- Alleviates chronic pain (associated with trauma, injuries, muscular, joint and bone problems)

- Relieves acute pain and rehabilitative injuries

- Provides pre- and post-surgery balance

- Increases circulation of body fluids

- Improves posture issues or structural alignment

- Reduces stress, enhance relaxation

- Enhances balance and wellness for every day functioning


Side Effects

There are no reported side effects of Ortho-Bionomy®.


What to Expect in a Session?

Generally the client remains clothed and either lying down or sitting up in a warm, comfortable environment. Treatment requires open communication between myself and the client and may include gentle touch, slight movements and light pressure on reflex points, locating and treating tension and pain by consciously creating
a comfortable, gentle and prolonged non-painful body position. Slight changes in muscular structure, the nervous system, fluids (blood and lymph) and in the fascia leads to a realignment of the body during a session. Repetition of these experiences allows the body and the nervous system to acknowledge a change until this is memorised and can be taken as a new pattern in the future.

As a Practitioner, I focus on open communication and continuous feedback between myself and my client; this encourages and enables the client to become more aware of what they are experiencing during their session. This, in turn, promotes the release of muscular and emotional tension.

By initially ensuring the client is in a comfortable position; following their preferences for the direction of any movement, and then constantly tracking, and paying attention to the sensations of their body I am able to guide the client and support their ability to observe any change, no matter how slight.

Following a session many clients comment on how experiencing the safety and security of the treatment has enabled them to relax and to remember what that feels like for them.

As with other body therapies, it is common place to use a massage table, but it can also be done sitting in a chair, therapy can be adjusted to a client’s situation.


Ortho-Bionomy® is a registered trademark of Ortho-Bionomy® New Zealand Inc.
Created and Supported by Tonia Kraakman
toniakraakman@gmail.com