What’s in a Session?
The Structure of an Ortho-Bionomy Session
Working with you fully clothed, Hugh will usually work using a bodywork table although at times you may be seated or standing as well.
As the practitioner, Hugh will work together with you to identify and assess the stress related patterns that are contributing to your presenting issues or conditions. Together you will also identify the self-correcting patterns that your body is already undertaking to overcome the condition. This allows him to employ the techniques of Ortho-Bionomy in a way that specifically addresses your particular concern.
Some of these techniques include:
- Positional release
- Gentle compression
- Subtle or slight movements
- Range of motion exploration
- Isometric and isotonic techniques
- Gentle rocking
- Static holding
- Postural re-education
- Working with the cranium, viscera and fascia
At no time will Hugh employ any movement or touch that causes pain or discomfort.
At the end of the session you may be given self-care exercises in order to allow a continuation of the release and the retraining of the body in order to integrate the changes.
It is usually recommended that the client initially receive 3-4 sessions after which an ongoing programme of self-care and/or further individual sessions can be developed.