Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my Ortho-Bionomy® (OB) session take place? 
The Ortho Healing Center is at: 17326 SE Oatfield Rd., Portland, OR 97267.

What should I wear? 
We recommend comfortable clothes, as you may be asked to stand, sit, lay down or walk slowly to integrate the work in your body.
What parts of my body will be worked with?
OB sessions work holistically "with" the body, instead of "on" the body. For example, you may come in for a sore neck, and a practitioner may need to work with your feet to help support your neck's return to comfort and function. 

What does an Ortho-Bionomy session feel like?
OB is a gentle bodywork designed to support the body's desire to work in comfort and function. Through gentle movements, OB feels for patterns of comfort and exaggerates the comfort to build the neuropathway for long-term memory recall. At times it may feel like a practitioner's hands are not moving anything, or that your body is not being touched. Your body may be put into an awkward position to create the comfort, while avoiding pain. Or while the position is comforting, the body may choose to release via changes in temperature, electrical "feelings," shivers, laughter, tears or simple awareness of other parts of the body.

What kind of issues does OB help with? 
OB works holistically with the body to support patterns of comfort and function. It works with muscles, bones, connective tissue, organs, fluids and energetic patterns, and how they relate or communicating with each other. Clients come in with a wide variety of issues from back and neck pain, pre- and post-surgery support, sore/strained muscles, recovery from car/work accidents, swelling/fluid issues, pre- and post-child birth, fertility support, endocrine/autoimmune support, stress relief, ear/jaw pain, cancer recovery, arthritis and bursitis and more!

Are there any medical conditions that would make OB inadvisable? 
No, OB works with the body's ability to self-correct. It is built on a belief that the body wants to work in comfort and function. 

Are you insured?
Each practitioner is responsible for their own insurance to cover their OB work. Insurance is through the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. A copy of the insurance is available upon request. 

What is the difference between Ortho-Bionomy and Reverse Button Programs?
Each work is highly effective. To best determine which is best for you, we recommend scheduling a free phone appointment to determine your best match. Please schedule your appointment by clicking here.