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Where will my session take place?
What should I wear?
What  parts of my body will be worked with?
What will a session feel like?
Can I bring my dog for a session?
What about horses?
What kind of issues is Ortho Healing helpful with?
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?

Where will my session take place? 
Your session can be in my office, your home or barn.

What should I wear? 
During a session it is recommended you wear comfortable clothes. You may be asked to stand, sit, lay down or walk slowly to integrate the work in the body.
 
What parts of my body will be worked with?
Ortho-Bionomy® sessions work holistically "with" the body, instead of "on" the body. For example you may come in for a sore neck, and I may need to work with your feet to help support your neck returning to comfort and function. 

What will a session feel like?
It is a gentle bodywork designed to support the body's desire to work in comfort and function.  Through gentle movements Ortho-Bionomy® feels for patterns of comfort and exaggerates the comfort to build the neuropathway for long-term memory recall.  At times it may feel like my hands are not moving anything or that your body is not being touched at all. A body may be put into an awkward position to create the comfort, but at all times avoiding any pain. Other times, while the position is very comforting, the body may choose to release by body temperature changes, electrical feeling moving through the body, shivers, laughter, tears, or awareness of connections to other parts of the body.
 
Can I bring my Dog for a session?
YES with Abby Nartker!  Our nervous systems are very connected to our animals through pyscho-social awareness.  A conversation, of sorts, happens outside of our conscious minds.  This is how all the birds in the sky know to turn at the same time - no words needed.  And it is how your dog knows you need an extra cuddle on the days you don't feel well.  When a session is booked for an animal, or a human asks to bring their animal to a session, I may work back and forth between the animal and the human for maximum benefit.  Dogs always have to ability to freely move about in my office. My therapy dogs, LD and May are also available during most sessions times to help your nervous system.  

The students are still learning the basics of Ortho-Bionomy® and will be able to add animals to sessions in the future. 

What about horses?  
I am not equipped to see horses at my office, so they have to be home or barn appointments.  When working with a horse I prefer if the horse can be at liberty, but am willing to work with it tied if needed. I may work physically with the body or energetically to work deep within the body.  I may also work with the owner as well in a standing, or if appropriate, mounted position. Our nervous systems are very connected to our animals through pyscho-social awareness.  A conversation, of sorts, happens outside of our conscious minds.  This is how all the birds in the sky know to turn at the same time - no words needed. As prey animals, horses are extremely sensitive to our nervous systems and are masters at reading them.  If you have more than one horse, it is sometimes helpful for me to check-in with the entire herd.  Once one horse starts to receive a session the others will often line up (if at liberty) to be the next to receive.

What kind of issues does Ortho-Bionomy® help with? 
Ortho-Bionomy® works holistically with the body to support patterns of comfort and function. It works with the muscle, 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- & post-surgery support, sore or strained muscles, recovery from car or work accidents, swelling or fluid issues, pre- & post-child birth, fertility support, endocrine & autoimmune support, stress relief, ear and jaw pain, cancer recovery, arthritis & bursitis and much, much more. 

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

Are you insured?
Each Student & Practitioner is responsible for their own insurance to cover their work. Insurance is through the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. A copy of the insurance is available upon request.  An acknowledgment of this policy is required to be signed at each session.