This helps us assess, evaluate, and decide on an appropriate protocol. It allows us to avoid areas or techniques that are contraindicated. It provides a baseline to individualize and chart your progress.
In general, it’s best to wear loose, comfortable clothes of natural fibers when receiving body work. Ortho-Bionomy is performed fully clothed. Bring a pair of clean socks as they often come in handy. For yoga, form fitting clothing works better. Support sneakers are important for gym exercises. For Manual Lymphatic Drainage (a skin technique) and on the occasion that massage is performed, proper draping ensures your privacy.
Pain is the body’s alarm signal that something is wrong. Our approach is non-invasive, without the use of force. It is normal, however, that when the body is reorganizing, you may feel some discomfort or soreness. This should not last more than two to three days.
Deep tissue work refers to techniques such as stripping, friction, trigger point therapy, and others. They operate by external manipulation of the tissue structures to affect change. The deep work of Ortho-Bionomy, for example, does not. Rather, change occurs from the inside out, by accessing the body’s natural reflexes of the nervous system to correct itself.
The time will vary for each individual according to the situation. Some shifts will occur instantly, but others will occur over time due to our habitual patterns of movement, exercise, sleep, work, play, which require awareness and re-education to fully resolve. It may take three to seven sessions to observe an appreciable difference, four to six for yoga and exercise.