The founder of Ortho-Bionomy®, British-trained osteopath Arthur Lincoln Pauls, discovered how to gently stimulate the body's reflexes for self-correction in a way that
supports a person's own healing mechanisms without creating more pain. No forceful abrupt movements or pressures are used. Therefore, the body doesn't feel the need
to protect itself. The practitioner uses gentle movement to find and follow a path of greatest comfort and ease in the body. This direction of comfort and ease is the same
direction of an overly shortened muscle. The body is positioned to shorten the muscle further and then held with gentle compression for about 30 to 60 seconds. By exaggerating
what the body is already doing, the brain becomes more aware of the muscles that are too contracted and sends signals for them to relax. The client participates in the process
by communicating her/his preferences to the practitioner who then fine tunes the corrective position. The result is seemingly effortless pain and tension relief, natural
structural re-alignment, relaxation and a deep sense of well-being. Ortho-Bionomy® is very effective for recovering from injuries, surgery and stress. It aids the recovery by
reducing muscle tension, improving circulation soothing the joints, increasing flexibility and range of movement, and relaxing the entire body.