Phase 4 Basic Extremities
In this basics class, we will learn about the history, principles, and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy. We will learn techniques to release and work with the shoulder, clavicle, scapula, elbow, ulna, radius, wrist, hand, fingers, femur rotation, knee, ankles, feet, and toes. As we discuss and explore these different areas, you will learn to release trigger points without creating pain. You will also discover and use preferred postures to relieve tension and discomfort. These techniques are easy to learn and gentle on the client and practitioner. As they are also easily incorporated with other massage or bodywork techniques, you will find them easy to integrate into your practice.
Phase 5 Part 1
The focus of Phase 5 is to move to a more subtle level of awareness of the practice and principles of Ortho-Bionomy. Specific techniques develop and increase the student’s understanding and proprioceptive sensitivity to the self-corrective movements (reflexes) initiated by the client. Through the practice of observing, following and supporting subtle movement patterns, muscular tension is released, range of motion improved, and pain is reduced. In Phase 5, students are encouraged to do less and let the client be the guide for his/her exploration for change.
Prerequisite: Phase 4