Continuing Education at Downeast School of Massage, Waldoboro, Maine

Ortho-Bionomy®: Exploration of Movement 

with Cynthia Wood

September 29, 30, 2018

Sat and Sun, 9:30AM – 5:30PM, 14 CE Hours

Cost: $350.00 pre-registration, after September 10, $375.00

This Ortho-Bionomy class is a perfect first class, increases skills with the basic techniques and creates a bridge to advanced levels of this work.  It is also very fun.

Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle yet deeply effective form of bodywork.  It has its roots in Osteopathy and Martial Arts.  Simple, elegant, powerful and respectful, this work provides a tool to help unlock tension, improve function, dissolve pain and restore well-being.  It mixes beautifully with other forms of bodywork.  It helps save a Massage Therapists hands from strain while providing a noninvasive tool to work very deeply.

In this class students will learn the history and fundamental principles of Ortho-Bionomy.  Students will learn and practice techniques for the whole body. The underlying principles of going with the body toward comfort and ease and away from pain guide the work in this class.  We will explore patterns of movement and exaggerate the body’s natural positioning to facilitate self-correction.  Students will learn techniques which increase palpation and sensing skills.  Participants will explore the intricate patterns of muscles and joints.  This class is less technical then the Spine or Extremities classes.  It is freer and deepens the participant’s skill in listening and creatively following, almost dancing with their client.  Tools taught in the class are effective techniques on their own and also enhance a practitioner’s skill with the basic techniques.

Join accomplished instructor, Cynthia Wood for this practical hands-on course! Participants need tables, linen, and lubrication. If you are flying in for the course, do not worry about a table!

“Would you show water how to run down a hill?  It knows how, it only has to be set free.  The body of man is the same; it knows; so who are we in our practiced intellect to teach it?  It is better it teaches us and we observe the events that follow on.”

–Arthur Lincoln Pauls, DO,  Founder of Ortho-Bionomy®

Ortho-Bionomy is a registered trademark of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International, Inc. and is used with permission.Cynthia Wood

Instructor Bio: Cynthia Wood is a Registered Instructor and Advanced Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy®.  She studied with Dr. Pauls, the creator of the work.  She was the founder and director of the New England Center for Ortho-Bionomy.  A graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, Cynthia has been in practice since 1989.  In addition to private practice she has worked in a variety of settings including a physical therapy clinic, spa, athletic events, and the Kovler Center for Survivors to the classroom.  She lives outside Boston with her family and practices in Concord and Cambridge, MA.  She is an approved provider of CE Hours by the NCBTMB.

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