with Julia Fast
in Otago, Central Lakes, Southland
New Zealand

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I believe we are Connected to and influenced by everything on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. At times these connections can feel magical.

Being connected means for me Acceptance and remaining open to what is in a Safe, non judgemental and transparent environment. 

To be Connected we all need to feel Grounded and Balanced in our surroundings which enables us to engage and love as our natural state of being.

Clinics update 2024

Ettrick          17th/24th     of     July
Alexandra          25th     of     July
Invercargill         16th/17th/22nd     of     July
Wanaka          19th     of     July

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What is Ortho-Bionomy®?

Ortho-Bionomy® focuses “on the structure because that is the literal skeleton upon which our life is built. When your structure works right, your circulation works better, you feel better, you think better.”

Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls

Ortho-Bionomy® is a form of a gentle, non-invasive body work which stimulates the self-corrective process within our body.

As practitioner, I accompany my client in a process of recovery by building a bridge between the conscious and subconscious responsiveness and awareness; to assisting and supporting the client to become more aware of their physical sensations and use this awareness to identify possible changes to improve their daily well-being along with their ability to increase their self-healing practices.

Self-Care exercises for the client to use following the treatment, help to reinforce what took place in their body and enables them to continue to integrate and implement those changes. Self-Care practices then become easier to maintain. 

The goal of Ortho-Bionomy® session is to release muscular, emotional tension and to provide a comfortable environment based on a relationship of trust between the client and the practitioner.

Benefits of Ortho-Bionomy®

Ortho-Bionomy is very helpful for many different types of problems and conditions, such as 

Chronic pain: Ortho-Bionomy helps with neck and back pain, frozen shoulder,
migraines, TMJ (jaw) dysfunction, and osteoarthritis.

Structural imbalances: It assists with postural imbalances, scoliosis, kyphosis,
lordosis, post-surgery rehabilitation (especially with joints), leg length discrepancies,
and bunions. Pelvic floor alignment pre- after birth, hysterectomy, prostatectomy. 

Injuries: It addresses joint and muscle pain dysfunction, whiplash trauma,
repetitive strain injuries, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee pain,
ankle and foot sprains.

Autoimmune disorders: Ortho-Bionomy provides relief for conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid imbalances, and ankylosing spondylitis. 

Stress-related symptoms: It helps with general achiness or fatigue associated
with stress, shock, disrupted sleep patterns, and physical conditions related to
emotional stresses such as depression, trauma, or anxiety.

Due to its gentle nature, Ortho-Bionomy is suitable for a wide range of problems and conditions. It aims to support the body's natural healing processes and promote optimal functioning and balance.

Side Effects

There are no reported side effects of Ortho-Bionomy®.

What to Expect in a Session?

Generally the client remains clothed and either lying down or sitting up in a warm, comfortable environment. Treatment requires open communication between myself and the client and may include gentle touch, slight movements and light pressure on reflex points, locating and treating tension and pain by consciously creating a comfortable, gentle and prolonged non-painful body position. Slight changes in muscular structure, the nervous system, fluids (blood and lymph) and in the fascia leads to a realignment of the body during a session. Repetition of these experiences allows the body and the nervous system to acknowledge a change until this is memorised and can be taken as a new pattern in the future.    

As a Practitioner, I focus on open communication and continuous feedback between myself and my client; this encourages and enables the client to become more aware of what they are experiencing during their session. This, in turn, promotes the release of muscular and emotional tension.

By initially ensuring the client is in a comfortable position; following their preferences for the direction of any movement, and then constantly tracking, and paying attention to the sensations of their body I am able to guide the client and support their ability to observe any change, no matter how slight.

Following a session many clients comment on how experiencing the safety and security of the treatment has enabled them to relax and to remember what that feels like for them.

As with other body therapies, it is common place to use a massage table, but it can also be done sitting in a chair, therapy can be adjusted to a client’s situation.

Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) approved

Please note:
As a practitioner I do not diagnose medical conditions or prescribe medicines.
Always seek guidance from your doctor, if you have concerns in these regards. 

Ortho-Bionomy® is a registered trademark of Ortho-Bionomy® New Zealand Inc