During an Ortho-Bionomy session, the client is fully clothed; the practitioner acknowledges the person's areas of discomfort, and has the client give feedback in a session to make sure that the work is comfortable. The gentle movements and subtle pressure used result in deep relaxation, and loosening of the tight muscles around restricted areas. Having been activated, the body's self-correcting reflexes naturally bring the structure and energy back into alignment. Unhealthy tension patterns often resolve, while circulation, flexibility and range of motion increase. Rhythmic movements and isometrics or integrative exercises are used to help re-educate the body and reinforce the work.
The practitioner acknowledges the person's areas of discomfort