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We provide bodywork, massage therapy and energy work sessions for your health and well being.  We offer  classes to enable you to help yourself, your family, and your clients.

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Ortho-Bionomy®


Ortho-Bionomy® is a bodywork system that is easily utilized by itself or with many other modalities.  It’s ease and gentleness for both the practitioner and the client are among it’s outstanding features. 

 

By finding structural balance, blood circulates more freely, the body functions more effectively, and muscles find new poise.  Ortho-Bionomy® helps the body find new, more efficient patterns of function and movement.



Reiki


Reiki is a simple and deeply powerful form of healing.  It enriches the lives of everyone touched by it, either in giving or receiving it.  It is a practice in itself and it adds zest and power to other forms of energy work bodywork or massage. 

 


Classes

  • Classes are available in the Akron area and elsewhere. 
  • If you would like to host classes in your area, please contact me.
  • I offer Reiki I, II and III classes. 
  • Ortho-Bionomy® classes offered at this time
    • Basics: Spine and Extremities; Spine; Extremities; Spine and Pelvis.
    • Exploration of Movement Patterns
    • Isometrics
    • Posture and Post Techniques
    • Anatomy & Physiology: Exploring Functional Anatomy. 
    • Elective classes: 
      • Self-Care
      • Coloring Outside the Lines: a combination of advanced Spine and Extremities, Assessment, and other techniques not taught in Basics.
      • Working with the Muscles of the Upper Extremity: A compliment to Basic Extremities that will help you pinpoint specific areas and address specific problems.
      • Working with the Muscles of the Lower Extremity
      • Working with the Muscles of the Head, Neck and Torso

Ortho-Bionomy® is a registered trademark of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International® and is use with permission.


Current Class Schedule

Ortho-Bionomy®
In Akron, Ohio

16 units.

An Ortho-Bionomy® Approach to Working with Muscles of the Neck and Torso

August 18, 2019, 9 am to 6 pm

Whether you are looking for new ways to work with muscles in your massage therapy practice or looking for ways to broaden and strengthen your knowledge of Ortho-Bionomy®, this class is for you.  I bring 28 years of practice in massage therapy and 25 years of using Ortho-Bionomy® and applying its principles in my massage and bodywork sessions.  What I have come to believe in my practice is that it is not enough to have tools in my tool belt.  I also need to have as many ways as possible in knowing where to look.  I have found that the various structural and functional relationships help us know where to work.  I also feel that knowledge of the muscle trigger points is yet another way of looking at the body and providing more places to “look” in the search for those keystone holding patterns.  Those of you who have attended my classes, Functional Anatomy and Coloring Outside the Lines, are familiar with these concepts.  

What makes this class different from the Phase 4 Extremities class?  The answer is several things:  

  1. The focus is on specific muscles and not joints.  Don’t be frightened, there won’t be a test and there will not be long anatomical lectures.  The structure of the class will be like other OB classes: short on lecture and long on demonstration and practice with plenty of room for your questions.  I will help you know what exactly you have your hands on, show you specific points to monitor, give you reasons why you are working there, and show you the ways to work with that muscle.  Sometimes there is more that one way to work with it and I will show these to you as well.
  2. There will be structural/functional information or signs that will help you know that this is one more place to look in our detective search for the source of that discomfort or dysfunction.

Benefits:

  1. Gives you the knowledge to help you go right to the heart of the problem.  This is especially helpful when working in the context of a massage therapy session.  You can address those problem areas early on in the session helping your clients become more relaxed and receptive to what follows.
  2. This is a more specific way of working that will compliment but not replace the basic Ortho-Bionomy® work.  

This is a fun and informative class. You will learn techniques that can be easily used with other modalities.

8 units.  This class is an Elective in regard to Ortho-Bionomy® practitioner training.  No prerequisites, though either previous OB experience or muscle knowledge of the region may be helpful.

This is a largely hands-on workshop, consisting mainly of hands-on anatomy review, and technique demonstration and practice, so wear your loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.   Classes are conducted at a pace that is tailored to the participants, so we will cover as much of the material as is possible, with that in mind.

Cost:  $165, $150 if paid in full by 8/4/19.   

Location:  Ariel Massotherapy, 2106 Braewick Circle, Suite D / 302, Akron, OH 44313.  330. 836.4788


Ortho-Bionomy® Posture Re-education and Post Techniques 

with Bill Blocksom and Julie O’Neil

October 12-13, 2019, 9 am to 6 pm.

  • Learn to evaluate and address inefficient postural habits through accurate observation and simple exercises.  
  • Seated, standing and walking patterns will be explored.  
  • Principles and techniques to work with spinal curvatures and scoliosis are presented and practiced.  
  • Post techniques provide the means to assess and work with areas of tension as well as to integrate changes that happen within a session.  
  • Self-care exercises to give your clients the opportunity to continue the benefits found during the session.    

Prerequisite: one Basics (Phase 4) class or permission of instructor. 16 units.


Location:  Class will be held at Ariel Massotherapy, 2106 Braewick Circle Suite D / 302, Akron, OH, 44313.  330.836.4788.  Class size is limited to 6. If there is a larger demand, you will be notified of a different location for the class.


Cost:  $275 for registrations paid in full by September 28, 2019.  $325 after.  Send your check to address above, made out to Bill Blocksom.


This is largely a hands-on workshop, consisting of hands-on anatomy review,  technique demonstration and practice. Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and bring a light sweater just in case.


Classes are conducted at a pace that is tailored to the participants, so we will cover as much of the material as is possible, with that in mind.




Ortho-Bionomy®  Exploration of Movement Patterns,  Dates TBA



Ortho-Bionomy® Basics: the Extremities,
Dates TBA

Ortho-Bionomy® and Society of Ortho-Bionomy International® are trademarks of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International Inc. and are used with permission.









Reiki 

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