Associate Training Program
The San Francisco School of Massage is pleased to offer – in conjunction with the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International® – the Ortho-Bionomy Associaite Training Program.
Ortho-Bionomy can change the dynamic of your services, from trying to “fix” your clients to instead supporting and facilitating their healing. In Ortho-Bionomy, clients actively participate in their own recovery and healing. Practitioners perform a gentle, non-invasive form of body therapy that works with chronic stress, injuries and pains or problems associated with postural and structural imbalances. These gentle positions, combined with self care techniques, facilitate changes in the client’s stress and pain patterns. With Ortho-Bionomy, we recognize the client’s pattern, find the position of comfort, exaggerate the position of comfort, and in turn support the body’s self-correcting reflexes.
Using Ortho-Bionomy can increase the scope of your practice and draw a wider client base. Because there are no contraindications to Ortho-Bionomy, you can use this modality with clients for whom massage is contra-indicated. Additionally, as Ortho-Bionomy sessions can be done with clothing on, you can draw clients who have trauma and/or body issues and are more comfortable clothed.
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Bridging the gap of the body and the mind, the physical and the emotions, and the conscious mind and the nervous system, allows our work to go even more deeply within our clients and ourselves. This Class utilizes unwinding, following and blending.
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Certain holding patterns or contractions need more of an ‘active’ approach in order to release them. The client may need to exert themselves to fully feel their patterns or contractions and release them. This is where the ISOMETRICS Ortho-Bionomy® Freedom Through Resistance Class comes in.
We will journey into the experiential discovery of how being clear within our body, emotions, and energy allows our clients to have deeper releases and lets us be better practitioners.
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All Ortho-Bionomy classes taken at the San Francisco School of Massage will be taught by Jim Berns CMT, Registered Ortho-Bionomy Advanced Instructor & Senior Practitioner.
Jim Berns is an Ortho-Bionomy® Registered Advanced Instructor and Senior Practitioner. He has been trained directly by the founder, English osteopath, Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls D.O. Jim is co-author of ORTHO-BIONOMY A PRACTICAL MANUAL(North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA). This training book has sold over 10,000 copies. Jim was given the “Excellence in Massage Education Award’ by the AMTA-CA (American Massage Therapy Association California Chapter) for his excellence in teaching and sharing his knowledge. Jim has been using Ortho-Bionomy since 1980 and has taught internationally. He has been a certified Massage Therapist since 1979 and is a registered California instructor in massage therapy. Jim has lectured to and trained over 7,000 health practitioners in his career. Jim brings to his 32 years of teaching detailed information, a compassionate heart and a “unique” sense of humor.
To learn even more about Ortho-Bionomy and the Ortho-Bionomy Associate Training Program, please visit the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International – www.ortho-bionomy.org
All classes will take place at the San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork, 475 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.