Ray mostly uses Ortho-Bionomy to help folks feel and function better. Ortho-Bionomy is a very gentle, effective bodywork style that connects with the client’s nervous system to help the body return to ease and comfort. Using gentle touch, we connect with the body’s proprioceptive sense (how the body knows where it is in space) through positioning. This positioning could be a large movement, like moving the whole leg, or a small movement, like moving a single vertebra or small scar. When it is positioned comfortably and given gentle compression, the body is able to recognize its current pattern and make the choice to change to a pattern of more ease. The client remains fully clothed throughout the session in clothing that allows for ease of movement. This work should never hurt since it is designed to remind your body how it feels to be comfortable.
Ortho-Bionomy is a facilitated conversation with one’s own body. Because the body feels supported, never offended clients feel empowered in their own healing. This work is accessible to anyone. Ray has used it to treat a range of clients, from athletes with an acute injury to adults with chronic pain and fibromyalgia, from children to elderly.
Ray graduated from Lakeside School of Massage Therapy in Milwaukee in March, 2011. During her years in Milwaukee, she worked in a variety of settings – with Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and other Massage and Bodywork Therapists, both as an employee and in her own office. She was introduced to Ortho-Bionomy by one of her clients and began taking classes in July 2014. After two years of training, she became an Associate Member of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International. In October of 2016, she was invited to help present Ortho-Bionomy at the American Massage Therapy Association convention in Milwaukee alongside advanced therapists and instructors from around the country.
After her introduction to Ortho-Bionomy, she jumped in feet first and never looked back. Ray loves how this work is so gentle, so subtle, yet can make such profound changes for people. Regardless of how long an issue has been in the body, healing is possible, and change can be made, sometimes permanently. She feels most satisfied and proud of sessions where her clients can not only feel physical change, but also feel refreshed, and more connected to and aware of themselves at the end of the session.
Ray and her family moved to the Chequamegon Bay in July 2016 in order to live a more outdoorsy lifestyle. She loves cooking, especially with paleo diet/wild foods, knitting, and herding her three cats.
To make an appointment with Ray Call 414-708-7367 Email at email@example.com