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. Her specialties at the time included Deep Tissue massage and Hot Stone massage, with additional training in Reflexology and Myofascial Release. Ray 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. Ray is currently enrolled in the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International Practitioner Training Program.
These days, 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. Her particular interests include working with adults with autoimmune conditions and/or PTSD, supporting laborers to maintain their bodies so they can continue laboring, and helping youth/teen athletes to promote longevity in their sport as well as lifelong health.
Ray moved to the Chequamegon Bay in 2016 to pursue a more natural lifestyle. She currently resides on a farm in Mason, WI where she breeds and raises rabbits, poultry, and dogs.
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Society of Ortho-Bionomy International® is a registered trademark that indicates membership in the Society, and it is used with permission.
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