Cynthia Wood Ortho-Bionomy

Cynthia Wood, Instructor/Practitoner

Cynthia Wood is a Registered Instructor and Advanced Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy. She has studied with Dr. Pauls, the creator of the work.  She was founder and director of The New England Center for Ortho-Bionomy.  Also, a graduate of the Chicago school of Massage Therapy, Cynthia has been in private practice since 1989.  In addition to her private practice, Cynthia has worked in settings as varied as a physical therapy clinic, spas, hospitals, athletic events, and the Kovler Center for Survivors of Political Torture.  She began teaching in 1999 and has taught throughout the United States.  She has a back ground in theater and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University.  She brings clarity, warmth and a sense of fun to the classroom.  She brings sensitivity and experience to her practice.


Cynthia Wood is an approved provider of Continueing Education credits by the NCBTMB.


What is Ortho-Bionomy

Would you show water how to run down a hill? It knows how, it only has to be set free. The body of man is the same; it knows; so who we are in our practiced intellect to teach it? It is better it teaches us and we observe the events that follow on.
—Arthur Lincoln Pauls, DO., Founder

Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle yet highly effective form of therapeutic bodywork. It is used to relieve pain and to restore natural alignment and well being. It helps resolve chronic and acute injuries, stress and trauma, as well as problems associated with postural and structural imbalances. Using comfortable positions and gentle movements, Ortho-Bionomy triggers the body's own self-correcting reflexes. No forceful manipulations are used. Instead, using gentle positioning, Ortho-Bionomy employs the body's innate wisdom to find balance and health.





What can Ortho-Bionomy do for someone?

  • Restore natural balance and alignment
  • Promote recovery from injury
  • Increase circulation
  • Break the cycle of pain
  • Promote relaxation and restore well being
  • Contribute to more restful sleep
  • Encourage fluidity in joints and movement
  • Increase range of motion
  • Reduce tension and soften the tissue around scars
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