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Gentle positioning and adjustment for health maintenance, acute or chronic pain relief, injury treatment and prevention, book a treatment with Karen in Crested Butte, CO

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  • Come at your scheduled time- no need to be early. Sessions take about 75 minutes total for adults, and about 45 total minutes for youth.

  • Treatments are fully clothed and aren’t a rub-down treatment for muscles.  Wear comfortable clothing, limit layers, and wear socks.

  • Treatments are on a massage table, face-up, face-down, or side-lying.  There may be some walking and standing adjustment or perhaps sitting during treatment.

  • Some intake on past injuries, chronic pain, or trauma will help make the treatment as relevant as possible.  Intake does not have to be extensive but is helpful.

  • Expect movement and positioning that is not painful.

  • Expect questions about positioning preferences during the treatment.

  • Please ask questions during treatment if they arise. Also, the more information you can share about what you might be feeling is helpful, but not required.

  • This is a hands-on treatment but the density of pressure varies greatly throughout a single session.

  • There are no abrupt adjustments in an Ortho-bionomy treatment, but there are positioning releases.

  • Treatments are inherently relaxing/restorative because adjustments and positioning ‘go with ease’ so there is no anticipation for adjustment or gripping to work through muscle soreness – Ortho-bionomy works through the nervous system to suggest and ultimately make lasting change in the system.

  • Because the treatment is targeted toward the nervous system, integration occurs 1-3 days after the session. For this reason it is recommended to space out treatments with other modalities especially to limit the input and allow for the maximum benefit from the Ortho-bionomy.

  • Hmmm, cancellation is a tricky thing, please reschedule appointments or cancel them at least the day before to keep things easy. If life happens and you have to cancel, please text or call to let me know you need to cancel or send someone else to the appointment and receive credit for a referral! Because treatments are supposed to restore your nervous system, it just seems counter productive to charge you full price for same day cancellations, or have you lying on the table when you should be somewhere else because you have to pay for the treatment anyway. So please consider a $20 fee for same day cancellation.

Use the form below if you have questions, would like to tell me about your interest in Ortho, your needs, or your urgency. I will email or call you back. I check emails regularly during business hours and will get back to you as soon as possible.  Thank you for reaching out!

Alternatively, you may call or text Karen at 970-275-2540.



Conveniently located in the town of Crested Butte at the Movement Center.


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