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Erika N. y familia  

 

Orna helped with our baby when he was born, after a long and difficult birth. My baby was born with cranial bone displacement and a spinal deformation.
We took the baby to a Chiropractor, an Osteopath, an Ayurvedic doctor and a Homeopath, in different countries, and nobody really managed to help him.
When we moved to live in Barcelona we started taking sessions with Orna. We begin to see results after a couple of sessions. Orna continued to give sessions to the baby. After about 10 sessions my baby recovered and healed completely.
We are so grateful for her work, knowledge, intuition, patience and her respect for the body and understanding of our baby.
Thank you so much!

 


Elvira López

I fully recommend Orna Genislav Craniosacral Therapy, which helped me restore and rebalance my body. It is a way to detect blocked areas or immobilities, which indicate tension and malfunction, which helps correct and unlock areas that you did not even know you had.
After just one session I had more flexibility in my neck and no stiffness in the lower part of my back, which had been in constant pain since I was pregnant with my first child more than 12 years ago. I was very impressed. I also completely eliminated my annoying and constant headaches that gave me semi-regular form (especially at night).
Her therapy puts you in a state of relaxation so deep that you have no idea of ​​the time that passes, it is amazing and it leaves you floating out of there, every time!
Also my two children were treated and noticed a big difference. My daughter had regular tension headaches (most nights) and had trouble falling asleep and now has none. And her neck and back no longer store tension or are sore.
My son also loved the relaxation and I noticed less tension in his general condition.

 


M.P.V

Doctor

When I consulted with Orna I had headaches in the right hemi-cranium because I had a major dental infection years ago that left me with this sequel. I started cranio-sacral therapy and I improved a lot. The pains were spaced even more with the Alexander Technique.
On the other hand, I had not realized that I had the articulation of the left hip with difficulty of movement, with the Cranio-sacral Therapy, I felt that I walked as if the joint did not “weigh”. That is, I believe that Cranio-sacral Therapy can detect the possibility of future pathologies, or damages, that have not caused pain or can not yet be seen in routine diagnostic tests such as x-rays, etcetera.
I currently do Alexander Technique to have my body as ready as I can to sing. The voice comes out more and more free as the body changes the postural form.
Regarding the therapist, Orna is a great professional and this is evident in her work and in the results. I believe that these two disciplines are not widely known and sometimes we do not have the “certainty” that the tests usually used give us, therefore, I believe that experience is the best test to prove its effectiveness.

 


Óscar Monge Aparicio

Specialized Production Technician at FGC 

My case started when I was diagnosed with a severe carpal tunnel in the right hand (loss of sensation in the fingers).
After the electromyogram test (Clínica Corachán), the solution was surgical intervention. I decided to opt to be treated with other alternatives to see if I could avoid surgery. I started with acupuncture, but after 6 months and another electromyogram again (Hospital de Bellvitge), there was no improvement.
At that moment it came to my mind to contact Orna, to whom I had met a few months ago at the house of a mutual friend, to see if she could handle my case. The first time she treated me, she told me that the problem was coming from my back and I had to stop doing acupuncture, because it was very aggressive and incompatible with her treatment and I did so. Also, by then every 3 or 4 months had to take 2 or 3 sessions with a masseuse because of quite annoying contractures in the back.
After 6 months with alternative treatments of Alexander Technique and craniosacral therapy, the improvement was incredible to such an extent that I went back to perform an electromyogram again (Hospital de Bellvitge) coinciding with the same doctor. The surprise was first for the doctor to see the results: absolute normality. She told me that it was the first time in her life that she saw such a case and she asked me what I had done. I explained the treatments I followed; Craniosacral Therapy had knowledge, but the Alexander Technique did not and she took note.
Since then I have not had any problems with my hand, nor more contractures to this day. Since then, whenever the opportunity arises, I have advised acquaintances, friends and family. From here, thanks to Orna, his hands and teachings.

 


A.F.M.

Coach, experiential trainer and content management consultant

The Alexander technique in the hands of Orna has meant a substantial change in my body consciousness that has generated highly beneficial mental and emotional changes.
This body awareness allows me to feel more confident and to correct bad habits that have resulted in a remarkable improvement in my back, in noticing how your muscles are strengthened very vividly, and other deeper changes.
Although it is not easy to understand this technique, doing it and being aware, outside Orna’s studio, helps you feel much better. It is easier to live it than to explain it … but for me it has been a real discovery.

 


DR. M. B.

Cardiologist, Barcelona

I am a doctor. One and a half year ago, due to a facet syndrome at the lumbar level (probably secondary to 2 lumbo-sacral hernias,) I suffered a very intense lumbar pain with radiation to the hip and lower extremity, which invalidated my mobility significantly, despite the conventional treatments I followed.
One of the treatments that helped my recovery was craniosacral therapy, in the first phase and, to date, the Alexander Technique that I recommend to all people with spinal conditions. To do so, it is essential to consult first with a good specialist in this technique that will confirm the benefits in each case.
I consider Ms. Orna Genislav one of the best specialists in both therapies.

 


Gretel Ghamsharick

Teacher from Frankfurt, Germany

Comencé a tomar clases con Orna cuando estuve en Barcelona, hace cinco años. Nunca olvidaré cómo salía de las clases sintiéndome profundamente relajada y con más energía. Después de la segunda clase ya noté los beneficios de la técnica.
En mi caso, me libré de terribles dolores de cabeza que, incluso después de años de Pilates y Yoga, me seguían molestando. La técnica Alexander me permitió aprender a moverme sin esfuerzo y evitar malos hábitos posturales. Aprendí a mantener una postura corporal relajada que me es especialmente útil en momentos de estrés y tensión durante mi trabajo como profesora. Desde entonces sigo tomando clases en Alemania.
Orna es un profesora experimentada, amable y paciente. Su enseñanza llega de una manera ligera y tranquila. Recomiendo encarecidamente tomar clases con Orna.
Sinceramente,

Paula

Businesswoman

For more than 15 years I practiced figure skating, of which 7 were high performance. Being so young when I started, my body suffered severe and sustained blows for years, that triggered serious injuries to my body, and more than 5 operations on my knees. Although I could rehabilitate myself thanks to physiotherapy, the pains in my legs increased with the years, unleashing a deep and intense break in my physical and mental balance. However, little by little, thanks to Orna and the Craniosacral Therapy practice, I established a new relationship with my body, my centre and my emotionality. It marked, without doubt, a turning point in my life.
I began to heal and to understand that we must learn to connect with our body from our responsibility, and that never is too late to begin the path of healing.

 


G. M.

Social worker

My story is marked by sexual abuse suffered since childhood. I began to remember, already in adulthood, when the person responsible for the aggression died. I guess that forgetting everything was the way to survive. Until then, I could say that I have always been able to move forward but with a very difficult feeling to explain, a very deep sadness that occasionally appeared, but that tormented me because I did not know who or what to blame. Fatigue. Insecurity. I did therapy and it helped me a lot to identify my feelings.
But something inside me continued preventing from feeling good. A weight, a feeling of unhappiness in the day-to-day, no matter how hard I tried to push forward. In my search to find some way to feel better, I discovered Craniosacral Therapy. How it helps me? It has been a slow process, since my story comes from many years ago, and is buried in the deepest part of my being. But, little by little, the sadness that accompanied me has stopped being an internal part of my life. It has helped me a lot, at an emotional level.
Throughout the sessions I have been gaining more security, more strength. I have a feeling of freedom. It is difficult to explain, as if I was able to see more clearly. I don’t feel big changes in each session, but an incredible improvement throughout the process.
In addition, Orna is a discreet therapist, but at the same time very close, which makes you feel comfortable whatever the problem you go for.

 


Marta I. A.

 Administrative

I discovered craniosacral therapy by chance, more than fifteen years ago.
I had constant back pain, especially of the cervical, which caused me severe headaches. The traumatologist told me to swim and I swam until I started having tendonitis on both shoulders. Neither the anti-inflammatories, nor the rehabilitation, nor the acupuncture, nor the physiotherapy, nor anything nor anybody helped me and, in this state, I met Orna. At first I trusted her without understanding very well what this therapy consisted of, although I didn’t care much either because I soon began to notice results.
While this therapy relieved me, Orna recommended that I start with the Alexander technique so that my body was leaving behind the bad habits that caused the pain I had. At that moment I understood that, if I didn’t want to always be the same, it was important that I do.
Although at the beginning it was very difficult for me to let go, thanks to Orna’s patience and determination, I believe that finally my body has begun to understand, to unlearn and to learn again: little by little I have changed the way I sit , the way of walking, the way of moving, all my posture in general. I am aware of my body and I feel more agile and lighter every day despite the kilos I have gained in recent years. The chronic headaches have passed and the backaches have become somewhat punctual, even though I am sitting all day in front of the computer.
I must thank Orna that she has managed to relax my body and, as a consequence, my mind as well.

 


Mónica Mendía García

Teacher

I suffer from Ehlers Danlos syndrome type III with Dysautonomia; this syndrome produces many symptoms including dizziness that was the one that limited me the most; My doctor recommended that I try craniosacral therapy, so I went to Orna. From the first session I noticed improvement, had been suffering from dizziness for about 10 years, the last three years were already chronic and since I started treating myself with Orna in about three months they had disappeared completely, it has been a gift of life.

 

Pierre Réach

Pianist

Professor at EMUC (Higher School of Music of Catalonia)

Orna Genislav is a wonderful Alexander technique teacher.
I was able to benefit from her teaching and I was surprised to see how much all her advice helps me a better understanding of my own body, its possibilities and its limits. In class I learned tools that learned to avoid pain and prevent damage.
Orna knows how to help you live better and I recommend her warmly.