We provide bodywork, massage therapy and energy work sessions for your health and well being.  We offer  classes to enable you to help yourself, your family, and your clients.



Ortho-Bionomy® is a bodywork system that is easily utilized by itself or with many other modalities.  It’s ease and gentleness for both the practitioner and the client are among it’s outstanding features. 


By finding structural balance, blood circulates more freely, the body functions more effectively, and muscles find new poise.  Ortho-Bionomy® helps the body find new, more efficient patterns of function and movement.


Reiki is a simple and deeply powerful form of healing.  It enriches the lives of everyone touched by it, either in giving or receiving it.  It is a practice in itself and it adds zest and power to other forms of energy work bodywork or massage. 



  • Classes are available in the Akron area and elsewhere. 
  • If you would like to host classes in your area, please contact me.
  • I offer Reiki I, II and III classes. 
  • Ortho-Bionomy® classes offered at this time
    • Basics: Spine and Extremities; Spine; Extremities; Spine and Pelvis.
    • Exploration of Movement Patterns
    • Isometrics
    • Posture and Post Techniques
    • Anatomy & Physiology: Exploring Functional Anatomy. 
    • Elective classes: 
      • Self-Care
      • Coloring Outside the Lines: a combination of advanced Spine and Extremities, Assessment, and other techniques not taught in Basics.
      • Working with the Muscles of the Upper Extremity: A compliment to Basic Extremities that will help you pinpoint specific areas and address specific problems.
      • Working with the Muscles of the Lower Extremity
      • Working with the Muscles of the Head, Neck and Torso

Ortho-Bionomy® is a registered trademark of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International® and is use with permission.

Current Class Schedule

In Akron, Ohio

16 units.

Ortho-Bionomy® Basics: Working with the Extremities 

December 7-8, 2019

9 am to 6 pm 

    • The easy and effective techniques to ease pain, tension and discomfort in the upper extremity (clavicle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand), ribcage, sternum, lower extremity (femur, knee, ankle, feet) and pelvis. 
    • Principles that can be applied anywhere on the body. 
    • Ways of working with your clients that will save your hands:  techniques that are gentle and easy on you and your clients.  

    16 units.  No prerequisites.

    Location:  Class will be held at Ariel Massotherapy, 2106 Braewick Circle Suite D, Akron, OH.  Class size is limited to 6. If there is a larger demand, you will be notified of a different location for the class.

    Cost:  $325. If you register and pay in full by November 15, 2019, the cost is $275.

    Contact Bill at 330.836.4788 or bill@empowertoheal.com .

    This is largely a hands-on workshop, consisting mainly of hands-on anatomy review, technique demonstration and practice, so wear your loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.

    Classes are conducted at a pace that is tailored to the participants. With that in mind, we will cover as much of the material as is possible

    About the instructors:

    Bill Blocksom 

    Bill became a Registered Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy in May 2004,  an Advanced Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy in June 2002 and a Practitioner in May 2000, having taken his first class in 1994.  He has been in full-time practice of massage therapy since 1991.  Though he has studied, practiced and taught other modalities, Ortho-Bionomy is his first love. He maintains a private Ortho-Bionomy and Massage Therapy practice in Akron, Ohio.

    Ortho-Bionomy® and Society of Ortho-Bionomy International® are trademarks of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International Inc. and are used with permission.


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