About Us

My name is Mary Thiessen and with my husband Ben, we own Marben Sales & Consulting.

I am an Ortho-Bionomy® Instructor and practitioner, a Reiki Master & teacher, I have studied Neurolinguistic Programming™, Craniosacral™ bodywork and received a BA degree as a mature student.

My studies in Ortho-Bionomy were weekends in Winnipeg with further studies in Berkley CA.

My passion is sharing information and experiences in the health field. Helping people get better health.

I have been involved in Alternative modes of healing for more than 30 years. I want to offer everyone I meet choices in their healing journey.

I have always been curious and interested in alternative modalities of healing. Our daughter suffered trauma at birth and was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, a name for brain damage. After much research (before the internet) I found a program with The Institutes for Human Potential, in Philadelphia, that focused on persons with brain damage. Our daughter did this program with the help of hundreds of volunteers for almost 10 years. She advanced from a child with very limited mobility and no speech till today she is married and independent with the help of some home care.

At the age of 39, I decided to further my studies at The U of W. Here, as mature students, we met for coffee regularly and one day one of the group said she had registered for an alternative healing workshop and discovered she could not attend. So I went in her place. This weekend was my introduction to Ortho-Bionomy. This was the gentlest form of body work I had ever received. I was delighted! Ortho-Bionomy was founded in 1975 by Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls, an Osteopathic doctor. With his medical background and being a Martial Arts Instructor, he put together a program of body work. He explained Ortho-Bionomy as Ortho == Correct: Bio ==Life and Nomy= Study, meaning , the correct way to live your life. Ortho-Bionomy embraces the body, mind and spirit connection, allowing you to integrate your physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Ortho-Bionomy is safe and gentle enough for new born infants, pre/post operative care, mild discomfort or acute body pain. It is very effective in dealing with chronic issues, traumatic events (physical & emotional) sports injuries and many other common ailments. Clients remain fully clothed in their sessions.

Several years ago Ben suffered a heart attack and underwent a quadruple by-pass surgery. Research on the internet led me a product called L Arginnine. Synergy World Wide produced the product ProArgi9+. A plant based product to make Nitric Oxide which supports the cardiovascular system.

Further studies has led me to The Way of the Heart, a program which has helped me enhance my passion for helping clients discover physical, spiritual and emotional well-being.

Body Talk Access is also a program for wholeness.

All these modalities are tools in my healing tool belt!