And it also helps to:
Strengthen your immune system
Delay muscular atrophy caused by forced inactivity
Improve circulation and relieve congestion throughout your body
Amatsu therapy, a Japanese osteopathic treatment, is based on ancient principles of movement and integrative health. Modern Amatsu is supported by a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology understanding. This combination creates a powerful and effective treatment that corrects anatomical dysfunction affecting the whole body systems. This principle looks at the body as a holistic, self supporting unit rather than a bio-mechanic structure.
Amatsu uses a range of techniques including soft tissue work (e.g. muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments, organs), structural adjustment (spine, joints), balance to the organs system and cranial touch which 'awaken' the inherent potential of our bodies to heal and relax returning to its natural health with minimal intervention.
It restores the inherent state of balance to the body using the practitioner’s natural body movement to induce adjustment in the client's soft tissue facilitating a deeper level of integrated body correction.
Can Amatsu Therapy Help Me?
The demands of a busy life force our bodies to adapt leading to poor posture, bad eating habits, sluggish digestive systems, stress, aching shoulders and necks and energy depletion that can affect the quality of our life causing restrictions, lingering pains, tension and disease. That is why the Amatsu's approach to a healthy balanced person highlights the importance
of these five factors and their interaction: Structure, Nutrition, Energy, Emotion and Environment.
Treatments (balances) are suitable for all ages, and those with limited mobility.
Everyone benefits from the sessions; however, the treatments are specifically useful in the relief and prevention of:
Back pain and tight muscles
Headaches and migraines
Joint pain or restrictions
Sports injuries and muscle fatigue
Pregnancy aches and pains
and much more
What to Expect During Treatment
On your first visit a detailed medical history will be taken. Susana will then assess the condition of your body through careful observation, palpation, motion and muscle tests as well as your description of what made you pursue the treatment. She will apply the most suitable
Amatsu techniques that aid your body to return to and retain its natural health with minimal intervention. These may include massage,
pressure points, cranial touch, mobilization of the joints, and re-alignment of the body structure.
The number of sessions required varies according to your personal condition and how fast your body reacts to the benefits of an amatsu balance.
Some clients use amatsu as regular maintenance and a valuable form of preventative medicine, others just love the deep relaxation a balance can induce and enjoy coming back for one.
What Should I Wear?
You will remain fully clothed during the whole balance so it is more comfortable to wear loose fitting garments.
The History of Amatsu
Amatsu has developed from an ancient Japanese therapy .
Its origins go back to thousands of years ago. The form of amatsu practiced today has been adapted from the original following advancements in knowledge of the human anatomy. Only since 1995 though, has amatsu being shared with the Western world by the Bujinkan Dojo grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi when he passed his knowledge and skills to few of his martial arts students from the UK and Ireland.
Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi is a highly accomplished martial artist, doctor, writer and actor. He was born in Noda City, Japan, on December 2, 1931. He graduated from Meji University of Medicine in Tokyo, as a Hone-tsugi (Orthopedic Doctor). He is respected as an accomplished practitioner of the ancient Japanese medical techniques of natural healing methods.
From a young age he studied many martial arts including Judo, Karate and Kobudo. In his twenties he began an apprenticeship to the late Toshitsugu Takamatsu which continued for fifteen years at the end of which Takamatsu passed the knowledge and skills held in the Amatsu Tatara to Dr. Hatsumi.