Amatsu is a 3000-year old holistic Japanese medicine. As it evolved, it was influenced by Chinese, Korean and other Asian medical practises and procedures, and more recently it has been influenced by modern medical research.
Amatsu looks at the body as a whole and treatment focusses on the cause of problems rather than just the obvious symptoms. Amatsu therapy include muscle testing, massage, mobilisation, stretching, re-patterning, cranial and sacral balancing and the use of acupressure points.
After a thorough assessment, Amatsu techniques are used to release restrictions, allowing the body to align itself. Consequently, the bones and joints are balanced freeing the muscles of adverse strain which enables the lymphatic system and all other systems of the body to work optimally. This in turn allows the body to heal itself, relieving pain and restoring health.
The principle of Godai is a very important one for Amatsu practitioners. The Godai (literally "Big Five") are the five factors which must be in balance for a healthy existance. These five factors are:
- Physical (the musculo-skeletal system)
- Emotional (our state of mind)
- Nutrition (food and water intake and excretion)
- Energy (Ki, or life force)
- Environment (our surroundings, and how we interact with them)
By taking all these factors into account, an Amatsu practitioner seeks to restore balance, leading to improved health and optimal function.
The following is a list of just some of the conditions or problem areas which are addressed using Amatsu:
- back and pelvis
- muscle spasm
- sprains and strains
- tennis elbow
- golfer's elbow
- sports injuries
- digestive disorders
- headaches and migraines
- postural problems
- high and low blood pressure
- depression/post-natal depression
If you have any questions regarding how Amatsu can be used to help you, please phone Michelle on 07814 67 88 34 (UK mobile number)