Amatsu Soft Tissue Therapy
Amatsu therapy has been practiced for around 3000 years. It originates from Japan and is a modern blend of anatomy, physiology and natural body movement (taijutsu).
Amatsu practitioners endeavor to create small movements into the soft tissue, including muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Injuries, illness, poor posture or environmental stresses, can cause lesion patterns in the body. These lesion patterns can cause the soft tissue to become tight and restricted, which in turn can impede mobility. Amatsu practitioners use a light touch when approaching the soft tissue, which can have an incredible impact on the body.
Amatsu therapy centres around the principle of biotensegrity, meaning the body is an intricate self- supporting structure, made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. If a restriction or lesion pattern occurs in one area of the body, by design, it will create changes or adaptations to another part of the body. Therefore, the part of the body we may experience pain or discomfort, may not be the source of the originating impingement.
What Happens at an Amatsu Balance Session?
An Amatsu balance session will always include:
Assessment of the pelvis
Stimulation of acu-pressure points
Corrections to areas of weakness; this will include releasing areas of tension, mobilisation and elements of massage
What Should I Wear?
Loose comfortable clothing, to allow your limbs to be moved (as this is an active session) & socks to keep your feet warm! You will remain fully clothed throughout.