Thursday, 6 May 2010



Amatsu a modern adaptation of an ancient Japanese hands-on therapy which is over 3,000 years old. Amatsu that can be administered to most muscular-skeletal problems for correction, pain management and rehabilitation. It also addresses the triad of stresses on the body - namely physical, emotional and nutritional factors. The purpose of Amatsu is to aid in the restoration of health and it is extremely effective because it has this core principle.

The methodology of Amatsu includes various skills including Anma (push, pull) massage, gentle joint realignment, visceral management and reciprocal cranial to sacrum balancing. These can be used in many different combinations to suit the individual needs of each client.

All ATA Amatsu Practitioners are trained to offer after care life skills advice to clients. These include postural management, Kinetic handling, nutritional guidance and stress management principles. Our minimal treatment protocol in acute cases includes a consultation examination and evaluation; followed by 4-6 weekly sessions, then re-evaluation, and if required a management or rehabilitation programme.

The number of treatments required will also depend on the individual problems.

Amatsu’s breakthrough in the West began when Three Westerners, Dennis Bartram, Christopher Roworth and William Doolan made history as Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi PhD broke with Japanese Tradition in 1995. He granted them full teaching rights of the ancient school of Hi Chi Bu Ku Goshin Jutsu. Now these ancient time tested teachings are available through the development of its Masters both as a Therapy and a movement management system. Our trained Therapists are registered with the British Register of Complimentary Practitioners, the Institute of Complementary Therapists and the Amatsu Therapy Association. We have enjoyed a claim free insurance history since 1995.

Amatsu maintains very close International links to Japan and the Amatsu Association in Ireland.

Amatsu includes:

Massage techniques, Squeezing, Percussion and Effleurage etc.

1. Stretching, unwinding, neuromuscular techniques etc.

2. Positioning, postural ergonomics, alignment methods etc.

3. Muscle energy, resistive, passive, articulations etc.

4. Pressure points, Acupressure/Shiatsu.

It is not just physical injury that can cause problems. Amatsu therapy is based on the idea of the Godai or 'Big Five' - five areas that interact and influence the way our body responds to life:

• ENVIRONMENTAL: where, when and how you do what you do.

• PHYSICAL: your bodies structure, bones, muscles and ligaments.

• EMOTIONAL: your thought processes, emotions, beliefs and values.

• CHEMICAL: your hormones, digestive system, the food you eat etc.

• ELECTRICAL: your nervous and energy systems.

When these ‘BIG FIVE’ are in balance, we are healthy. A loss of balance in any one area will result in change in the others.

Amatsu is a catalyst for self healing, using the body's innate and profound ability to maintain and heal itself. It combines a variety of techniques including: massage, balancing, mobilisation, re-patterning and realigning energy flows.

 Anma - traditional Japanese massage

 Seitai - focuses on the relationships between various parts of the body and works to re-align balance and re-pattern the body.

 Shinden-jutsu - works with the ligaments and fluids that allow for skeletal stability and natural organ position.

 Kenku-jutsu - works with the cranio- sacral system

Don't forget that it is your body that knows what it needs in order to repair - Amatsu facilitates this and helps to connect the mind/body link that allows us to do this.

COST: £60 initial consultation 60 minutes

£45 follow up sessions 30-45 minutes

£245 for 6 sessions

Amatsu Therapy Association (ATA) website:

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