Amatsu Japanese Integrated Medicine is a therapy that was developed in Japan, with roots in Chinese and Tibetan medicine. It follows the principles of natural movement, and looks at patients in a holistic way to restore and maintain balance using a range of methods and techniques. These include methods such as massage (Anma), gentle manipulation of musculoskeletal, ligamentous and visceral structures (Sekkotsu), needling or acupressure on specific points on the meridian energy system (Hari or Shiatsu), cranio-sacral touch (Kenku), diet and herbs (Kanpo), physical exercises (Junan Taiso), breathing and energy control techniques (Kikou).
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissue of the body. These are the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue. This type of therapy has a number of physical, physiological and psychological benefits.
It is used to improve circulation of blood and lymph, relax muscles, reduce pain, stress and anxiety, increase joint range of motion, rehabilitate injuries, and promote overall health and wellbeing.There are many types of massage, but two fundamental categories are the Relaxation massage, or so called Swedish Massage, and the Medical Massage, also known as Deep Tissue, or Clinical Massage.
Developed in Sweden with roots in Chinese massage, A relaxation massage that helps dissolve stress, anxiety and depression. It involves long fluid strokes and gentle kneading of soft tissues. This type of treatment helps calm the mind and has beneficial physiological effects on the circulatory, lymphatic, and immune systems.
This type of massage makes use of Deep Tissue techniques and can help maintain the body in better condition, prevent injuries, improve tissue elasticity, range of motion and increase sporting performance. It can also help rehabilitate injured soft tissues such as muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Deep Tissue Techniques
This type of massage is a clinical treatment to address areas of structural imbalance, soft tissue injury or dysfunction. It is not uncommon therefore to experience some mild discomfort during some parts of the treatment. Your therapist will work with you to ensure that your treatment is both pleasant and beneficial.
Specific techniques such as tissue stretches, neuro-muscular technique and trigger point therapy may be employed depending on your particular requirements.
Anma is a type of massage therapy that was developed in Japan, with roots in Chinese Medicine. It involves applying pressure to specific points on the body, along the energy pathways called meridians.
Stimulation of these points promotes the flow of vital energy, which helps maintain health and facilitate healing by removing blockages, which can contribute to a wide range of health issues.
This type of massage is performed without the use of any oils, so it can be done with the client fully clothed in loose, comfortable clothing such as t-shirt and shorts, or other sports wear.
A holistic complementary therapy based on the principle that there are areas and points on the feet and hands (reflexes) that correspond to all parts of the body. When these reflexes are manipulated, they produce an effect on the corresponding body part via the energetic system. Stimulating these points promotes health in the organs and glands, and can help restore homeostasis to all the body systems. Reflexology is also known as Zone Therapy. This type of massage can be an effective way to alleviate stress, promote relaxation and improve sleep.