Amatsu


Amatsu is a fusion of ancient Japanese philosophy and western core science, researched by Dennis Bartram from the teachings of Dr. Masaki Hatsumi and underpinned with the biotensegrity principles of Stephen M. Levin MD” 
                                                     Amatsu Therapy Association

 

Amatsu is a modern interpretation of ancient Japanese soft tissue therapy. In Japan it is often referred to as Amatsu ‘medicine’, a healing system used in the East over 5000 years, passed down through the generations from master to student.
The essence of Amatsu derives from ancient Eastern studies of natural body movement, massage and the martial arts.

It is a dynamic and remedial treatment which can be administered to most muscular-skeletal  problems for correction, pain management and rehabilitation.

Each treatment is termed a ‘balance’. It evaluates the whole body structure, aiming not just to relieve pain, but also to bring about general equilibrium. In addition, your practitioner considers  lifestyle stresses which may be causing physical imbalance. For more details see ‘The Godai'.

The Amatsu process includes anma (push/pull) massage, mobilisation and gentle joint realignment, visceral (organ ) management and cranial to sacral balancing.  Your practitioner will also consider the muscle-organ-vertebra associations within your body and consider which may be having the principle impact on your condition. Can Amatsu help me?

Amatsu observes the principles that the body is a whole tensegrity structure. The fascia or connective tissue forms a continuous 3-D matrix throughout, extending from head to toe. This explains the fact that a correction at one end of the body may have an effect at a distal point elsewhere. In modern science the concept of ‘Biotensegrity’ offers the best explanation of this approach.

Regulation
The standards for Amatsu Practitioners have been set up by the Amatsu Therapy Association of The UK, in accordance with the criteria set by the Institute of Complementary Medicine. All members of the ATA have completed an accredited course that adheres to these standards. Practitioners must adhere to the ICM and ATA Code of ethics and undertake continued professional development to maintain membership of the Association.