Amatsu Therapist Linda

What it is and what I can expect?

Amatsu is a Japanese physical therapy originating from the martial arts of Ninjitsu and has been around in certain forms for about two thousand years brought to the West by Dennis Bartram in the early 1990’s following training with the Grand Master Dr Massaki Hatsumi in Japan.

Amatsu treats your whole body, not just the symptoms.  It comprises of a number of different techniques such as massage, mobilisation, re-patterning and cranial balancing, which can be used in many combinations to suit the clients needs including back pain.

Your body has an amazing ability to regain its own health.  However, the stresses of life can damage or distort your natural patterns leading to poor health in various forms.  Amatsu supports and encourages the natural abilities of your body, working with it and not imposing corrections onto it.  Regaining natural, healthy patterns is the aim of every Amatsu session, restoring balance and producing wholeness in your body.

What is it best for?

Amatsu can be an effective therapy for all of the following and many more:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Sports injuries
  • Knee problems
  • Tennis/golfers elbow
  • Feet/ankle pain
  • Stress related conditions
  • Asthma
  • Sciatica
  • RSI/carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Groin strains
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Mobility problems
  • Jaw pain
  • Eye pain
  • IBS/ digestive problems
  • Postural problems

Have you been putting your life on hold? Are there activities you no longer participate in as it might give you back, neck, and shoulder or knee pain? Have you stopped exercising, gardening, playing sport, taking long walks?

You may be able to regain a fuller and more active life by using Amatsu to balance your body and therefore balancing your life.

Benefits in Pregnancy and Parenthood

Amasu can be of benefit with back pain in pregnancy by ensuring the feet, knees and hips re freely moving and aligned, which allows the pelvis to be in the optimum position.  This can remove pressure on the nerves, especially the sciatic nerve.

A balanced pelvis is also beneficial during birth.

Amatsu can help with heart burn, and cranial balancing can help with the effects of stress and headaches.

Amatsu is gentle and suitable for new born babies to the elderly, helpful for newborn babies that may be experiencing problems from birth.

Signs to look for are:- Only turning their heads to one side, constant drying or screaming, excessive colic, repeated ear, nose and throat problems.

Which therapists provide this service?

Linda Hornsby offers Amatsu on a Tuesday here at Beehive Healthcare, Chester. You can contact her on 07786 657914 to discuss and book an appointment


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