FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE MAIN GOAL OF THE TREATMENT?
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST SESSION?
You will be asked to fill out a detailed consent form, and a comprehensive health history will be taken. We will discuss the details of any medical condition or injury you might have. Then you will be asked to remove your shoes and lie on the plinth. We will carry out a series of kinaesthetic and orthopedic tests to form a picture of what your body is specifically saying to be the issue and we will target the areas of the body that needs to be released in order to bring you to balance.
WHAT FACTORS WILL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHEN ASSESSING?
Amatsu has been developed by using diagnostic tools from various disciplines, including Kinesiology muscle testing and Orthopedic testing, to understand your body's dysfunctions. The main aim is to restore balance to the whole body with minimum intervention. Amatsu uses a range of techniques, including soft tissue work, structural alignment, balance to the organ system, and cranial work, to release inherent wellness that becomes subdued with dis-ease.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY AMATSU TREATMENT?
Amatsu balances are given fully clothed, it is ideal to wear loose-fitted clothing, ideally natural fabric and without any stickers.
In Amatsu we look at the interaction of five factors for health referred to as the Godai (Go meaning 5 in Japanese). These five factors, Structure, Nutrition, Energy, Emotion, and Environment are interdependent and can cause illness in any of the other areas. Therefore, it is not just a physical injury that can cause problems to the body. All too often life's stresses mean that our bodies have to adapt and cope with tensions and strains, leading to poor posture, sluggish digestive systems, aching shoulders and necks. Amatsu can help to relieve these strains
I HAVE HAD MY INJURY FOR YEARS, CAN AMATSU HELP ME?
DO I HAVE TO BE SICK BEFORE I CAN BOOK AMATSU?
No. A regular Amatsu balance is a good way to prevent health problems from arising. Many people choose Amatsu just because they enjoy it and they recognize it helps them to stay well.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Yes, but depending on the injury and the length of time, the injury has caused problems. Some tissues, for example, nervous tissue, can be affected permanently, but with Amatsu, you can find yourself in a place where your body works well without pain. Amatsu treatments are gentle and non-invasive and suitable for people of any age, from the very young to the very old, and those with limited mobility.
I'M PREGNANT, CAN I HAVE AMATSU?
Amatsu is a whole-body treatment that works with the body's soft tissue eg: muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments, organs, and craniosacral system. It helps to re-balance other key mechanical and energetic structures eg: the spine, joints, bones, cranium, and meridian circuits. By bringing the body back into balance, Amatsu empowers the body to heal itself.
HOW DOES AMATSU HELP BODY HEAL ITSELF?
Amatsu is a gentle therapy, which is very effective in pregnancy. When you contact me, we can clarify what stages it would be beneficial for you to visit. It can help with back pain, tension in the ligaments of the uterus, symphysis pubis, and other conditions. It will also help to bring your pelvis back into balance. A pelvis that is in balance can move and turn to allow the baby to deliver as quickly and safely as possible.
I always suggest 4 to 6 treatments to address a particular issue and recommend regular assessments and maintenance.