Amatsu Therapy

In preparation for your balance:

  • Drink lots of water to ensure your body is hydrated
  • Balances are carried out fully clothed so please wear loose baggy clothing e.g. T-Shirt and track suit bottoms


Amatsu therapy, usually called a ‘balance’, will take about 30 to 45 minutes although the first session takes about an hour. This initial assessment, using a combination of observation, palpation and muscle testing allows a complete picture to be built up of your individual needs at that time.

After appraising your needs I will use a combination of soft tissue techniques including:

  • Proprioceptive balancing
  • Anma Massage
  • Structural adjustment
  • Balance to the organ system
  • Cranial work

We look at the interaction of five factors for health referred to as Godai (Go being the Japanese for five). 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 may help to relieve these strains.

Different levels of pressure and mobilisation are applied according to your general health and the specific symptoms of your condition.

Post Balance Advice:

For at least 24 hours:

  • Drink plenty of water and keep mobile to help your body process the changes that have occurred
  • Avoid strenuous exercise, where possible
  • Try and avoid the uncomfortable postures which may have contributed to your problems in the first place
  • Have a warm bath or shower
  • Go barefoot at home whenever possible and walk with arms swinging for 20 minutes a day

Above all – be kind to your body – although gentle, Amatsu is asking your body to release lots of restrictions that it may have held for a very long time, so you may feel quite tired, sometimes emotional and experience aching in muscles as they let go of old injury patterns.

Most importantly, listen to your body, it will tell you what it needs.