If Amatsu is new to you , you may have lots of questions. Please feel free to get in touch.
What happens during an Amatsu treatment?
We start our assessment by taking a medical history, making sure we know what medications you are taking and by understanding how your lifestyle ( e.g occupation, exercise ) impacts your symptoms.
We will then assess the way you stand and move, before going through a set of orthopaedic tests and muscle tests (assessing the quality of individual muscle responses). Gaining an overall understanding of your body allows us to then decide the most appropriate treatment techniques for you.
Treatment will involve gentle soft tissue releases, mobilisations and massage.
Every human body compensates for stress, strain and injury differently, therefore all Amatsu treatments are unique to the individual.
What to wear for a treatment?
As Amatsu is performed with the client fully clothed, soft comfortable clothing is advisable so that your limbs can easily be checked for a range of movement. You will be asked to remove your shoes, belt and watch.
Who can benefit from an Amatsu treatment?
The gentle approach makes it suitable for all ages
n.b. there are some conditions and symptoms which are not suitable for Amatsu treatment. Please contact me for more details.
What conditions can be help by Amatsu?
Treatment can help many musculo-skeletal, lifestyle and work-related conditions to aid the restoration of natural health and well-being. E.g. General aches and pains, injury from accidents, broken bones etc, sports injuries (old and new), repetitive strain injuries, digestive issues and migraines.
How many treatments will I need?
This may vary depending on your condition and the severity, age and fitness, and how your body responds to the treatment. It is not unusual to feel the difference straight away, but usually people start to feel the changes remain after approx. 4 treatments. In long term chronic conditions however it may be longer this.
Once the initial problem is resolved, many people return for regular maintenance. A regular treatment helps maintain good alignment and postural balance through the stresses imposed on your body through everyday living, helping you keep your optimum levels of function and health .
How will I feel after an Amatsu treatment?
Everyone is different and you are advised to listen to your body and follow the post treatment advice.
You may feel full of energy, or you may feel a little tired.
What should I do after a treatment?
Water – make sure you drink plenty of water.
Walk – walking helps your treatment ‘settle’ into your body as well helping you stay healthy
Warmth – keep any aches and pains warm
Listen and act on what your practitioner has advised
Be kind to yourself - rest
Avoid strenuous exercise
Avoid alcohol for 24 hours