Amatsu is performed by using hands in order to realign the body and restore balance. It is a treatment that involves the entire body and has been found to aid a variety of diseases and problems such as aches and pain. It helps to get rid of any pain in the body and helps the body avoid injury down the line by treating the cause of the discomfort or illness.
All of the soft tissue in your body, including the ligaments, organs, muscles and tendons, are worked on to help restore balance to the body. It helps improve the condition of the joints, bones, cranium and spine. Amatsu can be performed on all ages and all conditions. It is important to find a skilled practitioner to perform the best treatment possible.
Anma is a part of the Amatsu technique and is the first stage taught to those who study Amatsu. Anma is typically performed dry (without oil) and to fully clothed clients. It can be performed in a variety of settings and is very adjustable. It is a method of Traditional Chinese Medicine that dates back more than 5,000 years. Anma helps reduce anxiety, stress and pain. It also stimulates the immune systems functions. Anma can help get rid of tense muscles and the pain associated with it.
Anma massages use techniques that are similar to many massages, such as kneading and rubbing. Since it is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the movements and points during an Anma session are meant to help the important points and meridians throughout the body. It is not exactly a soft massage, though you can tell your therapist to tone it down. Some movements involve intense gripping of the skin in order to stimulate tissues and muscles to increase the flow of blood. It also incorporates acupressure, a technique that uses intense pressing through fingers or knuckles to unblock areas that are tense and congested.