Amatsu is a Japanese osteopathic therapy for musculo-skeletal disorders that focuses on spinal and skeletal misalignment. A highly effective treatment, it works by gently manipulating ligaments and muscular skeletal systems and removing the foundation or root cause of pain which can be often long term and chronic.
This method of aligning the muscular skeletal system has evolved over a period of 3,000 years, influenced by Chinese, Korean and other Oriental sciences and philosophies. It has grown into its present form through research and hundreds of thousands of clinical hours.
Amatsu can be used to treat many musculo-skeletal and lifestyle related conditions and to aid the restoration of well being and good health (see the list below) .
Bernie Traynor of the Dublin Naturopathy Clinic carries out pelvic alignment checks as part of Deep Tissue Massage treatment and finds that almost all clients presenting with long term pain have pelvic misalignment to varying degrees. While massage may benefit and alleviate the condition, it does not always address the root cause and Bernie feels that referral to Amatsu will have a greater outcome for such clients.
In addition, a lot of what Therapists and Bodyworkers deal with are secondary injuries, for example, a broken ankle will be successfully repaired, but in the mean time, an out-of-aligment pelvis has meant additional postural compensation during recovery so that the person develops a back/neck/shoulder problem which brings with it greater pain for a much longer period. Our resident Amatsu Therapist at the Dublin Naturopathy Clinic, Younis, works predominantly with people who suffer from back pain, joint pain and sports injuries, but also finds this treatment successful in dealing with arthritis (both osteo and rheumatoid). It is a common statement that the structure of the body will determine how it functions, and as a structural therapy Amatsu has also had success in dealing with digestive complaints, headaches and migraines, colic in babies, and indeed, problems linked to menstruation.
For further information or to book an appointment call Younis on 086 305 73 23,
the Clinic 087 9077157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Diagnostic tools include
Applied kinesiology muscle testing,
Range of motion testing
Orthopaedic testing and palpation
Therapeutic Interventions include
Soft tissue work, push-pull remedial massage into tight muscle tissues and acupoints.
Gentle limb and joint mobilisation technique.
Gentle ligament and organ massage
Balancing of the cranio-sacral system. Gently removing tensions from the sutures of the cranium, head on neck and reciprocal freedom of the pelvis so that the head and pelvis can move in a coordinated way.
Diseases and disorders treated include:
Treatments (balances) are suitable for people of all age groups and those with limited mobility and I have successfully used it to help treat conditions such as:
- muscular or joint problems anywhere in the body including strains, sprains
- back pain
- shoulder pain
- rib pain
- general pain or specific painful conditions such as fibromyalgia
- high/low blood pressure
- arthritic problems
- carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger thumb
- sciatica, trapped nerves
- whiplash injuries and neck pain
- sports injuries such as tennis and golfers elbow, groin strains
- repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
- respiratory complaints eg asthma, chronic coughs, nasal congestion, sinusitis
- postural problems
- bowel complaints eg IBS
- digestive problems eg colic, heartburn
- headaches, migraines
- ante and post-natal issues
- stress and tension
- spinal curvature
- sinusitis and other ear/nose/throat problems
- mobility problems
- menstrual problems
- muscular spasm
- jaw pain
- frozen shoulder