Frequently Asked Questions

What conditions can be treated?
Amatsu therapy can be used to treat many musculo-skeletal and lifestyle related conditions and to aid the restoration of well-being and good health. It also addresses the effects of stress on the body – namely physical, emotional and environmental factors.

Treatments (balances) are suitable for people of all age groups and those with limited mobility. For a list of the most common conditions that can be helped please see the treatment – the benefits.

Do I need to remove my clothes?
Most treatments are carried out fully clothed, you will only be asked to remove your shoes and possibly your belt. On occasion and with your permission, some clothing may be removed temporarily for a closer examination.
What does a treatment (balance) feel like?
An Amatsu balance is a unique full body treatment that uses various techniques that feel like soft tissue pressure and mobilisation.

Different levels of pressure are applied according to your general health and the specific symptoms of your condition. This can vary from the very gentle and relaxing, to the more firm. Clients report different feelings; ranging from being relaxed or sleepy to the more invigorated and energised.

Our practitioners will work for varying amounts of times on different parts of your body that may not always seem obviously related to you. This is because they are trained specifically to tailor your balance each and every time according to your needs on that day and to always take into account your whole body and the bigger picture of any painful condition or problem.

To find out more about the techniques used by your practitioner please see amatsu therapy – indepth.

How will I feel after a treatment (balance)?
Many people feel very different as soon as they get off the treatment couch; others start to feel the changes over a couple of days. It is not unusual to feel a sense of freedom or to feel more upright.

In your working life it can be a massive relief. Especially been anything from a office worker, personal trainer or a driving instructor who sit most of the day to a construction worker to a mechanic.

You may also feel relaxed and sleepy and notice your body standing and moving differently between treatments. Sometimes, as muscles let go of old injuries you may experience some achiness; drinking sufficient water and keeping mobile will help you process these symptoms.

Please think of this as your body sorting out a new way of reacting to the changes. Reporting changes back to your practitioner will be a major benefit in your treatment structure.

For the 24-48 hours following your Amatsu therapy balance, our general advice is to:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Keep mobile e.g. have a brisk, short walk swinging your arms
  • Avoid strenuous exercise
  • Don’t overdo uncomfortable postures which may have contributed to your body’s problems e.g. sitting hunched over a computer keyboard or holding a telephone to your ear
  • Go barefoot at home or where possible and avoid high heels
  • Have a warm bath or shower

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 be quite tired
Importantly, listen to your body – it will tell you what it needs

If your treatment has been in response to gastric, abdominal or immune system based symptoms you may wish to try to avoid those foods that could commonly cause dehydration or that are commonly known to provoke stress reactions in the body (such as refined sugars, processed foods and caffeine base products.)

This is in line with a normal healthy diet. If you have any questions or concerns following your treatment please contact your practitioner who will be able to discuss them with you.

Amatsu therapy should not be used to replace medical treatment without consultation with your GP. If unsure, please consult your local Amatsu therapy practitioner and your GP for advice.