Frequently Asked Questions about Amatsu Orthopath Therapy

Here are the questions we are most often asked about Amatsu treatments:


Amatsu therapy is used to treat many muscle issues, bone issues and other conditions that come from our everyday life. It also confronts the negative effects that stress causes to the body, including emotional, physical and environmental factors.  Amatsu treatments are fitting for people of all ages, including those who have restricted mobility. For a list of the most common conditions that can be helped please see more information here Conditions Treated by Amatsu
Most of the time during treatment the client will be fully dressed, with the exception of his/her shoes and belt. Occasionally with the client’s permission, some clothing will be removed for a short period in order to closer examine the problem.
During Amatsu treatments, various techniques are used that feel like soft tissue pressure and mobilisation. An Amatsu balance is a full body and unique treatment. Depending on each individual’s health, different amounts of pressure will be applied. This will also depend on the specific symptoms of the client’s condition. The levels of pressure vary from firm to gentle and relaxing. Individuals have reported feeling relaxed or sleepy, while others say they feel energised and invigorated.  To learn more about the techniques used please see Amatsu Treatment.
A significant number of people notice a difference immediately after treatment, while the effects will not be felt by others for a few days. Usually clients will feel more freedom to move and notice their bodies standing and moving differently as though their bodies are more upright.  Treatments can sometimes cause people to feel relaxed and/or sleepy. Achiness is a common symptom of the treatment as the body is letting go of old injuries. In order to counteract this, you should drink large amounts of water and stay mobile. This is how your body is reacting to the changes it has just undergone and is perfectly normal. In order to help your treatment structure, it may be useful to your practitioner to be informed of these changes. To learn more about what you may experience after your treatment see After your Amatsu Treatment
The amount of visits and how often they occur depends on several factors. Each individual is effected differently by each factor so everyone will require a different treatment structure. These are the most common factors:
  • What is the client’s general heath?
  • Is the condition acute or chronic?
  • Is it an acute condition with an underlying chronic cause?
  • What external factors need to be considered? (e.g. occupation and lifestyle)
  • Is there a specific time pressure due to a forthcoming event, such as a holiday?
  We aim to empower clients to take control and manage their own health. Clients often return to treatment after the resolving of their initial problem in order to maintain their health. Some clients like to make regular visits; this might be once a month. Others will return based on their needs. We firmly believe that ‘prevention is than cure’ and therefore encourage our clients to learn to read and listen to the signs sent by the body. Regular visits may well protect you from a build-up of the everyday stresses of life in your body.
Amatsu is often very helpful to newborn babies who may have been suffering problematic symptoms since birth. Symptoms to watch out for include: only turning their head to one side, repeated nose, ear and throat problems, constant crying/screaming and excessive colic. Cranial balancing techniques could be beneficial in treating these symptoms and therefore it would be ideal if the Amatsu practitioner was trained to Kenku level.
In certain cases it is necessary for the practitioner to ask the client to seek approval from their doctor before treatment can begin. Amatsu practitioners must be informed about any medical conditions or injury the client may have. With this information they can tell the client if more information or further authorisation is necessary.
Please contact us on 085-143 4299 for full details of our pricing structure.
Amatsu is harmonising for many other therapies, so combining treatments is not a problem. It is complementary for Western medicine. However, all practitioners involved in treating you should be informed and have all the information available so that they can make a note of all the treatments you are receiving. Amatsu therapy cannot be used instead of medical treatment without consultation from your GP.