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By Stephan Grabner

Are you in pain? Have you lost mobility? Have you tried everything? Here is why Amatsu can help. This highly effective, holistic physical therapy realigns the body, thus improving the efficiency of muscles and physical structures, but also aiding organ function and the immune system. You may also like to know that the treatment is performed fully clothed and does not involves any cracking and crunching. 


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The focus of Amatsu is on reducing pain, improving posture, increasing mobility and your feeling of well-being. By bringing the body back into balance, Amatsu empowers the body to heal itself.

The treatments are gentle and non-invasive, suitable for any age and level of mobility. You will remain fully clothed during treatment, therefore soft comfortable clothing is advisable so that your limbs can easily be checked for a range of movement.

Amatsu has been beneficial for people suffering from general aches and pains, for instance those resulting from injuries from accidents, broken bones or sports injuries (old and new). It is also helpful for repetitive strain injuries, digestive issues and migraines.

The initial assessment includes taking a detailed medical history and understanding how your job, exercise and lifestyle impact on your symptoms and your health. Assessing how you stand still and how you move gives a good indication of muscles which may be too tight or not strong enough to work efficiently for you. Diagnostic processes including orthopaedic tests and muscle tests allow the therapist to assess and treat the root cause of the problem. Often, this isn’t where the client feels discomfort or pain.

Following an Amatsu treatment you may feel full of energy, or a little tired, everyone is different. It is advisable to listen to your body and take the post-treatment advice from your practitioner. Don’t lift heavy weights or objects and don’t exercise too intensively for 24 hours after treatment. Be kind to yourself – it’s important! The three Ws make a great starting point:

Warmth – keep any aches and pains warm

Water – keep well hydrated

Walk – to keep healthy.

Did You Know? 

Amatsu has evolved from principles of the Japanese martial art Ninjutsu. Three British osteopaths went to Japan to train in the martial art with Sensei Masaaki Hatsumi. Upon mastering Hatsumi’s healing principles, which come as an extension of the martial art form, Hatsumi told the osteopaths to expand on these and adapt them to the Western world. Amatsu was developed from there as a blend of Ninjutsu training (the movement behind the treatment), combined with modern Western science and  techniques of assessment and correction. 



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You can make an appointment with Stephan at his clinic at Chave & Jackson Therapy Centre in Broad Street, Hereford, or in Cardiff (Pearl Street) or Abergavenny (Monmouth Road).

Tel: 07710 285 104 – Stephan Grabner


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Andrea Slivkova
Editor, FitNet Magazine
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Previously gymnastics coach, massage therapist and personal trainer with 20 years of experience. Former gymnast and dancer.

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