Amatsu brings balance to your body and your life. It is a modern interpretation of an ancient Japanese physical therapy, which originated more than 5000 years ago in the Far East. Amatsu is based on the principles of natural movement.

Amatsu in its present form, has been developed primarily by Dennis Bartram D.O., who was inspired by his mentor Dr. Massaki Hatsumi, the living grandmaster of this ancient art. Dennis Bartram in association with fellow practitioner, William Doolan brought Amatsu to Ireland and passed on their knowledge, training other practitioners.

All recognised Amatsu practitioners are members of the Amatsu Association of Ireland.

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Neuromuscular (NMT) / Physical Therapy

Neuromuscular / Physical Therapy is a form of bodywork specific for correcting muscular injuries and quickly eliminating chronic and or acute pain.

It is a very specialised form of manual therapy. The technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue ) to balance the central nervous system.

It involves the application of thumb / finger pressure to trigger points to break cycles of muscle spasm and pain to improve general function. It also may involve myofascial release, joint mobilisation and stretching to help eliminate pain and discomfort.

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Holistic massage

Holistic massage is a therapeutic application of touch that is also a supportive, relaxing treatment that encourages the mind to slow down, whilst energy is increased.

Holistic massage brings about beneficial physical and psychological changes and restores balance to the body as a whole.

Holistic massage lifts the spirit on an emotional level.

Simply, it's most beneficial for those people who suffer;

  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Anxiety
  • Neck, back & shoulder pain / aches
  • Work related stress & tension
  • Sprains, strains and post surgery

This is not a comprehensive list, so consult me for information more specific to your problem.

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Orthopaedic Sports Massage

Orthopaedic massage involves therapeutic assessment and specialised treatment of painful conditions, which affect the soft tissues of the body. The therapist may integrate a range of techniques to treat these conditions, ideally adapting his style for each client, as every person's body is slightly different.

A therapist who performs orthopaedic massage focuses on the problems with the clients' musculoskeletal system. He may release tight muscles, help to stretch shortened muscles and tendons and decompress joints.

The goal is to restore structural balance and to achieve improved musculoskeletal function

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Sports Massage

Sports massage is a treatment that helps to identify and treat potential injuries early, thus preventing them from developing in to significant problems.

Sports massage also helps aid in post injury recovery.

Sports massage involves the mobilisation and manipulation of soft tissue structures. The different techniques result in various benefits such as;

  • Improved circulation to damaged / painful tissue
  • Reduction in muscle pain / tension and spasm
  • Stretching of muscles
  • Relaxation
  • Decreased anxiety levels
  • A sense of well – being and vitality

With regular sports massage, injuries are less likely to occur. If an injury does occur, massage not only dramatically improves the rate of healing, it ensures that the whole area heals properly.

The competitive nature of sport can be very stressful, but by incorporating sports massage in to your training regime you will enhance your performance

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Remedial Massage

When muscles become knotted and tense or damaged, remedial massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow.

Remedial massage holistically treats the body. The therapist endeavours to identify the original biomechanical dysfunction, thus healing the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms.

Remedial massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage to muscles, tendons, and joints. Massage therapy supports and speeds up the body's own repair mechanisms.

Key benefits of remedial massage:

  • Stimulation of blood supply allowing toxins to be removed.
  • The calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility.
  • An improvement to the health of the cells, thus the repairing of the tissues and the easing of stiffness and tension.

Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with remedial massage include:

  • Muscle tightness and pain
  • Arthritis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Whiplash
  • Neck & back pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries

This is not a comprehensive list, so consult me for information more specific to your problem.

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