How long is a treatment?
The first treatment(or balance as it’s called) takes 1 hour and fifteen minutes approximately. This is so I can start with a full medical and life style history. Subsequent sessions are approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour. I use a range of diagnostic tools such as muscle testing, feeling for lines of tension and orthopaedic tests to carefully examine the body before using natural body movement to gently mobilise your soft tissue to create change and realign the body.
What should I wear?
Wear loose comfortable clothing like a t-shirt and track suit bottoms or leggings. Turn off your mobile phone,and drink lots of water before the session. The treatment is performed fully clothed but I may ask for skin contact with the abdomen when doing visceral manipulation(releasing tensions in the organs).
How will I feel after a treatment?
Following the balance, you may feel very relaxed or experience some stiffness but this will wear off. It is advised to drink lots of water and avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for the first 24 hours. If possible, eat bland food to give your digestive system a rest and above all be kind to yourself.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you need depends on the nature of your problem, how long you have had the problem, your age, other factors such as stress and life style and your posture. Some people feel different straight away, either energised or very tired initially, while others take at least 3 to 4 sessions to see a change in the body. Once your body has healed, it is recommended that you return at intervals to maintain your body in balance and hence your health.
Can I come off my medication?
Amatsu is not a replacement for medical treatment.It is a complementary therapy that works alongside medical practice. If you do wish to reconsider your medication, you should always consult your GP first, to ensure that it is medically safe to do so.
Where is there to park?
There is free on street parking at the clinics in Llandaff. In Splott there is resident’s parking but also free spaces along the street. On Cathedral Road, there is on street parking but it is a very busy and parking directly outside the Natural Health Clinic is not always possible.