What is Amatsu
Amatsu is the complementary therapy that brings balance to your body and your life. It is a modern interpretation of an ancient Japanese physical therapy which originated more than 5,000 years ago in the Far East.
Its fundamental principle is that good health is based on balance within the body, in the mind, in what we eat and drink, in how we use our energy and in our interaction with the world around us. It is effective in treating a very wide range of physical conditions.
Amatsu emerged from deep studies of Japanese Martial Arts which are dedicated to the protection of body, mind and spirit. For almost 2,000 years its practice was centred in Japan and only in the 1980s were its secrets opened to the West. Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, Dennis Bartram and William Doolan pioneered the development of Amatsu in the West after realising that the therapy is soundly based on Western scientific principles of anatomy, physiology, bio-tensegrity and proprioception.
The first teaching licences were awarded in the 1990s and William Doolan , who practices in Dun Laoghaire, is recognised as one of the foremost Amatsu teachers and practitioners in the Western World. Ireland is to the forefront of Amatsu therapy in Europe. It is home to one of the few Teaching Centres outside of Japan and the number of accredited practitioners is growing steadily.
The Amatsu Association of Ireland represents recognised Amatsu therapists who have completed a comprehensive study, training and experience programme. It is affiliated to the Federation of Irish Complementary Therapy Associations.
Please travel with us through our website to learn about Amatsu and how it can help you.
Important Announcement Regarding Health Insurance Refunds
Some of our members are now accepted by most of the Health Insurance companies in Ireland and their receipts will allow you to claim from your insurance company, where applicable. As this in an ongoing process, you should verify with your amatsu practitioner as to whether they are covered by the Health Insurance companies.