Anma is an early form of Shiatsu developed in China, which is applied through loose clothing. Like acupuncture - only without the ‘needles’ - it involves gently working specific points on the body, with the aim of restoring the flow and balance of energy and promoting health and well-being.
What to expect
Following a full consultation, treatment will generally take place on a padded floor mat or futon. Your practitioner will ensure you are positioned comfortably, before applying a variety of different techniques, which may include holding, or applying pressure with the palms, thumbs, finger, elbows, knees or feet. Treatment may also involve rotating or stetching the limbs and joints, where appropriate.
Benefits of Anma
Anma may help to relieve everyday stresses, aid sleep and promote relaxation.
Choosing a therapist
It is important to choose a qualified therapist who has undertaken the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of this particular therapy.
By choosing an Anma practitioner who is a member of the FHT, you can be confident that they are professionally trained, qualified and insured.