Why Choose Anma

Anma works with the whole body to reintegrate its natural movement patterns that are lost through injury. It’s based on ancient principles that have been used for thousands of years in Japan. Using soft tissue pressure and mobilisation techniques to treat your whole body, a (balance) treatment is suitable for people of all age groups, unlike most therapies Anma is whole body treatment works in supporting the restoration of general health and wellbeing.

A treatment can be used to help many muscular skeletal and lifestyle related conditions, soft tissue, muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments, and internal organs, can be realigned to help rebalance other key mechanical and energetic structures, such as the spine, bones, joints, cranial and meridian systems. Therefore, treating with Anma techniques will have an impact not only on the physical, but on all of the other systems, Mind, Body, and Spirit.

I feel it is important to talk about proprioception in relation to Anma because every balance (treatment) aims to support its restoration to your injury sites and your whole body. Proprioception refers to the body’s ability to sense your bodies position in three-dimensional space as well as tracking its movement, enabling us to know where our limbs are in space without having to consciously look. This system is subconscious, which means that we don’t have to think about making the movements. Sometimes the reactions take place so fast they are termed reflexive. Proprioception is important in all of our everyday movements and in particular during complicated movements where precise co-ordination is essential, such as those in sporting activities or when undertaking a complicated manoeuvre such as parallel parking your car.