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Comment by Takeshi Muro on July 2, 2010 at 11:15pm
It's nice to meet you, I'm from Japan.
Almost all Massages and Chiropractic came from Tuina.
Tuina is Oldest real Chinese therapy.
Takeshi Muro
Comment by Michael Turton on May 25, 2010 at 10:38pm
Tuina Structural Disorders Series
Presented by Pedro C. Yee, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)
AOBTA Registered Instructor (AOBTA), Certified Oi Healer (CHAC)
The Center for Tuina Therapy
68 Union Ave.
Clifton, NJ

Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27, 2010, 10-4 PM - Fee: $200 - Tuina for the Lower Extremities: this workshop will focus on Tuina methods for hip sprain-strain, knee pain, lower leg pain, ankle sprain, and foot pain.

Pre-Register now

These workshops will teach the treatment methods and protocols for Structural Disorders as addressed by Tuina-Chinese Bodywork Therapy. You will learn powerful hand techniques and Qi Gong Methods as well as treatment theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine and have an overview of Western Scientific Principles of treatment. Qi Gong methods for self-care will also be addressed. These workshops are good for Acupuncturists, Herbologists, Massage Therapists, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Energetic workers, Chiropractors, Martial Artists or anyone wishing to explore healing methods.
Comment by Maria Troia on September 20, 2009 at 4:20pm
I would like to invite anyone interested to join the AMMA Therapy group I have created:

AMMA Therapy(R) is a form of Asian Bodywork. More information can be found at the AMMA Therapy(R) group.

Maria Troia, MSEd, LMT, NCTMB, CH
Comment by Mike Hinkle on September 4, 2009 at 12:03pm
I have one two hour class left at the Festival. On our poll, Shiatsu is the highest ranked class that therapists want to take or find out more about. It will be in next year's program for sure.

If there is a CE Provider in this group that would like the time slot and exposure to new therapists, please let me know. Thanks!
Comment by Maria Troia on August 30, 2009 at 2:28pm
Thanks Eeris, I'm going to bookmark these. Both sound great!
Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on August 29, 2009 at 7:07pm
Quamtum Shiatsu: Not sure of CE availability

At the boulder college of massage therapy there is a 7 module certification class for Zen Shiatsu (CE avail
Comment by Maria Troia on August 29, 2009 at 2:46pm
Eeris, is there a source you can recommend to get updates on CE classes for techniques such as Quantum and Zen Shiatsu and other similar classes? I'd love to find classes such as these to meet my CE hours. I'm sure AOBTA would have classes like these advertised, but I'm not a member.
Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on August 28, 2009 at 10:33pm
PS Ignore the "delete comment" not sure how it got into the post..
Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on August 28, 2009 at 8:37am
Delete Comment Maria, the question your instructor asked about moving Qi and touching or not is fascinating. Actually there is a form of Shiatsu called Quantum Shiatsu developed by Pauline Susaki, where a lot of the work can be done very gently and off the body, especially the Hara assessment. I took one class a few years ago and found it very powerful but didn’t take it long enough to transform my work into the quantum world .. so I am still assessing on the body and I love it. I assume we get the same information as the radial pulses,( I don’t do radial pulses) we look for the quality of the Qi in specific diagnostic areas in the stomach. Many times when i share my results with my clients they say " oh yea, that’s what my acupuncturist told me" so it’s just another magical way to read the body and have access to the information that is already there...
Thanks for the chat! I will keep an eye for your classes!
Comment by Maria Troia on August 27, 2009 at 4:26pm
Hi Eeris,

I apologize for my delay in replying. Have been off for a few days and just catching up.

Wow, I'm so glad you shared your knowledge of Japanese Anma. All along, I had been thinking it was a more subtle method, based on the treatment I had (which like I said, I suspected wasn't authentic). Very interesting. I tend to think of Japanese technique as more esoteric, more subtle (based on my experience in receiving Japanese acupuncture, of which I am a great fan). This information about Anma was a real eye opener.

Anma does sound vigorous and like hard work. I'm not sure I'd like doing it either. Part of what I love about AMMA Therapy(R) is that centered feeling I get from treating. It doesn't wipe me out at all, yet a treatment can be very powerful. So much of what happens depends upon the practitioner, intention, etc. We had a good amount of esoteric training in our program and I remember one or my foundational instructors asking, "Well, if the mind moves the Qi, do we need to touch the body at all? Does an acupuncturist really need to set a needle?" That question really stripped my gears. Of course we need more than our minds to do the work since we don't live that high up on the mountain, so to speak. But it is a wild notion to think about, isn't it? When we combine the mind and the hands, intention and action....

I think I would love Zen Shiatsu. It sounds like a wonderful treatment to give and to receive. Never heard of taking abdominal pulses. How interesting. Do these pulses give different information than the radial pulses?

Thanks so much for sharing! Fascinating!

BTW, I laughed about the "light loving strokes." Reminds me of the time I took my mom to my acupuncturist, a lovely man, very kind and gentle, but his English can be a little hard to understand at times. I can usually follow him, but sometimes it's kind of like "tape delay" -- if something isn't clear I usually nod my head and then I'll get it in context. We usually do fine and he's a great sport about me not getting everything the first time around. Well, one day he absolutely baffled me. He kept talking about mom's "shooter." I was clueless. I sat there nodding, waiting to get it in context, but I was beyond blank and he must have seen it on my face. Then he started pointing at him G/H joint, saying "shooter, shooter," and I realized he was talking about her "shoulder."

Maria Troia, MSEd, LMT, NCTMB, CH,

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