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Japanese massage / Shindo massage (bodywork) + workshops

The Shindo massage method is a healing method based on the ancient Japanese traditions.
Its creator is Sensei (teacher) Kazuko Kuratomi.
Shindo is a comprehensive therapy, that works on 12 energy meridians through the human body by stretching, breathing exercises and massage treatments.
Shindo helps to balance the body, soul and mind while keeping energy meridians open.
The certificate (Top Healer) to practice Shindo bodywork is given to us by Sensei Kazuko Kuratomi.

 

 

Honey massage

An excellent therapy for headache, muscle aches (for example, neck, shoulder strain), weakness, irritability, insecurity and insomnia, and restorative work capacity. Massage stimulates blood and lymph circulation and cleanses the body.

 

 

 

Lymphatic massage

Lymphatic massage is a tissue protecting and cleansing massage type, removing residues and fluids. The purpose of lymphatic massage is to accelerate the lymphatic drainage and help to remove residual matter from the body. Blood and lymph circulation will accelerate, skin nutrition and oxygen supply improve, thus, cells rejuvenate faster and aging process slows down. Lymph massage is gentle and direceted to the areas of the body where the groups of the lymph nodes (neck, armpits, hump region) are located. As a result of the massage, the skin regeneration process accelerates, skin becomes smoother, acne improves, the blood vessels intensify, scars heal faster, decreases edema and strenghtens general immunity.

 

 

 

Classical massage

 

Combines both athletic massage and therapeutic massage techniques.

 

 

 

Jomon-stretching

In 2004, Kazuko Kuratomi, who's the creator of Shindo stretching exercises and massage techniques, set up Jomon-stretching exercises. Jomon-stretching exercises are also a method based on self-help exercises. Her book, Jomon Stretch, was published in Japan in the same year. Sensei (teacher) Kuratomi noted that many people working in the healthcare system and other healers were very tired and feeling unwell. She wanted to find something that would help them and what could be done on their own, even without a partner or professional help. Developing shindo exercises with the use of twists, bends and stretches for relaxation purposes, Jomon Stretches were born.

 

 

Shindo & Jomon

Shindo roots from Jomon culture. The development of Shindo is based on the wisdom of thousands of years, extending to the so-called Jomon period (B.C), the forgotten roots of Japanese culture. It was a time of peace when people lived in harmony with each other and with the surrounding nature. Such a relationship between humans and nature, which was found in the Jomon culture, is also the root of Shindo. The Jomon period was at blooming at art, especially for ceramics. The earthenware of this period is a simple silicon shape with decorative spiral patterns made by twine with a twine at the top of the container. The vertical inner surface, with a patterned start and an unfinished geometric pattern, depicting the Jomonian vision of a world that extends from the ascendant, as well as belief in the continuity between nature and people. Shindo's roots share this ancient belief in Jomon's culture. 

 

 

 

Shiki method


© Tadao Kawahara 2007

Surely you have noticed that some people succeed in performing certain exercises better than others, some will achieve results faster and some will get injuries more easily. Why is this so? This is answered by Shiki method developed by Hiuwa Kawahara. Hiuwa Kawahara practiced as a karate champion many years ago. As a coach, he noticed that some of the students came up with results faster and some students got injuries more easily than others.  He studied the medical sciences, practiced the Shindo method, and in the pursuit of time-observing and treating everyday people, the SHIKI method developed. According to the SHIKI method, people are divided into four different body types (A; B; C; D). Different body types are derived from our DNA system and the structures of the major body types are found in our muscular system, expressing, respectively, whether the back or thigh muscles or femoral muscles are stronger. The purpose of SHIKI is to help and support people by balancing their center of attention so that they feel better, happier and more aware of their bodies, both spiritually and physically. The SHIKI method is suitable for anyone who wants to engage in more in-depth and help others. How to determine the different types and how to apply it in everyday life (balancing your body - relaxing, more effective training, sports or engaging with your customers - advising), this is what Sensei Kawahara is talking about. The introduction takes place with the help of ourselves: we determine the muscle type of each other and try out the proper exercises-movements for each type.

 

 

 

Kuratomi method

 

The Kuratomi method (formerly DNA Method) is a four-dimensional method.
We do not feel the movement of the earth with our body, but the earth is moving a little all the time. Our body has autonomic nervous systems that we do not feel, but they still work in our subconscious.

The nerve endings are located between the cells, and it is still not clear what affects their behavior. Stress-induced cancer and mitochondria are intertwined. It is claimed that cancer cannot tolerate high temperatures. Energy from the mitochondria emits radiation that impairs the proliferation of cancer cells.
Recent studies have shown that mitochondria determine the rate of cell division. This rhythm confuses cancer.
There are people whose bodies have cancer cells gone in one day. How can such a thing be possible? By activating the mitochondria, the circulation is accelerated, which exceeds the speed of the cancer cells, and of course it is possible to treat the cancer.
The chest chakra is important for activating mitochondria. Are love and care especially important during illness?
Mother-to-daughter mitochondria are closely related to breast milk containing a single copper ion. In the process of cancer treatment, it is important to look deep into yourself, change your world of thought, healing cannot take place without changing the framework of life.
Mankind began with the activation of human mitochondria.

Cancer is like the messenger that is needed to create a new type of civilization.
Has a new era begun in which true healing takes place through true creativity and love? The art of healing our ancestors, based on the wisdom of the soul, shows us through experimentation the path to the basics of mitochondrial activation techniques, and thus we can set in motion our true creativity.
I think it's time for women to start researching many things in order to become leading mitochondrial healers in the future. I think we need to educate women who inherit mitochondria.

 

Japanese Moksa or Moxibustion
 

 

Moxibustion has a very long history, almost 3,500 years. It is believed that it was brought to Japan from the mainland to introduce Buddhism. The treatment of moxibustion consists in heating the energy points by burning the moxa (moksa) / mugwort above these points using ceramic cups.

 

 

  • Moxibustion's 7 effects

 

The history of moxibustion is very old. Throughout history, trials and tribulations have been repeated over and over again, sometimes failing. In addition, by acquiring messages from heaven, this effective method has long been passed on to our generation. In fact, people were reluctant to use moksa because it was hot and the scars could remain on the skin. Nevertheless, the long survival of the treatment proves its effectiveness.

 

Evidence of efficacy is as follows:
1. Activation of cellular functions
2. Improvement of heart and vein function and consequent increase in blood flow
3. Increase in the number of lymphocytes, activation of the immune system
4. An increase in the number of platelets, which helps stop bleeding
5. Strengthening of bones and improvement of physical condition
6. Improvement of local swelling, inflammation and anemia
7. Pain relief

 

Mugwort - a component of moksa

 

Mugwort, a component of moksa, belongs to the family of chrysanthemums. This plant is full of nutritious proteins, vitamins A; B1; B2 and C as well as iron, calcium, phosphorus and other useful compounds. Mugwort is not only used for moxibustion, it is widely known as an omnipotent herb from a very old time. Vegetable juice and drugstore mugwort reduces fever, relieves pain, is an antidote, relieves worms, lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation in addition to anti-inflammatory, hemostatic and diuretic effects. The effect of the liver is even more concentrated by the heat and smoke produced during combustion. The combination of the penetrating heat of burning essential oils and the mysterious ingredients of the liver has a harmonious effect on the body. Because the heat in moksa is quite moist and permeable, it helps it penetrate the physical system. The free moxibustion ceramic device has been specially adopted because the infrared light contained in the ceramic cup increases its transmittance. Dry heat is like electricity and is only on the surface of the skin and its permeability is quite weak. Moksa controls the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system), which activates the potential for function of all organs, as well as promotes blood circulation and increases the number of blood cells, improves the immune system and raises calcium levels. It also improves physical resistance and activates all cellular functions.