Soku=foot in Japanese.
A better, faster, easier, more effective, delivery method.
Gently calibrated leaning in, and stepping in. Letting gravity do the work. Even into the thickest muscles.
The joints in the legs and feet can handle more load than shoulder, elbows and hands, while delivering more.
Give up to your bodyweight for those who crave more pressure and weight. Without unsustainable pushing and pressing..
In Asian countries (at least) children have walked on their elders back, for a good practical reason.
Here in the US it might appear and feel strange initially, however I hope you can see the benefits and get past the emotional barrier. DeeperWork, Ashiatsu, Fijian Massage are based on the same philosophy and are worth the try. If you are looking to receive deep work, search for key words such as the ones mentioned above (... and/or consider acupuncture, as the needles can go straight into the core of where you need the knots to be released.) If you are a bodyworker that is seeking ways to be more effective as well as extend your career by incorporating methods such as these, please inquire for training opportunities. Not just your recipient, but your own body will also thank you.
Good for clients, good for therapist, good all around.
*If you are open to the the possibility that stress management can serve our body in a big way, (for example, you feel that your physical tension and mental/emotional stress can be inter-related), and would like to explore ways of helping your body from the inside out (in addition to, or in leau of external forces such as bodywork), consider checking out mindfulness, meditation, movement therapies, psychosensory tools (such as Tapping or Havening) for healing and growth from within.
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I understand that the services provided by the practitioner Mitsuko Ito are intended to enhance relaxation and increase communication within my body. I understand that these services are not a substitute for medical treatment or medications. I am aware that diagnosis is not given and medication is not prescribed. I understand that participation is voluntary and that at all times I may choose to end my participation. I understand that I may experience ‘healing reactions’ during the 24 to 48 hours following the services provided. I understand that any information presented on this or associated websites, and/or exchanged during a session is educational in nature, and is to be used at my own discretion. I also understand that any information imparted during these sessions is strictly confidential in nature.. I do, however, give the practitioner consent to use my case history and results without using my name and revealing my identity for mentoring and teaching purposes. I understand that by providing this informed consent I am assuming full responsibility for my services and I hold harmless both the practitioner Mitsuko Ito and the facility/location where the services are provided.
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Although the results of research indicate that many people benefit from the use of various healing modalities, these techniques may still considered experimental in nature, and the responses to the techniques are individual. The information presented here, associated websites, and the sessions offered, are intended to inspire and educate visitors to promote awareness of the benefits of learning some self-calming techniques. The materials are for your general knowledge only, and are not to be considered a substitute for traditional medical attention, counseling, therapy or advice from a qualified health care professional, nor is to guarantee of any outcome. The services, gatherings, events may cause some mild disomfort in some situations, at times possibly triggering a stronger stress response. You assume full responsibility for your participation, decisions and actions, and the practitioners and presenters are not liable nor responsible for the outcomes. If there are concerns about your health or mental state, you are advised to consult your trusted medical and/or mental health practitioners.
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