What is Sotai bodywork? Here is a BRIEF INTRODUCTION:
Sotai is a form of Japanese bodywork first developed by Doctor Keizo Hashimoto (1897–1993). Dr. Hashimoto was particularly interested in the nervous system and after much travel and study he developed the practice of Sotai. Sotai is a type of manual therapy in which breath and movement are often used to reeducate the body’s neuromuscular system.
To this day, students of Dr. Hashimoto continue to teach and practice Sotai with great enthusiasm. Although Dr. Hashimoto’s work is still little known to much of the world, it is very easy to learn and it is a highly effective therapeutic intervention for a multitude of health concerns.
During Sotai Bodywork…
Your range of motion will be assessed and you will be asked to do gentle, easeful movements against light resistance in coordination with your breath. It is very relaxing and pleasant work to receive. Therapeutically, it helps your body re-learn how to move without duplicating old patterns that have come to cause pain over time.
Sotai improves flexibility and range of motion. It facilitates easier breathing, improves mental and physical well-being and can provide lasting relief from chronic pain and tension. Sotai is nourishing and supportive for the nervous system and it is likely that you will feel very calm and balanced after receiving Sotai bodywork.
Clients remain fully clothed during a session and work is generally performed while lying on a massage table. If your body has had trouble getting back on track after an injury or accident and you experience continued discomfort, this gentle work might surprise you. I welcome all clients recovering from motor vehicle accidents. If you have any questions please call: (503) 922-3233 (landline/no text).