Soseitai is a system of movement therapy derived from Sotai. the underlying principle of both systems is to rectify muscular holding patterens that lead to postural deformation, functional disorder and illness.
If you have pain or difficulty with a movement that isn't resolving with other treatment perhaps you'd like to give this a try.
This movement system can be done by the individual and or with a partner or therapist. The founder of Sotai determined through his experience and knowledge of Eastern and Western medical therapies that movement in the direction of comfort is the most beneficial when healing the body. Most people who have experienced an injury or have hurt themselves understand this principle, although it doesn't apply to every situation, in most cases we do not want to move in the direction that causes pain or adds to our discomfort.
What to expect with a Soseitai treatment ?
Firstly after listening to your concern we must go through an analysis of your posture and movement, from this we determine where there is dysfunction if any and or where your muscular holding patterns are.
Gentle rocking movements will be used initially to help loosen any tightness in the body in general before moving on to specific movement techniques.
Specific movements will be chosen to help release the holding patterns that are causing your pain or dysfunction. You will be asked in which direction the movement feels most comfortable, repetitions of the same movement will be used whilst the therapist applies resistance to your movement, at the end of the movement you need to relax suddenly and rest for a few moments before the next movement. These movements are always used in co-ordination with a breathing technique.
This method is more specific, it enables us to target smaller areas of the body and or individual muscles or group of muscles. The receiver just needs to relax and inhale when asked as the therapist gently manipulates the muscle and releases it suddenly to cause it to relax.
We may work on areas that don’t appear at first to be related to the problem, however this isn’t the case as the muscles of the body are all related to each other and the holding patterns that are often causing your problem are more extensive than you think, for example a person who has shoulder pain, it may be necessary to work on the soles of the feet, back of the legs hip and lower back, spine, palms of the hands, elbows and shoulders to get a lasting affect especially where the pain has long standing or hasn’t responded well to other types of treatment.
How long is a treatment ?
The initial assessment and treatment session will take an hour, follow up sessions may be from 40 minutes to an hour depending on what’s required and how you progress.
How many sessions will I need ?
This will depend entirely on the individual’s progress and the type of problem, as with many therapies it is often better to have the 3 or 4 treatments fairy close together then as you improve space treatments out. When the stage is reached where the initial problem has resolved you can look at a maintenance program if you wish. This can be done using Sotai exercise yourself or with a therapist however you wish. Classes are available.