Ohashi’s Healing Scarf Technique
Thursday & Friday, June 29 & 30, 2023
Utilizing a special Japanese “tenugui” or scarf in your treatment adds an important dimension of comfort and effective new modality for you and your client. Ohashi has been researching and developing this unique technique for over 45 years. In this class, he will discuss the importance of preventing fatigue and damage to your body. You will learn how to properly fold and hold the scarf, and how to use your natural gravity which we call “Hara” to produce effective, comfortable and effortless treatment. Ohashi will teach how to use the healing scarf to stretch and manipulate different parts of the body, how to relieve discomfort from structural problems on the neck, arms, torso, legs and back.
Only when you can give daily treatments without becoming tired or damaging your body, can you truly realize the success and enjoyment of your career as a practitioner. Ohashi’s Healing Scarf Technique will enhance your professional career. This course is designed for bodywork practitioners, especially shiatsu and massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, doctors, aestheticians, and yoga and exercise instructors who are motivated and inspired to discover a holistic way to benefit their clients and their own health and bodies.
This class consists of demonstration, practice and feedback from class participants. Wear comfortable clothing.
Ohashi’s Oriental Diagnosis
Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2, 2023
Long before there were Xray machines, CAT scans, and blood tests, traditional healers used noninvasive methods to ascertain personal health, talents and character. From their understanding of human nature came a deep appreciation for the oneness of the mind, body, and spirit. For the Oriental diagnostician, the body is the physical manifestation of the soul, both a symptom and a symbol of the spirit. To maintain health, we have to acknowledge both.
Oriental Diagnosis is a topic and discipline that spans thousands of years and many levels of intellectual inquiry. But there are four fundamental approaches that are key to assessing another person’s health and character:
- Bo Shin: Seeing and observing your subject;
- Setsu Shin: Touching your subject, feeling his or her life;
- Mon Shin: Asking questions to obtain information on his or her condition;
- Bun Shin: Listening and smelling;
These four approaches are anything but simple; there are layers of inquiry within each method. In a limited amount of time, Ohashi will discuss and show you how you as a holistic practitioner can use these method to better know your clients and their needs.
Ohashi compares Eastern and Western approaches to health with humor and sensitivity and brilliantly draws out the precepts and seeming paradoxes of Oriental medicine in a language we can all understand. His discussion covers general face diagnosis, back diagnosis with bilateral distortion, supine-position diagnosis, and movement diagnosis. He ends the course with his famous “shoe diagnosis” –– reading participants’ shoes to analyze the lifestyle, psychology, health, and even financial condition of the wearer. This course helps you to view the human and natural worlds with new eyes and to discover physical, mental, and spiritual conditions in yourself and others, while reaching a deeper understanding of their unity.