What is Muscle Meridian Sedation?
In Oriental medicine the most important concept is Ki energy. Ki energy runs through bodily “paths”, which we call meridians, so how to control, manage, and manipulate the meridians is important. In Oriental medicine when a meridian becomes congested, or stagnated, even over flows with energy, the giver has to take the extra energy out of the meridian. This we call Sedation.
In Western medicine, a muscular condition is often the main reason that causes problems of movement. In Western medicine when muscles are over-worked, are too strong (which is called a hyper condition) and even stagnated, these conditions create an abnormal situation in the body. This situation often results in pain, muscle deformity caused by swelling, and also structural distortion. In order to correct these conditions, the therapist has to balance the Ki energy in order to correct them. This is what we call sedation. Ohashi has studied both meridian sedation and muscle sedation throughout his many years as a therapist. As A result of this experience, he has developed the Ohashi Method® Muscle-Meridian Sedation,
How the therapy Works: First diagnose the receiver’s body by moving it and see what is the most difficult position or most protruded area or limitation of movement, and analyze the meridian condition and muscular-structural condition. Then you stretch both meridians and muscles in that area to the maximum position: the giver holds two or three areas of the receiver’s body with the hands and stretches gently. For example, for tightness and pain in the neck/shoulder area, hold the shoulder and the head firmly with your fingers and stretch in opposite directions. This will release the tension. When the receiver completely relaxes, we call this condition the tonus stage. Then the giver applies one more strong, quick dosage of the stretch, affecting both the meridian and muscles.
What are the benefits of Muscle Meridian Sedation?
The technique is:
- effective (you can see the result immediately)
- it saves the therapist’s time, when you apply the right timing
The positive effect results from giving Muscle Meridian Sedation at the right time, right dosage and to to right person. By studying and gaining experience you will learn to assess the right time, the right dosage, and the right person so you can:
- Achieve maximum relaxation
- Balance any distortion of muscles and meridians
- Correct structural distortion
- Correct psychological distortion
- Correct internal organ function
- Prepare for daily activity
- Save your time
Who should study? The answer is anyone who is involved in manual therapy: physical therapy, massage, shiatsu, and acupuncture. This therapy will enrich your practice and Increase the patient-satisfaction ratio drastically. Even other therapists and teachers — e.g. yoga or Feldenkrais, Pilates –– can expand their knowledge and repertoire of techniques by using MM Sedation
Lay people can also benefit from studying these techniques. For the last 50 years I’ve advocated a “do it yourself” approach. People are living longer, healthier lives: this therapy is suitable for family members and friends to help one another. Ohashi has developed a practical, easy and effective technique. So please join this program.
- NOVEMBER 21, 2021
SIT-UP POSITION; THORACIC – LUMBAR, UPPER BACK, LOWER BACK
- NOVEMBER 28, 2021
PRONE POSITION, FACE DOWN; PINCHING TECHNIQUE
- DECEMBER 5, 2021
STAND-UP POSITION AND CRAWLING POSITION; STRETCHING THE BACK TECHNIQUE
- DECEMBER 12, 2021
STOMACH, PRONE POSITION; SHOULDER AND NECK
Important, please read.
After purchasing this course you’ll receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. This email will contain the Zoom meeting links for all 4 classes. The Zoom meeting link changes for each class. Please keep a record of your email confirmation so you may join the correct meeting on the assigned day. You’ll be able to join each meeting 10 minutes before its scheduled start time. After registering for the full course you’ll have access to the Zoom cloud recordings.
PREPARATION FOR ONLINE STUDENTS
PLEASE BRING A PARTNER OR TWO STUDENTS CAN JOIN ONE ZOOM SESSION SO YOU CAN WORK ON EACH OTHER
- PREPARE FOR A PARTNER
- THIS IS A PRACTICE COURSE. PLEASE ARRANGE FOR ANOTHER PERSON TO PRACTICE ON. This can be a family member or friend. There is no additional tuition for your partner.
- SET-UP: CAMERA
- For best results and so Ohashi can give you good feedback please prepare a high quality camera that can stream to the zoom platform. A high speed internet connection is recommended.
- SET-UP: LIGHTS
- Please choose a place in your studio or home that’s quiet, comfortable and has plenty of natural light, or use additional indoor lighting to illuminate the space. The position of the lights is important. Some light should be behind the camera.
- SET-UP: FLOOR
- The techniques are demonstrated and practiced on the floor. You can prepare a futon, yoga mat or blankets to better pad the floor
- SET-UP: YOUR OUTFIT
- Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, preferably that covers your arms and legs. You are welcome to wear a gi in the OHASHI Method style, but it is not required.
How to prepare: This course will be taught in English. A recording of each class will be available in a special folder. The recording can be paused as necessary to allow time for translation into your native language. For our students in Italy, France and Austria, if you need translation, please contact email@example.com for coordination.
DVDs: Ohashi Method Muscle Meridian Sedation, Volumes 1 and 2 are available for purchase on Ohashi-Method.biz. Use this link: https://ohashi-method.biz/?product_cat=dvd
In case of Technical or Weather Related Cancelation: In the event that a class is canceled due to technical or weather related issues, the class will be rescheduled for the following Sunday at the same time, 1PM EST, using the same Zoom link and credentials.
This course will be taught in English. A recording for review purposes only will be available for a few days of each class.
Ohashi is a pioneer in holistic healthcare, who has been teaching his bodywork methods to professionals and lay people for 45 years. He is the founder of the Ohashi Institute and the author of 6 books, all which have been translated into several languages. He is well known in the US and in Europe, where he has a large network of Instructors who teach his method. His clientele has included Martha Graham, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Lisa Minelli, Ani DiFranco and other notables who have sought his help over the years.