In this class Ohashi teaches you how to be a professional therapist. He believes that Therapists must master three important categories:
- Your body must perform professionally
- You must develop more technique
- You must focus more on a specific modality for specific clients
- Ohashi’s definition of “bodywork” is that a bodyworker must let his body work in a proper manner in order to give a good treatment to clients. When you let your body work in the proper manner, your treatments are more effective. Clients will feel the difference between a “good” treatment and a “great” treatment — one that feels different.
To accomplish that, Ohashi will show you how to use proper locomotion of your own body, how not to get tired, and how not to injure your body, which is the most important tool you have in your practice.
Ohashi has been practicing for more than 50 years and can still give 10 treatments a day without fatigue or injury.
- In order to be professional in your work, you must keep increasing your technique, modality and method. Ohashi has developed and practiced more than 20 different modalities during his 50 years of practice. In this class, Ohashi introduces his latest modalities, which you will practice in order to enrich your practice.
- Professional therapists must master and gain confidence in what they are practicing. Then they must specialize in that. As you accrue extensive experience in a modality and a specialization, you will gain great confidence in it. Treating the lower back and neck and general structural problems comprise one specialty. In the 1970’s Ohashi specialized mainly in lower back pain, which helped him build a large practice, especially among professional dancers.
In this three-day course, Ohashi will cover the principles above and then emphasize specific OHASHI Method techniques for lower back problems, sciatica, whiplash, neck pain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and bi-lateral distortion. He will demonstrate techniques and explain each in full, followed by adequate practice. In addition he will present some case studies to explain how these techniques resolved some specific problems.