Kazu’s original method

If you are looking for the following, you are at the right place!

  • recovery from pain and discomfort
  • more space in your joints
  • better connection with your own body
  • different movement patterns
  • ways to get an edge in your professional sport(s)

My goal in my bodywork session is to open up space in every single joint in your body, and to educate your brain to start using different, and perhaps new, movement patterns.  As a result, your body feels at ease and starts functioning the way it is supposed to.

There are about 300 joints in your body and joints are there for MOVEMENT.  That is to say, those joints are craving movement!!  However, due to various reasons such as leading a stressful lifestyle, compensation mechanisms caused by previous injuries and accidents, and lack of movement education,  most of us experience a loss of the full sensation of certain body parts, and therefore forget the full range of movement patterns that we used to have in those parts.  This is what Thomas Hanna, the founder of Somatics, called “Sensory Motor Amnesia”.

As a martial artist myself, I had a lot of injuries, and I always thought there was something missing in the rehabilitation field.  This led me to study Exercise Science in the US, get credentials as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Specialist, as well as attending workshops and classes such as Anatomy Trains by Thomas Myers, The Feldenkrais method, The Alexander Technique, Pilates, Japanese manual therapy, and so forth.

In 2011, I started studying Z-health, which is a system that looks at the human body from the viewpoint of the brain.  I also started working as an interpreter for different bodywork education, which gave me opportunities to talk with some of the best movement educators in the world.  With these experiences combined, my perspective about the human body has shifted from looking at only the musculo-skeletal system to integrating a more holistic view, with the main goal being to rewrite both the sensory and the motor map of your brain.

I strongly believe in neuro-plasticity (the ability of the brain to change itself), and that anyone can change his/her body as long as there is the right amount of stimulus in a progressive manner. Whatever the change that you want, I am here to help you make it happen!

 

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