Course Details

Amatsu Training is done on a part time basis, one weekend per month. The first two years training take you to Practitioner Level. After the first year you will be a recognised Anma Therapist.  On completion of 2 years training you will qualify as an Amatsu Therapist and will be invited to join Oriental Medicine Association, our governing body, as a full professional member. Further continued professional development is also available.

Our classes run in modular format. 

Emphasis in first year (Anma Level) is on the muscles and body movement and in second year (Seitai Level) on bones, ligaments and body movement. Successful completion of examinations and course work (homework and case studies) in each year gives you access to the following year. 


There are 8 modules in each year. Each of the modules are run over two consecutive days, and there are 20 full days in the year. Included in the 20 days are a 2 day revision weekend before the exams, and a 2 day exam weekend. 



Module 1: Introduction weekend Sept 2019

Module 2: The foot - Oct 2019

Module 3: The knee - Nov 2019

Module 4: The hip - Dec 2019

Module 5: The pelvis - Jan 2020

Module 6: The spine - Feb 2020

Module 7: The shoulder - Mar 2020

Module 8: The neck - Apr 2020

Revision Weekend

A two day revision class will be held in May 2020


The exams consisting of one Amatsu Theory and one Anatomy & Physiology paper and two Practical exams will be held in June 2020.

Anma means to push and pull, in China this approach was called Amma. Anma works by pushing and pulling on specific areas of the body to release tension and tightness, thereby restoring the normal flows of blood and lymph to promote growth, repair and restoration of normal function. Professor Ling - the founder of modern day Physiotherapy - studied Anma in China prior to establishing his school of Swedish massage and exercise. Therefore Anma is often termed Japanese/Chinese Physiotherapy massage.

Amatsu Anma includes

 • Massage techniques

  • Stretching, unwinding, neuromuscular techniques

  • Positioning, postural ergonomics, alignment methods

  • Muscle energy, muscle testing

   • Pressure points

Seitai literally means to correct the body and was very popular in Japan until the Meiji period (1868 - 1912). During the 1950's Seitai re-emerged as a natural therapy through the influences of American Chiropractic/Osteopathy and many Seitai colleges in Japan are now known as Seitai Chiropractic Colleges.

Seitai utilises many different methods for body correction, including the following

 • Positional re-alignment through postural patterning

 • Ligamentous tension balancing

 • Soft tissue manipulation

 • Deep muscle tension release

 • Stress alleviation with body-mind integration.

Seitai focuses on the head (on neck), Hara (spine/pelvis) and the feet to bring about symmetry and paralateral movement.

Therefore, all treatments re-align and re-balance the person from head to toe whilst balancing the meridian circuits of the body and the intrinsic cranial sacral system. This results in a restoration of symmetry and a boost to homeostasis (immune system enhancement) with a reduction of stress and body strain.

Alongside each module there is homework and case studies to be completed in your own time and assessed. Final mark includes exam results plus continous assessment, which will take into account class attendance, punctuality, performance and effort.

The modules follow the same order as year 1.

Payment Options

Year 1 (Anma)

€300 deposit (payable before 1st August 2018 - this will hold your place)

€3,300 thereafter (payment plans available)

Year 2 (Seitai)

€300 deposit (payable after your exams)

€3,300 thereafter (payment plans available)

We try to facilitate the needs of students when it comes to fee payment and provide a choice of flexible payment methods.

We offer 2 options:

Option 1:   Pay €300 deposit before 1st August 2018, balance of €3,300 due in September 2018

Option 2:   Pay €300 deposit before 1st August 2018, then 10 monthly payments of €330 from September 2018 to June 2019

In year 2, you must complete 45 case studies. As a qualified Anma practitioner at that stage, you will be able to secure insurance to practice at that level. Therefore, you can charge for your 2nd year treatments which will assist in your fee payment, effectively allowing you to work your way through 2nd year.

What We've Achieved

  • Since 2012, we have successfully trained and qualified 36 new Amatsu practitioners. Most have gone on to set up their own clinics, or further develop their existing therapy practices.

  • We continue to support our students post-graduation. We are always available to provide advice and assistance in both business and clinical matters.

  • We have established links with the Oriental Medicine Association and our practitioners are eligible to join that organisation

  • We offer excellent Continued Professional Development with new courses being developed and run every year.