March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Camera Obscura
1450 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica
$165 per day; $20 discount for 2 days
Dr. DoAnn T. Kaneko
Shiatsu Anma Therapy - Pain Management Workshop @ Camera Obscura

Pain Series – Lower and Upper Extremities

People complain of pain often caused by occupational injuries,  chronic conditions, sports related injuries,  and wrong postural management in daily activities such as driving and sitting. Pain can also be manifested through age related issues such as degenerated disks, osteoporosis, deformation of joints and spine, as well as stress, emotional, and mental issues. Pain and problems can be found in the viscera-muscle reflex, for example, right shoulder and neck tension as well as  in the energetic system conditions of the Gall Bladder, Liver, right Lung, or right Kidney. Meantime left sided neck & shoulder pain can be manifested from the left Lung, Stomach and left Kidney ailments.

We need to differentiate between either Neuro-muscular system issues or viscera related energetic system issues. Sometimes both conditions overlap. We need to understand an effective way to monitor it through developing a comprehensive questionnaire for each patient.

Shiatsu anma therapy is very effective for pain release and helps improve misalignment through numerous applications not only by pressure therapy but also a cross-fiber technique, rubbing with ointment technique, tapping technique, decompressing- traction techniques, joint mobilization techniques, and more. However this class does not apply any chiropractic adjustments.

It is very obvious and fundamental to remove the source of problems before or along with treating the symptoms. It often requires continuous efforts at home after the Shiatsu-Anma sessions through resting, effective stretches, muscle strengthening, heating or icing, and energy work such as qigong, yoga, daoyin, and taichi. Transssage is an excellent guided meditation for pain due to mental, emotional and stress inducing factors.

Our goal in these pain series workshops is very simple; get the qi, blood, lymph and spinal fluid moving into the local pain site and its cellular space. It is a matter of improving circulation as well as proper alignment in the structure, its flexibility, and muscle tone. Various Shiatsu and Anma techniques provide excellent healing tools to achieve ones healing goal.

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to explain the nature of pain and locate the site of pain.
Students will be able to list the major symptomatology of tension, spasms, numbness, discomfort, and ROM
Students will be able to list the etiology of the cause or source of the pain
Students will be able to demonstrate the basic orthopedic evaluation and able to read dermatome charts
Students will be able to learn how to deal with pain at their client’s home through effective, safe stretching and exercises.

Location: Camera Obscura, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Cost: $165 for each day. $20 discount if signing up for 2 days.
Date: Sundays, March 7 & March 14
Time: 9AM – 5PM

Register at smgov.net/reserve or call the City of SM Community Classes center at 310-458-2239.
You can also follow the direct links below:
March 7: Lower Extremities  https://tinyurl.com/wsneplv
March 14: Upper Extremities  https://tinyurl.com/rawo7gq
March 7 & 14 https://tinyurl.com/yx6qv4ax

For questions, email shindospirit@gmail.com

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Have you always been interested in learning about pressure points and meridian lines or do you want to brush up on your Shiatsu-Anma? Join us for this uniqe opportunity to learn from a Grandmaster and second generation Shiatsu-Anma therapist, shiatsu pioneer in the U.S. and in the field for more than 50 years!

Kaneko Shiatsu Anma therapy is an effective combination of kneading and pressure therapy using meridian lines and acupuncture points. Shiatsu, which means  finger pressure, came from Japan over 100 years ago. Anma, which is “pressure soothing” and in practice includes kneading, came from China a few thousand years ago. Meridian lines are energy channels that circulate qi and blood throughout the body. Pressure points, or tsubo, in Japanese are line tuning points that assess energy flow, and will tell you whether energy is flowing or blocked, as well as in excess or deficiency. When there is a blockage of energy flow it can lead to health imbalances. In releasing blockages you regulate the body’s metabolism and homeostasis which benefit the tissue and cells. The benefit of Kaneko Shiatsu Anma is that it treats the person as a whole, integrating body, mind and spirit. It provides therapy for chronic, degenerative, and constitutional conditions, as well as stress management, anti-aging and immune boosting purposes. Treatments also are provided at the local areas for pain conditions. 

We are offering a 7 class series that will be held on the every other Saturday starting on July 23, 2022. Kaneko Shiatsu Anma is beneficial for professionals and laymen alike. This series of classes will cover Dr. Kaneko’s DoAnn Long Form, a way to balance the whole body in a one hour treatment session. Each class will cover different parts of the body in order. There will be a review from the previous classes as each area is covered and at the end participants will understand the entire form.  

Grandmaster Dr. DoAnn Kaneko and Alan Saruwatari, a former graduate Dr. Kaneko’s Shiatsu Massage School of California will be teaching these classes. Dr. Kaneko has taught thousands of students since the founding of his former school and healed a variety of ailments with this powerful therapy.

Join us and learn from his expertise these unique healing methods to benefit you clients, family, friends and yourself. Kaneko Shiatsu Anma  has proven to be a powerful therapy that can compliment and enhance many other healing modalities.

Hybrid Class: In-person and through Zoom.
Students will receive a Zoom link 1 week before class when we confirm everyone’s attendance.
DATE: July 23, Aug 6, Aug 20, Sept 3, Sept 17, Oct 1, Oct 15– Oct 9, (every other Saturday).
TIME: 9am-5pm, (Lunch 12-1pm), Pacific Standard Time
PLACE: Kaizen Dojo Martial Arts & Self Defense, 1824 W 182nd St, Torrance, CA 90504
EARLY BIRD: Until July 11, $435 ($15 off)
COST: Package $450, Individual classes $80
REGISTRATION: Go here to register.