The Five Principles of Ohashiatsu

  1. Just Be There, Don't Press
  2. Use Both Hands; Make a Connection
  3. Be Continuous
  4. Be Natural
  5. Be Reverent








Ohashiatsu is a nurturing method of touch. Like other Eastern therapies, Ohashiatsu manipulates the energy within the body and uses a framework of Eastern philosophy. However, the emphasis of Ohashiatsu is on communication and synergism between giver and receiver and the self-development of the giver, as well as the receiver, and on the true physical, psychological and spiritual harmony for both.

This is the primary difference between Ohashiatsu and other bodywork modalities: Ohashiatsu maintains and improves the giver's posture, movement and well-being. When you give Ohashiatsu, you are energized and rejuvenated because of the way your body moves, because you are enhancing your Ki (life essence) energy, and because you are meditating while you are working.

Ohashiatsu combines hands-on touch techniques, gentle exercises and stretches, and meditations in a seamless flow of movement. Ohashiatsu is an energizing dance. It is a mutual issue: When the giver enjoys, the receiver benefits. When you as the giver communicate your enjoyment and attitude about life to the receiver, the receiver will use your example to become healthier and happier in the future.