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“Doshin”: Sotaiho is no curative treatment in the usual sense. Sotaiho requires the participation of the person concerned. It refers to the “in-itself listening” during treatment. Therapists, doctors and drugs can not cure. This can only be done by nature! So it is an essential part of the therapy to detect misalignments or restrictions to understand the cause of the problem.

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Sotaiho – Dynamic muscle energy work

The Japanese physician Dr. Keizo Hashimoto (1897-1993) developed the Sotai method (Sotaiho) in the course of his life. Included are his experience of traditional healing methods like acupuncture, Japanese “bone setting” and Seitai jutsu.

Pain and deformity

There is a relationship between pain and joint deformity.
If two joint partners are displaced, the flow of movement stops. The blocked energy accumulates and finally manifests as pain!

The aim of treatment

By breath-synchronous movements new muscle protein routes are initiated. Old holding patterns dissolve in the restructured muscle paths. The joint partners will lay favorable to each other. By decreasing tension in the joint capsules finally the pain stimulus diminishes.

The principle

Crucial difference to other body therapy methods is that therapeutic movements are always performed in the pleasant direction from the pain away! In the course of a treatment technique continuously tension is built which will be released after a short holding period in a sudden relaxation.

Mode of action

With the resultant impulse, the joint is aligned in the chain of movements. Local set reactions change the tonus of the muscle spindles. The pain level is reduced and replaced by natural, active & vigilant tension.

Sotaiho seems to be helpfull in case of back pain, jaw problems, neck or shoulder pain, but also by reflex to internal organs.

Variations on basic techniques

Target groups

  • Physicians
  • Occupational therapist
  • Midwife
  • Naturopaths
  • Nurses
  • Speech therapists
  • Masseur
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychologists
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Sotaiho – Dynamic muscle energy work

The Japanese physician Dr. Keizo Hashimoto (1897-1993) developed the Sotai method (Sotaiho) in the course of his life. Included are his experience of traditional healing methods like acupuncture, Japanese “bone setting” and Seitai jutsu.

Pain and deformity

There is a relationship between pain and joint deformity.
If two joint partners are displaced, the flow of movement stops. The blocked energy accumulates and finally manifests as pain!

The aim of treatment

By breath-synchronous movements new muscle protein routes are initiated. Old holding patterns dissolve in the restructured muscle paths. The joint partners will lay favorable to each other. By decreasing tension in the joint capsules finally the pain stimulus diminishes.

The principle

Crucial difference to other body therapy methods is that therapeutic movements are always performed in the pleasant direction from the pain away! In the course of a treatment technique continuously tension is built which will be released after a short holding period in a sudden relaxation.

Mode of action

With the resultant impulse, the joint is aligned in the chain of movements. Local set reactions change the tonus of the muscle spindles. The pain level is reduced and replaced by natural, active & vigilant tension.

Sotaiho seems to be helpfull in case of back pain, jaw problems, neck or shoulder pain, but also by reflex to internal organs.

Basic techniques

  • Treatment: The five basic techniques
  • Sensitization: Learn Sotai firsthand
  • The eight directions of movement: used in space and on partner
  • The octahedron model: Understanding the body basic matrix
  • 80% Practice

Target groups

  • Physicians
  • Occupational therapist
  • Midwife
  • Naturopaths
  • Nurses
  • Speech therapists
  • Masseur
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychologists
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Body Development

The eight movements

Here I have compiled the eight basic movements and two combinations thereof. The order is not mandatory. Please perform these exercises thoughtfully. In case of complaints, I urge you to desist.

Align the neck

Ausrichtung des Nackens

With this exercise, the tension of the deltoid muscle is brought into balance.
At the moment of releasing the hand beats on the outer thigh. Here you’ll find intersection points, control points that are important for the meridian tendons.
In the clip you can see how I shift my weight to one side. In that case, my left shoulder feels heavier. I shift my focus here. With the aim to increase both shoulders at an even level.

  • With relaxation I return to the center.
  • Please perform this exercise only with guidance.

Walk on the spot …

Auf der Stelle marschieren

Completion Exercise. In an alternated step rhythm without losing the middle.
With the eyes shut it is even more difficult …

Bend and extend

Beugen und Strecken

The forward bending, in which the weight is shifted to the back, stimulates the yang heel vessel – the Yang Qiao May
(Be careful when Gulping to shift the weight a little farther to the rear: the head is now of even high)
Upon stretching, the Du Mai – the gouvernor vessel – will be stimulated. Here I shift the weight towards the ball of your foot: I push the belly forward and brace myself in the stretch, and at last my head follows.
(For the return of the head initiates the movement.)

Rotation


Turn to the bright side. The weight will be shifted on the same side, to which we turn ourselves.
In the first clip I am looking which side is easier for me. I then found my chocolate side: Afterwards I repeat the rotation three to four times. In the end I’m testing the opposite direction.

Side bend


This movement requires more self-perception. Often, the weight is shifted to the inner foot. But then my base is weakened. It is better to shift the weight to the outside foot, then I can see the entire outline stretching from the foot to the hand. And on the inside is contracting accordingly. Please exercise only if it makes you feel comfortable.

Pulling and compressing

Ziehen und Stauchen

The last of the eight movements …
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