Hoshino Therapy ®
A Unique Form of Oriental Massage
Hoshino therapy ® is a form of acupressure that is specifically designed to treat arthrosis. Arthrosis is the hardening of muscles, ligaments and tendons especially around the joints. This Oriental massage therapy is primarily used as a preventive therapy, but can be used to treat some conditions also.
Tomezo Hoshino, a Japanese acupuncturist, developed this therapy in the 1940. Hoshino was suffering from bursitis in his shoulder and was unable to get any lasting relief from acupuncture. Determined to heal himself, he climbed a mountain and vowed that he wouldn't come down until he was healed. At the top of that mountain, he managed to heal himself using only his bare hands. He refined the healing technique that he developed at the top of the mountain and later went on to teach it to others.
Practitioners use a combination of heat and finger pressure to treat more than 250 points on the body. Each point is over soft tissue such as muscle, tendon or ligament. The treatment is used to soften hardened areas. Therapists use only their hands and no tools so they can more accurately evaluate the tissue they're working on. Therapists are trained to have sensitivity in their hands that helps them determine areas that could cause future problems as well as the areas that are currently causing you pain. The pressure is deep but the therapist tries her best not to cause the client any discomfort.
Hoshino therapy ® can help relieve chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain, increase flexibility, and improve posture. This Japanese massage is especially effective when used to treat the following conditions:
- sciatic nerve pain
- joint pain and stiffness
- foot and ankle pain
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- neck pain and stiffness
- frozen shoulder
- back pain
- sports injuries
Hishino therapy ® treatments usually last about an hour. You experience pain relief and improved range of motion after two to three visits. The amount of treatments you'll need depends on the severity of your condition.