I have been fortunate enough to have had training in a muscle re-education technique called SOTAI when I was training in Japan in the early 1980’s. The practice of SOTAI is based on reversing muscular limitations with an isometric exercise.
I include it in most of my bodywork sessions when a patient complains of temporary pain. They will come into my office saying somthing like; “my arm, knee, or neck started to hurt the other day…” When this is the case we will work together to correct the problem with SOTAI and it usually takes about a few minutes. Really! Then I continue to work on balancing the body again to bring it back to feeling restored and relaxed with either shiatsu or manual Lymph drainage and energy work.
Regularly I will help my husband- you can ask him how quickly the sotai works!
Interested in studying SOTAI? Ask me about a 6 hour training I have put together for health professionals. This course can also be adapted for lay people who want to help family and friends.