Structural Therapy is a “hands on” bodywork utilizing full hand contact while targeting specific points relating to the area(s) of musculoskeletal pain and/ or difficulty/ dysfunction/ disability.
Heat is the medium for positive change. The heat generated from the contact and pressure on specific points, by the Structural Therapists’ hands, slowly changes contracted, inflexible, cold and hardened tissues into ones with more length, elasticity, warmth and resiliency. Normal use and range of motion for wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, backs, hips, knees and feet is progressively restored. Corrective exercises, mostly stretching, are given to compliment the treatments and to take over once the course of treatment is over
More importantly, the patient/ client is given a real and simple physiological understanding of the causes of the problem as well as the remedial and preventative measures that can be taken. These are not “degenerative diseases” on dead end streets; rather, they are completely regenerative misuses of our biomechanical bodies, in need of proper redirection toward the playing field.
The Art of Structural Therapy is a technique derived from the work and teaching of Professor Tomezo Hoshino (1910- 2000). Professor Hoshino developed this ingenious healing art as a treatment and preventative therapy for the age old problem of arthritis and the many related biomechanical disabilities. Born in Japan, he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina in his early twenties where he developed and refined his work, and where he and his wife lived for the rest of their lives. Hoshino Therapy is understood and highly respected by the medical community in Argentina as a treatment for “osteo-” arthritis, arthrosis and all related musculoskeletal problems.