What’s in the name METAbodyWORKS? What’s does the design of our logo mean?
META is a system of bodywork designed for the modern Westerner. According to Free Dictionary by Farlex,
meta-, prefix meaning
1 "change or exchange": metabasis, metallaxis, metamorphosis.
2 "after or next": metachemical, metapneumonic, metapsychics.
We see the word bodyWORKS in the name, according to Free Online Medical Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia:
1. bodywork /body·work/ (-wurk″) a general term for therapeutic methods that center on the body for the promotion of physical health and emotional and spiritual well-being, including massage, various systems of touch and manipulation, relaxation techniques, and practices designed to affect the body's energy flow.
2. bodywork, n 1. a collection of techniques for restoring health and balance to the entire person by working through the body. 2. to apply any number and combination of the therapeutic touch paradigms that have been developed.
Therefore, bodywork refers to the “work” we do to your body in order to speed recovery from injuries, optimize posture, remove energetic blockages, and help you integrate Mind/Body/ Spirit.
It is our commitment at METAbodyWORKS to keep evolving and to never be caught using stagnant thinking, while at the same time understanding that our system of bodywork, comes from an ancient tradition.
We also see in the logo: a circle, square, and triangle - homage to Sengai (Japanese Zen Buddhist 1750-1837). He was the first to paint this symbol in the Zen tradition which poetically represents the Universal Principles:
( : the four elements, earthly objective world)
(Δ: Sacred Enclosure / Bodies, Trinity- Mind/body/Spirit)
(○: motion of Planets, timelessness, symmetry)
Together they make up the basic geometry of the body.
Within the three shapes we have Japanese characters of Sui Ko Do: massage ancient people’s - Way. Suikodo is a form of Shiatsu, developed by my teacher, Master Mitsuki Kikkawa through years of teaching and clinical experience. After his passing, Kikkawa Sensei left behind a complete system of bodywork. The “ ancient people’s way” to treat the most stubborn conditions uses a meridian treatment that works on the Kyo / Jitsu (Yin / Yang) with Amate / Karate (Hard and Soft) techniques.
Like Calligraphy, Bodywork is an art form. Awareness, breath control and therapeutic touch can only be developed through years of experience. Similarly, seeking balance/harmony with colours and brushstrokes, it also requires a strong sense of concentration and focus. Creativity is the integration of spiritual understanding with the appropriate use of knowledge.
Emerge in the body, Balance with the Mind, Thrive in Spirit.