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Frequently Asked Questions


Sessions are by appointment only. Please make your booking here. On your first visit you will receive 20 minutes consultation time, dedicated to getting to know you better. For your first time, a brief case history is taken at the first session in order to get an overview of the situation, assess your areas of best needs and energy level. This includes questions regarding your complaint, past medical history, food, and anything else that may be significant, as well as questions about lifestyle and habits.

Anne aims at empowering you, on your way to understanding your body resiliency and how you can help yourself, to create yourself a harmonious living. She is happy to work in partnership with your others health and wellness practitioners.
You can chose sessions of two types: 60 minutes and 90 minutes. Longer sessions can be discussed with tmt, and several modalities can be mixed to serve your purpose better. Please note that usually Chi Nei Tsang and TRE session do not exceed an hour.
Your session time is valuable. Kindly plan to arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time to register and change your outfit. Note that traffic in H.K can be really bad and we have slow elevators! Notify us if you are going to be late, and be aware of our cancellation policy.
Contact us as soon as possible (at least 48 hours ahead), so that someone can benefit of your time slot and so you can reschedule at your convenience. No show, too frequent or too short notice cancellation (less than 24h ahead) without good reason will result in the session being due.

If you have made your appointment, and a typhoon signal is hoisted, please kindly contact Anne for case by case arrangements.
Each person is unique and has unique needs. If you are experiencing chronic problems, or need support during a moment of your life, I am happy to assess and work with you towards the best approach to satisfy your needs. The aim of TMT is to empower you and guide you to your own way to find and keep your balance and ease in life.
We recommend you to wear loose comfortable clothing (including socks and layering with long sleeves), preferably of natural fibers. You are welcome to change your outfit at the studio.
You will probably feel invigorated yet relaxed: “refreshed”. Although most people generally experience a sense of increased well-being, There may be some temporary “healing crisis” also known as “Herxheimer Reaction”. While not a pleasant experience, a healing crisis signifies that a cleansing and purifying process is underway as toxins and sometimes, emotions are released. Suppressed emotions and traumas are a key factor in the development of muscular tension, high blood pressure, heart disease, immune weakness and other diseases. Most practitioners agree that real healing begins when this suppression is released, freeing the body to heal at the deepest level.

There are come common symptoms most often experienced after receiving bodywork:
• Dizziness and light-headedness • Fatigue • Nausea and vomiting • Low-grade fever • Joint and muscle aches • An odd or metallic taste in the mouth • Muscle cramps • Skin eruptions • Intense emotional states • Increased sweating, urination or defecation

This is a good sign. Your nervous system is re-regulating!

If you experience deep change or release and feel the need to lie down or sleep after, try to listen to your body and do so, it is a very good sign; your body energies are at work. Drink plenty of water, take a walk, talk to a dear one or do something pleasurable, to help facilitate the change. You may as well increase fibers intake in your diet.

These techniques are giving you the tools to understanding and adapting to your daily life. It gives you the insight, the energy to take those little steps toward a better balance, by listening to your body. Rather than being a “magical pill”, it can be part of your path toward ease and balance.


Somatic Bodywork, Chi Nei Tsang, Shiatsu and TRE® do not intend to diagnose, cure any physical or mental ailment, and should not replace consultation with your physician nor habitual treatment. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

Results may vary between individuals. There are no guarantees, expressed, or implied. Anne Cousin is not licensed to diagnose or prescribe any medical condition, medicine or disease and information contained on is not intended to be substituted for such.

Anne Cousin makes no claims to diagnose, heal you of any medical or emotional condition you may have. Always check with your primary health care physician before trying a new therapy.

Information provided on this website is done so with the intention of sharing knowledge of bodywork and wellness.

Please note that Somatic Bodywork, Chi Nei Tsang,  Shiatsu and TRE® are body treatments of entirely no-sexual nature and that any inappropriate behavior will be handled in the most severe way, including legal prosecution.