The MTS consists of the authentic manual practice of Greeks from the region of Asia Minor, originating in Trapezounta, possibly the largest centre of Linguistics and Arts of the past centuries until the Asia Minor catastrophe. In 2015, it was reported by Sotiris Antonopoulos (Physiotherapist – Osteopath) based on the principals, theory and practice which he had absorbed from a four year learning period from 2008 to 2012 by his teacher Mrs. Irini Iatridou was possibly the most important practitioner of the last hundred years in Greece. She was born in 1920 in Trapezounta and died on November 16th in 2012 in Thessaloniki where she became renowned as a practicing doctor.
Granddaughter of the great Practicing Physician and Midwife of Trapezounta, Anna Marna, she was taught and applied her techniques using the MTS methods from the age of twelve until the end of her life at the age of ninety-two. Important Practitioners of the past century who were experienced and working in the field using MTS methods were George Emmanouilidis in Ioannina and Theodora Arnaki in Athens.
MTS is not just another eastern form of alternative therapy, neither is it art nor science, since no other methodology can be compared to its practical value. MTS is simply philosophy. In other words it is the practical philosophy of inspired practical physicians of Trapezounta, a timeless mixture of Hippocratic philosophy and practice, Orthodox faith and experience, Characteristics of genuine healers like the wise, old lady Irini Iatridou.
- Christ heals, the healer mediates (serves as a medium).
- The existence of inseparable unity and interdependence of body and soul.
- The vision of the human body as a whole.
- The ability of the human being able to self-heal in synergy with God.
- Metamorphosis is the mental and physical regeneration of the whole being.
- The restoration of the psychosomatic unity.
- The Temperateness, meaning the correct balance of bodily fluids.
- Restoring all body systems.
- Attaining the flow of channels (lymphatic and vascular) and microcirculation.
- Attaining balance of homeostasis, correct body temperature, especially that of the brain.