I was born and grew up in Niigata, northwest of Japan. I moved to the UK in 2014 and have been practising Shiatsu Therapy for over eight years in London. Since my early twenties, both professionally and as my interest, I have been training myself with various bodyworks, spiritual practices, and dietary practices such as organic, sustainable and plant-based diet. Eating mindfully and practising meditative movement disciplines such as yoga and Taoist meditations are essential parts of my life to keep me healthy, happy and vibrant every day.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
I studied acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM), one of the most prestigious acupuncture institutes in the UK. During the three years of training at CICM, I learned the theoretical and practical application of Chinese Medicine and the cultivation of exploring internal states such as psychological and energetical aspects of being, in myself, others and also nature. I use a unique treatment approach, which integrates Five Element and TCM acupuncture. With these methods, I aim to treat the root cause of your ailments that lie in the spirit and unconscious, as well as treating urgent symptoms.
After three years of training at the Zen School of Shiatsu in London, I trained in Keiraku Shiatsu at Iokai in Tokyo, the institute founded by Shizuto Masunaga. Training at Iokai was one of the most valuable experiences where I learnt Masunaga’s method as close to his original teaching as possible. Currently, I’m on training in Seiki Shiatsu, developed by Tzvika Calisar. Seiki Shiatsu is nearly a complete and upgraded version of Masunaga Shiatsu and a powerful healing method. I continuously devote myself to improving my skills and knowledge whenever I can participate in both acupuncture and Shiatsu practice.
Compassion, Non-Judgement and Authenticity
Understanding the deeper aspects of a human being takes diligent practices of the therapist’s inner work and self-development, such as cultivating compassion, non-judgement and authenticity. Authenticity, being true to who we are without trying to be something else, is the key to our spiritual growth and the basis of all healings. I wish to provide the healing space for you by making you feel authentic, present and free to express who you are. In this way, more profound healing can take place within each of us. Being the support for your healing journey will be my greatest passion and delight.
Self-Cultivation as a Therapist and Intention to Help Heal
I believe the essential quality for an energy medicine therapist is the dedication and the discipline to continually cultivate the connection between mind, body, heart, and spirit. By strengthening and balancing these connections and having the right skill, we can diagnose accurately using both our knowledge and intuition.
Masunaga said being healthy is neither our right nor purpose as a human being. But it is our obligation, responsibility, and the means to fulfil our true potential and dreams to live a happy life. I wish to continuously help, inspire, and motivate you to be at your optimum self so that you will achieve your full potential and live a fulfilling life.
Education and Certifications
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, BSc(Hon), LicAc, Reading, UK
Zen School of Shiatsu, 2010-2013
Advanced Shiatsu Practitioner Diploma (accredited by Middlesex University)
Certificate of Seiki Shiatsu, Level 1, London, UK
Two weeks of the intensive workshop at Iokai Shiatsu Centre, the institute founded by Shizuto Masunaga who developed the theory and practise called Keiraku Shiatsu, which is the origin of what is now called Zen Shiatsu in the West. Tokyo, Japan
Intensive Professional Thai Massage 150 hour (Levels 1,2, 3, 4 & 5)
Thai Foot Reflexology
Thai Chair Massage
Seated Acupressure (On-Site) Massage Practitioner Diploma (City&Guilds) with additional advanced skills.
Practitioner Diploma in Indian Head Massage
Reiki Practitioner Certificate, Levels 1 & 2. London, UK