Leiya, Emmanuelle (Valette) Matsumura, body mind therapist in Tokyo and online, and artist at the service of your transformation. The holistic health approach of the individual and natural alternative medicines are her field of expertise.
After studying Theater (Roy Hart – Body & voice), literature & philosophy, she graduated from the reknowned Peyrefitte school of body care aesthetics cosmetic perfumery in 2005 after 3 years of study. She learned with experts & medical care professionals giving her solid knowledge in biology, biochemistry, skin anatomy, cosmetology, and in perfumery… Which she uses today to create natural remedies with herboristery and aromatherapy.
Being surrounded by her collegues dancers and physical theater performers, she specialized in body treatment: shiatsu massage, and lymphatic drainage. Her practice was supporting muscle recovery, preventing injuries, and sharing technics with micro-movement and visualization for movement optimization.
Aside, she was offered to be a brand representative for luxury perfumeries and cosmetics, & also had a career as a make-up artist. By crossing the distance lines & touching people, she was doing a lot of physical care, health prevention, and psychological support to models facing food disorders, stressed brides into cultural mixt weddings, and actors in need of focus and relaxation.
In addition, she was teaching oriental and Indian dancing in social centers and private schools in Lyon, plus performing with her dance company in West Europe. The purpose was to bridge art & therapy, and education about culture, traditions, music, and dance. She was helping many women, men & children of any age, disadvantaged social environment, with disabilities… to understand their bodies, gain confidence, recover from cancer and other diseases, find their potential, and to connect their “inside” to their “outside” for health, wellness & beauty.
She traveled to study Balinese & Thai massage, ayurvedic massage & tantra, and Reiki. And trans-generational memories, psycho-emotional language of the body, aromatherapy, herboristery, lithotherapy, neuroscience, and psychology etc… Her journey was based on life experience and professional growth among physical therapists and health professionals in 35 countries.
Then, she invested in a kinesiology course to bridge western & Asian medicines. This allowed her to connect art therapy, personal development, physical/physiological therapy, and psycho-emotional therapy to have a fully holistic approach based on various cultural perspectives.