SHIATSU MASSAGE TOKYO IS A PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENT THAT RELAX THE BODY AND MIND, RELEASES TENSIONS, AND BALANCE THE ENERGY FLOW IN THE MERIDIANS FOR MORE WELLNESS AND FLEXIBILITY.
In a Shiatsu session, your massage therapist identifies and releases recent and long-standing physical disorders in your body. This is achieved through a broad spectrum of personalized physical therapy and massage techniques, mainly with thumb pressure and osteopathy.
Shiatsu not only contribute to the healing process but promotes increased vigor, mental self-control and even help couples lead happier married lives.
Therapeutic massage can be provided by accupressure (shiatsu), gentle body manipulations (Thaï Nuat Boran) with a deep touch (fasciatherapy) or effleurage and pressure (lymphatic and vascular drainage). We also master:
The benefits are numerous on a physical, physiological, and emotional level.
▶ Vivify the skin
▶ Assuage the muscles
▶ Stimulate the circulation of body fluids
▶ Regulate neural functions
▶ Control the endocrine system
▶ The bone system
▶ The digestive system
This Japanese-style treatment with acupressure (palms and fingers) works on vital energy points to unblock and balance the body’s chi. It stimulates circulation and acts on all the systems in the body. Long sessions often include reflexology & chiropractic/osteopathy, with sonopuncture: acupressure with special Japanese tuning forks designed for medical purposes.
*Certified – “Peyrefitte esthetics”, Lyon. Japanese licence in process.
We recommend receiving a Shiatsu treatment every 2 months for prevention and maintaining the body in good health. At least 4 times a year, before the season change.
Some people need to come on a regular basis to complete the treatment. In that case, we will do 1H treatments, instead of 1h45. Coming regularly will also avoid seasonal depression and fatigue, support your organ functioning, balance, and reinforce the whole system of the body.
If your muscular tensions are recurrent or too important, combined with other physical health issues, it may be necessary to consider having a bundle of sessions. Amount one of them, we will have a kinesiology session to seek for the emotional cause, release the pain durably, and reeducate the body.
Traditional Thai massage with therapeutic purposes combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles and assisted yoga postures. It consists of deep stretching to gently relax the joints and release muscle tension.
Dressed, no oil.
*Certified – Thai Ministry of Health. School of “Fine Art of Thai Massage”.
This foot massage is practiced without oil, with acupressure acting on the meridian points corresponding to the organs. It brings you a deep relaxation, facilitates digestion and elimination, promotes healthy sleep, and helps reduce stress.
Dressed, no oil.
*Certified – “Peyrefitte esthetics”, Lyon.
This massage with suction cup application is very appreciated by athletes. It is particularly adapted to relaunch blood circulation, to alleviate the sensation of heavy leg, to soothe back, shoulder and knee pain. It also promotes muscle recovery and thus increase performance.
In underwear, using oil and essential oils
*Certified – “Peyrefitte esthetics”, Lyon.
Dry massage from the Voder method, consisting of light pressure from the palms of the hands to encourage the lymphatic system to eliminate metabolic waste and stimulate the immune system. It provides relief from swollen legs, after a fall or surgery. Long treatments include the application of a bandage with cryo lotion to stimulate skin microcirculation, which has a very refreshing and toning effect.
In underwear, no oil.
*Certified – “Peyrefitte esthetics”, Lyon. Given by a physiotherapist.
By acting on the head, neck and sacrum, the physical manipulations help you find your axis for a better alignment and posture. Combined with Touch for health kinesiology, this treatment also helps you transform your attitude in life, to maintain a good posture on the long term.
Dressed, no oil.
*Kinesiology school – “Espace kinésio”, Lyon.
Acting on the fascia, this massage allows the release of somatized emotional tensions, recent body pains, as well as cellular memories associated with old physical traumas. It is effective in cases of skin allergies and respiratory problems, but also to release emotional overloads accumulated in the body during periods of stress.
Dressed, no oil
Right after a Shiatsu or a massage, you will feel relaxed, more flexible, and leave with a clear mind. If you consulted for fatigue, sleep or digestive issues, circulation… you will notice some improvement in the following days. If not, another consultation will be needed.
Some people who experience a deep touch full body massage or shiatsu for the first time may feel some discomfort on the following days. This is normal and it will disappear soon: the body regains its capacity for self-healing. All the pains kept quiet for years are released. All the areas where the energy flow was blocked are “woken up” and inflate very slightly, causing a small painless compression in most areas of the body. In narrower parts such as the base of the neck, shoulder blades, or along the spine, this can press on areas of nerve impulses and can cause pain. It is a well-known process in Asia, called “the healing crisis”: it generally takes a few days for the body to recover its new balance.
When that happens, it only lasts a few days. Then you will feel very light! Coming to the session hydrated, drinking a lot of water after, and following your therapist’s personalized nutritional advice will help support the cleansing process.
Shiatsu massage is clothed. Unless we need to work on the deep tissue, for a slimming massage, and do some osteopathic manipulation in which removing close is necessary.
Wearing stretchy cotton trousers or other soft fabrics is recommended, and a comfortable tee-shirt.
Essential oils, natural organic oils, or plant oil macerations from our own production can be used. Some of them contain natural color pigments. In case, do not wear your favorite white shirt, or bring a change.
Some people prefer bringing their own small towel to be used for the face and skull area.
I always advise you some natural balms, plant extract, essential oils, and nutrition based on the 5 elements and traditional Japanese medicine for supporting your treatment.
Delicate, warm and caring touch, listening to your needs. Her knowledge and experience as a dancer will find and release tension in your body. Her style is a progressive massage: when your body is more relaxed and you are half asleep, she can start using a deeper touch to release tissue memories, helps the blood flow, and work on the organs.
For Shiatsu: more than a massage this is a treatment to either prevent or contribute to healing disease, in a combination of allopathic medicine. Relaxation is a nice side benefit!
For those who are far away, she offers ONLINE SESSIONS. These include dance movement therapy, sound wave meditation, and hypnosis. She teaches you tools for awakening and taking responsibility for your health balance with self-acupressure, massage, Japanese qi gong (kiko), and a somatic approach to unlocking the root cause of your problems.
Emmanuelle Matsumura (Leiya) graduated from the prestigious Peyrefitte aesthetic school as a superior technician in aesthetic care, cosmetics – perfumery, and as a make-up and hair artist in France in 2005. She received high-quality training from the best professionals in the largest spas and luxury wellness centers, teachers who receive prices as “Meilleurs ouvriers de France” (best workers in France), all trained in the techniques in their countries of origin & by kinesitherapist for specific technics. Inspired by this high-level standard, she then continued her studies in Thailand, Bali, India, Philippines, Japan… with exceptional massage therapists, herbalists, and recognized healers.
She has a particular affinity for clothed massages such as Shiatsu, Thai, bodywork with chiropractic and the approach of oriental medicines. During her career as a professional dancer and actress, she was coached by physiotherapists. She learned from many osteopaths and chiropractors who trusted her and shared their knowledge with professionalism and generosity. She used it directly with her dance students and started to integrate health prevention bodywork in her class. With training in specialized kinesiology, she went further by combining Chinese medicine and muscle testing: a technique called “Touch for health“.
Today in Tokyo, her Shiatsu and massage Tokyo offers you a great listening of your body and mind to take care of the deep roots cause of any stress, discomfort, and physical pains. For those who are leaving far, she conducts sessions online. Those include movement therapy, sound wave meditation, and hypnosis. She teaches you tools for your awakening and to become responsible for your health balance with self-acupressure, massage, Japanese qi gong (kiko), and a somatic approach to unlock the root cause of your issues.