Shiatsu massage Tokyo

Shiatsu Massage Tokyo


English friendly Shiatsu massage therapist in Tokyo

SPECIALISED IN ABDOMINAL SHIATSU for trauma, digestion & gynecology

Specialized in abdominal shiatsu for the treatment of trauma, gynecology and digestive issues, our shiatsu based treatment incorporates to the classic shiatsu adbominal diagnosis some ostheopathy and Japanese seitai.

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.

Massage therapy and physical therapy in Tokyo

Our holistic massages Tokyo

Therapeutic massage can be provided by accupressure (shiatsu), gentle body stretch (Thaï Nuat Boran) with a deep touch (fasciatherapy) or effleurage and pressure (lymphatic and vascular drainage).

According to your need, we can incorporate in the individualised treatment plan:

  • Foot reflexology
  • Touch for health (kinesiology)
  • Osteopathic & cranio-sacral manipulations
  • Japanese chiropractic
  • Deep-tissue
  • Oil massages: californian, Hot stones, Ayurvedic, Slimming massage 

General benefits of Shiatsu massage

The benefits are numerous on a physical, physiological, and emotional level.

  • Identify and release recent and old physical disorders and muscle tensions.
  • Reduces headaches, stress 
  • Reduces inflammation that causes pain
  • Improves sleep disorders, digestion, circulation
  • Improve physical performance, joints mobility, flexibility
  • Brings relaxation and flexibility, awareness by feeling and reconnecting with your body. 
  • Acts on tissues, fascia, alignment of the spine

Why receiving a Shiatsu massage therapy ?

  • Relaxation, stress release, fatigue
  • Muscle pains, backache, headache
  • Articulation pains, inflammation
  • Digestive issues, menstruation pain
  • Sleep disorder
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Heavy legs, cold hands & feets
  • Pre-post hospitalisation
  • Trauma recovery, recent & old injuries
  • Support during cancer treatment & heavy disease
  • Before, after birth
  • Release cells memories, transgenerational
  • Improve flexibility
  • Improve physical performances for sportspeople


▶ 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

Who can enjoy Shiatsu therapy treatment in Tokyo ?

  • Anyone at any age can enjoy shiatsu treatment and massage therapy at Otomi Therapy Tokyo: pregnancy, babies, elderly…
  • The technics from all over the world can be adjusted to your current needs and issue on the day.
  • If we suspect anything requiring allopathic medicine and a medical health check-up, you will be redirected.

Take a time to breath & relax: get Shiatsu Massage Tokyo!

Deep relaxation of muscles, tissues and fascia

Our consultants favorite's massage therapy

namikoshi shiatsu massage

Shiatsu Namikoshi manual therapy + Sonopuncture

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.

How often to receive a shiatsu massage therapy ?

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.

Massage therapy Tokyo・Physical therapy

thai massage

Thai massage Nuat Boran

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”. 

foot reflexology

Foot reflexology

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.

cupping therapy

Vascular massage + Cupping therapy

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.

lymphatic drainage

Lymphatic drainage + Cryo lotion

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.

cranio sacre

Touch for health & Cranio sacral therapy

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. 


Fasciatherapy & Tissu osteopathy

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

What to expect after a Tokyo Shiatsu massage therapy ?

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.

What should you wear to receive a shiatsu massage therapy?

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.


We provide essential oil products at the clinic!

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.

To be informed of some of our courses and events related to wellness, therapy, and natural ecological health:

Shiatsu & massage therapist, since 2005

Body care expert and beautician, graduated from the best school of France

Your massage therapist touch

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!

Online session

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.

Your physical therapist background

From dancer, expert in beauty and wellness... to professional therapist

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 therapysound 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.

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