Japanese Hands-on Therapy

Kazumi Ohto (Kaz)

Kaz is a government-certified Physiotherapist in Japan and worked for three years in a hospital and a geriatric health services facility in Tokyo, Japan.
He trained at the Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy in North Vancouver, B.C. and completed the 2200-hour Shiatsupractor® Diploma Program in 2006.
After graduation, he worked at the Japan Shiatsu Clinic as a Shiatsu therapist and supervisor for five years.
Kaz moved to Toronto and joined Otani Shiatsu Clinic as a Shiatsu therapist for 3 years. Now, he started Pacific Shiatsu in Victoria, B.C.
He is an active member of the Canadian Shiatsu Society of BC (CSSBC).



Akiko Ohto (Mia)

Mia trained at the Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy in North Vancouver, B.C. and completed the 2200-hour Shiatsupractor® Diploma Program in 2006.
After graduation, she practiced Shiatsu at the Japan Shiatsu Clinic, and worked for the Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy in Vancouver as a supervisor, instructor and administrator for five years.
Mia moved to Toronto and joined Tokyo Shiatsu Clinic as a Shiatsu therapist for 3 years. Now, she started Pacific Shiatsu in Victoria, B.C.
She is an active member of the Canadian Shiatsu Society of BC (CSSBC).​

Therapists

Shiatsu

Shiatsu (meaning ‘finger pressure’) is a hands-on therapy developed in Japan. It’s characterized by its great simplicity; just apply pressure and stimulate the body’s own natural healing ability. Underneath the uncomplicated movements is happening internally to the body like:

  • Vitalizes your skin,
  • Limbers your muscles,
  • Improves your circulation,
  • Regulates your nervous, hormonal and digestive systems,
  • Enhances your immune system,
  • Reduces your mental/physical stress to prevent the risk of many illnesses

etc…
Pressing on the body is not only physical technique, but also sincere spirit. ​

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