My brother-in-law said it was the best massage of his life. I think the Shiatsu 指圧 massage with Mizukami in Osaka is the best massage anywhere in the world, and I’m hooked on this Japanese technique of acupressure that is based on Chinese Medicine. And I’m a big fan of Chinese medicine these days, considering the amazing healing I’ve had with my Japanese chiropractor in Osaka.
No need to get naked or have oils applied all over you like Western massage technique, Shiatsu lets you wear a t-shirt and shorts supplied as Mizukami’s powerful, strong hands work their healing magic on your body.
The Japanese Ministry of Health defines shiatsu as “a form of manipulation by thumbs, fingers and palms without the use of instruments, mechanical or otherwise, to apply pressure to the human skin to correct internal malfunctions, promote and maintain health, and treat specific diseases. The techniques used in shiatsu include stretching, holding, and most commonly, leaning body weight into various points along key channels.
I met Mizukami in our old Shinmachi neighborhood of Osaka when he worked at Body Works. Since then he’s so good he has opened a school of Shiatsu massage in conjunction with two other instructors, which include yoga. The 大阪整体アカデミー Osaka Seitai Academy, meaning Osaka Manipulative Academy, offers very affordable massages of your life. It’s literally like a hospital for healing. I go for two hours and it costs ¥10000 at the Academy, ¥12000 at Body Works.
He speaks only Japanese, but you can use Google translate. Or learn a few Japanese words!
He’s in near the Minamimorimati Station. Take the 4b Exit to the Tenjin Street South. Here is a map with the address, phone and more.
Get thee to a Shiatsu massage with Mizukami!!! Arigato!!!