About the Rolfer™

 

Meet Your Rolfer™

Kay Akahane

*Certified Rolfing® Practitioner

*Board Certified Structural Integrator (BCSI)

*Licensed Massage therapist (NYS)

Hello, my name is Kay.  I am a Licensed Massage Therapist (NYS), certified in Rolfing® Structural integration and also the first member of Board Certified Structural Integrator (BCSI) in Tokyo.   

 

I have been a healthcare provider in Tokyo since 2000.  I began my career as a relaxation therapist (Body and Facial Aromatherapist & Reflexologist), then became a Licensed Massage Therapist (NYS) after graduating from The Swedish Institute in NYC.

 

As a massage therapist, I have attempted to improve postural alignment and release chronic patterns of tension through conventional healing massage and issue-focused treatment.  I believe that the next step to achieve my clients' goals for permanent change is through Rolfing® Structural Integration, which is a form of holistic bodywork that helps the client realize their full human potential. I became a Rolfer™ in September 2018.

Training in Rolfing in Boulder, Colorado has shown me that new possibilities can emerge when mindful intentionality is combined with giving the body the unconditional permission,  space, and freedom it needs to re-align itself. 

 

Meet Your Rolfer™

​Yasuka Ito 

​(Advisor - Rehabilitation Science/Kinematics)

*Certified Rolfing® Practitioner

*Certified Physical Therapist

Hello, I am Yasuka.  I am a Rolfing practitioner certified by The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado. I am also a physical therapist certified by the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

 

I started my career in 2010 working at a hospital providing physical therapy rehabilitation for patients who had recently undergone knee or hip joint replacement, as well as those recovering from stroke, Parkinson’s disease, orthopedic disorders, and so on.

 

During my time at the hospital I witnessed firsthand the important role that body structure plays in our physical movement, as well as our overall physical wellness.

My first encounter with the distinct technique and holistic elements of Rolfing left a strong impression on me, and I decided to become a Rolfer.  I became certified in 2017 and began my official practice. I continue to see the many ways Rolfing not only improves bodily structure, but also allows my clients to more fully enjoy their bodies and lead richer lives.