Education and Qualifications
- Graduated from Juntendo University, Faculty of Health and Sports Science
- Graduated from Nagoya Acupuncture and Moxibustion School
- Licensed as a national certified acupuncturist
- Certified as a Rolfing® Practitioner by The European Rolfing® Association
Naoki started his career as a holistic therapist at the age of 25, after graduating with a degree in health and sports medicine from Juntendo University in Japan, followed by another from a 3-year technical school specializing in Acupuncture and other forms of TJM (Traditional Japanese Medicine). Nearly two decades later, his passion for the healing systems of the human body and spirit has only gotten stronger.
Since childhood, Naoki has been interested in bodywork, including Acupuncture, Shiatsu, and Seitai (Japanese body manipulation). As an active baseball player from a young age through university, his parents often took him to these practitioners to deal with various aches and injuries. When a serious herniated disc ended his playing days, an Acupuncturist restored his quality of life. Captivated by the technique and philosophy of TJM, Naoki decided to become an Acupuncturist himself.
After working as a nationally certified Acupuncturist in Japan for several years, Naoki moved to the UK to practice in an Acupuncture clinic in London. There, he was able to experience not only different culture and lifestyles, but also other treatment methods that helped deepen his understanding of the human body and expand his therapeutic skills.
It was during his time in London that Naoki first encountered Rolfing®. He immediately recognized that it would be an ideal complement to his acupuncture practice and decided to undergo intensive training in Munich, Germany.
After returning to Tokyo and opening his own clinic, Naoki developed a unique therapeutic method, an integrated system of specialized treatment for musculoskeletal issues that has proven to be very effective for virtually any kind of pain or discomfort, as well as for stress, anxiety and other mental or emotional conditions.
In the early summer of 2019, Naoki relocated his practice to Chamonix, France, where he is now treating top level athletes as well as local people and visitors with various conditions. He is delighted to see so many of his patients recovering from long-term issues through the powerful combination of acupuncture and Rolfing®.