Kay (Kaori) AkahaneMassage Therapist

    Kay (Kaori) Akahane

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

    Kay has been a healthcare provider in Tokyo since 2000. She began her 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, she has attempted to improve postural alignment and release chronic patterns of tension through conventional healing massage and issue-focused treatment. She believes that the next step to achieve her 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. She became a Rolfer™ in September 2018.

    Training in Rolfing in Boulder, Colorado has shown Kay 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.



    • Certified Rolfing® Practitioner
    • Board Certified Structural Integrator (BCSI)
    • Licensed Massage therapist (NYS)