Japanese Massage & Herbal Heat Therapy
"This Kanji means "Joy" in Japanese. Without joy in life our bodies become stressed and we develop many physical problems. The focus of Oriental Medicine is "preventative medicine". I developed a new healing system based on the ancient Chinese herbal heat therapy (Moxibustion) combined with traditional Japanese massage. This new healing system is named Moxage because it incorporates the healing benefits of Moxibustion with Meridian Massage (Anma, Keiraku Shiatsu). Moxage is a non-verbal communication tool as well and an excellent supplement to the practice of Acupuncture, Anma, Shiatsu, Tuina, Western-Swedish Massage or any other healing art. I hope you experience joy and the healing benefits of Moxage."
Yoshiaki Nakano Sensei
Zen Health Education & Moxage Founder
History & Development of Moxage
Moxibustion is a method of burning a Moxa herb stick above the skin along the body's energetic pathways and at specific acupoints to support and restore good health. The heat applied indirectly penetrates deeply into the body to release energy blockages, balance the flow of energy and increase the circulation of Ki.
Moxibustion has been used in Asia for centuries. Moxage is a gentle heat and massage system. Therapeutic heat application with Moxage compared to traditional Moxibustion is easy to apply and safely allows for heat to penetrate over a larger area of the body. In the Moxage system, Moxa sticks are used with a specially designed massage tool made with wood from the Japanese rubber tree. The wooden Moxa holder designed for Moxage is a comfortable massage tool that allows heat to penetrate deeply and quickly. This mildly sedating soothing approach has a beneficial effect on the nervous system (Shinkei).
Benefits of the Moxage System
Abdominal Brain Digestive System:
Respiratory, Digestive & Reproductive Systems:
Contraindications For Moxage
Areas will be avoided that have: cuts, bruises, abrasions and burns Moxage is never applied over the Liver organ under the right ribcage. The Moxage treatment session lasts no more then 20 minutes to avoid adverse effects of over treatment with a moxibustion heat therapy.