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About Mochizuki Family


Over 250 years ago, in the early Edo Period, traditional Japanese medicine and massage flourished as never before or since in Japan. During this time, the Mochizuki family began practicing traditional Japanese medicine and bodywork. The Mochizuki family was one of the four major families of ninjas (spies and assassins), originating in the Mochizuki village in Nagano, just north of Mount Fuji. All ninjas had a “day job” to disguise their covert activities. The Mochizuki ancestors have always been traditional Japanese doctors practicing acupuncture, kanpo (traditional herbal medicine) and massage, as well as gan ji gusuri (poison medicine)—the use of diluted venom of various plants and animals to treat conditions (similar to the way that homeopathy works). Traditional medical practitioners typically occupied the merchant rank—the lowest in Japanese society. Since the Mochizuki family was actually of the samurai class and enforcers of the law, they were immune to the shogun’s laws and were able to practice the traditional medicine and teach Japanese healing arts within the family and the village.


The Meiji restoration eliminated the traditional class system, making the samurai and ninja class obsolete. Consequently, the Mochizuki family could no longer practice as ninjas. Then, when the power of the Shogun began to decline and Western medicine entered Japan, traditional medicine almost died out, and many techniques were lost, along with centuries of clinical information. The Mochizuki family, however, relocated to the countryside and was able to keep the medicine alive up to the present day, generation after generation. Today in Japan, there are only three families, including the Mochizuki family, who possess the knowledge of traditional Japanese medicine. Fusako, a fifth generation family practitioner, was one of the foremost female acupuncturists and traditional Japanese medical practitioners. She passed on to her family many of the traditional medical techniques that have been lost in modern acupuncture and Japanese medical practice.

About Dr. Shogo Mochizuki


Shogo Mochizuki

Biography


Shogo Mochizuki, a seventh generation family practitioner, was born in Hamamatsu City in Japan and began studying at age four under Fusako, his grandmother. He was chosen by her to be a family medicine keeper, not only to share his knowledge with others, but also to ensure that the knowledge is passed down to future generations, instead of focusing on the practice of traditional Japanese medicine. During his teenage years, Shogo also studied under three different masters in massage and acupuncture outside of his family. He attended massage and shiatsu schools and has completed over ten thousand hours of continuing education study in traditional Japanese medicine and massage. In addition, Shogo also studied conventional western medicine. Shogo has been licensed in Anma, Shiatsu and Massage in Japan since 1981. He served as an acupuncturist and massage therapist, specializing in prenatal and postnatal care from 1981 to 1984.


Shogo moved to the United States in 1984 and began his practice and teaching in 1985. Since then, he has been teaching continuing education for massage and acupuncture in many schools across the United States and abroad. He has taught over 8,000 students massage and acupuncture and has averaged 1,000 to 1,500 hours of classroom instruction per year. He has also written and produced over two dozen educational textbooks and videos on Japanese massage and traditional Japanese medicine.


He is an internationally certified massage therapist by Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Shogo Mochizuki is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced instructor/practitioners of Japanese massage in the world.

About Dr. Shogo Mochizuki


Shogo Mochizuki

Biography


Shogo Mochizuki is the author of the following books:


• ANMA: The Art of Japanese Massage (Standard Edition), 1995

• Ko bi do: The Art of Japanese Facial Massage, 1998

• Zoku Shin Do: The Art of Japanese Foot Massage (Volume One), 1998

• Hand Maintenance Guide for Massage Therapists, 1999

• ANMA: The Art of Japanese Massage (Popular Edition), 1999

• Japanese Chair-Massage Techniques: Volume One (Professional Edition) 1999

• Japanese Chair-Massage Techniques: Volume Two (Professional Edition) 2000

• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Relief and Prevention (Professional Edition) 2000

• The Art of Japanese Hand Massage, 2001

• The Art of Japanese Foot Massage (Volume Two), 2001

• Shiatsu for the Hand , 2001

• Shiatsu for the Foot , 2001

  and many other titles.




Shogo Mochizuki has also produced videos to accompany the massage book titles listed above.


His educational articles have been featured in:

Massage and Bodywork Magazine

• six consecutive articles regarding Japanese Facial Massage

February/March 1998 through December/January 1999

• six consecutive articles regarding Japanese Foot Massage

February/March 1999 through December/January 2000

• six consecutive articles regarding Japanese Chair-Massage techniques

February/March 2000 through December/January 2001

About Dr. Shogo Mochizuki


Shogo Mochizuki has taught continuing education classes in the following institutes since 1991 in the United States:

• Omega Institute of Holistic StudiesRhienbeck, NY

• Swedish Institute        New York, NY

• Academy of Massage TherapyEnglewood, NJ

• Institute for Theraputic MassagePamton, NJ

• Blue Cliff College of MassageNew Orleans, LA

• Massage Therapy Institute of ColoradoDenver, CO

• New Mexico Academy of Healing ArtsSante Fe, NM

• McKinnon Institute        Oakland, CA

• Southwest Institute of Healing ArtsScottsdale, AZ

• Cascade Institute of Massage and Body TherapiesEugene, OR

• Face & Body Conference 2000San Jose, CA

  and many other locations in the United States

Shogo’s workshops have also been held in Europe, Canada, and Japan.


Shogo Mochizuki’s primary training is hosted by:

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About Dr. Shogo Mochizuki


Shogo Mochizuki, a seventh generation family practitioner, was born in Hamamatsu City in Japan and began studying at age four under Fusako, his grandmother. He was chosen by her to be a family medicine keeper, not only to share his knowledge with others, but also to ensure that the knowledge is passed down to future generations, instead of focusing on the practice of traditional Japanese medicine. During his teenage years, Shogo also studied under three different masters in massage and acupuncture outside of his family. He attended massage and shiatsu schools and has completed over ten thousand hours of continuing education study in traditional Japanese medicine and massage. In addition, Shogo also studied conventional western medicine. Read more.....

Dr. Shogo Mochizuki’s book titles


Shogo Mochizuki has over 18 titles of massage books published in English, and many of these titles have also been translated to other languages. Although many of Dr. Shogo’s book titles are now out of print, it may be possible to find them in good condition through a used source.

1999, for Hand Maintenance Book Cover

2011, for KOBIDO Video Photo

1992, for ANMA: the art of Japanese Massage book cover photo.

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