What is Akita’s Body Align Therapy? ~ introduction

What is Akita’s Body Align Therapy? ~ introduction

Body balancing Massage is the most advanced form of massage through which the balancing of the unbalanced muscle is done to align the distorted body, both muscle and the joints. The most important thing in the therapeutic massage is to make the body be able to walk straight, meaning without feet facing outside like Charlie Chaplin nor the inside walk like pigeons. In the starting phase of the treatment the lower half portion of the body, which is point below from pelvic we start to align the body. They include the alignment of the distorted ankles, knees and hip, both muscle and joints. Then after the alinement treatment is done, the effect of the treatment remains for more period than compare to the regular relaxation massage. (Charges Nrs.1200/90mins).


Monthly health seminar about how to align the body joints so that your body will be able to walk straight and correctly through Akita’s Body Align Therapy(ABAT) & self healing by Kai-Therapy and Sotai Treatment by Torakichi Akita. Date 16th November 2013, Saturday from 2pm till 5pm.

Seminar at Sotai & Kai Therapy Centre on 16th November 2013, Saturday.

On the 16th November 2013, Saturday, we are organizing the monthly health seminar abut how to cure your body yourself.
The topics will be about diet, nutrition, breathing exercise, how to check the distortion of the body, how to align the distortion of the body, little bit of acu-pressure, leg-pressure, massage, thought, environment, prevention of cancer, prevention of auto-immune diseases, etc. It will be quiet intensive course starts at 2pm-6pm, free for the Sotai Clients but for first time visitors it’s Nrs.500, including a cup of tea. Hope you will join us for more details please call at 01-5543045, 01-4436570 or 98510-54787… Hopefully see you soon…

To learn about the comfortable way of Exercise, Diet, Breathing, Thought and Environment.
-Dr.T.Colin Campbell’s China Study.
-Dr.Kouda’s soft fasting.
-Dr.Hashimoto Keijo’s Sotai Physio Exercise.
-Idea of learning to align the body joint distortion.
-Rakkenhou (Soku-Atsu) technique of Yamanouchi Yugen Sensei.
-Dr.Omura Yoshiaki’s BDORT.
-Finally Uryu Ryosuke Sensei’s Kai Therapy including the Life Energy Test.

Venue: Sotai Baluwatar Branch. It is 80-meter left-hand side alley from the Russian Embassy to north. For more details call 98510-54787.

WAVE Magazine interview our Haring Impaired Sotai Staff…

Sotai & Kai, Making a difference | Feature | wavemag.com.np

Sotai & Kai, Making a difference


As I walked into the premises of Sotai & Kai Therapy Centre, a smiling Devendra Maharjan greeted me. Ushering me into the waiting room he kept me company while I waited for owner, Torakichi Akita to arrive. After seconds of rummaging through a pile of magazines laid on the table, he tugged at my sleeve and then pointed towards an old issue of WAVE. I nodded and smiled. This is how we changed our pleasantries, with me trying my best at sign language before Tora arrived.

For Torakichi Akita, looking after the project that was his father Yoshihito Akito’s dream brings an immense sense of fulfillment. “This is what my father wanted and I am more than glad to be overseeing it,” says Tora. Sotai & Kai Therapy Centre, opened by the senior Akito seventeen years ago came up with a novel project in 2010- to train deaf people in Japanese physiotherapy and employ them. It is this project that has benefited many like Devendra and Bhakta whose chances at good employment are rare, if any. “I used to work as a sign language teacher in Sindhupalchowk for Rs.5000 a month. With that money, it was difficult even to feed myself,” says Devendra, 28, who has been working at the centre since the project began two years ago. Today he is a happy man. “I love this job,” he signals. Bhakta echoes the same feelings. Originally from Tanahun, the 21 year old was forced to drop out of school and made to work in the fields by his father who felt that for a deaf person like Bhakta, education wasn’t necessary. “I would still be in the fields if it wasn’t for this job,” Tora translates for me.

Like Devendra and Bhakta, there are three other deaf masseuses at the centre who were selected from a pool of people who were given a week’s training initially by the father-son duo. The selected ones then had to go through a three months intensive training. “Teaching the deaf is much easier than people assume it to be,” Tora tells me who along with his father, studied sign language for two and half months from Prakash Maharjan of Kathmandu Association of Deaf (KAD) before beginning trainings for the deaf. Although, initially the Akitas faced some difficulties communicating, but with time Tora says, “Things have taken a good turn.” Now a fluent communicator in sign language, Tora has no problem swiftly translating my questions to his employees and their answers to me.

It was Rani Kakshapati of the Bakery Café franchise who first gave the idea of employing deaf people as masseuses to Yoshihito. After working with Nepali people for fifteen years and having to bear the consequences of unstable employees, Yoshihito decided to give it a try. “They are the most loyal workers, intelligent and utterly dedicated bunch,” Tora says of his employees. The centre which recently opened its second branch in Baluwatar, a feat Tora acknowledges was possible because of his employees’ determination, offers Sotai and Kai treatment, body balancing massages, and reflexology.

The customers are taught few, basic sign language beforehand to avoid miscommunication during the massage and treatment session. The receptionist at the centre has also been trained in sign language. “There have been no complaints from our customers so far,” says Tora who wants to expand the project further. “My goal is to reach out outside Kathmandu. We are thinking of opening one in Pokhara but since it’s impossible to open our center everywhere. We are planning to collaborate with local businesses,” explains Tora about his future plans.

At a recent visit to Jumla where Tora and Devendra provided massages and treatments to around seventy five locals, he spoke of his plan with the owner of Amar Sandesh Hotel, a popular stop for INGO and NGO workers. “The plan is to train them here in Kathmandu and then send them to their native places where they can start their own work,” Tora adds.

Jumla Diaries…

Report of Seminar and Health Camp at Jumla (Far-west Nepal) from Feb 27th till 8th March 2012. (Report)

First we flew to the border of India place called Nepalgunj. It was about a 1hr flight. After one night stay in Nepalgung very next morning we flew to Jumla in 40mins, where as just 40 years back it took a month to travel unto there from Nepalgunj. Altitude of Jumla is around 2280m (7500feet). In March the temperature went to 13 degree celcius in day and down to -2 degree celcius at night. Devendra had a first flight so he was really excited.

This time seminar was organized by Mr.Dasrath Shrestha (Owner of Amar Sandesh Guest house). He always visits Sotai Center when he is visits Kathmandu. He had requested us to organize the seminar since past 3years but somehow we didn’t manage. Total of 200 patients made the appointment but all we two could do was 75 patients in 8days from 8am till 8pm. We charged all of them 400Nrs which covered our half of the cost, rest amount was covered by Sotai Center.

We organized 2hrs seminar on the last day. Some interested person came and joined us. We taught 80% of the patients family to how to do the heat treatment with heated stone and oil massage on the tender balls (muscle knots) and to drink the herbal tea Ghodemachu.