High Desert Martial Arts
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Body work, therapeutic touch, massage are just some of the terms used to describe the restorative arts, Japanese restoration massage has been used for thousands of years and we use it in our training as well. The techniques used in our dojo are the arts taught by Professor Henry Okazaki, he believed and taught his students that the healing arts of Seifukujutsu are part of the system and were required as part of the curriculum. The formal massage is just the beginning of the healing arts training, there are many levels to learn and one can make a lifetime career of just the healing arts. Professor Okazaki earned his living as a physical therapist but was much more than that in his healing expertise and was world renowned for the results that he achieved with his patients who came from around the world for treatment. There is a huge history to be learned about this man and his impact on the world.


Nihon Kaifuku Anma

Kaifuku Anma (Kai = "entire", Fuku = "restorative", Anma = "pushing/pressing") is a whole body massage whose goal is to improve circulation, flush toxins from the body, and break down the body's tissues so that they may grow stronger.



Seifukujutsu (lit. the "Art of Restoring Life"). These healing arts are based on traditional Chinese medicine and have been with us in their current form since the 14th century. Seifukujutsu is a comprehensive healing system and includes:

  • Anma (massage)
  • Cupping
  • Moxabustion
  • Bone setting/chiropractics
  • Kappo (resuscitation techniques)
  • Herbology
  • Scraping
  • Sotai (whole body therapy)
  • Shiatsu
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Diagnosis



Kappo, or Katsu Ho, are techniques of resuscitation. Some examples of these techniques are:


1              Sei Katsu              Back resuscitation for unconciousness

2              Hon Katsu           Chest resuscitation for locked diaphragm

3              Hanaji Tome       Resuscitation for nose bleed

4              Kin Katsu             Resuscitation for ascended testicle

5              Ashi Katsu           Foot resuscitation for unconciousness

6              Nuki Katsu          Neck resuscitation for unconciousness

7              Tanden Katsu     Resuscitation for blocked airway

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