In June of 2012, Satomi graduated from Renton Technical College’s Massage Therapy Practitioner program, a course which included over 1,000 hours of didactic and practical hands on training. In school she studied numerous massage modalities, including Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, and Acupressure, as well as Hot Stone Massage. Since graduating, she has worked for a massage clinic, a spa, and a chiropractor’s clinic. Additionally, in the summer of 2013, she visited Japan and completed the beginner and intermediate level courses of a style of Japanese massage called Zen Shiatsu. This was taught by a very well-known practitioner and teacher named Kimura. Satomi was both humbled and honored upon receiving from Mr. Kimura the certificates for his Zen Shiatsu courses. She has had and continue to have unique opportunities to improve her ability to help people through massage. She has learned that each patient is unique, and provides an opportunity for her to discover the most effective massage modalities for them. Satomi also realizes that a patient’s physical condition is sometimes affected by what troubles the mind, heart and soul. In realizing this, her goal of finding and releasing tight muscles, reducing pain, and improving range of motion, is complimented by her desire to calm a troubled mind, to soothe an aching heart, and to heal a distressed soul with her hands.
Satomi’s Website: nagomitherapeuticmassage.com