I'm so glad I found Kay! My neck, shoulders, and back are under constant strain from stress and long periods in a fixed position, but Kay's Tailored Care has been a god-send. I've tried just deep-tissue massage in the past, but found it often triggered migraines--whereas Kay's expert combination of traditional massage and structural integration techniques never does. I leave feeling loose, relaxed, and like myself again. She's also helped me recognize and counter my unconscious tendency to hold tension in those muscles, thus addressing the problem from both ends.
Kay's resume of extensive training, certification, and experience speaks for itself, but I can add that her sense of humor, laid-back nature, and genuine concern for her clients' well-being make visiting her a wonderful respite. (It's also great to be able to discuss my concerns and care in English!)
Catherine, March. 2018
Kay-san is such an incredibly competent professional! Her body work has tremendously helped my back and shoulder pain. I continue to recommend her to everyone I know. I look forward to each visit!
Hunter, Jan. 2018
After arriving in Tokyo from Australia with all the travelling, hotel beds and walking around the city all I wanted was a massge but being pregnant alot of places would not give me one. I finally found Essence K and booked in a massage for the next day. Kay was amazing and helped me to de-stress, relax and gave me some good tips to help look after me and my baby. My partner also had a really sore back and stiff back from all the travelling and he got a deep tissue massage and he was really happy, Kay was able to pick up and work on all the sore spots. Kay did a great job and is a really lovely lady 😊
Casey, Jan. 2018
I saw Kay-san for a deep tissue massage back in December. I’d been having horrific muscle pain and debilitating migraines almost every day. I could barely get out of bed and always felt unwell. After my massage, I felt relief for the first time in years. It’s been over five weeks since the massage and I haven’t had nymore migraines or tension headaches. I went from daily migraines to no headaches at all. It’s amazing! Kay-san is truly a healer. I feel like I can finally live my life again. She also taught me about proper posture. Without my telling her, she knew exactly what I was doing that was adding to my pain. I followed her advice regarding my posture and I can really feel improvement! She’s incredibly knowledgeable and kind. I can’t wait until she’s back in Japan so I can schedule my next massage. Thank you so much, Kay-san!