The human body has the power to restore itself naturally
to its normal condition from common illness and injury without
external interference. This we call body's natural healing
While this natural healing power works
unconsciously, various factors that weaken or obstruct its
ability to function are revealed to the Seitai practitioner
when examining the condition of the body's skeletal frame
Seitai is a method that activates the
natural healing power of the body by determining the source
of a problem and thereafter applying the appropriate Seitai
technique. Seitai combines the essence of hidden technique
of a master of various healing therapies that existed in
Japan at the time of a Second World War. Fearing that secret
techniques would be lost, the masters of various therapies
assembled to scrutinize each technique, and preserve only
those that were absolutely effective. Seitai developed from
the combination and perfection of such techniques. Until
then, the so- called "secret" or "esoteric" healing
techniques has traditionally been passed down to only a few
recipients in Japan and other Asian countries.
I began learning Seitai from my father,
.a Seitai master, when I was five years old. However, my
own discoveries and ideas into my form of Seitai in accordance
with the changes I have witnessed occurring in the human
body over the past fifty years. For this reason, I have named
my particular Seitai theory and techniques "Imoto Seitai"(hereinafter,
Respect for life
Life, which we experience only once, is precious. Looking
back on my years of experience of life associated with
Seitai, I myself cannot but feel wonder and reverence
for the sublimity of life.
The fundamental concept in the basic ideology of Imoto
Seitai, of importance to all individuals, is how one
expresses gratitude for this magnificent life.
A life is not a machine. Life varies individually and changes
continuously. A Seitai practitioner must be sensitive to
all the subtle changes in the individual body. Therefore,
a Seitai treatment is not at all similar to massaging a
recipient's body in accordance with a prescribed manual.
The Seitai practitioner approaches the recipient's life
with complete devotion, making every effort to guide that
life in the direction that is most appropriate for the
individual's unique constitution. The recipient too is
required to have a sincere attitude to accept the guidance.
Such pure interaction between practitioner and recipient
generates the mutual enhancement of KI - the body's vital
energy- and makes Seitai treatment possible.
**Excerpts from "The Seitai Method" published
by Kodansha International Ltd.