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Takayoshi Munemoto, RMT


Registered Massage Therapist

Taka has been practising manual therapy since 2005. His sessions resemble a physical therapy treatment where his patients often wear loose-comfortable clothing.  He utilizes a variety of modalities, including Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Feldenkrais, CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation and Lymphatic Drainage.  Many of his patients see him for complex TMJ Dysfunction complaints.

Taka utilizes the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) understanding how our body works in an integrated and holistic way. Holistic referring to an interconnected line of related structures. In TCM, these lines are called meridian channels, running throughout the body. Taka’s whole-body approach to treatment is unique and gentle in nature, but also promotes self-healing of the injured tissues.

The above-combined modalities enhance Taka’s integrated approach to treatment.

Treatments with Taka

  • TMJ Dysfunction – pertains to pain and tension arising from the jaw.  Symptoms can range in severity including localized pain and headaches to having difficulties eating or having tinnitus.  Treatments often include intra-oral massage as well as examining secondary structures contributing to pain.
  • Shiatsu -this 75-minute full body treatment can be performed on a table or a mat on the floor.  Patients are fully clothed and experience a combination of pressure-point techniques and stretches.  Shiatsu Aromatherapy treatments are available too.
  • Lymphatic Drainage – this type of treatment addresses lymphatic obstruction or congestion.  There are many benefits, including strengthening the immune response by improving the flow of lymph to promote tissue, skin, and organ health.  As well as, reducing swelling in cases of lymphedema. Taka studied Lymphatic Drainage at Dr. Vodder School International -a leader in research and treatment of lymph blockage, and the development of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) techniques.
  • Feldenkrais – is a dynamic approach to treatment for sensory, motor deficiency, coordination and balance issues. Feldenkrais Method uses finely coordinated movements to ease tight muscles, joint stiffness, reduce pain and improve joint range of motion. This type of treatment helps to strengthen our kinetic sense, aiding in preventing injuries and learning how to move our body in a more efficient manner.
  • Hot Stone Massage – unwind in the ultimate relaxation massage, utilizing heated basalt lava stones.  This 90-minute full-body massage utilizes oil and Swedish techniques to release muscle tension and calm the mind.
  • Foot Mobilization– 60 minute Massage treatment focusing on your feet.  Utilizing eastern philosophy and Shiatsu techniques, patients find this treatment highly beneficial for ongoing knee, hip, and low back issues.

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