The founder of the YUMEIHO® therapy– OTSUKI MASAYUKI – best known under the pseudonym of SAIONJI MASAYUKI, was born on 18th of November, 1943, in Tokyo – Japan.

In his early life, despite his passion for the oriental traditional medicine, he followed the “MEIJI” University courses in Tokyo, Faculty of Commerce, upon the insistence of his father. In his student years he was mostly drawn to studying the Chinese language and calligraphy instead of the principles and rules of commerce. Consequently, he gradually abandoned the university courses in favor of studying in depth the Chinese calligraphy.

He was a Chinese calligraphy instructor for three years. He often visited China in order to improve his technique, and it is precisely in China that he gets in touch with the Chinese traditional medicine by means of the ancient books that he was studying from a calligraphic point of view. The theoretical principles, the philosophy and the therapeutic manual procedures in particular featured by these works fascinated him, and therefore he decided to assimilate them.

In 1975 he met Shuichi Ono Hidekazu, a well known master of Seitai Ho – [manual healing method designed to balance the human physiology starting from postural adjustment by applying certain procedures of myo-articular functional balancing, point therapy, massage and joint manipulation].

Master Shuichi Ono Hidekazu had founded his therapeutic procedures based on a long study of the Zheng Ti Fa rehabilitation techniques applied within the Buddhist monasteries from China (within the famous Shao Lin monastery too, amongst others).

He studied various traditional Oriental manual healing methods, especially the Chinese and the Japanese ones (Tui-na, Zheng Ti Fa, An-Ma, Shiatsu, Do In, Seitai-ho etc.) for 6 years.

In 1980 he opened a private cabinet in Tokyo. He also began to study Esperanto, which subsequently helped him a lot in promoting his own therapeutic method.

In 1981 he completed the studies he had begun within the National Japanese School of Shiatsu and Traditional Oriental Therapies (NIHON – SHIATSU SENMON GAKKO).

In 1981 he also set up an innovative therapeutic system, initially called “Divine Massage” and then “Coxal Bone Adjustment and Acupressure Therapy” or “Yumeiho Therapy”.

In 1982 he founded, together with a close group of collaborators, the organization called “The League for Generalization to the Whole Humanity of Correcting Coxal Therapy, through Massage and Point Therapy” and then, in the same year, he founded the “AKAHIGE” foundation ( “Akahige” or “Red Beard” is the title of Akira Kurosawa famous film, where in the title role of a remarkable doctor played by most recognizable Japanese actor – Toshiro Mifune), the president of which he remained until 2005, the purpose of this foundation being to spread Yumeiho® therapy all over the world.

In 1983 he was licensed as a Master of Shiatsu massage and point therapy; the license being presented within the Examination Foundation for Oriental Therapy Techniques and Researches, the only institution which was accredited by the Ministry of Health of Japan to provide such titles, thus being officially accredited as a Japanese manual therapy master.

Yumeiho therapy had been spread in 73 countries, practice and training centers, as well as professional organizations, being set up in plenty of these countries