From the therapist

Hi, I'm Azusa Kumagai, the therapist and owner of Pata Relaxation.

 

 I'm from Kanagawa Pref. and came to Izu peninsula in 2016, autumn. It has been 7th year since I started my career as a therapist.

 

My life here in Izu surrounded nature is the best environment for me that "I can be fine physically and mentally", which it should be as this job touching person's body.

In this conditions, I considered to the way I could offer everything I had to people. And I decided to open my home salon!

 

The concept of my salon is-

"Resort Spa you can visit regularly".

 

I want people lives in Izu to be fine.

For that, provide proper price.

Moreover, the place should have a value to come from far away. 

I really hope here become such a place!

By the way, do you know Sri Lanka? It is my favorite country where has famous resort hotels designed by Geofferey Bawa.

I was so impressed his characteristic architectures "space not separated" when I visited and saw these. (I thought Sri Lanka's houses often use such a technique.) How comfortable is there!

I'm aiming such a place, where is bright and has big windows,

There are a lot of nice salons "Open the door, It's another world", but Pata Relaxation aims to make use of beautiful side of Izu-nature and this house.

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If your have anxiety to visit such a home salon, please don't hesitate to come!

You don't need to conversation, or you don't need keep silence! You can spend a time you want.

I'm welcome both of neighbors and tourists!  

I hope here will be the place 'recovery point' (like a video game!) for that you enjoy your daily life.

I'm waiting for you!

 

My career...

 I belonged to Track and Field club and I practiced ALL the time when I was a high school student. I won 6th place prize heptathlon and relay in Kanto area. I thought I like massage since then(or I just often be injured..)

Anyway I love sports still now!

I had studied food nutrition and I got a license of nutritionist when I was a Tokyo University of Agriculture student. And I started to work at relaxation salon. At that time, I just want to work that use my body but the job as a therapist fascinate me so much. It is associated with relaxation salon at the point of health.

I always tell customers how interesting academy of food nutrition.

The job was just a part time working after class, but I had so fun.

I was good at chemistry class when I was a student, so I studied 

 ちなみに学生時代は化学が得意科目で、卒業研究は農薬開発の基礎部分に取り組みました。(遺伝子組み換えなど)当時私はぼんやりと農薬反対派で、まず敵を知ろう!!と入った研究室でしたが、そこで「毒物学」という学問に出会います。この学びのおかげでかなり世の中の健康分野をフラットな目線で見られるようになりました。

 伝統療法を多く取り入れた当サロンですが、大学で学んだ知識も生かし、科学と伝統の知見を合わせたホリスティックなサロンを目指しています。

 その後一旦は就職活動もしてOLも経験しましたが、やはりリラクゼーションの空間へと戻ってきました。ひょんなきっかけで伊豆へ来ることになり、伊豆の魅力を知ることとなります。

伊豆ではホテルスパセラピストを経て現在の自宅サロンへ至ります。

施術経験:リフレクソロジー(足つぼ)、アロマボディ(バリニーズ)、整体(もみほぐし)、フェイシャル、バリニーズクリームバス(ヘッドスパ)、ハーブボール、足裏角質除去

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 疲れを取る、心を癒やす、さらに身体を自在に動かしたり健康について考えること。からだのについての学びには私にとって尽きることのない魅力があります。

そしてセラピスト業もさることながら、絵を描くこと、写真を撮ること、おいしいご飯、旅が大好きです。アートなこの伊豆高原エリアがとっても大好きです。

皆様の好きなことをぜひ私にも教えてください!

結局長くなってしまいましたが、笑

ぜひサロンでお待ちしております!

熊谷(くまがい)

​2020.11.6 加筆修正