MOA Health Science Center Research Report No. 27 published


Research into the combined effects of massage and Okada Purifying Therapy

The 27th volume of the research report collection has been published by the MOA Health Science Center (Foundation).



In a study titled “The effectiveness and safety of combining massage with Okada Purifying Therapy” conducted by Chief Researcher Seiya Uchida and acupuncturist Daisuke Fukasawa of Tokyo Wellness Center Seifudo Clinic, people who received a massage once a month at the clinic were divided into three groups and surveyed over a three-month period: Group A: massage only; Group B: Okada Purifying Therapy three times a week or less; and Group C: Okada Purifying Therapy four or more times a week.


After the massage, pain and stiffness improved significantly in all groups, and pain tended to improve more in Group C (four or more Purifying Therapy sessions) than in Group B (three or fewer Purifying Therapy sessions). Furthermore, the degree of stiffness in the shoulders and back was significantly less in Group C than in the other groups, and this condition remained for three months, suggesting that the combination of massage and Purifying Therapy four times or more a week may result in a sustained reduction in pain.


Other publications include a research report by Chief Researcher Tomoaki Kimura et al. titled “Satisfaction with support services and the effectiveness of therapeutic care among parents of children with disabilities: Survey results from day care centers in Hiroshima Prefecture,” as well as a practice and case study report by Dr. Masahiko Shiba, director of Gyokusenkai MOA Nagoya Clinic (medical foundation), et al. titled “The positive impact that a local ikebana flower arrangement club had on the interpersonal relationships of a woman diagnosed with terminal cancer: A case study of the MOA Museum of Art Kohrinka Club,” and a short report titled “Characteristics of communities implementing a social model of integrative medicine: A consideration based on the perspective of homophily.”


The research reports can be downloaded from the links below.

Research Report Vol. 27