The Ontake Method
Painless Japanese Heated Bodywork Method
ORAN KIVITY 祁歐倫
British acupuncturist Oran Kivity trained in Europe, China, and Japan. He has been in continuous practice since 1987, specialising in Japanese healing methods. An international teacher, he has developed his own Wenzhu therapy based on Japanese concepts, using rhythmic techniques to activate and balance the energy flow throughout the body. The method can be used to treat stress, anxiety, stiffness and muscle pain. Oran is the founder of Sayoshi Books and has published four books about this unique treatment.
Ontake Warm Bamboo is a unique therapy created by British acupuncturist Oran Kivity. It combines different traditional Japanese physiotherapy concepts and has won several international healing awards.
A short piece of bamboo is filled with moxa wool. When the moxa is ignited, the bamboo gets warm and can be applied to the skin as a heated massage tool. The bamboo can be held, tapped, pressed or rolled rhythmically on the skin.
Additionally, with the use of a metronome, these techniques can be applied at specific frequencies of beats per minute. This Meridian Frequency Moxibustion is an extension of the pioneering work in Japan by Dr Yoshio Manaka on the meridian frequencies and the effect of different frequencies on muscular tension.
From the receiver’s point of view, this is an extremely relaxing treatment. The warmth of the bamboo, the smell of the burning moxa and the ticking of the metronome combine almost hypnotically to calm and relax the mind, allowing the knots in your muscles to melt away.
Oran practised in London from 1987 to 2005 and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2005 to 2020.
HEALING AND TEACHING
PICTURE DIARY FROM MALAYSIA 2005-2020