These days we are all in constant motion, juggling work, family, friends and various other time commitments. What we forget to take care of on a daily basis is ourselves. Thankfully we have the privilege of having someone in our lives who takes an interest in our food and our bodies. While we strive to be great with food, Reiko (Aki's mom) strives to make people's bodies feel better. Massage therapy is something I never thought of as a young cook. Yet as the years go by we often forget to think about recharging our batteries and taking care of our bodies.
We're talking about this because Aki's mom, Reiko Kamozawa, a licensed massage therapist, has a new space in New York CIty. She has been studying how the human body works and practicing massage therapy for over thirty years. That's a lot of experience in ten fingers. For years she worked at high end hotels like the Four Seasons and the Essex House in NYC. It was difficult for people who weren't hotel guests to find her. Now she has a massage room at Love Your Transformation, 247 Fifth Avenue, between 34th & 35th streets, from 8am-8pm daily. A one hour session is $150 and an hour and a half session is $225. She specializes in acupressure and body alignment and is also familiar with a wide variety of different techniques. Reiko will also make house calls in Manhattan. If you are interested in finding out what a difference massage therapy can make in your life email her at infinitereiko(at)mac(dot)com to schedule a session or 3. It's been our experience that when our bodies feel good, our creativity and overall ability to focus and get things done kicks into overdrive. The mind-body-spirit connection is more potent than we realize. We only get one body and it's important to take care of it. It's not a luxury, it's a necessity.