Whilst working for a finance company in Japan, Naoko developed a keen interest in natural therapies and healing. Regular massage and the use of essential oils proved highly effective in managing her busy schedule and alleviating symptoms such as headaches and muscular tension. However, it was during a period of high stress, when Naoko experienced temporary hearing loss and tinnitus, that she discovered the healing potential of acupuncture and was captivated by its philosophy.

Since her move to England in 1999, Naoko has undergone extensive training in oriental medicine and holistic therapies, and has worked at various clinics. During her sessions, Naoko combines both eastern and western therapy disciplines and customizes treatments according to each client’s unique needs. She considers the person as a whole, taking into account all possible factors that may have contributed to their symptoms. Naoko always ensures that her clients feel relaxed, revitalized, and well-balanced after each treatment.


  • Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (The College of Chinese Medicine)
  • Shiatsu & Oriental Medicine Diploma (Kikai Shiatsu School)
  • Anatomy and Physiology Diploma (ITEC)
  • Aromatherapy Diploma (ITEC)
  • Facial Massage and Skincare Diploma (VTCT)
  • Holistic Massage Diploma (ITEC)
  • Reflexology Diploma (IEB)
  • Facial Rejuvenation Massage Certificate
  • Deep Tissue Massage Certificate
  • Pregnancy Massage Certificate
  • Pregnancy Reflexology Certificate

*ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council)

*VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust)

*IEB (International Examination Board)

Naoko is a member of CThA (Complementary Therapists Association), fully certified and insured to practice.