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Japanese Massage and Self Care

Dr. Misa Kishi studied medicine in her native Japan. After receiving her medical degree, she earned a doctorate in public health at Harvard University. Then she decided to focus on mind body medicine and practices, in particular yoga therapy and massage/bodywork. Dr. Kishi is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance and a licensed massage therapist in New York and Massachusetts. She joined Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2012 as a massage therapist and treats patients with acute and chronic pain. Dr. Kishi integrates a variety of modalities in her massage, including Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Shiatsu,and Orthopedic Massage Techniques.

High on Dr. Kishi’s list of priorities is teaching patients self-care, to obviate further visits to doctors and hospitals.