In the beginning of XXth century professor Kinitsu Ito (伊藤金逸先生, 1883-1969), a physician specialized in psychiatry, studies acupuncture and moxibustion while comparing traditional medicine and western medicine, trying to find a simple, natural therapy so efficient to be able to help the most of his patients.
His conclusion was: heat gives back the balance to the organism touching the deepest strata of the body.
It is after 20 years of studies and experiments that in 1929 codified "Ito-Thermie" (イトオテルミー), the Ito's heat, based on the concept of "tokanetsu energy": simple, effective, easy-to-use, the technique does not have undesirable effects.
Kinitsu Ito, creator of Ito Thermie, borns in a family of doctors in Ichinomiya, Aichi, Japan.
He ends his studies at the prefectoral University of Medicine in Kyoto.
He becomes researcher at the faculty of Medicine at the University of Tokyo.
Doctor Kinitsu opens "Seijudo" clinic in Ichinomiya.
He starts to study a new method emphasising the natural process of self-healing.
He creates a thermic stimulation, the "Ito-Thermie" method, after 19 years of studies.
The method spreads on national scale with the support of Ministry of Demobilisation and Reintegration.
Creation of the Institut of Ito-Thermie in Setagaya, Tokyo.
Dr. Kinitsu passes away. Dr. Keiitsu (伊藤京逸博士), his eldest child, succeeds to his father.
Dr. Keiitsu passes away. Dr. Genmei (伊藤元明博士), his eldest child, succeeds to his father.
Official opening of "Fukutoku Kaikan", the Ito-Thermie palace in Tokyo.
The Ito-Thermie association becomes a foundation. Ako Tashiro (田代吾子博士), doctor, fourth daughter of doctor Genmei, is nominated director of the foundation.
Ito-Thermie gathers the principles of 5 disciplines: acupuncture (action on vital points), massage, moxibustion, aromatherapy and Shiatsu.
Incense sticks made by seven herbs (among others: pine, cedar, artemisia, japanese medlar tree and keihi) and a mineral, are burnt in specific metallic instruments, the reionki (冷温器).
Reionki are directly applied on the skin of the whole body via a massage during a 15-20 minutes session, following a path, making circles or stopping on some points.
This won't burn, quite the contrary: a softness warm feeling swamps you over the session.
The massage done and the heat transmitted by the two incandescent incenses sticks (infra-red emission) lead to deep effects: the stimulation is absorbed by the body and used to help its vital functions.
Ito-Thermie contributes to re-establish the autonomic nervous system balance, via a stimulation of immune defence, hormonal and digestive systems.
The smoke coming from the incenses is also good; thanks to the disinfectant and healing properties of burnt herbs, it contributes to the holistic effect of the technique.
This discipline, known in Japan but little known in Europe, helps to ease the tensions, to relieve from stress and exertion. Because of its power and incredible efficacy, it is also a great method to prevent illness.
Ito-Thermie is also a help to ease muscular pains after sport trainings.
Till today I ever tested neither Shiatsu nor Ito-Thermie, I find those two disciplines have been very good to me, most of all Ito-Thermie. It's very relaxing: you feel like your muscles relieve from tensions while heat slowly spreads. Then you feel as good as new. (Gabriele, Vercelli)
It does not matter what kind of sport you practise, muscle soreness after training are very frequent phenomenons: it affects all sports and it is very frequent to observe it when workouts are done after a long period of break.
The painful sensation may be eased with stretching, but sometimes that is not enough if the intensity of the effort has been important.
In this domain Ito-Thermie may be a big help: stimulating the vascularization of tissues, it allows the enhancement of oxygenation and to counter muscular stiffness, beefing-up the elastic fibres.
This japanese technique has a relaxing effect on the nervous system and this allows to fight the anxiety and irritability, to improve the quality of sleep and to relax the whole spectrum of muscles, attenuating pain sensations.
Due to the fact that Ito-Thermie promotes relaxation and improves sleep, regular sessions allows to maximise the benefit of hours of rest and to deal with trainings with stamina and strenght.
Thus Ito-Thermie is a real healthy help before and after sport trainings.
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Mamoru Kohrogi met Ito-Thermie through his first son, suffering a severe allergy.
Grace to this technique, the physical condition of his son quickly improved while he started to study and practise this discipline becoming, after a number of years of study, a professional.
Remembering the experience who leaded him to Ito-Thermie, he helps a lot of mothers and sons having the same problem.
In the 90 s, thanks to Champaka Yoshie, Master Kohrogi met a lot of "sannyasin" (Osho's disciples - an indian master), who will hel them in their spiritual path.
He is as an our time Lao Tsu: he knows life, healing therapies and his meditation is deep.
Since 1997, in Japan, he started to share his knowledge in the meditation group "Natsukashii"; in 1998 he became responsible of the Japanese Ito-Thermie Association in Europe and starts to teach the discipline and Natsukashii meditation, firstly in France and then in Austria, Germany and Great Britain.
Masato Yoshie was born in Osaka (Japan) in 1959, in a Zen buddhist family.
On the point of starting a career as photographer, further to his son' severe illness, he gave up the profession and the chance made him to meet Ito-Thermie Master Mamoru Kohrogi. This one had been a big help in the healing process of Masato's son.
Very impressed by results, he decided to learn the method and to make it his job becoming therapist and tutor in Thermie.
In 1985 he met Osho and started to visit the spiritual center of Poona (India), where he enriched himself of other holistic disciplines and forms of meditation. He then took the name of Champaka.
In 1996 Champaka started to teach Ito-Thermie in Europe, finding this method in favour of body and mental balance and of the discovery of internal peace.
Since several decades he is Ito-Thermie therapist among the the spiritual community in India and in different meditation centres in Europe and Japan.
He still lives in Japan, practising Ito-Thermie, chromopuncture and holistic massage, combined to a deep spiritual research.