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DoAnn T. Kaneko

Dr. Kaneko who has a Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine and a license in Acupuncture, founded both the former Shiatsu Massage School of California, for which he was an Academic Director of Eastern Education for over 30 years, and the former sister-clinic, the Tao Healing Arts Center. He continues to teach Shiatsu-Anma therapy at schools and in semi-private workshops. In addition, he will be teaching Santa Monica Community Classes in Qigong & Daoyin, Meditation & Breathing, and Music Hands & Monkey Business starting July 2019. Dr. Kaneko is also available for private teaching.

His latest project, Music Hands and Monkey Business, is a children's DVD with 2 basic healing activities and exercises for the family. Among his most recent honors, is being a recipient of the World Massage Festival Hall of Fame & 2 Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Dr. Kaneko was born and raised in Japan. A graduate of Saint Paul Rikkyo University (1970), Toyo Acupuncture College (1979), and SAMRA University & Health Sciences (1985), he is a second generation practitioner of his family's traditional healing art practice: Anma Massage (Meridian Anma) and acupuncture. He also interned at Koundo, the clinic of Dr. Ishino in Tokyo. Kaneko Sensei’s employment, qualification, publication are extensive in the fields of Acupressure, Shiatsu-Anma, Doin, acupuncture, moxibustion, Oriental exercises and Chinese herbs. He is an acupuncture diplomat from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and senior instructor of the American Organization for Bodywork Therapists of Asia.

He is the author of the book, DoAnn’s Doin–Healing ourselves, and also published Shiatsu and Anma Therapy – DoAnn’s Short & Long Form (2004).

Master Kaneko developed, introduced, and established the "Short Form” of Shiatsu treatment technique based on Dr. Serizawa's definition and the "Long Form" of popular Anma massage therapy in Japan. This is the style taught at the Shiatsu Massage School of California. Now he is interested in teaching the healing arts for children and parents through a new picture book called The Bamboo Princess and the Music Hands Man.

He has practiced and taught the healing arts in Japan and the U.S. since 1970. Some of the centers he has worked at are the Shiatsu Dojo & Yoga Ananda Ashram (1975-76), Tao Healing Arts Center in Soho, N.Y. (1979-81), Santa Barbara College of Acupuncture (1982), California Acupuncture College (1984) and Shiatsu Massage School of California in Santa Monica (1982- 2014).

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