Masaaki Sato 

Licensed Acupuncture and Moxibustion Practitioner 


Born in Kyoto. After graduating from University, I moved to Shanghai for further study. In China, many of my experiences shaped my values and thinking, after returning to Japan, I moved to Hokkaido. I worked in Print and Design production from which I moved on to become an independent designer. After falling sick and being helped by Oriental Medicine Methods, I followed a career in the Acupuncture and Moxibustion. 

Hiroco Sato

Toksen therapist


Born and raised in Otaru City, when I turned 30 years old, I first started TaiChi. My body was extremely stiff and gradually became more supple. Pain caused by stiff shoulders and backache which had persisted for much of my life was relieved. TaiChi has allowed my body to become more agile; it has also taught me many new life skills and altered many of my values, including the way I think and my feelings have changed. Our “hearts/minds and our bodies” are interlinked, realizing this, made me want to learn more, I felt a desire to see my family and those people close to me “happy” and pain-free. 

One day totally out of the blue, while having an incredibly relaxing massage during a holiday visit to Thailand, I decided I want to learn “Thai Style Massage”. After returning to Japan, I studied "Tok Sen" and " Thai traditional mallet therapy " (Tok Sen is a Thai traditional therapy that uses a mallet and rod) at the Sapporo Sala School of Thai Massage. 


I moved to Rankoshi with my Husband who is an Acupuncture, Moxibustion and TaiChi Master/Specialist, we have converted a house into a clinic, and on the 1st floor we have an Acupuncture/Massage Clinic