The art of kobido massage

Kobido is a very ancient art whose original techniques remain unchanged and maintain their desire to be among the best facials in the world. A technique that remains open to innovations, and that pays as much attention to the energetic and spiritual level as to aesthetics and beauty.

The origins of Kobido

Born in the 15th century, Kobido was created as a competition between two great Amma masters to compete with high-level facial massage techniques, including " Kyotu Te ".

Kyoku-Te is a technique of percussion with the folded hand. The two masters had a friendly confrontation in an inn in Suruga, south of Mount Fuji. No winner was declared, so together they decided to create a new house, which they called the House of Kobido.

At the House of Kobido, they began to work on 48 unique ancestral techniques, with variations of up to thousands of gestures. The exclusive treatment was reserved for the imperial family and geisha.

The origins of Kobido have been passed down through the ages and around the world, and today it maintains the health of many people.

The ancient art of Kobido

The history of Amma goes back more than 4000 years and has its source in Northern India, Nepal and Tibet... China transmitted this technique to Japan in the year 562, which revolutionized massage and gave rise to competitions between masters. Kobido is a rigorous teaching that requires a lot of practice before being well mastered.

For centuries, Kobido has been passed down from master to student. A French style of facial massage made its appearance in Japan in 1888, accompanied by new practices of targeted care for the face, making the method evolve.

The masters follow one another, and today there are 25 generation lines. Master Shogo Mochizuki, who went to the United States to spread and teach Kobido, is today one of the heirs of the House of Kobido and represents the 26th generation as a Master Trainer.

In the past, this facial was reserved for empresses and her courtesans, who were the well-kept secret of these women with firm and radiant skin.

"The meaning of Kobido has evolved over time"

The House of Kobido, Japan

The meaning of Kobido has evolved over time. It used to mean "House of fragrant beauty". The House changes Kanji (which are signs similar to Chinese characters whose role is to write a part of the Japanese language), and it is now defined around the world as the way of ancestral beauty.

Dr. Shogo Mochizuki conducts training all over the world. The training is very rigorous and lasts several years. The word Kobido is registered as a trademark in some countries, and can no longer be used by massage parlors. They call it Japanese facial massage.

The techniques used by Kobido are the oldest and most renowned to date.

Kobido has evolved through the ages, while maintaining an identity that is true to its Asian culture.

In search of eternal youth, many people do not wish to resort to cosmetic surgery, and wish to turn to natural techniques, which offer a result as spectacular as a face lift.