Long-Life Massage

Okazakai in massage garb

Long-Life Massage is a component of Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu. The founder of this system is Henry Seishiro Okazaki, who also created Danzan Ryu JuJitsu. Okazaki taught both jujitsu and massage to all of his students in order to balance their fighting spirit with their healing spirit. The phrase kappo or sappo, cure or kill, further illustrates this concept that one must be responsible for reversing the consequences of fighting with healing.

The Long-Life Massage is a general circulatory massage that has many benefits. It is a deep massage and the penetrating pressure of this massage breaks down tissue and separates adhesions so that the body can rebuild that tissue better and stronger. It also stretches and relaxes tense muscles and tendons, relieves muscle spasms and speeds the recovery of injuries and fatigued muscles. The massage stimulates circulation of blood, lymph flow and the movement of Qi. It reduces pain and increases mobility. The massage also serves to balance yin and yang , relieve general stress symptoms and promotes an overall sense of well being.

Massage technique

It is thought that frequent receipt of the Danzan Ryu Seifujujitsu Long-Life Massage will extend one's life and serve as preventative treatment to reduce the chances of severe illness.

Seifukujitsu is taught at Pacific JuJitsu Kai as part of the Danzan Ryu curriculum. The Danzan Ryu Sefiukujitsu Institute offers comprehensive courses in Seifukujitsu. Many Pacific JuJitsu Kai students are graduates of the program and Sensei Hillary is an instructor in the program.