Makiko Imato (M.Ost), is a registered osteopath and a massage therapist.
She began her career as a beautician in 2000, back in Japan. Here, she practiced a wide range of massage techniques and beauty treatments, while continuously developing her skills and exploring new techniques.
At this time, she became particularly interested in the muscular-skeletal system. This led her to study Osteopathy. She travelled to London to have the best possible education, studying at the British School of Osteopathy, and completed a four-year master’s degree in 2011.
After graduating , she worked as an Osteopath, treating a range of musculo-skeletal problems and conditions. After a while, she realised that people need treatments to prevent injuries and pain rather than treating the symptoms.
This eventually led her to develop her own treatment method of “Alignment massage”, through combining Osteopathy and various massage techniques.
This unique technique has been enthusiastically welcomed in her London clinic by those who are interested in realignment, keeping the body at its best in terms of functioning, posture, and shape.