What is Jiriki Seitai
Jiriki Seitai is a self-treatment method aimed at improving and preventing chronic disorders. Unlike typical Seitai (Chiropractic) treatment, it is characterized by self-practice rather than being treated by therapists. It was created in 1989 by Yu Yagami, a Seitai therapist, based on the acupressure and Seitai techniques of Eastern medicine.
* Preventive medicine is a study of ways of thinking, ways of life, and ways of living to create a mind and body that will prevent you from getting sick and receiving medical care throughout your life.
What is Jiriki Seitai?
Jiriki Seitai is a bodywork that treats one’s body without the help of others.
The average life expectancy in Japan is one of the highest in the world. Contrastingly, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and mental illnesses, (which are considered to be lifestyle-related diseases of the working generation), are on the rise, and due to society’s extreme aging population the burden of medical expenses will become a major issue in the future.
We must increase the awareness of each person in order to implement the lifestyle to have the mindset to be more responsible for your own health. It is essential to prevent illness and improve health by providing self-care as much as possible that does not depend on medical care.
The Yagami Holistic Medicine Lab has been researching and popularizing this method since 1974. If people can develop the habit of caring for their physical condition, not only can medical expenses be reduced but each person can live their lives with a sense of happiness; work productivity would also be improved contributing to the vitality of the company and society as a whole.
We wish to convey the methods we have cultivated so far to many people and contribute to society for a better future.
From Treatment To JIRIKI
If you continue to practice Jiriki Seitai, your natural healing ability will increase and you will be able to develop your capacity to observe yourself. By releasing the tension in the body, the parasympathetic nerve becomes dominant, and by fixing your body alignment to its natural position, it is possible to remove the pain from the presenting issue.
Many chronic pains and disorders can be cured yourself without the need for specialists. This is because the process of healing the body takes place by the healing ability that human beings naturally have. Yagami Holistic Medicine Lab continues to work for as many people as possible to learn more about this concept.
You can prevent illness by strengthening your natural healing ability and sensing your body’s signs at an early stage. In order to do that, it is important to improve your lifestyle; to have a fit body that doesn’t hold waste products for longer than necessary, to practise Jiriki Seitai; to take care of your body maintaining pain-free and supple muscles and joints, and to master how to use the body correctly without getting fatigue.
JIRIKI SEITAI is a 90-minute program; the 90 minutes are divided into three parts: “Relax,” “Reset,” and ” Strengthen.” We take time to carefully adjust your body and mind according to your objectives.
|First 30 minutes
The first step is to relax and loosen tired and tense muscles. The purpose of SEITAI is to return the skeleton to its correct position, so if the muscles are tense and tight, the bones will not be able to move.
Next 30 minutes
Last 30 minutes.
JIRIKI SEITAI is very gentle and painless, so people with pain and the elderly can comfortably enjoy the program. Continuous practice is the most important factor in preventing physical weakness.
Holistic medicine lab.
Preventive medicine is the study of ways of thinking and living to create a body and mind that will not have to depend on medical treatment for illness throughout one’s life. In this field, medicine is not about treating illness, but about maintaining and promoting health and preventing disease, and provides guidelines for action on what each individual should do.
We approach all aspects of lifestyle and provide guidance based on three pillars.
“We take medicine in the viewpoint of maintenance and promotion of health and prevention of disease. Let’s consider what each of us should do and work together.”
Message from Yu Yagami
In 1974, I started my career in Oriental medicine and established the Yagami holistic medicine lab in 2004. The laboratory’s mission is to show people how to maintain their health and live a whole life without depending on medical care. We aim for a life where people can remain active and not depend on nursing care, even in old age.
Japan’s healthcare costs currently exceed 40 trillion yen. Suppose all the people in Japan start to maintain their health with JIRIKI SEITAI. In that case, they will notice their health problems before they become ill and can avoid going to the hospital except in an emergency. This will reduce the cost of medical and nursing care, and the funds can be effectively used to provide free medical care, tuition-free education through college, assistance for poor families, and reduced burdens of nursing care.
Therefore, the Yagami holistic medicine lab, aiming to promote preventive medicine, spreads the importance of taking care of one’s health through JIRIKI SEITAI classes, instructor training, seminars, publications, and online, streaming, and other activities.
JIRIKI SEITAI currently has about 500 certified instructors and about 15,000 students.
Through JIRIKI SEITAI, we feel the joy of witnessing the moment when people are relieved from dependence and find their own health and way of life. Our passion for preventative medicine continues to grow.
You don’t have to immediately make a big change tomorrow.
First, focus on your inner self – your body and mind. When your inner world changes, your external world will change as well.
We hope everyone who reads this booklet can find a happy way of life through self-care.
Approaching the five health issues
Skeleton structure posture correction
Improve bad posture and release pain and stiffness
A way of eating to eliminate waste matter (Detox diet)
Training eye muscles
Work on the sacroiliac joints
Habit improvement Life Style improvement
Restore autonomic nervous systems Arrange
Take the 90-minute program - Navigator’s classes etc.-
Remember Jiriki Seitai To practice at home
Born in 1953
Kwansei Gakuin University Sociology major Mass communication dropout
Acupuncturist and chiropractor
Director, Yagami Institute of Preventive Medicine
Jiriki Seitai creator
After learning and practicing yoga in order to get a hint to create Jiriki Seitai, he has integrated it to create the foundation of Jiriki Seitai.
While treating patients as a Seitai therapist, he transformed the highly effective treatments into a body movement which patients can practice by themselves, and opened Jiriki Seitai classes after completed Jiriki Seitai movement in Nishinomiya. Since 2000, we began Jiriki Seitai instructor training and as of 2020, there are currently 433 Jiriki Seitai instructors in Japan and abroad.
He has written 25 books including his books "The Essene of Jiriki Seitai" by Shinsei Publisher. and "Jiriki Seitai for Relieving Pain in the feet and lower back" by Nobunkyo pubrishing. He also provide online training for students in remote areas.
Fashion Design Graduate
Jiriki Seitai instructor qualification
MA:Central Sait Martins
Performance design graduate
Yoga Alliance RYT250
Yagami holistic Medicine lab.
Moved to England in 2012. After working in costume-related work, she completed a master's degree at Central Saint Martins University. Through the study, she has become interested in the relationship between artistic expression and therapy, and deepen her learning of bodywork and Jiriki Seitai.
2018 she obtained Yoga Alliance certification in the UK. After that, she has began to offer Jiriki Seitai classes and workshops in Canada, Europe and Israel.
Since 2019 she has moved back in Japan, and work as a member of the Yagami lab. Marie continues to develop the Jiriki method alongside her father, and has become an ambassador for Jiriki outside Japan.
EDUCATIONHow to learn
We have about 500 navigators in several locations throughout Japan and abroad, centered in Hyogo and Tokyo, where our lab is located. More than 15,000 students are learning in face-to-face and online classes. You can find a navigator near you on the official JIRIKI SEITAI website.
Navigator training course for professional JIRIKI SEITAI navigators. For one year, students will learn total health care, including the JIRIKI SEITAI Method, the SEISYOKU Method, and the SEISHIN Method, as well as techniques for teaching these methods. After completing the course, students will continue to receive training as navigators to continuously improve their skills.
Yu Yagami currently writes 26 books, and you can learn about Oriental medicine and JIRIKI SEITAI according to various symptoms and topics. "Facts of JIRIKI SEITAI," "JIRIKI SEITAI for Sound Sleep," "JIRIKI SEITAI for Sight Recovery," "JIRIKI SEITAI for Beautiful Weight Loss," etc.
We have published over 150 JIRIKI Newsletters for our members since September 1995. You can learn JIRIKI SEITAI through these newsletters and video streaming. Members can also attend lectures and training sessions in Tokyo, Kagawa, Fukuoka, and Hyogo.
PROJECTArea of activity
We provide personal coaching for professional and amateur athletes to improve their performance, prevent injuries, and unify their minds and bodies. We use alignment correction methods, meditation in motion, self-SHIATSU, and other approaches that differ from regular training to learn about body habits and help develop a well-balanced body and a stable mind for the games.
For overseas audiences, we offer online classes and navigator training in English. As of 2021, we have navigators who can teach in English in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. In addition, we have begun to spread JIRIKI SEITAI around the world, with on-site training in Israel.
We collaborate with companies, organizations, and yoga studios.
JIRIKI SEITAI's practical skills can improve the health of people working in companies. We arrange programs and hold events customized for the physical exercise of each industry sector. (Example: Event meeting with Sumitomo Life Insurance)
Through the web magazine "Women's Health," we introduce knowledge about JIRIKI SEITAI, including pelvic adjustments specifically for women's health.
We offer joint workshops with yoga studios in various locations. (e.g. Kyoto Yoga Studio TAMISA, NADI Kitayama)
We offer seminars to help office workers with stiff shoulders and back pain at co-working spaces such as WeWork.
|Name||Yagami Holistic medicine lab.|
|Street Address||2-19-401 Ryodo-cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo|
|Business name||IRIKI SEITAI|
|Business content||Preventive medicine, Jiriki Seitai classes|