About Yutaka

Remedial Massage and Certified CranioSacral Therapist

BIntCom, DRM, CST-T

Yutaka was born in Osaka, Japan and migrated to Australia in 2006. He holds a Bachelor Degree in International Communication as well as a Diploma of Remedial Massage. His postgraduate training has been through the Upledger Institute where he qualified as a Technique Certified CranioSacral Therapist.

Yutaka has many years of Judo experience and became interested in Remedial Massage as a modality that could incorporate his extensive knowledge from Judo training and body conditioning. Yutaka gained his Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification in July 2012. Since he first undertook postgraduate training in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) in December 2013, Yutaka’s passion for CST has grown, as he has witnessed the profound benefits of CST to his clients and the holistic healing approach of CST to treating pain, dysfunction and mental wellbeing. In December 2016, Yutaka gained techniques-level certification (CST-T) through the Upledger Institute Australia. Yutaka has advanced to CranioSacral Therapy training and support of other practitioners through his role as a Teacher Assistant at the Upledger Institute Australia. He became a certified Upledger CranioSacral Study Group leader in Hobart region in 2020. This role requires Yutaka to review and disseminate CST techniques and knowledge for health practitioners.

Yutaka is an experienced practitioner of not only CranioSacral Therapy but also Remedial Massage Therapy. He is experienced in deep tissue and trigger point techniques and has developed a strong reputation for remedial massage to treat a wide variety of clients at The Massage Centre of Hobart in Salamanca since 2012.

Outside of his clinic, Yutaka has a passion for Judo. Yutaka holds a 3rd Dan black belt and won the gold medal in *Katame no Kata* division in the National Judo Championship Australia 2019 and 2021. He aims to become an Australian representative in the World Judo Kata Championship.

Yutaka is a father of two beautiful children and enjoys his parenting role outside of his clinic.

Yutaka looks forward to meeting you!

Yutaka Wakamatsu