Sotai Movement Integration Therapy

Sotai is a gentle form of Movement Integration Therapy from Japan. It’s distinctive quality of doing more with less is what creates for an experience of effortless relief of physical pain, greater ease and increased range of motion in the body, flow in everyday life and relaxed subtle awareness. Often times Sotai techniques will be woven into Shiatsu treatment, as they share the same foundational principles of practice.


Sotai was originally developed by Dr. Hashimoto as a nervous system therapy and a style of neuromuscular re-education. It is subtle and effective in it’s ability to transform held structural patterns of dysfunction and distortion.

I learned Sotai from Michael DeAgro in Zen Shiatsu Chicago’s Post-Graduate Studies program, and from Bob Quinn, Jeffrey Dann, Peter and Akiko Thompson, and Hiroaki Komatsu.