Japanese Cranial Massage Near You
We guide you to become what you want to be through the shortest route by determining the goal for each session.


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Our Happy Customers

Trevz, I am proud of her. She always treats herself very well. Our relationship started in 2020.
Our Facial Cranial Massage includes body energy work and spine adjustment for beauty. A lot of women have slept during treatment. She also did.😍
Catalina, Her routine is to work herself up at the gym six times a week. Her well-proportioned, lean body is beautiful. And by further improving her balance, her natural healing powers will increase and her physical condition will stabilize.
Kanita is a hard worker but her knees are crying 😭 I will help her in my best way which aligns poor body axis to correct posture as our Hip Cranial Massage doesn’t directly treat the problems.
Welcome, Sandra! Chill shoulder, Neck pain, and low back pain are common problems for those working at the office in the world. she also has them. I was glad to see her smile after adjusting her posture. Removing her stress and tension would be a big relief for joints and brain 🥰
Val chose this place from among the many advertisements on FB. We are very grateful.😍 ”Wow wow wow!! Kesae thank you. After one session with you, I feel so so much better. My back is no longer aching. Looking forward to a restful sleep tonight.”
She has a baby face and oriental beauty. It was a pity that her face was hidden under the mask. Because Hip Cranial Massage helps to improve gynecological problems when the posture is adjusted and finally moisturizes the skin.
Zeenat is SUPER MUM! Her mentality and stamina are AMAZING…she practices daily just to compete in Boot Camp competitions. She came to us to rest her body.
Pain changes our lifestyle, our thoughts, our emotions, and even our expression. But after 90 minutes, Grace’s smile and vitality returned.
Ash came here on the recommendation of her mother and sisters. I’m so glad that she came to visit us^^
Bruises and injured wounds fade over time. But the muscles, brain, bones, and fibers remember the impact. Later on, the pain may show up in different places with different aches and pains. It has not healed in the deepest part of the body. I believe it is important to loosen up the tensed body.
When I arrived my body was sore, my muscles were tight and I had a slight headache. I had a 2-hour session and my body immediately responded and felt so relaxed. Halfway through the session, my headache disappeared, and my mind felt clearer and more energized. My posture improved so much and I felt a lot lighter when walking. I was able to move more freely and my joints did not feel so tight. I’m looking forward to my second session. Thank you again Kesae Total Balance 🙂 I really appreciated hearing your feedback. I look forward to meeting you next time!✨😄
It’s fun to see your body changing rapidly without rip service on it! Don’t you think?
I met Bron at massage session in whangarei. She was very relaxed and took to my treatment. Of course, this is her first posture correction experience. Thank you for grateful feedback . “My first session with Kesae and I’m very impressed! I went with posture related issues and in one session I can see and feel a significant improvement. Looking forward to my next session. Thank you Kesae so much! 😊”
Anita is a very well-developed woman with a very well-defined face. Even so, a facial and Hip Cranial massage would bring her even closer to perfection. By having the first, second, and third treatments without a gap between them, looking younger and retention of the facial features can be achieved quickly.

How We Help

  • Back Pain
  • Jaw Pain
  • Hallux Valgus
  • Sagging Chin
  • Dull Skin
  • Finger Numb
  • Headache
  • Eye Bags
  • Double Chin
  • Laugh Lines
  • Shoulder Neck Pain
  • Sleep Problem
  • Stress
  • Stoop

At Kesae, we help women who seek to focus on the total balance of their body by improving their body balance, skin conditions, and posture improvement by Japanese Cranial Massage.

On your arrival at our salon, in order to fully understand your concerns, we will discuss a-year and two-year goals as to “what you want to be like” through thorough consultation.

Then, we will start the Cranial Massage treatment in a room filled with aromatic scents.

Here’s the proof we can deliver the result .🦶🦶
The brain remembers. A monthly facial is an amazing result.
Unconsciousness. That’s why she took off her heavy emotions, her pain. Emotions are energy itself. That’s exactly what it is.
Ankle adjustment work on the rectus and oblique abdominal muscles and much more…
Deluxe Cranial Massage can reset you from head to toe with just one treatment per month. Let’s revive your tired mind and loosen your body line.
In her case, the result was in the neck. Her chest opened up, so her breathing became deeper. She found her whole body had become lighter than before.
She shinnied as if she were a diamond in the gem.
The reason why you feel better and think more clearly is that the anchor on your head is removed. Hip Cranial Massage corrects posture from the feet up, where all the weight is.

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For New Customers

In order to make your skin fresh and moist as well as improving your posture and realigning your whole body, Japanese Cranial Massage Therapy utilises the physiologic ability of your body through a combination of beauty care and cranial osteopathy in a personalised way, where your cranial therapist designs a renewed you using hand techniques that improve your skin condition and create beautiful skin.

Signature Treatment

Kesae guides you to become what you want your body to be through the shortest route by determining the goal for each session. We help you maintain confidence and pride in your body in a year, three years, and even five years.

Kesae helps rejuvenate the body from the inside to fix skin problems such as pores, sagging, wrinkles, laugh lines, dryness, and dullness as well as anxiety, stress, cranial nerves, jaws problems, Soft Tissue Injuries – Head, Neck, Shoulders, Back through hand-on treatment.

It activates the brain by releasing the stress on the skull (cranial bones) to improve the flow of nutrients and blood. The activation of the brain can be observed as a glint in the eye, and you will clearly see the difference in your tightened face even after only one session. It is one of Cranial Therapy’s unique benefits that you will find yourself smiling with happiness.





Japanese Cranial Massage

Kesae’s hand techniques combine three types of simple techniques: 美顔Bigan Cranial Facial, Hand & Arm Massage, and Foot Care. It is a skeletal corrective procedure that we design specially for your body by assembling multiple techniques required for your condition on the day to work toward the periphery of your body. In fact, the periphery plays an important role in positioning the axis of the body and the centre of the face.

Cranial Hand Care and Foot Care improve the flexibility of the joints of knees, calves, soles, and wrists that support the body, and recover the resilience of fascia and muscles. Its effect creates ripple reactions through fibrous tissues that run across your body to the pelvis, shoulders, neck, and skull as well as your face. We take advantage of this body mechanism to provide treatment that doesn’t cause pain but solves the problem. As a result, the organs start to work to their respective rhythms, which increases metabolism and improves conditions such as cold feet and hands.

Restoration Of Physiologic Functions

Kesae believes that the best treatments are made possible only with detailed counseling. When you say “dry skin”, there can be various causes for the condition. – Lack of sleep – UV – Diet.

That’s why at Kesae we ask you things that you are not satisfied with about beauty and health cares that you have done to date, your concerns about your skin, your body, and your failure stories, and discuss them in detail based on your treatment record. It will be helpful if you can tell us “what you want to be like”. After each session, we give you advice on your lifestyle and a 30-second exercise program, to help maintain the benefit of the treatment until the next session. It is a quick care exercise that you can do during breaks at your office or even in your bed when you wake up in the morning.






There are countless essential oils that claim to be organic around the world. At Kesae’s, we have specially selected doTERRA essential oils because of their safety, reliability, and, more than anything, their benefits for the skin and health. When you apply essential oils on your body, they penetrate the skin and enter the capillaries through which they circulate around the whole body, while their smells are communicated to the brain through the nose.

The effect of smells on the brain is more significant than you may imagine. It doesn’t only dissolve frustrations and concerns but also supports us by preventing and treating problems that could lead to various skin troubles, such as malfunction of internal organs, imbalanced hormones, and fine-tuning of the immune system.

We especially would like you to know is that smells that stimulate your instinct are those that your body and mind are seeking. When you receive Cranial Therapy surrounded by real scents, it eases fatigue built up deep in your mind.


Bigan Cranial Facial Massage Treatment (Cranial Facial) involves no surgery, superficial decorations, or intrusive intense motions. It has absolutely nothing to do with showiness. It’s a gentle hand-on treatment performed in tune with your breath. Your therapist’s hands and mind focus on the muscles and bones beneath your skin.

You will surely meet a New You after our treatment, as it helps change the weak and stagnating rhythm of your body functions and guide your body to function in a natural flowing rhythm.

We strive to give the utmost satisfaction to our clients and if you are not satisfied with the work performed, we will make every effort to ensure we rectify the situation. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us within 7 days so we may address these concerns in a timely fashion. At that time, we will reschedule you and make any changes or adjustments indicated. We will gladly make any adjustments at no cost to you.



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Our Japanese Cranial Massage Therapy Treatments

At Kesae, we have signature treatment programs specified to the unique physical, mental and emotional requirements of each guest, aided by the highest-quality organic massage oils and fine aromas. Prior to the treatments, enjoy some mineral water with your choice of Doterra’s Drinkable citrus essential oil while Kesae asks you about your concerns and requests, based on your questionnaire. Then, we will set the goal for the day. Please advise our staff upfront for any special physical conditions such as medical difficulties.


The Kesae Cranial Massage is the complete full body treatment that introduces the cranial treatment on the face, hands, and foot so that it will speed up the tightening process of facial skin, aiding body’s mobility and alignment.

With boosting blood circulation and detoxing, we will make your skin beautiful, your body balanced from the inside as well as releasing further tension of your muscles.

Rather than relying on makeup, your skin is just radiant and glowing with blood circulation, drawing out your true potential from within through our unique cranial technique.


120min / $280 ($196 for the first time customer only at Manurewa Location)


Bigan (head and face shaping) therapy is a very unique and revolutionary facial and scalp massage technique Kesae mastered in JAPAN and treatment with only a select few practitioners located in NEW ZEALAND.

This technique encourages the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. This circulation helps to keep moisture on your skin. There are individual differences but people find a clear change after the first treatment.


60 min / $130 ($91 for the first time cutomer)


美顔 THE BIGAN FACIAL CRANIAL TREATMENT and 骨盤矯正 Kotsuban Hip Cranial Massage.

With the great explorer of the truth in our body, you feel relaxed and lighter and you see the change more clearly on your face and body, quickly with combined treatment, particularly for sagging chin and laugh lines, pelvic correction, posture improvement.

90min / $210 ($147 for the first time customer)


This KOTSUBAN Hip Cranial Massage introduces cranial treatment on Senkotsu (Sacrum) to be realigned so that the optimum balance of the body, posture will come back. Treatment on hip, Kotsuban, helps to control hormone balance which helps the issue of irregular period.

This technique is particularly effective for those suffering from back pain, hip pain, posture bending, stress on your physical body, irregular period, and emotional stress.

This treatment helps to ease the natural anxieties and tensions endured alongside the beauty of childbearing because of the realignment of the core of your body.


45min / $130 ($91 for the first time customer)

Just by removing the roundness of your back, you can make a different impression on people. It’s not just your face that makes people guess how young you are!👩👩‍🦳
Without realizing it, Her body was leaning forward. She hadn’t realized it until she saw the picture.
The key to beautiful posture is where the center of gravity of the body rests on the soles of the feet. Because the body axis returns to the center of the body, the back naturally stretches.
Hip Cranial Massage is not magic and will not solve all your problems in just one session. You should not expect dramatic changes. But the first thing many people say is, “I feel lighter. This is a freedom that can only be experienced by those who have had the treatment.
Hip &Head Massage (special menu at Red Traffic Light) It’s perfect for one hour. There are so many women who suffer from back pain after childbirth. Unknowingly, the posture becomes more protective of the lower back. In addition, working in the same posture for a long time makes the body stiffer and stiffer. You need to release the stress and tension in the brain and body.
The collapse of posture was brought about by the four-month-long Lock Down. But she hadn’t noticed. Is it age that’s causing my skin to lose its elasticity and dullness? Are your shoulders stiff because of your work or family? A part of these problems may be triggered by your body’s axis being misaligned, Just adjust the frame of your body. Simple is Best
Just one time by HIP Cranial massage. Stress and tension has gone from muscle and joints and then her feeling was light.
It’s been 111 days since her last treatment. Her body was screaming.😱
The 60s woman has taken Deluxe Cranial Massage 3times. I look forward to changing her posture every time she visits us. Because she must have a lot of energy and she will feel to decrease pain from joints and muscles by taking our treatment to rebalance of body. “Today was my first visit. I could not balance when I first started but at the end of my visit, I could balance tension in my shoulders disappeared, and less pain in my joints. I have made another appointment. Thank you”

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of massages do you offer?

Cranial Therapy is a very gentle, non-manipulative, and non-invasive approach to whole-body treatment. Although the therapy does not focus on symptoms, the connection to inner health will bring relief from pain and discomfort.

How do I book an appointment?

You can book an appointment online through our website, or by calling us during business hours. We recommend booking online because the therapist can’t talk on the phone if they are with customers.

What should I expect during my first massage?

During your first massage session, your therapist will ask you about your health history and any areas of pain or tension to make sure that the massage you choose meet your needs. You don’t need to undress.

What should I wear during my massage?

I don’t recommend full makeup because I massage your face with oil. The foundation easily takes off. But light makeup and UV care cream are okay. This Facial doesn’t include deep cleaning, or moisture masks for skin care. Bring your makeup goods if you want to remake up after treatment. I will massage to facial, neck, and shoulder with doTerra coconut oil. Please wear or bring loose pants or yoga pants. bring your water as well. Also, please arrive at 10min prior to your booking time as we fill in Karte.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

if you have a massage booked and you are sick (e.g. cold, cough/sore throat, sniffles/sneezing/runny nose, fever, respiratory symptoms, gastrointestinal bug, etc) the best thing to do is to cancel your appointment. I don’t charge a cancellation fee when clients cancel due to illness so no need to worry about having to pay for an appointment you can’t attend because you are unwell. If you are a bit unsure about whether you should turn up for your massage appointment, by all means, do get in touch with me and we can have a chat.

How long is a massage session?

We offer massages in 60, 90, and 120-minute sessions. The length of your session will depend on your preference for the menu and availability.

Do you offer gift vouchers?

Yes, we offer gift vouchers that can be purchased online or in person. Gift vouchers can be used for massages.

What if I have a medical condition or injury?

Please inform us when you make a booking. Also, please remind your therapist of any medical conditions or injuries before your massage that the should be aware of. They can adjust the massage to meet your needs and avoid any areas of concern.

How often should I get a massage?

The frequency of massages depends on your individual needs and goals. Some people benefit from weekly massages, while others prefer monthly or bi-monthly sessions. Your therapist can help you create a massage plan that works best for you.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, EFTPOS, or online banking (Only Gardens Manurewa accepts EFTPOS).

Your Cranial Massage Therapy Testimonials

When the treatment was over, Lex was so energized that she couldn’t sit still and couldn’t stop smiling. Her center of gravity seemed to have returned to the center of her body, and the pain in her knees seemed to have improved a lot.
Rica found me on Instagram and came from Remuera. She is a woman of action. It’s such a shame, her Super Beautiful smile is under a mask.✨
Thank you for the morning session. I had an amazing experience with you, my body hasn’t felt this good & relaxed in a long time. Can’t wait for my next appointment. Kesae is friendly, kind & thorough, I highly recommend having a treatment with her.” is friendly, kind & thorough, I highly recommend having a treatment with her.” Thank you so much for your feedback Chong. I really appreciate your visit today and am really pleased to hear you are feeling good and relaxed after treatment^^ I am so grateful that you chose to visit us and really looking forward to seeing you again for your next booking^^
Thank you very much for the lovel;y review, Nav. I had my first session with Kesae and immediately my mind and body felt so relaxed. Kesae made very good recommendations of which massage I needed for the health issues. The massage was gentle yet effective. It was such a great first experience that I can’t wait for my next massage.
Neck, shoulder, and lower back pain are all stars of modern human suffering. Sleep problems are also involved. These pains are caused by distorted body posture. Our goal is to bring the poor of the body axis back to the center of the body. We are here to help you find your way back to a brighter world where the fog clears again.
I have something to look forward to. It’s that my clients don’t have any special expectations of my Facial, and I’m going to turn that on its head. She was momentarily speechless, unable to comprehend what had happened to her face after just 90 minutes.
She found my salon on Instagram on Feb. Not a few people may visit me with half a doubt. How does posture correction work for health, beauty, and youth? Because they ever haven’t heard it before. But she is just now starting to change from the inside out.
Kesae has magic hands! I had one treatment from her yesterday, my body has been much lighter and balancing straight after the treatment! My face is much sharper and lifted as well! I’m so happy with the results! She explained every detail of my body and showed me the result with photos! It was amazing! Thank you so much ☺️🙏 Izumi, she is a very popular aesthetician for eyelashes. She came from Takapuna by chance. The next day she will make her debut as an actress
Ruby, In April 2021 she came to our salon with a protective right knee. X-rays showed nothing wrong, but she was in pain. Now she can enjoy walks with ease. Youthfulness comes from the legs. Her eyes are full of youth.

Our Therapists

Kesae, the owner of Kesae Total Balance, works at Manurewa and Whangarei.
Mariko works at Te Atatu South.
Yumi works at Papatoetoe Salon.
Tomoko works at Mount Wellington location
Yuki works at Mito, Salon in Ibaraki, Japan


In 1998 Kesae Watanabe set out to learn “小顔矯正(Corrective Beauty Therapy)” through Cranial Therapy in Tokyo and in 2000 she moved to Auckland to join her husband who had moved to the city for work.

Through communication with her client, she found women’s concerns haven’t changed since twenty years ago, despite the emergence of new high-tech products and technologies, an expert technique developed year after year.

She found that many massage therapists possessed expert techniques, but not many offered a combination of technique and inner force. The powers of a Cranial massage that gives from the heart far surpass the benefits of the technique alone.

Kesae’s Massage is an “Inner Beauty” Salon that addresses the concerns of mature women from the inside. That is because “Beautiful Skin” and “Confidence” are like two sides of a coin.

As physiologic functions start to work correctly, the turnover of skin gets back into a regular cycle, stabilising the skin quality. Whether the vital force of the body is flowing smoothly or being blocked somewhere will all appear on your skin as a “voice” from the inside. Kesae’s Massage is a place that enables a realignment of your body to create resilient and moist skin that your hand naturally reaches to feel many times a day.

You can rely on us to make you beautiful inside as well as outside for you.

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