Zella Kitamura, CMT

Zella Kitamura has a B.A. in Fine Arts from CSUS that she earned in 1981. She has over 1000 hours of Massage Education mastered by 11 years of Massage Therapy Experience.

Zella lived and studied in Denmark for 17 years. In those 17 years she compiled over 330 hours of training with Chenette Jensen. This training was centered around and taught Shiatsu I, II, III, IV, and V. Chenette Jensen were taught by Sensei Taka Uechi from Japan. (1981-1984)

She also trained with Dr. Billy Huang while in Denmark. Zella accumulated 90 hours of Tui-Nah training in 1997. Dr. Huang is a doctor of Western Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Acuncture from the University of Beijing. He required that she learn Qi-Gong (which is both a martial and a self-healing art) to be able to do Tui-Na. Zella studied Qi-Gong in 1997 and continued to practice it to this day.

In 1998 Zella took 200 hours of classes studying Anatomy & Physiology and Pathology. These classes were formatted by Forenede Danske Zoneterapi Skolen at the Danish Federation of Reflexology. These classes are formattted the same as the classes for nurses studying at the Danish Universities. The exams for these are written by doctors. Then in 1999 she stayed with the Danish Federation of Reflexology and managed 100 hours of Pathology training.

Zella's studies remained in Denmark for another 2 years.
From 1999-2000 she studied Kinesiology I, II, III, IV, and Stress Release with Edel Hougaard. She also studied Reiki Master with Cynthia S. Danielson.

In 2001 Zella Finished off her time in Denmark with another 80 hours Cranio-Sacral Therapy I, II, and Treatment of Children, at The Stanley Rosenberg Institute.

Zella put the finishing touches on the astounding educational part of her career at the Massage Therapy Institute in Davis, California. She trained 100 hours on Swedish Massage, Chair massage, Carpal Tunnel and Anatomy & Physiology. She was also trained in pregnancy massage as a part of the Swedish education, and finished strong with another 30 hours Thai Massage.

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