KAATSU Certification Training


What is KAATSU?

In 1966 in his native Japan, Professor Sir Yoshiaki Sato, M.D., Ph.D. invented KAATSU.

KAATSU is a means of exercise and physical therapy that mildly moderates venous blood flow in the limbs in order to develop muscles and strengthen the body using very low intensity exercise with either no or low loads (weights).

Dr. Sato named this new methodology KAATSU that means “additional pressure” in English.

What Does KAATSU Mean?

“KA” means “additional” and “ATSU” means “pressure” in the Japanese language.

KAATSU is written like 加圧 in Japanese characters where 加 is pronounced “ka” and 圧 is pronounced “atsu” in the Japanese language.