A Message from the Chief Therapist

When the heart is healed, health and vitality of the body follows…
A healthy body leads to a healthy heart…

Angelica is the pursuit of a life more beautiful, realising the ideology that a fuller spirit and unified health is complete beauty.

In modern life, people have more lifestyle choices to make than ever before. At the same time, as people are living longer and longer, the need for good health, youth and vitality is more important than ever.

Clients’ requirements for beauty services are also more varied than they have ever been.

Angelica strives to wholeheartedly respond to these needs, with the highest possible level of client satisfaction.

Since its establishment in the year 2000, I have continually driven the evolution of the salon by pursuing technology and original research. As an alternative to traditional western medicine, these treatments include massage, aromatherapy, and the traditional Indian practice, Ayurveda.

Incorporating the various advantages of each these therapies, and without the use of medicine, I work with the body in a gentle, understanding and natural way to provide treatment and health guidance.

Based on the extensive experience of managing my own health, I also incorporate molecular nutrition, natural supplements, exercise and diet therapy, oriental medicine, and offer advice on improved living.

Although my salon was initially a beauty-centred salon, as I started to implement body massage, my reputation for these services quickly eclipsed the beauty-based menu items.

Based around the notion of muscle knots causing pain and numbness in the body, the original ‘Angelica Technique’ draws on 17 years of experience and boasts a long list of satisfied customers.

I am confident of the fact that pain and numbness can be cured even in customers who have had no improvement following other treatments.

I am continually working to improve the services provided at Angelica, in order that each and every client will be satisfied with the resulting beauty that irradiates throughout the body, both inside and out. I thank you for your continued support and patronage.

                                                                                                                   Hideko Kawanabe



1961          Born in Kurashiki, Okayama.

1980-1999 After initially being employed at cosmetics company Max Factor, worked as a beauty advisor, gaining experience of facials, makeup and nail aesthetics.

1999 Completed the Celless De Esthe Facial and Rythmic Therapy Course. Certified as a Facial Beauty therapist by the Japan Aesthetic Association.

2000 Angelica opened in Respale Fujiganalu


2012 Awarded a diploma in order to offer a specialist Anti-Wrinkle course.

Now, after many years of research and development, exhibiting excellent pain relief performance,

the Angelica Technique has been established.

2017 Relocation to Iku-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama City.

2017 Registration of the trademark of the Angelica Technique®.

Due to the unique ideology and practice at Angelica, we have no affiliation to other salons or groups.

Hobbies: Dancing, singing, studying foreign languages (English, Korean, Spanish).


Guests from overseas are warmly welcomed.