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Feel the Relaxing Atmosphere Created by Thai Massage and Candles in front of the Ocean Blue

post : 2017.08.26 18:00

Nagahama area in Yomitan Village. Some foreign residents live this area because they were attracted by the beautiful beach here. “Peace Spring Arts,” a shop which is managed by a Thai massage therapist and a candlemaker, is located here to offer a relaxation space to customers. The exterior of the building look very lovely with pink and light blue colors. 

A Thai massage therapist Kimiyo Nozawa (a.k.a. Key Thai Massage) and a candlemaker Chinatsu Konno (a.k.a. nukumicandle) met in 2011. Nozawa moved to Okinawa from Tokyo, and Konno moved from Fukushima. They moved to Okinawa as they were attracted to the great nature and slow-paced lives of Okinawa. They said they become cheerful after they moved here and surrounded by the beautiful and great nature of Okinawa. “Peace Spring Arts” is a space which is filled with their big smiles, and it is also the important space for them.

Konno makes candles by imagining the ocean of Okinawa. Corals and shells are in the candles, and its flame waves as a wave in the ocean. Its delicate move can be relaxed just by looking at it. Also, candles of bougainvillea and hibiscus are popular as souvenirs.

Nozawa lights nukumicandle while she is giving treatments to her customers at “Key Thai Massage.” After she asks physical condition and state of mind to her customers, she gives treatment which is based on Thai massage, Balinese aroma oil, and Taiwanese reflexology. She has licenses of raindrop, reiki treatment, and art therapy. By using the wide variety of skills that she earned, she gives treatment from head to toes. By adding the effect of candle flame and aroma of pure essential oil, “a space to heal body & soul” will be completed, and this is what both Nozawa and Konno aim for.

When I had a head massage, I fell asleep in 10 minutes. Not only how good the massage was, but I felt comfortable being in the space with candles. Reservation required for the treatment, so do not forget to make a reservation ahead of time. 

Nozawa and Konno tell themselves to be always natural to make customers relax. They also aim to offer “a space to heal body & soul” to their customers by sharing their specialty. If you felt tired while traveling Okinawa, please stop by at this healing spot, “Peace Spring Arts.” I am positive that everybody can relieve their fatigue, make you refresh, and can have fun time for the rest of your days in Okinawa.


Peace Spring Arts
Address: 7-1 Nagahama, Yomitan Village
Tel: 098-958-1807
Business Hours: 11:00-19:00
Closed: Mon & Thu

URL: nukumicandle
        Key Thai Massage

Okinawa CLIP photo writer Yu Murakami