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Name HAYASAKA Shinya
Official Title Professor
Affiliation Faculty of Human sciences
Profile Medical Doctor, Doctor of Medicine, Specialist in the balneotherapy / Director, Onsen Medical Science Center, Japan Health & Research Institute. I am also a member of the Board of Directors of the the Japanese Society of Balneology, Climatology and Physical Medicine, the Board of Directors of the Japan Sento Culture Association, and a member of the Ministry of the Environment's " Expert Committee on the Revitalization of Onsen Areas Utilizing Natural and Other Local Resources". After working in community health care and medicine in Miyagi Prefecture, I have been conducting medical research on bathing and hot springs and health for 20 years. With my easy-to-understand explanations, I am active in many fields, including television, radio, newspapers, and lectures.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. Health, bathing, balneotherapy, hot springs

    I mainly clarify the relationship between hot springs and bathing and health with epidemiological research.

Representative Papers
  1. Yagi A, Hayasaka S, et al.Bathing frequency and onset of functional disability among Japanese older adults: A prospective 3-year cohort study from the JAGES. J Epidemiol 2019;29(12):451-456
  2. Hayasaka S, et al. Association between having a hot spring water supply in the home and prevention of long-term care. Therapies in Clinical Practice 33 (2018) 142–148
  3. Goto Y, Hayasaka S, et al. Physical and mental effects of bathing: A randomized intervention study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative MedicineVolume 2018, Article ID 9521086, 5 pages
  4. Watasana H, Inoue H, Shiraishi Y, Sugawara R, Hayasaka S. et al. Difference in the Changings of Blood Coagulation Fibrinolysis Markers Before and After Spinal Surgery in Adolescent and Elderly Patients. Int. J. of Orth. 2017 April 28; 4(2): 1-4
  5. Murakami S, Goto Y, Ito K, Hayasaka S et al. The Consumption of Bicarbonate-Rich Mineral Water Improves Glycemic Control. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 824395
  6. Hayasaka S, et al. Effects of Pre- or Post-bath Resting in the Bathing After Workload on Changes in Blood Lactic Acid Levels. J Jpn Soc Balneol Climatol Phys Med (2015) 78 (2) 138-145
  7. Watanabe H, Inoue H, Murayama A, Hayasaka S, et al.Prediction of Venous Thromboembolism after Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Blood Coagulation-Fibrinolysis Markers: A Systematic Review. Int Journal of Orthopaedics 2015 June 23 2(3): 280-283
Award 1.The 71st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Public Health, October 2012 The Encouragement Award of the Japanese Society of Public Health
2.The 78th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Balneology, Climatology and Physical Medicine, The 18th Best Paper Award
3.The 80th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Balneology, Climatology and Physical Medicine, The 20th Best Paper Award
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Research Grants/Projects including subsidies, donations, grants, etc.
Recruitment of research assistant(s) No
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) The Japanese Society of Balneology, Climatology and Physical Medicine (BCPM)(Member of board director, registered Balneotherapy specialist)
International Epidemiological Association(IEA)member
Education Field (Undergraduate level) Health in children