Mini-Franchise Profile: Nikken

Image courtesy of Nikken

Image courtesy of Nikken


“Nikken was created to fill a need. In 1975, Isamu Masuda conceived of an invention that would relax and energize millions of people who suffered from one of mankind’s most common complaints: sore feet, and the fatigue that this extends to the entire body. He drew his inspiration from the pebbled surface at the bottom of a Japanese public bath, added magnetism and the Magstep, the first Nikken product, was born.

Magsteps® are an example of a pioneering idea — wellness solutions based on the natural world. But the company and its founder were motivated by more than products. A vision of caring, of helping others, was central to the corporate vision.

This was only the beginning. Magsteps® were followed in 1978 by the KenkoCreator, and in 1979 by the original KenkoPad® — introducing the world to Kenko™ Sleep Technology.

A team of dedicated professionals began to assemble, drawn to Nikken by the company’s unique philosophy. In 1984, Toshizo (Tom) Watanabe joined the Nikken family, initially as director of training.

In the year 1989 Nikken opened its first offices in North America. Today our organization celebrates more than 30 years since its founding, and the 20th anniversary of its arrival in the United States. We look forward to many more.” -from their website


This information is taken directly from the company’s website to avoid misrepresenting them in any way.

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