Keiko Hoshi (pronounced Kay-ko) was born in Japan on the northern island of Hokkaido. As the daughter of a Physical Education teacher (mother) and well known baseball and ice-hockey coach (father), Keiko quickly entered a life of sports and athleticism. As a child she actively competed in speed skating, basketball, volleyball, downhill and cross country skiing as well as numerous running events. Keiko soon followed her parent's footsteps by attending and graduating from Nippon Tai-iku Daigaku, Japan's premier Sports Science and Physical Education University, where she earned a degree in Sports Physiology. While attending the university, Keiko developed a love for the sport of Triathlon (swimming, cycling and running event) and began a 12 year career as a professional athlete where she earned the privilege of competing as a member of Japan's National Team.
After retiring in 2001, Keiko began to reflect on how she was able to demand so much physical performance over a long career without suffering any major injuries. Through careful reflection, Keiko felt that the number one factor that kept her body healthy and injury free was that she consistently received skilled massage from professional therapist. To pay back her appreciation for all her wonderful experience as an athlete, Keiko decided to pursue a career in massage therapy. She studied massage at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, one of the nation's most recognized massage schools located in Austin, Texas. After graduating from their basic and advanced courses, Keiko founded Tri-Star Massage Therapy and Sports Consultation, providing service to the Mansfield, Texas area.