Myofascial Release​

Massage is one of the oldest healing arts and is an integral part of physical therapy programs today that treat a wide range of conditions from low back pain to depression and beyond. Fascia is a connective tissue that surround and connect all structures in our body, including bones, blood vessels, nerves, organs, and more, and myofascial is fascia that covers the muscles. Myofascial Release is a type of highly effective manual therapy that focuses on releasing tension and restrictions in the muscles to relieve pain.

Joint Articulation

Joints connect our bones and provide the support we need for everyday movement. Strain, stress or injury on the joints not only interferes with that movement, but can also cause pain and discomfort. Knee, shoulder, ankle and hip pain are among the most common areas to be affected, while the most common conditions associated with joint pain include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis and gout. Using a hands-on approach, Dr. Yanai will work to first mobilize the joint, then strengthen the muscles around it, alleviating pain, increasing range of motion and improving the joint’s overall functionality.

Nerve Mobilization

Like tree branches, nerves run through our body transmitting sensations to the brain and spinal cord. But too much tension or compression on them can lead to tingling, numbness, inflammation or a variety of conditions including carpal and tarsal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, arm and leg pain and more. Through the application of precise pressure, Dr. Yanai can locate and release the source of the problem, relieving symptoms and restoring harmony.

Visceral Mobilization

“Viscera” refers to the body’s internal organs, including the liver, heart and stomach. To work properly, these organs need to move smoothly, with fluidity. For any number of reasons, however, their movements can become hindered, causing problems with the musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urinary, respiratory or digestive systems. A technique called Visceral Manipulation requires the specific placement of soft manual forces to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues Using gentle, rhythmic manipulation, Dr. Yanai works to release the source of tension, restoring harmony and mobility to your body’s vital organs and the systems they function within.

Craniosacral Therapy

The brain and spinal cord are two vital elements of the central nervous system. The membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect them are known as the craniosacral system. The movement of cerebrospinal fluid, CSF, is considered to create craniosacral movement, or craniosacral rhythm (CSR), that craniosacral therapists are trained to observe and assess. When CSR does not have a symmetry or ranges of motion that it is supposed to have, the whole body can be affected in myriads of different ways. Daily stress and physical strain often compromise this system, causing pain, fatigue and other impairments. Using gentle pressure in a soft series of movements around the face and spine, Dr. Yanai is able to relieve this discomfort. By eliminating constraints on the craniosacral system, it can return to its natural resting state. Soft-touch techniques used in craniosacral therapy can alleviate a wide range of ailments including injury, chronic pain and neurological impairment.


Acupuncture is a medical art that has been practiced for hundreds of years to manage chronic pains and illnesses. Today, acupuncture is sought after sports medicine treatment to relieve pain and inflammation caused by conditions that include tendonitis, osteoarthritis, or back and neck pain. Dr. Yanai and her team of experts will insert fine needles into specific acupoints to release tension, increase blood flow, and encourage healing and relaxation in the ailing area of your body for improved overall wellness.


Reiki also known as “energy healing” originated in Japan. Just like acupuncture that also affects energy flow in the body, the concept is energy needs to move through the body without any blockages and Reiki can help improve energy flow, affecting the body’s ability to achieve homeostasis and heal themselves. When there are blockages in energy flows, they can cause a variety of symptoms, including physical, mental, and emotional pains.

Pilates for Rehabilitation

You may know Pilates as a popular type of fitness training that has helped many sculpt their bodies as well as gain strength and flexibility. However, pilates is rapidly gaining recognition from orthopedists, physical therapists, and athletes as a highly effective rehabilitation option for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injuries and diseases.
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