Modalities: What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

June 11, 2024 Ancient healing in a modern setting Rooted in Taoist philosophy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient healing system gained from thousands of years of observation, investigation, and clinical experience. Its modalities can include Acupuncture, Gua Sha, … Read More

Muscle Anatomy: What is the Infraspinatus Muscle?

May 23, 2024 The Infraspinatus muscle (on bottom portion of your shoulder blade) is one of your rotator cuff muscles. It originates from the medial two-thirds of the infraspinous fossa of the scapula, and the internal surface of the infraspinous … Read More

We’re Hiring: Physical Therapist

May 14, 2024 We’re Hiring! REQUIREMENTS Part-time/Full-time 5+ years minimum clinical experience preferred Pay commensurate to experience Graduation from a APTA approved Physical Therapy curriculum with DPT required Must carry personal liability insurance Must carry active license to practice Physical … Read More

We’re Hiring: Manual Therapist

May 10, 2024 We’re Hiring! REQUIREMENTS Part-time/Full-time 2-5 years’ minimum on-site clinical experience (medical setting) Pay commensurate to experience Active CAMTC certification or equivalent professional licensing for CA required (non-negotiable) Must carry personal liability insurance RESPONSIBILITIES Patient care SOAP Notes … Read More

Meet our Team: Lauren Fabia, Manual Therapist

March 1, 2024 MEET Lauren! Lauren earned her B.A. from UC Santa Barbara in Cultural Anthropology and received her CMT from National Holistic Institute in Santa Ana, CA. As a neuromuscular therapist she specializes in orthopedics, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD), … Read More

Online Scheduling Available for Physical Therapy

February 21, 2024 Physical Therapy | Manual Therapy | Traditional Chinese Medicine Cindy Liang Leckington, DPT has joined the Sadhana Health leadership team as a co-owner and is our new Director of Physical Therapy. Some of the modalities we provide … Read More

Meet our Team: Dr. Cindy Leckington, DPT, Co-Owner

February 17, 2024 MEET DR. CINDY! Cindy Leckington is a highly accomplished orthopedic specialist dedicated to providing excellent care and expertise in the field of physical therapy. She earned her B.A. in Psychology with honors from Indiana University and went … Read More

New Online Scheduling Platform

02/07/2024 See JANE run! We are excited to announce that we have changed our EHR (electronic health record) platform. JANE allows us to streamline our online scheduling service as well as provide an optimized experience for our healthcare providers and … Read More

What we’re loving: Healthy Cooking Blogs

January 25, 2024 Food is medicine! The conversation with many patients recently has turned to a “Food is medicine” theme. Here at Sadhana Health, we are firm believers in this mindset, and we often promote and anti-inflammatory diet which can … Read More

Q & A: What does “evidence-based” care mean?

January 15, 2024 “I noticed that your brochure mentions you use “evidence-based” care. What exactly does this mean?” Sadhana Health is an evidence-based clinical practice. This means that the modalities we employ to achieve a specific outcome have data based … Read More

Patient Recommended: Find your balance!

December 2, 2023 Wellness Tools & Products Suggested by Our Patients We get so many fantastic suggestions by our patients that we just have to share them with you! A common theme we encounter when discussing health and lifestyle with … Read More

Breathwork: Relaxing Breath & Dancing Fingers

September 23, 2023 Equal Breath 5:5 with Dancing Fingers Mudra Inhale for a 5 second count, exhale for a 5 second count Touch your thumbs to your index fingers (on same hand), inhale/exhale for a count of 5:5. Touch your … Read More

Facial Pain: My aching jaw!

September 16 2023 Do you have TMJD? Temporomandibular joint dysfunction can be quite painful. Common causes of jaw pain include clenching and grinding one’s teeth (think stress & anxiety!), overuse of the jaw muscles (Are you a gum chewer?), trauma … Read More

What we’re loving: Finger Massager

September 9, 2023 Wellness Tools & Products Used By Our Staff We’ve had so many requests for items and tools our providers love to use, we thought we would share a few with you each month. We love this easy-to-use … Read More

Meditation: Body Scan

September 4, 2023 …and relax. Courtesy of Mindfulness Center – Brown University This is a type of meditation that that focuses your attention on various parts of your body. Starting with your feet you work your way up. Instead of tensing … Read More

Self-Care: YTWL

August 30, 2023 Do you have poor posture? This exercise can gently strengthen the upper back muscles along with other exercises to improve posture and reduce upper back and neck pain. While performing this exercise imagine that you are trying … Read More

August 2023: Covid-19 Update

August 25, 2023 Sadhana Health masking requirements remain the same. Currently, there has been an uptick in the number of Covid cases. Sadhana Health is monitoring this to ensure that our policies continue to protect our patients and staff. At … Read More

What We’re Loving: iReliev TENS + EMS

August 19, 2023 Wellness Tools & Products Used by Our Staff We’ve had so many requests for items and tools our providers love to use, we thought we would share a few with you each month. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation … Read More

Acupressure for Sinus Congestion

August 14, 2023 Do you have a sinus headache or congestion? If you have a sinus headache or congestion, massaging or holding pressure on the red points pictured above for 30-60 seconds can be helpful in alleviating pressure. Start with … Read More

Muscle Anatomy: What is the Levator Scapula muscle?

August 9, 2023 Don’t wear your shoulders as earrings! The Levator Scapulae muscle laterally flexes the head and neck as well as rotates it ipsilaterally, elevates the shoulder blade (scapula), and rotates the scapula in a downward movement. This muscle … Read More

We’re Hiring: Manual Therapist

August 1, 2023 ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM? REQUIREMENTS Part-time 2-5 years’ minimum clinical experience Pay commensurate to experience ($60-$85/hr) CAMTC certification required (non-negotiable) Must carry personal liability insurance RESPONSIBILITIES Patient care SOAP Notes Check patient in/out/reschedule Sanitize … Read More

Breathwork: What is Diaphragmatic Breathing?

July 30, 2023 Just Breathe. Information sourced from The Cleveland Clinic. The diaphragm is a large, dome-shaped muscle located at the base of the lungs and is the most efficient muscle for breathing. Diaphragmatic breathing (DB) helps you use the … Read More

Muscle Anatomy: Quadratus Lumborum

July 25, 2023 Watch out for that hip hiker! The Quadratus Lumborum (QL) is known as the “hip hiker” muscle because it elevates the hip. More specifically, the QL laterally flexes the spine ipsilaterally, and elevates the pelvis. It originates* … Read More

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique

July 20, 2023 Reduce the physical manifestations of stress! Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is a technique that has the individual contract and relax different muscle groups in their body. This not only helps bring awareness to areas of tension that … Read More

Our Vintage Anatomical Prints

July 10, 2023 Artist: Max Brödel, 1870-1941 Want to know more about these beautiful vintage prints in our waiting room? Drawn by German medical illustrator Max Brödel in 1918, these 5ft tall prints were sold at an estate sale many … Read More

Are you sick: Sharing is NOT Caring!

July 3, 2023 Do you have a case of the sniffles? In this case, sharing is NOT caring! Did you know that manual therapy and bodywork when you are sick can actually make you feel worse? Yep, it can! Some … Read More

Modalities: Myofascial Decompression Therapy

June 30, 2023 What is cupping therapy? Myofascial Decompression Therapy is commonly referred to as Cupping Therapy or Chinese Medical Cupping. There are different types of cups that can be used to create negative pressure which gently “sucks” the soft … Read More

Manual Therapy: Myofascial Release

June 25, 2023 ‘Myo’ means muscle Let’s start with the prefix ‘myo’. This refers to muscle. ‘Fascial’ refers to connective tissue called fascia. Muscle is a band or bundle of fibrous tissue that has the ability to contract, producing movement … Read More

Pain: Considering Complementary Approaches

June 20,2023 Pain is the most common reason an individual seeks out medical care.  It is also a common reason why people turn to complementary health approaches. This 50-page eBook provides an overview of complementary health approaches for pain, including … Read More

Traditional Oriental Medicine: What is Hara Diagnosis

June 15, 2023 Hara 腹 : translates as abdomen Evolving from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hara Diagnosis is common in traditional Japanese medicine. Using this discipline, an acupuncturist will palpate the patient’s abdomen as a diagnostic method. The feedback the practitioner … Read More

What we’re loving: This Comfort Gel Pack

June 10, 2023 Wellness Tools & Products Used By Our Staff We’ve had so many requests for items and tools our providers love to use, we thought we would share a few with you each month. Recommended by one of … Read More

Stress Management Part 4: Movement is Magic

Keep your body moving. Exercise releases endorphins which relieve pain, reduce stress, and boost happiness. In fact, these chemicals secreted in the brain actually work similarly to a class of drugs called opioids. Take a brisk walk – you should … Read More

Modalities: What is IASTM?

June 1, 2023 What is Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM)? IASTM is a manual therapy technique that is a form of myofascial mobilization. Your therapist may use metal or plastic tools to manipulate soft tissue to release areas of adhesions … Read More

Stress Management Part 3: Just Breathe

Breathwork is a fantastic way to slow down, pause, and check in with ourselves. It is a very helpful tool to manage the anxiety and stress you may be feeling during challenging times. Prior to any specific breathing technique try … Read More

Magnesium: Are you getting enough?

May 26, 2023 The Benefits of Magnesium Did you know that approximately 68-80% (depending on the study) of our population is deficient in magnesium? In fact, most adults don’t even get the minimum requirements. This can be due to a … Read More

What we’re loving: Prima R+R Stick

May 18, 2023 Wellness Tools & Products Used By Our Staff We’ve had so many requests for items and tools our providers love to use, we thought we would share a few with you each month. We love this R+R … Read More

Sadhana Health, Inc. Stands with ABMP

May 2, 2023 Sadhana Health is in agreement with ABMP’s statement to Netflix. In support of our employees, massage therapists, and manual therapists, Sadhana Health ownership stands with Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals and agree with their statement issued to … Read More

What we’re loving: WELLNESS TOOLS

April 15, 2023 Wellness Tools & Products Used By Our Staff We’ve had so many requests recently for items and tools our providers love to use, we thought we would list a few with links to them here. We will … Read More

April 2023: COVID-19 UPDATE

April 1, 2023 Sadhana Health is relaxing its requirements. The California Department of Public Health has changed its guidelines for healthcare facilities. Masking is no longer a requirement for healthcare facilities and other high-risk settings effective April 3, 2023. As … Read More