Services & Therapies
Sādhanā Health, Inc is a multi-disciplinary health and wellness clinic in Santa Monica, California dedicated to facilitating whole body healing for both children and adults.
Our California state certified Manual Therapists directly work soft tissue, muscles, and joints to remove pain or swelling, improve range of motion, enhance musculoskeletal alignment, and improve proprioception. This treatment can also use instruments to achieve the desired goal. This is sometimes called Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM). Myofascial Decompression Therapy (aka Cupping Therapy) using silicone, plastic, or glass “cups” is also utilized by our team to address soft tissue adhesions.
We offer manual therapy in 30 and 60-minute sessions. Our providers integrate a wide range of techniques including:
- Acupressure (TCM based)
- Movement Re-education
- IASTM/Graston Technique®
- Myofascial Release
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
- Sports Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Lymphatic Drainage Massage
CORRECTIVE EXERCISE & PERSONAL TRAINING
Our NASM certified Corrective Exercise Specialists & Personal Trainers will assess your functional movement and determine the root cause(s) of dysfunctional movement patterns that can lead to imbalances with posture, proprioception, and coordination. After your evaluation, an exercise routine is developed that addresses your specific needs which leads to less pain, improved strength, improved mobility, and improved balance.
TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE & HOLISTIC SPORTS MEDICINE
Our State of California board-certified Acupuncturists draws from a wide range of experience and treatment modalities including Hara Diagnosis, Secondary Vessels, Balancing Method, NADA, and Traditional Oriental Medicine.
Within our acupuncture program we provide:
- Holistic sports medicine (perfect for youth athletes!)
- Nutrition Coaching
- Lifestyle Coaching
- Herbal Medicine Consultations
And treatment for:
- Food Addiction
- Substance Abuse
- Hormone Imbalance
- Women’s Health
- Weight Loss
- Chronic Pain
- Neurological Disorders
- Orthopedic Conditions
- Autoimmune Disease
- Rheumatological Conditions
- Long-Covid Syndrome
- and more!
Community Education and Workshops
We are happy to participate in speaking engagements, workshops, and community events! Our director, Heather Sweeney, is available for speaking engagements and workshops on integrative self-care, stress management, and the benefits of manual therapy.
Contact us if you’re interested in having Heather speak at your next event or health fair!
Contraindications to Treatment
There are certain conditions with which you should not be receiving manual therapy. This includes: all contagious diseases, fever, colds (no matter how mild!), flu, shingles, recent operations, acute injury, uncontrolled diabetes, and uncontrolled hypertension.
Working with individuals with the above health conditions not only endangers our patients, it endangers our providers. If our staff or additional on-site providers have even the mildest cold, they are unable to work so they don’t pass the virus along to our more fragile patients. Please respect our rules. They are in place to keep you safe!
If you have any questions about whether or not you are able to receive treatment, please give us a call. We are happy to assess if it is safe for you to receive treatment or if your appointment should be rescheduled.
You should not be receiving manual therapy if you have any of the following:
- any contagious disease
- colds (no matter how mild)
- recent operations
- acute injury
- uncontrolled diabetes
- uncontrolled hypertension
Current & Former Patients Include...
Patients with the following conditions:
- Autoimmune Conditions
- Heart & Lung Transplants
- Long Covid
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurological Conditions
- Orthopedic Conditions
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sports Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- And more
Payment & Insurance
We accept cash, checks (from returning patients only), and credit cards. Payment is due at the time services are rendered. We do not accept insurance, but will provide a superbill upon request.
Privacy & Security
At Sādhanā Health, we take steps to secure your information both on and offline. Our Privacy Statement outlines your privacy rights and how your information is handled.
48-hour advance notice is required when canceling an appointment. If you are unable to provide 48 hours advance notice, you will be charged for the full amount of that appointment which will be due before your next appointment.
In our desire to be effective and fair to all of our patients, we have a clear policy for cancellations, no-shows, and late arrivals. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with our full cancellation policy in order to avoid having to pay for a session you missed!