Yoshiko Sakai – L.Ac, CMT
Yoshiko’s passion is helping people who are willing to be better but who are struggling.
Yoshiko started her career as Shiatsu (Japanese traditional massage) therapist while she was attending acupuncture school in Japan. She treated many acute and chronic injury condition by Shiatsu massage that contributed to establish her unique acupuncture treatment style.
Also Yoshiko studied Japanese acupuncture called meridian therapy under Japanese master teachers. A meridian is like a body map running through entire the body. Meridian therapy is regulating this body map for smooth energy flow all over the body.
With her 20 years’ experience of treating a wide variety of injuries and conditions, Yoshiko has developed her own style which is a combination of acupuncture and Shiatsu-massage that is effective to reduce not only tightness and pain but boosting up the energy.
Shiatsu is a type of deep tissue massage that enables to apply deeper pressure precisely to targeted muscles without damaging other tissues and open up the body. She also combines a variety type of moxibustion which is oriental herbal heat therapy to increase blood circulation and boost up a natural body’s healing ability. Her unique combination style elicits a synergetic effect to regulate the body map and integrate the outside and the inside of the body.
She believes muscular-skeletal and internal organs system are closely related and affecting each other. This combination enables to treat a huge range of muscular- skeletal problems but also internal problems such as digestive disorder or allergy.
One of the signature of Japanese acupuncture is using very fine needles. Also an insertion is very shallow. Although her needling is gentle and shallow, it works very well.
“It is too early for giving up what you love to do because of pain. I will support you to be able to do what you want.”
- California State Acupuncture License since 2010
- California Certified Massage Therapist since 2011
- Japanese National License of Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Anma, Shiatsu Massage since 1998