About Me

 


Yuka Sugiura, CMT

My goal is to give my clients the care they need to pursue the activities they love.

I’ve always been drawn to movement and sports, thanks to parents who encouraged my siblings and me to swim, dance, and tumble since we were in pre-school.  Gymnastics classes at the YMCA eventually led to training 30+ hours a week and competing at a high level. After gymnastics, I focused my energy on intensive ballet training before heading to college.

Following many years in the software industry, I began transitioning back toward movement as my primary activity, first by becoming a Bikram Yoga instructor. A few years later, I was introduced to orthopedic Pilates and orthopedic massage while rehabbing a hip injury. Through that therapy, I found the combination of  Pilates and orthopedic massage to be so effective that I was inspired to switch careers and become a therapist.  At the same time, I returned to gymnastics as a coach at West Valley Gymnastics School in Campbell, where I do massage therapy for the competitive team.

I’ve worked with young elite athletes, professional athletes and dancers, recreational cyclists and runners, and have great respect for the effort that goes into performing, whether that means finishing your first 5K or training for a spot on a national team. And I know that whatever the level, whatever your activities demand, you want your body to be at its best.

 

Education & Certification

  • Certified Hendrickson Method® Massage and Manual Therapy Practitioner

  • Certified Orthopedic Pilates Therapist

  • Certificate in Dance Rehabilitation: Dance medicine course taught by the Physical Therapists for the New York City Ballet and School of American Ballet.

  • Z-Health  Rehabilitation, Mobility Restoration, Neuromuscular Re-education

  • Z-Health Vision, Balance and Proprioceptive Training

  • Z-Health Neural Threat Modulation

  • Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor

  • B.A. Brown University