Move with less pain, more ease and feel amazing!

Whether you're looking to rehabilitate an injury, struggling with chronic pain, or wanting to improve athletic performance, I'm here to help you meet your goals. I believe you can get stronger, feel better, and live a more vibrant life at any age!   I offer a compassionate, holistic, mind-body approach which can transform your body in just a few sessions by identifying the root cause of an issue using orthopedic assessments, manual therapy and Pilates-based exercises. Feeling immediate and long term relief from pain is possible!

 

  • Reduce Stress

  • Increase Flexibility

  • Address Muscle Imbalances

  • Athletic Performance

  • Functional Movement

  • Gain Body Awareness

  • Improve Posture

Pilates

  • Manual Therapy

  • Injury Recovery/Prevention

  • Joint Mobilization

  • Nerve Entrapment

  • Disc Issues

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Scoliosis

  • Chronic/Acute Pain

  • Back Pain

  • Knee Pain

  • Tendonitis

  • Arthritis

  • Plantar Fascitis

  • Rotator Cuff

Rehab
Pain Relief

VIDEOS

Foam Roller Heel Taps

Core exercise with chest stretch, keeping neck stable

Hip Strengthening Exercise- Clamshell

This video shows how to do the clamshell exercise to strenghten the rotators of your hip. This is a particularly good exercise for flat feet, knee and back problems. This video shows you how to find the "right" muscles while keeping your body aligned.

SI Joint Pain?

Here are a few simple exercises you can do at home if you're having SI joint pain. They are meant to strengthen and stabilize the muscles around the sacrum to help stabilize the SI joints. There is no one set of exercises that works for everyone so do with caution and stop if you feel any discomfort.

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TESTIMONIALS

7/19/2016

I have had a recurrent pain in my elbow - commonly known as tennis elbow though I don't play tennis.  In after just 1 session with Jenna, my elbow pain decreased significantly - mostly gone.  She gave me some gentle exercises, and suggested I come back again since the improvement with 1 session might not last.  She was right about that - I returned to her a second time, and it really turned the problem around.  Her work is very gentle - it almost feels like nothing is happening, until you go home and realize that the sharp pains are not there anymore.  I highly recommend her!

 

- Adina S., Oakland

7/23/2013

Jenna is pretty amazing.  I have a hip injury and spinal stenosis that have been causing me pain for quite some time.  I'd prefer not to have surgery so I have been looking for other ways to deal with it.  Physical therapy and Pilates reformer have been helpful but I still have painful moments that stop me in my tracks.  I went to Jenna for the first time this weekend and did a private Pilates session with her followed by a massage.  WOW.  For the first time since I developed the stenosis I was actually pain free.  I have had some pain again since then but I am confident that if I continue working with Jenna I will be able to find the path to a pain free life.  I highly recommend her.

 

-Wendy W., Benicia

5/21/16

I want to segregate this review into two parts, bodywork and Pilates instruction, so a reader can find what he or she needs more readily. 

I have seen Jenna about 4 times for bodywork. I have worked for many years with a Hendrickson Method bodyworker, so I know what to expect from an orthopedic massage.  Jenna has been able to assess and address issues with a number of techniques all brought together, from more typical manipulation to Hendrickson to cranial-sacral.  As she also understands scoliosis, the root cause of many of my imbalances, she has a great instinct about where to go and what to do there.  I work as hard as I can in these sessions before passing out when she moves me onto my back for a cranial-sacral fop-off, and I walk out feeling better and able to move better every single time.  And it lasts!   HIGHLY recommended. 

I have worked with Jenna for Pilates in private Reformer sessions about ten times at this point.   Jenna challenges my spinal twist in an appropriate way that increases my range of motion in a different way from my usual Pilates sessions.  She explains carefully and monitors position and muscle engagement very directly (get used to having someone put their hands on you to feel if muscles are firing).  I work hard and know I've worked muscles I usually shield; I also stretch things that I normally leave alone.  Jenna is a great Pilates instructor.

And for an added bonus, you might get a little tight muscle release before you start your training!

 

-Nancy L., Oakland

I have been dealing with a chronic medical issue that impacts my range of motion. Jenna worked with me once a week for months and I am moving much better. My medical coverage said physical therapy wouldnt help... but this sure has!

 

-Karen B., Oakland