– MSc, ATC (USA)
– Sports & Deep Tissue Massage Therapist (USA)
– Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening (USA)
Strains, sprains, and other injuries happen all too easily to those who live a largely sedentary lifestyle and then exercise vigorously or inappropriately. Adrian Yahvah has built a reputation for handling such cases with skill and compassion, drawing on his expertise in massage techniques and hands-on treatment of injuries to find the best possible treatment to get clients back on track as soon as possible.
Adrian graduated from the University of Montana in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Science in health and human performance (with a focus on athletic training). Later he went on to complete a Master’s degree in exercise science which involved strict requirements to complete extensive hours in the field with athletes of all types, as well as in doctors’ clinics and physiotherapy settings. Following this, Adrian studied with Aaron Mattes, the founder of the increasingly popular Active Isolated Stretching technique. A.I.S. can be applied in a comfortable way that makes it an ideal modality during pregnancy and for pre- and post-surgical conditions. It is a safe and effective method to quickly improve balance and range of motion that also positively affects the lymphatic and circulatory systems.
Since moving to Hong Kong in 2008, Adrian has built his practice utilising A.I.S and combining it with other hands-on remedies, including deep tissue massage and/or other indirect techniques such as strain-counter-strain, Neurostructural Reintegration Technique (NST), and lymphatic drainage for acute injury treatment. He has continued to refine his blend of techniques to treat a wide range of conditions such as strains, sprains, and chronic and acute pain.
Initial sessions focus on establishing the client’s goals and usually involve A.I.S. to assess joint mobility and quality of motion. Corrective taping may also be applied in certain cases to enhance or support the treatment goals. A home exercise programme and suggestions for changes to diet and lifestyle are usually encouraged in order to get the best results.
- M.S. Exercise Science 2008
- B.S. Health and Human Performance 2006
- Certified Athletic Trainer 2006
- Licensed Massage Therapist 1998
See What Our Clients Are Saying
On the eve of my departure I wanted to thank you for the wonderful care you’ve given me.B.V.Hong Kong
Caroline, thanks for introducing me to EFT and having me face some of my past demons. With wonderful results! I also loved working with you in the Pilates studio.
Sarah thanks for helping me with my allergies. I had never thought going dairy free would make such a difference. But it has literally changed my life! Also your recent help with my knees was very valuable. Adrian, thanks for stretching me to the max! I loved chatting with you. We are both so passionate about what we do. People are very lucky to have us in their lives.
I began seeing Adrian for major pain in my rotator cuffs and neck pain which was not allowing me to do any shoulder work at the gym. Over time, Adrian was able to completely remove this pain and I now am able to work out better than before. Adrian was able to help me with any issues that surfaced over my time seeing him and my body is better for it. I don’t know what I would have done without Adrian’s ability to repair my body on several occasions. Not only is he a healthcare professional, he has one of the best customer service perspectives I have ever experienced anywhere. I would, and have, highly recommend Adrian for your healthcare needs.DarylHong Kong
I thought I would send you a note to say thank you for all of your help over the past few months or so. I have to say that after my slipped disc and consequent advice from my Consultant recommending a lifestyle change, I had depressing visions of me living with a walking stick and struggling with basic movement well before my time at 40. I guess I am not alone in that I worked long hours in an office and didn’t regulate my diet and exercise properly, if at all. The resulting injury was likely due to too many years of neglect. So, I decided to take this injury as a “wake up call” for myself. The first thing to do was find a good physiotherapist to help me recover which is when I called The Body Group and spoke to Jenny, she then booked a session with you at my home as I was unable to walk very far at this point. I remember very clearly the first visit to my house and the limitation of my movement. However what followed after subsequent sessions was a pretty remarkable recovery for me. In a relatively short space of time I regained movement, strength and flexibility. In conjunction with your treatment I started to change my lifestyle, firstly with simple things such as new office chair, new chair at home, supportive pillow etc., this followed with regular stretching and manageable exercise that I could easily fit into my day between sessions with yourself.Gary PinsonSourcing Director
The Body Group has been great and really helped my lower back and shoulder and allowed me to compete again in tennis. I highly recommend your treatment for sport related injuries.Daniel HostetterHong Kong
My treatments with Adrian and Kate during training and before competition made a difference in my performance.
I am amazed at what you have done for me. I have had constant pain in my lower back since I can remember, by stretching my legs and back without any real pain or fuss you managed to cure it in one session. That is something that four Chiropractors over 7 years of monthly visits failed to achieve. I thought this would be temporary relief but I am now sitting at the computer pain free and this is 3 months down the line. This was reason enough to thank you, but after the success on my back I let you treat my neck, something I had previously asked you not to do. I was just plain scared that if you moved my neck around I would again start to suffer the pain that had become so bad over a two year period that I started to lose the use of my right arm. I cannot say enough for your care and understanding of my condition, you let me stretch as far as I felt comfortable, working with me all the time, with such simple exercises I cannot believe how quickly I have improved.Andrew DunnHong Kong