Sara’s journey into her career as a massage therapist started after the decision to do something more practical and hands on with her life than university studies in cultural anthropology and creative writing. Despite her immense interest in scholarly pursuits, she felt limited in that academia could not provide the kind of rewards and freedoms she was seeking. Once having taken advantage of her school’s study abroad program to travel to Thailand, she decided to attend The Healing Arts Center. She had never actually experienced a full body massage prior to class, but immediately felt a connection to the creative process of bodywork and its holistic approach to healing. Sara graduated in December of 2014 and has continued learning new modalities and techniques ever since, including but not limited to Myofascial Release, SomaVeda© Thai Yoga Massage & Ashiatsu! Sara loves to learn. A big part of her passion is due to the very fact that there is an endless amount of body knowledge and a wealth of ways to pursue healthy life. She is very excited that new information is continuously coming to the forefront of the massage and bodywork field.
Ashiatsu naturally drew Sara in because of her background in theatre and dance. While still dabbling in other artistic outlets, Sara finds bodywork to be creatively satisfying. Having dealt with depression and anxiety all her life, it serves as a medicinal meditation. She understands people in fragile emotional states and knows that not only physical but mental benefits of massage are invaluable to ensuring a better life. Due to her empathic nature, there’s no denying the overwhelming sense of pain in the world and helping people via massage is a fulfilling and necessary calling.
Sara is an avid environmentalist; a lover of all animals and a defender of the natural world. She has a wanderer’s soul, a fondness for acting, a nerdy obsession with Halloween, and a taste for spicy foods. In her free time she can be found exploring forests or climbing mountains, adventuring around south city, and cuddling with her three cats among stacks of books and cups of tea.