Sara obtained her massage therapy license in 2011 from the Montana School of Massage. After completing 650 hours of training, she was certified by the National Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Since the beginning of Sara’s career, she has furthered her knowledge in various modalities through over 200 hours of continued education.
In 2015, Sara traveled overseas to study traditional Thai massage methods at the Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Upon her return to Montana, Sara continued her training in Chinese meridians and pressure points, and more Thai massage. Sara combines Eastern and Western massage techniques to bring balance to her clients. She can use gentle manipulation or deep compression, working with the physical and energetic bodies for maximum healing.
Sara received her accreditation as a Tai Chi Chih teacher in 2016 and her Kundalini Yoga teacher certification in June 2020. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, rafting, yoga and reading. Sara is currently a full-time student at the University of Montana pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology.
You will reap the benefits of massage if it becomes a regular part of your life. My goal is for us to work together to take better care of your health, long-term.
Communication is key. I need to know what you're feeling, experiencing and what you're looking to gain in order to best help you. In turn, I will explain the treatment and what you can expect to gain from it.
Massage is a tool to help heal. Whether it's stress, illness or simply to pamper yourself, the benefits of massage can be life changing. I would be honored to take that journey with you.
Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than most other forms of massage therapy. It's also called Thai Yoga massage, because the practitioner uses hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. Thai massage uses a system of lines in the body, called sen. Movement occurs along these pathways in the body, and there are many pressure points along the sen lines that are used to relieve a variety of ailments. A single Thai massage session will help you release stress and relieve pain, and help you function more effectively at work and home. Please wear comfortable clothing when receiving this type of massage.
The goal of Swedish Massage is to melt away muscle tension and increase the blood flow to your heart. Gliding strokes, kneading and compression are used. Swedish Massage is extremely therapeutic as it increases oxygen levels in the blood, and improves flexibility in the body.
Deep tissue massage has a deeper effect on the connective tissue of the body. Deep tissue does not mean that hard or uncomfortable pressure will be used. The strokes are slow, with little or no oil. Prolonged direct pressure, cross fiber friction, and vibration are used to access the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Some benefits of deep tissue massage are decreased pain, improved posture, and greater flexibility and mobility.
Cupping uses suction cups to lift up muscle tissues, causing a vacuum effect. The lifting of the tissue allows for increased circulation, detoxification, and breaking up scar tissue and adhesions in the fascia. Cupping does cause temporary purple or red spots ("petechiae") in the area that is cupped. This treatment is can be very beneficial to people with excess inflammation in the body, old injuries, and deep fascial restrictions.
Reiki is a gentle healing technique that originated in Japan. It uses the "laying on of hands'' to channel universal energy, also known as Chi, Ki, or Prana. Channeling this life force energy creates an environment in which the body can harness its natural self-healing ability. People who receive reiki have reported many benefits, including better sleep, less pain, more energy, and an overall sense of well-being. Reiki energy usually has a warm and tingling sensation or vibration. It promotes healing on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level.
Craniosacral Therapy is a light-touch modality used to examine the membranes of the craniosacral system, relieve restrictions within those membranes, and promote optimal functioning of the central nervous system. Craniosacral is beneficial for treating migraines, anxiety, central nervous system disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and other connective tissue disorders.
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