|Sunday||9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Monday||9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
About this pro
Sara was great! Highly recommended!May 20, 2018Verified
Sara really listened to my body and was able to find all the hurting spots. Hers is a non-traditional approach that really suited me. I feel so much better today, not super sore like after most massages. I feel...unblocked. Sara is a real healer - with a sense of humor to boot!Feb 22, 2018Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I've been doing bodywork for over 17 years and am confident that I provide good value. I encourage 90 minutes whenever possible. Sacred Bodywork is above and beyond "regular" massage. It integrates higher amounts of training (including from my Masters in Divinity at Seminary, years of travel, working with diverse faith traditions, and delving into what it means to engage in societal and ecological healing; engaging with indigenous traditions; music, sound-healing, etc.) and so is thus priced higher - I start at $175/session, and sessions start at 2 hours. I offer yearly discounts at the holiday season and occasionally engage in the gift economy; contact me directly to learn more about that.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?For regular massages, we agree upon a time when I can come to your home or you can come to where I work. If working from your home, it is important there be enough space where we can work - usually the space of a twin mattress. I do not currently have a table (mine was stolen recently) and I am currently working with people on the floor. We ensure that you are very comfortable. I always begin with a check in on your physical health, your current concerns, and start with some initial tests of flexibility, range of motion and sleeping patterns. It is preferable not to eat, especially not a heavy meal, at least an hour prior to the massage. For Sacred Bodywork, I prefer to begin with a 10-15 minute phone call or email exchange to suss out what you want to work on (physical, spiritual, emotional, social, ecological, etc.), some of your spiritual background (faith tradition, your practice, spirit guides/ancestors, etc.), and suggest things to pay attention to (including dreams) before our session. Our "work together" begins in that first phone call when we set intentions. If you are comfortable with it, I invite you to set up an altar and/or bring some of your sacred objects into the space. When I arrive, we check in, and then we purposefully call in your spirit guides (could be Jesus, your grandmother, the trees, Buddha, "the Universe") and pray. Then we begin. I often start people in a standing position, though not always. Each session, each person, each moment is different. That is part of why this is so magical. I like to check in with people a few days later to see
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I received training in massage (Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, shiatsu) from the McKinnon Institute of Massage Therapy in Oakland, California starting 18 years ago. I subsequently traveled the world and learned from healers wherever I went, including in India. I acquired my Masters in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and have worked as a minister and a chaplain. I engage in intergenerational healing work, and am well-versed in values-based organizational shifts. I have also studied in depth the Work that Reconnects with Joanna Macy. Most recently, I have studied under indigenous healers Dr. Lewis Mehl Madrona (author of Coyote Medicine) and Chief Reggie Blackfoot via the North American Healing Arts program at the Center for the Advancement of Therapeutic Arts in Manhattan, NY.