Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Post-Op Recovery Massage

Sarah Kneads Me!

Serving Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Alameda, San Francisco, El Cerrito, and Albany


With the understanding that health care and needs are always changing, we apply the same style to our treatments. This is not a relaxing, check-out type of session where you nap or meditate. Your sessions here will absolutely require your participation. There will be dialogue, teaching, learning, and checking-in throughout your appointment, especially during the first session. Please plan accordingly.

Covid-19 Protocols

Changes you’ll notice:

  • Please wear a face mask during the time you are in the clinic

My promises to you:

  • I require all patients to wear a mask for the time they’re in clinic, and I will be masked at all times.
  • I will continue to get weekly Covid testing in addition to being fully vaccinated and boosted.
  • Appointments are limited to 5 per day to allow for adequate disinfection time between appointments

The following items are cleaned, disinfected and/or changed, fresh for each patient:

  • Every non-porous surface
  • Every porous surface
  • All linens: blanket, sheets, towels, face cradle covers used during treatment
  • All tools used
  • Plastic table cover, pillow bags and pillowcases
  • Air is HEPA filtered

Sarah Donnelly, L.A.c, MSTCM, CMT

My years of practice have given me a love and obsession for solving the riddles of aches and pains. To this end I utilize acupuncture, all levels of pressure from gentle, rhythmic lymphatic drainage to deep, slow myofascial work. Each issue is addressed with fresh eyes and no two treatments are ever the same.




Acupuncture is an ancient practice still in common use today because it is effective, efficient, and practical. I incorporate acupuncture and Chinese Medicine principles with various types of massage, lymphatic drainage, microcurrent, cavitation, radiofrequency, cupping, guasha, vibration, therapeutic LED lights, a keen sense of physiology and a little magic.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

The lymph system works with the circulatory systems to cleanse every cell in the body. An out of balance lymphatic system will lead to swelling, puffiness, and heaviness in the joints. Chronic congestion, water retention, or post operative swelling greatly benefit from lymphatic drainage. Manual Lymphatic Drainage gently encourages decongestion and detoxification.

Fix It!

Injury relief massage is my favorite! Injury can be the result of a traumatic accident, surgery, or the accumulation of the demands we place on our body each day. The bodywork consists of stretching, microcurrent therapy, and myofascial release as we restore the body to an optimal state.

Post Surgical & Scar Resolution

I use the best of Western and Eastern tools: Manual Lymphatic Drainage, microcurrent, cavitation, radiofrequency, cupping, guasha, and myofascial techniques. I specialize in the specific care required after cosmetic body procedures like liposuction, BBL, and tummy tucks.

Neck Restoration

Applying innovative techniques with Traditional Asian Medicine principles, Sarah remodels and restores your neck and jawline to their former youthful glory. Joints lengthened, lines smoothed, and that little pocket under the chin is deflated and tightened. Acupuncture, various forms of manual therapy, myofascial release, traditional medicine, lymphatic drainage.

Facial Restoration

Release body and face with this all-inclusive treatment. Myofascial release of face, neck, shoulders, and abdomen. Deep intraoral massage to sculpt the face and increase circulation, lymphatic drainage to decrease puffiness and water weight. Cosmetic facial acupuncture and Celluma LED light for brightening and clarifying the skin.

What are Lymphatic Drainage and Cosmetic Surgery Recovery massage?  Click here to read the blog post.




Contact & Scheduling

  • 6536 Telegraph Ave, C-104 . Oakland 94609
  • 925-268-0878
  • Text and Email preferred
  • By Appointment Only
  • Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

We accept appointments up to two months in advance.  For current availability information, please follow our Instagram account.