All patients must show proof of vaccination in the form of the California state issued QR code, which can be obtained here: https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/. Sign up on the website to get your personal code, and take a screenshot of the image. Your QR code will be scanned on the day of your appointment.
Changes you’ll notice:
- The state of California requires everyone to wear a face mask in close quarters with people unless you share living arrangements. Please wear a face mask during the time you are in the clinic
My promises to you:
- I will wear a double face mask for the duration of our treatment, and require all patients to do the same
- The results of my bi-monthly Covid-19 tests will be posted on my website and door of my clinic space
- 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
- My cloth face mask
- Air is HEPA filtered
Sarah Donnelly, Certified Massage Therapist
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.
“Had a great massage from Sarah. She has great intuition and great technique. She can figure out what and where your body needs work and address them. A wonderful masseuse!”
“As a longtime business owner bound to a desk and computer, stress and lack of movement take their toll on my body. For 6 years Sarah has mended my aches and pains, increased my range of motion, and basically allowed me to cope with life. I can engage in sports and activities once again that I thought were gone forever.
Sarah has an uncanny ability to locate the cause of my pains, but then demonstrates the intuition needed to effectively address it without crossing the pain threshold. I’ve had many other massages that were effective but extremely painful. I keep seeing Sarah because she mends me without breaking me.”
“I am a veteran massage user for over 40 years. I can honestly say that Sarah is the best therapist that I have discovered. At age 65 I am suffering from chronic neck and shoulder pain from arthritis and previous injuries and have used meds, acupuncture, injections and physical therapy. With Sarah’s patient and compassionate healing hands my pain has lessened incredibly. She works with me to understand exactly where my pain stems from and works to heal it. In fact, her work on my pain is helping my doctors to treat me more effectively.
Her knowledge and understanding of anatomical connections never ceases to amaze me. And in addition to her therapeutic skills, her genuine compassion permeates her work. She is truly interested in treating and healing. It is clearly her passion. I have recommended her to friends who are so pleased to join her fans. I consider her massages to be an integral part of my health and well being regime.”
“I’ve been going to Sarah for almost 4 years now. She helps me manage my arthritis pain. I would call her a wellness therapist because she not only is a massage expert, but she heals using a variety of methods and tools.
She is truly gifted. I’m so grateful to have her as a resource, and would highly recommend!”
“As the Dean of Students at a large massage school, I have many choices for receiving massage. For 6 years, I have repeatedly chosen Sarah because she is among the very best. She has an intuitive feel for what is going on with your body. This is augmented by an anatomical and kinesiological knowledge that enhances her credibility as a therapist. She listens to her client and follows direction, and then makes suggestions about what else might need to be done.
I am continually impressed that Sarah is always trying to expand her knowledge, to become a better therapist. I am pleased to reap the rewards of her efforts!
All of this is presented in warmest and gentlest of environment, and the kindest of intent. I always have a good experience. It’s why I keep returning.”
The Sarah Kneads Me Treatment Model
As the patient, you choose how much time to dedicate to our session: 45 minutes (post surgical only), 60 minutes, or 90 minutes. We will determine your treatment together on the day of your appointment, to best suit your needs. You shouldn’t have to choose the type of treatment. That’s why I’m here! Bring your objectives and I’ll bring my tools. Together we will find a better pathway towards health.
Tuesday 10 am – 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm
Friday 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday 10:30 am – 8 pm
Post Surgical and Scar Resolution
These specialized treatments are results-oriented and an essential part of the surgical recovery process. You will see and feel improvement with the first visit. Sarah Kneads Me patients will receive guidance and support in their cosmetic post surgical recovery process from an experienced practitioner in the field.
This treatment is rooted in manual lymphatic drainage and Traditional Asian Medicine, and may include acupuncture, myofascial release, cupping, guasha, Celluma LED light therapy, vibration, cavitation, radiofrequency, or microcurrent therapies, depending on your needs and the discretion of your practitioner. Each patient is taught how to do at-home treatments – the most effective and efficient recovery is a blend of in-clinic and at-home care.
Postoperative treatments focus on:
- reducing swelling and pain
- fibrosis prevention and treatment
- scarring prevention and treatment (including keloid treatment)
- surgical revision alternatives
Sarah maintains specialized certifications in:
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Medical Massage
- Plastic Surgery Recovery Massage.
Post Surgical and Scar Resolution
Contact & Scheduling
We have a mascot named Yoshi, a 20lb hypoallergenic Cavapoo who loves to snooze while you receive your treatment. If you prefer not to have him in the room for any reason, just let us know ahead of time so accommodations can be made.
Please note that as Covid-19 restrictions are being relaxed, we are experiencing an abundance of appointment requests. We are temporarily not accepting new clients.
If you are an existing client and would like to make an appointment, please send your requests to Sarah@SarahKneadsMe.com.