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

Sarah Kneads Me!

Serving Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Lafayette, and Orinda, CA
Open for fully vaccinated patients with proof.


Covid-19 Protocols

All patients must show proof of vaccination in the form of the California state issued QR code, which can be obtained here: 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 require all patients to wear a mask for the time they’re in clinic, and I will be double-masked at all times.
  • I will continue to get bi-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
  • 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.




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.





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.

Available days:

Tuesday 10 am – 8 pm

Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm

Friday 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday 10:30 am – 8 pm

60 Minutes


90 Minutes


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

45 Minute


Package of Four 45 Minute


60 Minutes


Package of Four 60 Minutes


90 Minutes


Package of Four 90 Minutes


Specialized Treatments (90 Minutes, $200)

Facial Restoration

Return to a simpler time: reduce swelling and lines, improve skin texture and tautness using facial massage, lymphatic drainage, microcurrent, acupuncture, and Celluma LED light.

Clear The Decks

Designed for patients recovering from long viral illness, chronic smoke inhalation injury, chronic respiratory issues, and/or sluggish cognitive function. Face and neck massage, lymphatic drainage, shoulder and ribcage mobilization, vibration and acupuncture are used to restore your breath and clear your head.

Belly Sculpting

Using deep abdominal lymph drainage, myofascial release, and acupuncture, this treatment will reduce abdominal bloat and tension; and improve digestion and elimination.


Contact & Scheduling

  • 2930 Camino Diablo, Suite 110, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
  • 925-268-0878
  • By Appointment Only
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sunday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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.