sarah shoen, licensed massage therapist
devout new englander
firm believer in spontaneous travel
costa rica school of massage therapy / 600 hour
baptiste yoga / 200 hour
rhode island college / psychology
south college asheville / physical therapy
lover of strong coffee, light reading,
swimming & the color yellow
living with intention
& witnessing potential in all beings
“we carry the ocean within us; our veins mirror the tides.”
technique & form
layer: application of firm pressure and steady strokes to contact the layers of muscle and fascia to promote relaxation and to reduce aches and pains
craniosacral: recognition and release of blockages, especially in the central nervous system, by manipulating restrictions in the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord
motion: application of deep tissue, range of motion and muscle energy techniques to assist in active recovery
release: application of myofascial release techniques and trigger point therapy to reduce soft tissue restrictions and areas of irritation in the musculoskeletal system
monday / tuesday / wednesday / saturday
studio hours by appointment only
73 pelham street #7 / newport
l o v e n o t e s
sarah demonstrates outstanding skills. one of the best massages i have ever experienced. each stroke had a confident origin and destination. pressure was consistent. the combination of techniques was impressive. --todd
various degrees of pressure are being applied to muscles that are overworked and fatigued. therapist and client relationship will tap into relaxation and breathing techniques to improve the quality of bodywork. allow the experience to unravel without judgment. expect a professional massage, and therapeutic homework to improve the long-lasting benefits of your massage.
draping is the technique of uncovering only the part of the body that is being worked on during the massage. draping allows client to be nude, or undressed to the level of comfort, underneath the sheet, and unexposed. this provides the freedom and ability to perform manual therapy without being encumbered by exterior obstacles, such as clothing, accessories and jewelry. the practitioner only works on the part of the body that is exposed, while the rest of the body is covered, maintaining a professional and ethical practice.
yes or no
for certain medical conditions massage therapy is generally contraindicated, or should be avoided at the time. such conditions include contagious diseases, acute conditions requiring first aid or medical attention, severe hypertension, fever. local contraindications, such as acute inflammation, local contagious or irritable skin conditions, and such affected areas are to be avoided during client session. massage therapy does not constitute medical treatment and is not a substitute for a medical examination or diagnosis. If you are dealing with a serious health condition check with your health care provider before seeking massage therapy and make sure you inform your massage practitioner of any health conditions that may affect the work.
always consult your physician before beginning any therapeutic program. this general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate therapeutic prescription. if you experience any pain or difficulty with bodywork, stop and consult your healthcare provider.