Sara McRae

Founder of ZenbrioHouse, Touch for Health Instructor & Energy Coach 

Sara’s practice is currently full. She is not accepting new clients at this time.


Please contact her at sara@zenbriohouse.com to be placed on the New Client Waitlist. 

 

Existing clients may book appointments using the link below.

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Hello.
I’m looking forward to connecting with you!

I am Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in Energy Kinesiology for stress management. I am a good fit for anyone who wants physical and mental relief, after injury, surgery, or stressful life changes, and those working or living in high-stress environments such as Caregivers and First Responders.

I offer in-person and online sessions, that provide whole body relief integrating goal-oriented Energy Kinesiology sessions with Therapeutic Massage. 

Whether you want to boost your immune system, get relief from physical tension or emotional stress, or you want to more passionately align with your goals, I can help! 

I want you to feel better, and have some fun in the process! 

I am a partner in anything you want to heal, clear, overcome, achieve, accomplish, align, attract, or manifest. It doesn’t matter the language you use, it’s all the same thing – positive change for your overall health and your life.

 

Find out how easy it is to get whole body relief while you make the changes you want towards achieving your life goals. I’m excited for you to experience Energy Kinesiology and enjoy the results!

“Energy Kinesiology is magic. Honestly, it’s the most fun, fascinating and powerful healing wizardry I know!”

I’ve moved beyond skepticism, and the belief that body and mind are separate. Even when healing techniques “look funny” because they’re thousands of years old, come from other cultures, or work with systems of the body I can’t see, my healing philosophy is simple: “Show me what works and I’ll do that.”

Learn Touch for Health

During the summer of 2021 I will be limiting my treatment hours because I will be busy teaching and growing the Zenbrio School of Energy Kinesiology.

It is my passion to share this profound healing modality with as many people as possible. I would be so thrilled if you’d like to learn more, or join me for a class!

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The type of bodywork I do is unique. Aches, pains, and symptoms are compensations for stress, and Energy Kinesiology works to diffuse the underlying stress pattern. The process is fun and interactive. It not only restores balance in the posture so the body feels good, it clears blockages that may be in the way of feeling better mentally and emotionally. 

Q & A

More about Sessions

What Results Will I Get?


Energy Kinesiology sessions are remarkably effective in clearing stress of all kinds. Even though I don’t know what results you’ll get, here’s what you might experience:

  • A boost to your energy levels, vitality, clarity and/or productivity
  • Pain relief, improved mobility and comfort, and physical healing
  • A boost to your mood and mental outlook
  • A sense of inner peace or inspiration
  • New awareness around an area of your life that matters to you
  • An ease or calmness to how you respond to something stressful (a diffused stress response)
  • A sense of release or relief from whatever is weighing you down
  • New awareness of your ability to correct your own imbalances with your own hands
  • A sense of empowerment that you can impact your health from home




How do I prepare for a session?


You’ll want to be well hydrated, and to think about what you’d like the focus of your session to be. We can do a generic session to help you feel better overall, or we can balance for something specific. These questions can help narrow it down:

  • What can be better?
  • How do you want to feel, that you are not feeling right now?
  • Is there something challenging, a problem, or a goal you want to achieve?
  • What is causing you stress, and how would you like to respond differently?
  • For a Telehealth session, download the Zoom app. Set up your phone or computer in an area where I can see you, and you can move around a little bit.




How does it work?


Sessions are holistic, meaning we do not focus on treating any symptoms, we focus on you as a whole person in the context of your life. The techniques that are used are based primarily in Touch For Health, Energy Kinesiology and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Using interactive bodywork in this holistic model, we can diffuse the stress that is causing you to go out of balance. The process boosts your immune system, resets your posture, balances your energy meridians, and your mental outlook. The balancing of all of your systems as a whole, is what gets you to a more homeostatic state and diffuses stress, promoting healing to occur.




What happens during a session?


Usually we’ll have a brief conversation about what you want out of the session. We will pre-asses how you are doing before we begin. I may ask you to rate things like your physical pain, emotional stress, how well you are sleeping lately, your energy levels, etc. Then, I’ll walk you through simple movements that allow us to assess the performance of various muscles/meridians/organ systems. If any movements are deficient (usually these have some discomfort, limited range, etc) I will provide you with the appropriate correction to apply, in order to get it back to feeling good. We will do a series of checking, correcting, and re-checking those movements. In-person sessions may include manual therapy, depending on your needs and comfort level. At the end we will do a post-assessment to note the positive improvements.




What types of movements will I do?


We will do muscle movements representing the meridians/organs of Traditional Chinese Medicine. For example, you will lift your arm forward, protract your scapula (shoulder blade), and move your arm up and down as if you were shaking hands with a giant. This tests Serratus Anterior muscle and Lung Meridian. Weakness makes it difficult to push things forward with the arms straight, causing the shoulder blades to wing out in back. This muscle needs to be functioning fully for ideal breathing and activities that require good breath control. Sometimes if both sides are weak it may be due to stiffness in the lower bones in the neck, or it may be due to the fact that the stress in your life is causing you to “lose your voice” literally or figuratively. We can balance the muscle/meridian by applying a correction. I’ll walk you through that part! These are simple techniques, such as rubbing a neurolymphatic point (a certain spot on your body). Applying the correction makes the movement feel easier, and it balances the meridian/organ. At the end we will do a post-assessment to note the positive improvements.




What types of stress can be diffused?


You can balance for any type of stress (or goal you want to achieve) past, present or future. What can be better in your life?

Examples of things you might balance for:

  • Something Physical

Relieve the tension in your neck and shoulders, back pain, headache, boost your immune system, breathe easier, etc.
  • A Goal You Want To Achieve/Something Challenging You Want To Feel Easier

Feel safe and at ease when grocery shopping, Communicate with spouse better, Speak easily in front of a group or on camera, Be motivated to take care of your health and fitness once and for all, Clear the clutter overwhelming your garage, Find a new hobby that fills your soul, etc.
  • Diffuse A Stressor/Trigger

Go Costco without being annoyed by other shoppers, No longer feel triggered by the sounds your spouse makes while eating, Release the emotions that arise when you think about something in your past, etc.




How long are sessions/ How much does it cost?


In-Person Sessions: $135 for 90min $155 for 2hrs Prices reflect a $45 discount for paying at time of service. If your are billing insurance for a MVA or Worker’s Comp Claim, sessions are $155 per hour and usually limited to 60min. session length per appointment depending on your claim. Telehealth Sessions: $135 for 90min The easiest way to pay for your telehealth session is to buy yourself a gift certificate.




Do you take insurance?


Yes I take insurance for In-Person sessions. Clients must get pre-authorized to bill insurance by filling out this form. The insurance pre-authorization process usually takes 3 days, and you will get an email with the results including your coverage, copay, etc. Once approved you can schedule your appointment. I cannot bill insurance for Telehealth sessions.




Is it fun?


Self Care should be fun. If it’s not, you’re doing it wrong. My tagline is, “Slay Your Stress Patterns, and have fun doing it!” I am quick to laugh and I want to enjoy the balancing process with you. Even if you want to “go deep fast” or tackle a big problem, infusing some fun into our session can be very balancing. Most people say they have a good time and are surprised how enjoyable the process can be to overcome their stress. That’s part of the magic.




Can I learn to do this on my own?


Yes! It is my passion to share this profound healing modality with as many people as possible. I would be so thrilled if you’d like to learn more, or join me for a class! Find a list of classes at Zenbrio.School.





Covid-19 Updates – Q&A

Are there rules you have to follow?


For safety and to maintain compliance with state, government and insurance requirements for my professional licenses, I must follow specific mandated guidelines regarding Covid-19 for in-person sessions.




Is there anyone you are unable to work with?


To protect more vulnerable populations, I am not working with clients with compromised immune systems, or clients in other elevated at-risk categories such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, risk of blood clotting and suppressed immune systems at this time.




Do I have to wear a mask?


Please plan to follow the guidelines set forth by the state. Currently this means you DO need to wear a mask.




What if I am not feeling well or need to cancel?


Due to COVID-19, I have modified my cancellation policy to offer greater flexibility to all clients. I hope this will alleviate any stress and hesitation you have about an upcoming appointment. If you need to reschedule for whatever reason, and especially if you are not feeling well, I understand and request for you to please contact me as soon as possible to reschedule. There will be no penalties for cancellations. No-call-no-show appointments will be billed at the normal rate.





What Sets Me Apart From Other Massage Therapists?

MY APPROACH IS HOLISTIC, and the techniques I use come from over 50 years of research by Applied Kinesiologists and Chiropractors, blended with Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Massage relaxes muscles and feels great, but I get better results with Energy Kinesiology. 

I work primarily with the the muscular system, connective tissue, and meridians. The process is called “balancing” or “energy coaching” and it involves activating muscles and improving their function using reflex techniques. Your session may include acupressure, manual muscle work, gentle holding points on the head, use of metaphors and movement, and more. It’s a blended toolkit of Eastern and Western medicine to relieve stress. 

Sessions are interactive and require your cooperation and feedback. You will feel results in your body in real time as you notice greater comfort, ease, and range of motion. Since balancing the energy systems is included, many people notice improvements in their energy levels and mood.

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Who do I help?

I PROVIDE CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT and quality bodywork to help people recover from stressful events and carry out their life’s work with more ease. The type of bodywork I do is especially beneficial for those working or performing in a hectic or demanding environment. Energy Kinesiology is designed to diffuse stress and keep energy levels up.

I enjoy helping people who have habits, thoughts or patterns they would like to break free of.  As well as those who want to release the weight of past behavior or choices. Guilt, regret, embarrassment and shame are important stresses to diffuse from the body for good health. Energy balancing can provide release of this stress and it doesn’t require me knowing any of the details.

And if you are just looking to relieve headaches or an aching back, I know what it’s like to spend weeks on end in front of a computer, and I know how it feels to finish a marathon, so I know how to help you feel better whether your body aches from sitting in a chair or running 26.2 miles on pavement. 

Healing is not the fixing of something broken (you are NOT broken), it is the integration of the parts back into the whole. I cannot “fix” you. I am not a doctor and I do not diagnose and treat disease. I focus on the stress, not the symptoms. My approach involves bringing the whole body to a higher state of homeostasis so that your body’s ability to heal itself is activated. 

I want you to feel better. I want you to experience your full potential. I want to help you in your ongoing quest toward overall fitness and well-being. You deserve to feel better and experience more joy! 

Will There Be Homework?

AS A MASSAGE THERAPIST I do not give advice or prescribe exercises. I also won’t judge you on what you are doing (or not doing) for your self-care. I will never tell you what you “should” or “should not” be doing. That’s up to you!  

When at-home or on-the-job self-care techniques are helpful to you, I am happy to provide suggestions, but I rarely do this unless asked. Everything in my office is offered as a take it or a leave it idea, and it’s up to you to decide what works for you.

Clients often say things like, “I know I should be stretching more and I’m not.” There is no shame in that. Stretching is not for everyone. There are other self-care techniques that get results that you may actually enjoy doing!

If you have been prescribed Physical Therapy or post-surgery exercises by another care provider, it’s important that you do them exactly as prescribed. If you are finding that difficult, I can help you explore ways to make it easier.

What is my Healing Philosophy?

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A Little More Background

Sara graduated from Oregon School of Massage in 2004 and earned her Touch For Health Kinesiology Instructor certification from the International Kinesiology College in 2015. Her vision for Zenbrio House bloomed after receiving a Touch For Health balance from Matthew Thie in the fall of 2015.

Before transitioning into the health and wellness field, Sara was a business professional with experience in leadership, operations, and continuous improvement. She was a sedentary work-aholic, dreaming of a way to feel good and enjoy life. 

Sara is an open-minded skeptic who never thought she’d be working with energy medicine. She runs marathons with little training, relying mostly on her “jedi mind tricks” (aka Energy Kinesiology techniques), and she is a huge fan of naps. She’s quick to laugh and doesn’t take life too seriously. 

Sara McRae, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist and Touch For Health Instructor
License 12674
NCBTMB Provider #050467-00
sara@zenbriohouse.com

Testimonials

Just when I think Sara can’t get any more amazing, she does! She has so many ways to treat. I can now turn my head without a certain muscle pulling me back. I didn’t think that was possible. I am gaining hope for things I had given up on and still learning things I can do at home. She is a great therapist, but also a great teacher. I can’t explain some of what she does, but I am experiencing the results, and look forward to each visit and moving closer to “wellness”. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!!! 

— SANDY W.