Sara McRae, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist, Touch for Health Instructor,
Energy Kinesiology Coach & Founder of Zenbrio House
Hello, I'm Sara McRae, and I'm excited to connect with you!
My passion is to support First Responders, Law Enforcement Professionals, and those recovering from injury, trauma, or stressful life events to recover and thrive. I am dedicated to helping you perform better with ease, and experience more joy in life!
My Areas of Specialty
• First Responders and Law Enforcement Professionals - support in a variety of ways including: trauma recovery, nervous system reset, personalized stress management tools, sleep and shift-work issues, emotional and mental health, pain and injury recovery, posture alignment, and more
• Individuals recovering from injury, surgery or setback, particularly those not making progress as easily or rapidly as they'd like to
• Those pursuing personal growth goals or want to break free from limiting patterns, behaviors, or beliefs
• People who just feel "off" or not feeling like themselves, anxiety, depression, overwhelm or need support with motivation, focus and energy levels
• Jaw, Neck, shoulder, arms, and rotator cuff injuries specifically
• Mobility, balance, gait, range of motion, and coordination issues
• Support with transitions and challenges in life, career or relationship
What I Offer
Through in-person and telehealth sessions, I provide comprehensive whole body therapy. My integrative approach blends Traditional Chinese Medicine, posture alignment, therapeutic massage, and the profound transformational modality Energy Kinesiology.
Energy Kinesiology involves simple yet powerful stress management techniques and a holistic process to align you with your goals, making even the most challenging aspirations feel within reach! Experience significant and often profound changes in a remarkably short time, as my personalized sessions lead to physical rejuvenation, mental clarity, and an energized state of well-being.
Your Personal Growth & Goals
At the heart of our journey together lies your unique vision for personal growth and success. We will focus on whatever is important to you, whether you seek healing, attracting what you want, triumph over challenges, , or alignment in any area – consider me your ally, guiding you through this transformative process with dedicated bodywork. Energy Kinesiology is a fun and enlightening path to self discovery. I would love to assist you to tap into your potential.
My unique holistic approach to bodywork sets me apart from other massage therapists. With over 50 years of research by Applied Kinesiologists and Chiropractors, blended with Traditional Chinese Medicine, I work primarily with the muscular system, nervous system, and meridians. The process involves activating muscles and improving their function using reflex techniques, and restoring "chi" or life-force energy to the needed organs and systems of the body. Using muscle testing as biofeedback, we can identify imbalances in physical, emotional, and energetic systems of the body, and the specific correction(s) your body prefers to correct them. Your session may include acupressure, manual muscle work, metaphors, movement, light therapy, sound frequencies, massage and more. This blended toolkit of Eastern and Western medicine effectively relieves stress and enhances your well-being.
My sessions are interactive, requiring your cooperation and feedback. You'll notice real-time results, including greater comfort, ease, range of motion, improved energy levels, and mood.
Break Free from Unwanted Stress
I take great pleasure in empowering individuals to overcome hindering patterns and stress. With Energy Kinesiology, you can liberate yourself from the weight of past events, trauma, patterns of behavior, subconscious beliefs and other burdens, fostering a path towards a more fulfilling and vibrant life.
Ready to Feel Your Best? Book a Session
Book a session with me today and discover the transformative power of Energy Kinesiology and therapeutic massage.
Serving First Responders & Law Enforcement Professionals
Enhancing Mental Health for First Responders:
As a passionate advocate for the well-being of First Responders and Law Enforcement Professionals, I believe that both Energy Kinesiology and massage therapy play a crucial role in supporting mental and physical health. The demanding nature of these professions often leads to accumulated stress, tension, and emotional strain. Energy Kinesiology can help release emotional blockages and restore inner harmony, fostering resilience and coping skills. Therapeutic massage provides a nurturing space for relaxation and rejuvenation, helping to alleviate anxiety, promote better sleep, and reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress. I am dedicated to providing a holistic approach that empowers First Responders and Law Enforcement Professionals to prioritize mental health, and to be a supportive ally on your journey to greater success and peace of mind.
“Energy Kinesiology is a remarkably potent healing modality, blending elements of Eastern and Western medicine. It offers an enjoyable journey of alignment, with profound and transformative effects."!”
I am pleased to offer insurance billing services for Pacific Source policyholders, First Responders, and City of Eugene employees. To find out if you have insurance coverage for my services and to learn about the billing process, please visit my Insurance Billing Page.
Telehealth sessions are available upon request. We'll meet on Zoom and I will guide you through an interactive experience that will balance your posture, energy, and outlook for a healthier and happier you. Makes a great gift for loved ones at a distance!
Sara is an esteemed instructor for the International Kinesiology College offering wellness courses that will equip you with invaluable skills in holistic medicine. Erase pain, balance posture and create emotional harmony within yourself and others.
What Results Should I Expect?Energy Kinesiology sessions are remarkably effective in clearing stress of all kinds. Even though I don’t know what results you’ll get, here are the common things people 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 my 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 focus on any subject that is important to you. 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? Is there something 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.
What makes the session holistic?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 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 we are working together in person I will apply a light muscle test. If any movements or muscle tests are imbalanced (usually these have some discomfort, limited range, etc.) we will identify a correction that your body prefers, to get it back to feeling good. We will do a series of checking, correcting, and re-checking those movements as we balance your posture. In-person sessions often 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 subjects can you help me with?We can focus on anything important to you. Any goal you want to achieve or stress you want to relieve 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 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. The possibilities are limitless...
How long are sessions/ How much does it cost?In-Person $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 $122 for 80min. 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 verify coverage. Learn How > 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. I am quick to laugh and I want to enjoy the alignment 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
"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.”
My Healing Philosophy
1) Healing is fun. Period.
2) Our bodies know what they need. It's our job to listen.
3) I cannot fix you. You are the healer.
4) Self-Awareness is key.
If healing isn't fun, you are doing it wrong. Even if we are working with a subject that is really painful or challenging, I aim to have a good time with you along the way.
I cannot “fix” you. Healing is not the fixing of something broken (you are NOT broken), it is the integration of the parts back into the whole.
My approach involves bringing you into a higher state of self-awareness and homeostasis so that your body’s ability to heal itself is activated.
You are the healer, I am simply a facilitator.
I AM NOT A MEDICAL DOCTOR so I do not diagnose, give advice or prescribe anything. I won’t judge you in any way. I will never tell you what you “should” or “should not” be doing. That’s up to you!
I maintain non-judgement and alignment as I focus on you, your story, the stress you are experiencing, and most importantly how you want to feel and function better. The focus is on the positive potential, not the symptoms.
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 amazing and experience more joy!
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.
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 emphasis on actual training and more emphasis on her Energy Kinesiology techniques, and she is a huge fan of naps. She is quick to laugh, and doesn’t take life too seriously.
“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.