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Sarah Downing Massage Therapist

Who am I and why did I follow the call to heal?

Sarah Downing was inspired to become a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) after experiencing years of chronic illness and pain. Through her own healing journey she realized the importance of a holistic approach to healthcare and was moved to help others in the role of a “wounded healer”. Having seen first-hand the impact of stress-related illness, Sarah knows how vital massage and the nurturing power of touch are for alleviating this. She believes that heartfelt intention is a huge part of healing and her treatments also incorporate her natural intuition, enabling her to customize them to her individual client’s wishes and needs. Sarah specializes in deep tissue, therapeutic/medical massage, sports massage, cuppingThai massage (“assisted yoga”, an energizing clothed massage), ashiatsu, lomilomi and is a Reiki Master Teacher. As a 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Trapeze® teacher, Sarah is excited to use her knowledge of the mind-body connection and healthy alignment to enhance her bodywork services. Outside of the treatment room, Sarah is a professional writer, poet and translator and has been blessed to experience life in three different countries (England, Germany and the US), which has opened her eyes and broadened her horizons.


It has been such an honor to be featured in various interviews, where I talk about how I went from sick to well to helping others heal. Check them out here:

Who are my ideal clients?

Sarah not only performs relaxing massages, but also assists in clients’ rehabilitation, and has worked on clients with many different conditions and goals, from teenage athletes to paraplegics to geriatric clients to the overworked who simply need to make regular relaxation a part of their lives.

Many clients have described how massage has changed their life. They came in with chronic pain or an injury and were amazed and overjoyed to see their progress over a number of sessions to the point where their mobility was restored and they were finally pain-free. Some were initially skeptical about massage, but this convinced them of the importance of incorporating this in their regular wellness routine on a weekly, bimonthly or monthly basis.

Sarah encourages her clients to make a regular commitment to improving their wellness. She recommends a minimum of one massage a month for maintenance. Many clients benefit from coming in every week or every two weeks.

Benefits of Massage

  • Stress and anxiety reduction

  • Pain reduction

  • Better sleep

  • More energy

  • Improved concentration

  • Increased circulation

  • Improved flexibility and range of motion

  • Reduced adhesions, scar tissue and swelling after surgery

My Modalities

Deep tissue massage

This massage is both therapeutic and relaxing. It focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and the network of connective tissue surrounding the muscles and bones. This makes deep tissue massage the ideal choice for those suffering from chronic pain such as repetitive strain injuries, sciatica and any other kind of muscle tension or spasm.

Slower than other massage techniques to warm the tissue before going deeper, deep tissue massage can be performed with a variety of pressures (to your comfort level) to break down adhesions and knots, the painful rigid tissue caused by tension.

There may be some discomfort while performing these techniques on particularly tense areas and your body may feel like it does post-workout for a day or two afterwards. However, this tends to abate as you get it done more often, and ultimately clients experience extensive and often lasting relief of their symptoms. Ideally, as with any bodywork, this massage should be performed on a regular basis in order to maintain your body and prevent it from becoming accustomed to holding itself in a tense state.

Combine this with Thai massage assisted stretching for a massage that not only relieves your tension, but also increases your range of motion and flexibility – excellent for athletes!

Thai massage

Affectionately dubbed “lazy man’s yoga”, this approximately 2,500-year-old art form is traditionally performed fully clothed on a padded mat (though it can be performed on the table) and is suitable for those in search of a more energizing massage experience. The client wears loose and comfortable attire such as sportswear to facilitate the series of assisted poses, stretches and compressions. The practitioner uses their forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create increased flexibility, energy (by opening up the body’s energy/sen lines) and better postural alignment. Thai massage is a much sought after modality due to its multitude of benefits. I am proud to be among the few in the area to offer this unique therapy, and not only that … I’ve studied with four different schools, have over 100 hours of continuing education and have even attended the celebrated International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

If you wish, I can also blend Thai massage with other modalities such as deep tissue to customize the perfect massage experience for you.

Sports massage

Get a massage after your workout to help reduce soreness and improve recovery time

Sports massage treats areas of the body that are overstressed from repetitive and often aggressive sports movements. Athletes incorporate it in their training regime to prepare for an event, enhance their performance and reduce their recovery time after an event.

Hot bamboo and hot stones

I enjoy incorporating this in my massages as the heated tools soothe the body and soften the tissues. Try this amazingly unique alternative to traditional hot stones! Mu-Xing Therapy uses warm bamboo and rosewood tools to perform deep tissue massage techniques. Synergy Stone massage tools are also incorporated to luxuriously embrace the muscles and effectively work out trigger points and tension.


The practitioner uses plastic cups to apply suction to the surface of the body to draw out pathogens and invigorate the body’s qi (energy flow).


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We are all made up of energy and in Reiki energy healing the practitioner fills themselves with the energy around them and subsequently transmits it to the client through their hands. The aim is to enhance the client’s own healing abilities, induce relaxation and reduce pain. Depending on their level of openness and their rapport with the practitioner, each client may experience this differently. Often, it can be described as a tingling yet soothing sensation where the practitioner’s hands heat up to soothe tension and bring about relaxation. For Reiki practitioners Reiki generally flows through their hands whenever they perform any type of healing work.

Your health is in your hands. Put your healing in our hands.

What my clients say about me and my work

Sarah is a rock star! She is a truly gifted healer and awesome woman!

Laura Spada DePalloClient

Sarah is not only great with her hands and massage techniques, but her enthusiastic and positive personality flows into her sessions making you feel welcome and at ease. She listens to your needs verbally as well as your body’s response to the massage and adjusts her  style/ pressure accordingly. She encourages feedback during and after the session and is open to trying new things. It is refreshing to become a friend over an hour session and feel so relaxed afterwards.

Clare LarsonClient

Sarah is an innovative, highly skilled and intuitive therapist. She seamlessly blends a variety of modalities to deliver a massage that is customized to meet the needs of anyone that has the pleasure of spending an hour on her table!

As a busy massage therapist and former massage teacher I can see that Sarah has a unique gift of healing and that is the reason I see her every two weeks!

John ShaheenLMT, Owner/ Operator at Healing Hands Massage Therapy

Sarah Downing is a powerhouse! I had a few Thai massages from her and each time she addressed long time issues. My I.T. band was always tight, Sarah got in there deep , it released and remained relaxed for a few weeks. I also had a long time shoulder issue which she corrected by her attentive skill. I’ve never had anyone give me such an intense treatment. I’ve received many different modalities of bodywork. Each with their own uniqueness. Sarah had found a “tool” that works well “in her hands”. That being Thai massage. I love you sister for your wonderful compassionate work. Thanks again.

Eric PowellFellow bodywork practitioner

Sarah has a more dynamic, and passionate understanding of massage therapy than any of the other practitioners I’ve experienced. Her approach merges traditional massage techniques with other energy healing modalities blended in a respectful, effective way. One of her best qualities is that she listens, and is glad to modify everything from the pressure of massage to the music based on your personal preference. Of highest importance to Sarah is that you receive the experience you need and desire. I highly recommend her, especially if you are looking for healing based on specific imbalances in your body, mind or spirit.

Eric VenutoClient

Sarah is an outstanding massage therapist. Her greatest strength is really bringing the body into alignment, through Thai yoga massage and deep tissue massage. I feel good as new after one hour! That was beyond my expectations. She is an energy healer too. I saw a black energy release and clear while she was massaging me-another unexpected bonus. Needless to say I highly recommend Sarah and her magic hands.

Sharon KachelClient

Strong hands, personal attention, a sense of humor and caring . . . a wonderful experience. You cannot go wrong with Sarah!

Amy GoldsteinClient

Sarah has magic hands!

Helle SydendalClient

Sarah is such a thoughtful and client-centered massage therapist! She has strong hands and a welcoming and informal style. Sarah gives one of the best massages I’ve ever experienced. I especially recommend her neck massage for tension headaches and migraines. She’s extremely respectful and always interested in making sure I’m comfortable. She’s one of the best! I give my fullest recommendation!

Jayson GrimesClient

Sarah is not only a talented massage therapist, but also a delightful, insightful person. I highly recommend her if you are in need of an amazing massage. She’s highly skilled in all types of massage, and specializes in some that are difficult to find elsewhere. Her rates are very reasonable and in many cases she can come to you as well. Please check her services out and support an amazing person who chases her dreams and makes them real.

Dawn RobinsonClient

The most amazing and unique massage I have ever had! Sarah’s hands are just magic. The atmosphere, aromas, calming and genuinely professional caring is obvious walking in the door. Her techniques are like none I have ever experienced. You MUST check out what I’m talking about!

Amy RieserClient

You will never be in better hands then Sarah’s! Or company- best massage and conversation. you will want to go back asap

Laura RollerClient

What can I say about Sarah other than she is the best physical touch therapist I have ever experienced. The deep tissue massage is unbelievable and will make your body feel so much relief. She pays attention to detail and it’s noticeable in the end when your experience is over with. I recommend her with the highest ranking possible. In the two years I’ve used her I’ve never been disappointed what she can do with her magic hands and inner energy that translates into your body. Thank you!

Corey SchmidtClient

With over 25 years of experience as an LMT, I’ve worked with many different massage therapists. I always enjoy getting a massage from Sarah in her beautiful and relaxing studio. Sarah’s techniques are effective and unique, and she also has the ability to determine the perfect pressure for my body. Sarah has a very professional bedside manner and always makes me feel comfortable.

Alexander GechtLMT and Client

I have had several massages by Sarah. She is definitely meant to do what she does, she could always sense where all my problem areas were. Very relaxing and soothing. Removes all my stress and makes the energy flow. Whether this is your first massage or not, your next one should be with Sarah! 5 out of 5 stars.

Michael FolmerClient

Sarah is a wonderful massage therapist! She was extremely helpful for me. She was able to increase my range of motion when I was recovering from a bimalleolar fracture in my ankle. It made walking bearable and less painful! Highly recommend! Extremely knowledgeable and personable!

Jessica RohlLMT and Client

Sarah is absolutely wonderful. After a massage with her I always leave feeling better. She takes her time, has very strong hands, and asks for my input so as to improve the massage experience. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone!

Sara GoldsteinClient

Cannot believe I haven’t shared yet, but Sarah Downing has gone for it and opened up her own amazing practice. I’ve gone to her before she took this huge leap and of course followed. Sarah is extremely skilled, intuitive, strong, daring and giving. I truly believe in the importance of massage. She’s a gift. Take a chance and try her!

Lauren McDonoughClient

Sarah is an excellent massage therapist. Her studio is pleasant and relaxing. I’ve experienced significant improvement to chronic arthritis pain as the result of Thai massage with Sarah. I highly recommend it!

Terri CClient

Sarah accommodated me last minute and did an amazing job with a deep tissue massage for me. She knows her stuff! I will definitely be going back.

Donna Fox DaduraClient

I know Sarah personally, and I can tell you that she is not only well educated, but also open minded, kind and an excellent massage therapist

Kathryn WhiteheadClient

If you need a deep tissue massage, this is the place to come! Sarah worked out the many knots in my neck, back and legs. She incorporates innovations, like hot bamboo, and really cares about the whole person.

Mary ArndtsenClient

Sarah is a very passionate, talented and smart massage therapist!!!!

Roxie BarnyakClient

Sarah offers the most relaxing and amazing massage! Left feeling the best I have felt in quite a while!

Wendy SheahanClient

Sarah does the best massage.

Heather LavineClient

Sarah is the best massage therapist in Bucks County. Every experience at Lime Green Lotus is, or at least can be, custom tailored to each client. She makes sure you are completely comfortable and relaxed. Pick your own music, whether or not the table is heated, the scent for the oils, different pillows and many, many different tools. Sarah is a student of the world. She is constantly developing old and learning new techniques. As a regular receiver of massage this is something to look forward to. Sarah is also very aware and responsive of her clients’ needs. I’m sure you can have a quiet, soothing massage experience with Sarah, but I’ve found that communication is key. She is open to spending a little more time on areas you feel need more attention, she is also well tuned to applying different types and amounts of pressure. You can also chat it up during the massage – sometimes getting a conversation going can take my mind off of things and help me get more relaxed. She can do it all. I used to hop around to whichever masseuse had a Groupon going (that’s actually how I discovered Sarah), but I haven’t been to another one since my first session with Sarah over 2 years ago. I regularly gift sessions to my friends and family because I want them to experience the bliss provided by Sarah with all of her talent in her lovely studio.

Nate MatulisClient

Accommodated me on the spot. Walked in with sciatica pain. Walked out with amazing results.

Jadwiga HealyClient

Sarah is a fantastic massage therapist. In addition to applying her advanced skills in a prescriptive manner, she is highly flexible to your personal requests to focus on your particular area of discomfort. She will use various tools: hands, elbows, forearms, knees, feet, bamboo, and other tools to help you feel so much better.

Sarah’s heart is as big as the sky. I find it hard to write this type of review because I selfishly want to have such a skilled therapist readily available. Therapists like Sarah are hard to find.

Honestly, I want Sarah’s business to thrive. But, kiddingly, I wish to always be able to conveniently book an appointment for me and my whole family. I trust Sarah and wish her great success.

Ed SkorodaClient

I finally had an opportunity to receive a massage from Sarah last week and it was very relaxing and just what I needed! Sarah is very good at what is obviously her calling. The pressure, technique, environment, etc. were all spot on! I recommend her to anyone looking to unwind and release some of life’s stress!

Chas BilleraClient

I’ve had a ton of massages and Sarah is without question the best/strongest/most effective massage therapist I’ve ever had!

Erin DreyerClient

What an amazing experience! Sarah listened intently to what I needed/wanted, and incorporated that into my massage. She used amazing and intuitive techniques that I’ve never had anyone else use, and it was just what I needed. The pain that I went to see her about was gone, I was (finally) relaxed and the tension headache I went in with after a long day at work was GONE. Highly recommended!

Michelle WireClient

Sarah and her associate brought their chair massage services to our business to provide some much needed massage to our group during a very stressful project. They were wonderful! I would choose Lime Green Lotus again in a heartbeat.

Gwendelyn FisherClient

Sarah is a fantastic massage therapist who ensures the course of therapy meets the needs of her patient. She incorporates many different modalities in a given session to provide maximum relief. Sarah takes time to explain the rationale behind each step. I highly recommend Sarah.

Michael RoseClient

I haven’t seen Sarah Downing in a long time. She worked on me for five minutes, and released a muscle issue that I’ve had for almost a year due to surgery and chemotherapy. I encourage you to check out her massage and bodywork services at Lime Green Lotus!

Jenny Elizabeth WeinsteinClient

Oh my, that was some kind of special … A perfect way to end an amazing week, with a therapeutic deep tissue massage. Thank you Sarah at Lime Green Lotus. Sarah is quite amazing, talented and educated. I highly recommend her!

Kelleen GeblerClient

I have done numerous chair massage events alongside Sarah, and she is wonderful. Always professional, always prompt, and brightens the room up with great character while she’s at it. I always try to drag her along to every chair event I do because of this.

Cody BensonLMT and Owner of Momentum Fitness and Bodywork

Sarah did an outstanding job for a surprise 50th birthday party. She and her colleague performed four couples massages throughout the night and it was a home run for the birthday girl and all the attendees. Sarah was great to work with and I would definitely hire her again when the next opportunity arises.

Dan WhiteClient

This was one of the best massage experiences ever.  Sarah Downing took the time to learn what my (many) physical issues/limitations are.  She made me feel at ease.  Her studio space is calm, peaceful and inviting.

As far as the massage goes, she used just the right pressure  (and constantly kept checking in on my comfort) in all the right spots to help ease my pain.  She also incorporated different stretches that helped with my flexibility and eased my overall soreness.  It was such a different and positive experience than what I have had in the past from other professionals.  She isn’t afraid to get into her work, and my results are proof of that.  It was awesome, highly recommend Lime Green Lotus!

Craig RudzenskiClient and Owner of relax: Float Spa

Need an EXCELLENT massage therapist??? Look no further than Sarah Downing, LMT of Lime Green Lotus Massage right here in Doylestown! I just had my first visit with her today and it was absolutely phenomenal! Not only is she extremely knowledgeable and professional but she also offers very reasonable rates (including an especially low introductory rate for first-time clients) 😊. Only my highest recommendation for this local small business!

Rachel StephensonClient

Upon arriving, I was greeted by Sarah’s warm, down-to-earth personality.  The massage itself took place in a beautifully decorated room, with a variety of relaxing music/sounds to choose from.  Sarah tailored the massage to fit my needs.  She made sure to communicate throughout the massage, ensuring that I was satisfied.  After the massage, I was offered a glass of delicious, homemade iced tea.  I’m very happy with the result, and would highly recommend her.

Andrew RobinsonClient

Sarah is amazing. Her passion for her work really shows in her dedication, thoroughness and time spent customizing your therapy. I could even pick my own music! She is great and I’ll be back for sure.

Amanda DiDomenicoClient

I had a few nagging injuries that I have been dealing with for quite some time now. To the point where they were interfering with my life. Sarah was extremely thorough with going over my issues and lifestyle to determine which type of treatment was best for me. Sarah took the time to sit down and discuss my issues. I have been experiencing so much relief from her work I had to leave a review. You are getting MUCH more than just your typical massage at Lime Green Lotus/Sarah. Highly recommended.

Bryan ThomasClient

As a professional fencing coach, I have used massage therapy for decades to stay tuned and healthy.  My wife gave me a gift certificate to Lime Green Lotus, and I had my first appointment yesterday with Sarah.  I can honestly highly recommend her services.  Very professional, great results!  Thanks Sarah!

Mark HolbrowClient

I am very particular when it comes to massage.  I look for someone who listens to what my needs are and is able to dive into the area of discomfort. I am also an athlete, so I respond well to deep tissue work.

I love how Sarah can adapt to my body and what it needs that day.  She has done some Thai, hot stones and she is great with me bringing my own essential oils.

If you are looking for a highly qualified therapist, with amazing compassion and skills, I would go see Sarah.  She is one of the best of the best!

Joanna ChodorowskaClient

Getting a massage with Sarah is great.  She always has special techniques to relieve tight muscles or sore areas.  From Thai stretching to hot bamboo, she will find the best way to handle areas of concern.

Sarah doesn’t stop learning.  She is always working so that she can bring more to her clients.  In this way, she is very unique.  I highly recommend Sarah!

Lorelei SeiferthClient

Sarah is an absolute lifesaver. I reached out to her in desperate need of relief as I had no mobility in my arm due to an injury. She was kind and got me in quickly for a massage. She spent extra time working on me as she wanted to be sure I didn’t leave until I got some relief. Within 48 hours I had 100% use of my arm back and was relieved of the intense pain I was in. Sarah has magical healing hands and is excellent at what she does. I highly recommend her and her services. Thank you so much Sarah for helping me heal.

Heather Ann HughesClient

Loved my Thai massage! It exceeded my expectations – truly an amazing experience! If you are in the Savannah area it’s definitely worth it!

Chrysan TClient

After my Reiki massage, I had the best night’s sleep I’ve had in years. I feel a weight has been lifted off of me, and the energy around me feels easier to deal with. Definitely recommend for anyone who is sensitive to energies.

Kayleigh HClient

Loved my Thai massage with Sarah! Very professional and comfortable set up. Amazing results!

Kimmy HollingsworthClient

I highly recommend Sarah! I am six months pregnant and she did such a great job on my massage! She is very kind and has a wonderful set up to give her massages in! I feel so much more relaxed today and my lower back feels so much better! I am looking forward to future massages with her! Luxurious experience!

Sarah is a wonderful massage therapist. I could go on and on about how relaxed she will make you feel. She listens to your needs and does exactly what you ask for. She can also suggest plenty of good techniques and do them on you. I am very grateful for her and once I do move away I will travel to her for my future massages.

MaryEllen CarterClient

Sarah is a gifted and talented massage therapist. I have been getting massages from Sarah since she began her career. It has been amazing to watch and feel the expertise grow with each client she worked on and each class she took. Her hands are golden! Her skills magnified over the years. Congratulations to Savannah, Georgia. You have gained an angel of massage!! You owe it to yourself to book an appointment!

Diane Bracco QuartelClient

My husband and I have been going to a Sarah for years. Her massages are spectacular and you will feel both relaxed and revived! She is very creative and knowledgeable, so she will customize the massage based on your needs. She has recently moved out of our area and I have yet to find a replacement! Give her a try – I promise you won’t be disappointed !

Karen GillerClient

Sarah has a unique and useful massage skill set that I have not seen in the other massage therapists I have worked with. I have had significant neck, back, and shoulder issues from work-related setups and postures. Sarah not only gave a helpful message that actually worked all the necessary muscle areas and removed the pain piling up over the months/years, but also gave helpful advice about changing my work setup to get to the root cause of the issue. I will continue to see her to further work on my back pain. I haven’t felt this much better in years! Thank you, Sarah.

Homa HaririClient

Sarah!  Girl? 100% agree with other reviewer: you are a rock star. I get regular Thai massage near Chicago and scheduled a session while traveling through Savannah, GA. Sarah communicates perfectly to set up your appointment–block of time that works for your schedule. Her body work I found intuitive and focused. Thai massage is the best IMHO. You wear your sweatpants and hoodie, lie on a comfortable mat on the floor and relish in relaxation while your body gets the degree of stretching best for YOU for all systems to reset. I will schedule with Sarah in a heartbeat when in the Savannah area again.  Call her now. Straight up? Self care is the best way to take charge of your life.

Mary BClient

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Rates and Policies

By appointment only. Please give 24 hours’ notice if you wish to reschedule.

Appointments at my office:

I believe in keeping it simple, so one price for all services and no upcharges. This gives my clients access to all modalities from my extensive training, even the more specialized ones. For more effective and more lasting results that you won’t find elsewhere.

$100 per 60-minute massage

$150 per 90-minute massage

$200 per 120-minute massage

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Want to get in touch? Call me or use the form below!

Sarah Downing, Licensed Massage Therapist in GA
GA License Number: MT013546

4035 Kessler Avenue
Savannah, GA 31408

Cell: 551-404-7994
Email: sarah (at) limegreenlotus.com

I am also licensed in the following states:
PA License Number: MSG009898
NJ License Number: 18KT 01221800

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