Hi, I’m Sarah.
I love getting to do work that stretches my capacity for connection in this world. Sharing space with folks in moments of vulnerability and strength, and bearing witness to clients' guts and grace, is a special privilege that I cherish with gratitude and joy.
Since childhood, I dreamt of doing work in which I could engage my full self, rather than being expected to siphon off my intellect or my spirit or my body.
I’ve worked as a professional caregiver in various settings for a decade. Most of this time was in my beloved hospice & healing community, Joseph’s House.
I am a graduate of the Metta Institute, an intensive, mindfulness-based program for end-of-life practitioners focused on developing capacities for offering wise and compassionate care.
When I experienced the power of touch in caregiving, I decided to pursue bodywork at Potomac Massage Training Institute, with a special focus on fostering accessible and affirming spaces for folks of all bodies. Now, I teach a course there focused on serving diverse populations in massage. In 2016, I started holding space together. Before I focused all my energies on this business, I did highly adaptive massage with clients with physical and intellectual disabilities in their homes.
My professional interests include: working at the intersection of healing and justice; understanding ways oppression and trauma get stored in the body; somatic psychotherapy; intersectional Disability & Deaf Justice; fostering radically body-affirming spaces; massage for mental health support; bioethics of caregiving; accessibility.
When I’m not working for holding space together, you’ll find me napping next to my senior pup, Malakai, spending time in queer community, writing and creating art, or *attempting* all kinds of DIY home improvement projects.
I cherish the opportunity to hold space together.