Many people are interested in acupuncture, but do not like needles. Sarah Costonis, L. Ac., specialized in many different hands-on bodywork techniques such as craniosacral therapy, lymphatic drainage, neuromuscular therapy, and myofascial release for nearly 20 years. Now she integrates Tui Na (traditional Chinese medical massage) and Qi Gong massage to offer Manual Meridian Therapy, a hands-on, needle-free form of bodywork that is grounded in Traditional Chinese Medical principles.

Manual Meridian Therapy feels like a more focused massage. Sarah checks your tongue and pulse, makes a diagnosis according to Chinese medical principles, and then treats your body in a similar way to a Shiatsu practitioner, but with more flowing up and down the meridians of the body, and with attention to “unwinding” stagnant meridian and body fluid systems. The results are a deeper state of relaxation, rejuvenation, and health than after a regular Swedish massage.

Manual Meridian Therapy is indicated for musculoskeletal pain from all causes, stress related disorders, and for anyone that would just like to “unwind,” relax deeply, and come back to their life feeling renewed. Manual Meridian Therapy can be performed on a focused problem area, or on the whole body as a general wellness enhancer.