Experience you can feel.
Address: 1175-L REvolution Mill Dr. Suite 34 Greensboro, NC 27405
About the Practitioner
Sara initially came to sports massage therapy through her own love of endurance sports and involvement in road cycling, mountain biking, triathlon and time trials, running, stand-up paddleboarding, and more. As an avid albeit recreational competitor, she recognized the value in complimentary modalities to facilitate recovery, treat and prevent injuries, and improve performance no matter the level of activity participation. Her background in sports medicine and love of cycling led her to pursue a career as a soigneur: the elite cyclist's caretaker for massage, first aid, nutrition, hydration, and ally on the race course and home base.
Despite her involvement with international cycling teams and athletes at the highest levels of sports, Sara knows that not just elite and professional athletes can benefit from massage therapy; on the contrary, it is every bit as important for weekend warriors, individuals just beginning fitness regiments, and more casual sports participants to maintain optimal flexibility and tissue recovery, which massage can promote. Sara's passion for endurance sports and massage therapy transfers to an extraordinary attention to detail for her clients, helping each individual unlock his or her full potential.
In the spring of 2015, Sara joined the faculty of Greensboro College as an adjunct instructor of biomechanics, began teaching anatomy & physiology in the massage therapy diploma program at Kneaded Energy School of Massage, and offered advanced continuing education for massage therapists in sports and performance massage at the Body Therapy Institute. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Sports Massage Therapist
2009 - present
Specializing in myofascial and sports massage techniques.
2015 - present
Teaching Anatomy & Physiology and Musculoskeletal Anatomy courses in the Kneaded Energy School of Massage evening massage therapy diploma program.
2013 - present
Private contractor soigneur with USA Cycling elite development women's, juniors, and U-23 teams in Europe, and the USA Cycling junior selection program for Tour de l'Abitibi. Therapeutic massage, nutrition and hydration, feed zones, rider transportation and transfer, first aid, anti-doping, Safe Sport compliance.
UCI races worked:
Tour de l'Abitibi 2013, Canada, DS Mark Fasczewski
Ronde van Gelderland 2014, Netherlands, DS Jack Seehafer
Tour de Bretagne 2014, France, DS Michael Sayers
La Course de la Paix 2014, Czech Republic, DS Barney King
Three Days of Axel 2014, Netherlands, DS Barney King
Tour de l'Abitibi 2014, Canada, DS Barney King
Omloop Der Vlaamse Gewesten 2014, Belgium, DS Joe Holmes
Grand Prix Ruebliland 2014, Switzerland, DS Joe Holmes
US PRO Road & TT National Championships 2015, Chattanooga TN, DS Mari Holden
Tour de l'Abitibi 2015, Canada, DS Barney King
UCI TTT World Championships 2015, Richmond, VA, DS Mari Holden
UCI Road World Championships 2015, Richmond, VA, DS Bosseau Bouchard
Tour of the Gila 2016, Silver City, NM, DS Mari Holden
AMGEN Tour of California 2016, DS Mari Holden
US PRO Road & TT National Championships 2016, Winston Salem, NC, DS Mari Holden
Winston Salem Cycling Classic 2016, DS Adam Pulford & Mari Holden
Tour de l'Abitibi 2016, Canada, DS Barney King
UCI TTT World Championships 2016, Qatar, DS Mari Holden
Winston Salem Cycling Classic 2017, DS Mari Holden
Tour de l'Abitibi 2017, DS Barney King
Interclub and kermesse races:
Koga Ronde van Zuid-Oost Friesland 2014, DS Barney King
Bavaria Ronde van Lieshout 2014, DS Barney King
Kermesse Erondegem 2014, DS Billy Innes
Kermesse Mol Gompel 2014, DS Joe Holmes
Kermesse Beveren-Waas 2014, DS Joe Holmes
Kermesse Rumst 2014, DS Joe Holmes
Kermesse Balegem 2014, DS Joe Holmes
Kermesse Mere 2014, DS Joe Holmes
Kermesse Puurs 2014, DS Billy Innes
Kermesse Bardegem 2014, DS Billy Innes
Math Salden Klimcriterium 2014, DS Joe Holmes
Heerlen Klimcriterium 2014, DS Joe Holmes
Valley of the Sun Stage Race 2016, DS Mari Holden
6 Hours of Warrior Creek 2016, DS John King
Graduate assistantship with the School of Health and Human Sciences as an academic adviser for students in kinesiology, public health, social work, and health science majors.
2006 - 2010
Involved in the bicycle industry through work at Paceline Bicycles, Performance Bike, and The Bicycle Gallery. Responsibilities included bicycle repairs, ergonomic bicycle fitting for different disciplines, customer education on mechanics, building and selling new bicycles, training staff on sales, mechanics, and cycling technique.
Active Isolated Stretching
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
2010 - present
2010 - present
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2015 - present (expected defense May 2020)
Doctor of Education in Kinesiology
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2011 - 2o13
Master of Science in Sports Medicine
Graduated with an MS in Kinesiology from UNCG's prestigious School of Health and Human Sciences. Coursework in athletic training, sports psychology, exercise physiology, sports nutrition, biomechanics, applied neuromechanics, motor behavior, and public health. Master's Practicum work in 3D motion capture bicycle fitting as a diagnostic tool for musculoskeletal rehabilitative exercise prescription.
Body Therapy Institute
Siler City, NC
Diploma in Massage Therapy
Training in Swedish and Myofascial massage.
Barnett Bicycle Institute
Colorado Springs, CO
Certified Level 1 Bicycle Repair Technician
Bicycle Repair and Overhaul, Suspension Service and Tuning, and Effective Sales of Service.
2006 - 2008
Bachelor's of Art in English
Honor's program graduate for departmental thesis work.