Sarah Hanson, LMT

Sarah Hanson, LMT is a graduate of the Dayton School of Medical Massage. She is licensed with the Ohio State Medical Board. Through massage therapy she brings relaxation, healing and wellness to your body.

Sarah loves to incorporate several techniques such as compression, cross-fiber friction, petrissage, and general Swedish massage to help facilitate your healing. Sarah is interested in continuing her education to bring the best techniques and wants to pursue working with prenatal clients.

Everyone knows that a good massage can make you feel great. People of all ages are starting to understand the many benefits of massage therapy, including its role in overall health and well-being. Massage therapy has been shown to have beneficial effects on varying conditions including prenatal depression, preterm infants, full-term infants, autism, skin conditions, pain syndromes including arthritis and fibromyalgia, hypertension, autoimmune conditions including asthma and multiple sclerosis, immune conditions including HIV and breast cancer and aging problems including Parkinson’s and dementia (1). In addition, the pediatric massage research from the last decade suggests that massage therapy has positive effects on several pediatric conditions (2). These include preterm infant growth, psychological problems including aggression, gastrointestinal problems including constipation and diarrhea, painful conditions including burns and sickle cell, muscle tone disorders including cerebral palsy and Down syndrome, and chronic illnesses including diabetes, asthma cancer, and HIV (2).

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, the top 10 reasons to get a massage are:

  1. Relieve stress
  2. Relieve postoperative pain
  3. Reduce anxiety
  4. Manage low-back pain
  5. Help fibromyalgia pain
  6. Reduce muscle tension
  7. Enhance exercise performance
  8. Relieve tension headaches
  9. Sleep better
  10. Ease symptoms of depression
1. Field T. Massage therapy research review. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2016 Aug;24:19-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2016.04.005. Epub 2016 Apr 23. Review. PubMed PMID: 27502797; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5564319.
2. Field T. Pediatric Massage Therapy Research: A Narrative Review. Children (Basel). 2019 Jun 6;6(6). pii: E78. doi: 10.3390/children6060078. Review. PubMed  PMID: 31174382; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6617372.
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