I just had a personal visit with Chimêne and it was eye opening. I didn't realize how much my neurological imbalances status post stroke went right down to my core. Like a good physical therapist, she focuses on stability before mobility and therefore we are starting at the core and working our way out. Thank you to the Pilates studio for providing this service of neurokinetic therapy to our community. I hope to learn a lot more in my future visits.
Sarah Costonis, L. Ac., LMT, has been a licensed professional bodyworker for over 20 years.
She weaves a nurturing, quiet space for her clients, expertly treating from the superficial fascia and lymph passageways down to the deep muscles, nerves, and brain. She loves to unpack layer after layer of tension, leaving you floating out of the room, and re-setting that felt sense of deep relaxation that your body can return to as a new baseline.
She specializes in working with headaches, neck pain, and somatized emotional stress. Her treatments are also especially helpful for anxiety, depression, insomnia, women's health concerns, autoimmune system concerns, and digestive health.
No one else in Ithaca has her combination of training in deep muscle work, lymphatic drainage, craniosacral therapy, and acupuncture. She loves to mix and match according to each person’s needs.
Sarah graduated from the Sarasota School of Natural Healing Arts in 1998, received a BA cum laude in Religious Studies at Macalester College in 2000, and her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at East-West College in Sarasota, FL, in 2005. She studied craniosacral therapy extensively with the Upledger Institute and the Castellino Foundation; lymphatic drainage with Bruno Chikly at the CHI Institute; and neuro-muscular therapy and myofascial release with Center Point Therapy. She has also studied extensively with visionary teachers such as Ruben Orellana of Cusco, Peru, Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow) of the Picuris and Ute tribes in New Mexico, and Randall Barolet, author of the crucial and elegant textbook, Foundations of Chinese Medicine: Formulas and Strategies.
She would love to bring her years of hands-on experience and clinical training to benefit your health and well-being.