top of page
Sarah Carl; Thai Massage in Gresham

Sarah K. Carl, LMT



A circuitous path led me to Thai healing arts. It started as an obsession with dance starting in childhood and later becoming my first career. This ongoing experience sparked a love for understanding the body and the process of healing. Later, I had moved to Oregon and noticed a more conscious drive toward healing work and began massage school. During that time, I got my first introduction to a system that would form a whole new foundation for me to see the world and use when caring for others. 


Since starting my business in 2005, I have been on an ever deepening study into Thai medicine including theory, history, manual techniques, herbal profiles and formulas, women's therapies, Reusi Dat Ton (Thai “Yoga”) and Buddhism. I have also visited the Western worlds of structural bodywork and visceral manipulation which also show their influence in sessions. Today, the accumulation of this training makes for a unique and practical healing session. I deeply enjoy unwinding and retraining the body/mind throughout the various ages and stages of life.

As a modern American, I acknowledge the limited understanding I bring to practicing a tradition honed over thousands of years by a completely different culture, and the privilege of being able to study it. As part of a lineage tradition, I keep commitments to give back according to my capacity through: earnest study of the medicine, language and culture; keeping up daily practices; regularly going back to the teacher(s) for further instruction; and crucially, offering support to the teachers, leaders and practitioners who hold and pass on this precious knowledge. Also, I offer support as I am able to those in need and to those who are working to reduce the suffering of beings in Thailand, Oregon and elsewhere. 

bottom of page