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At Healing Roots Massage & Wellness Center we provide the space, services, and skilled practitioners to serve those seeking pain reduction, improved wellness, stress and anxiety relief. Our service offerings include customized massage, yoga, meditation, reiki, chakra balancing, and Ayurveda treatments- just to a name a few. Our quaint and inviting studio is located in the heart of Shadyside.  

Meet Our Therapists

Sarah Sadaka

Sarah Sadaka

Sarah’s practice is built on the belief that physical conditions are manifestations of mental and emotional distress. In other words, the mind and the body are one in the same. Through compassionate and customized work, Sarah helps each client alleviate this distress and experience a true state of wellness. Those seeking stress and anxiety relief continuously benefit from her therapeutic and intuitive work. Sarah completed her 200 hour yoga teacher… Read More

Sydney Decker

Sydney has always felt the call to become a healer, and has a passion for helping others to realize their full human potential. She believes that many of the ailments that people face today are due to stress, overwork and poor digestive health. She uses the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to help clients to come back into balance with their mind, body and spirit. By eating correct foods, and practicing… Read More

Emily D’Elia Alwine

Emily D’Elia Alwine entered the world of healing through suggestion and is now certified in Reiki and White Light healing. Currently, she is studying and developing her skills in mediumship and will soon be expanding her service offerings. Emily studied under Deb Thackarh, whom which she credits all her knowledge, and has eternal gratitude for identifying her potential. Sessions with Emily are special in regard to her incorporation of two systems of… Read More


Customized Massage

45 Minute $65

Package of 3: $180

60 Minute $85

Package of 3: $225

75 Minute $110

Package of 3: $300

90 Minute $120

Package of 3: $330

** All massage sessions include therapeutic grade essential oils.

An integrative massage at Healing Roots is truly effective for stress relief, pain relief, and increased wellness. Through a blend of modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Aromatherapy, Energy Work, and more our therapists gain insight into your body’s patterns of holding. Upon identifying your particular areas of tension and pain, we thoughtfully work through the many layers that have prevented you to move and breathe with ease. Our Integrative Massage provides the means and the space for you to experience inner healing. We recommend routine visits suitable to your schedule and needs to ensure optimal wellness and sense of self.

Speciality Services

Ayurveda Health Consultation $75

Ayurveda itself means life science. It is an ancient healing wisdom that originated in India over 5,000 years ago and is considered to be one of the first healthcare systems. Ayurveda views each person to be their own microcosm or universe. No one person is the same therefore all Ayurveda treatment programs are individualized for the client. Using the qualities of the five elements- air, space, fire, water and earth, Ayurveda heals nature with nature. Helping those who follow this healing philosophy to stay healthy and vibrant naturally. Therapies include, personalized nutrition plans, fitness plans, herbs, oils, detox treatments (known as panchakarma), and Ayurveda bodywork treatments known as abhyangas (oil massage).

* herbs and treatments additional cost

Reiki/White Light Healing $60

Package of 3: $150

Reiki Healing is a Japanese technique for relaxation which promotes and includes overall healing. It is managed by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us. White light is the space within the universe that houses positive energies. White light can be called upon for assistance, healing, and protection from negative energies or unsteady vibrations. At Healing Roots, you will experience a unique session in which the two systems of healing blend into one powerful session.

Reiki/White Light Healing is ideal for those seeking:

  • Physical, mental, and emotional balance
  • Relaxation
  • Gentle therapy

Raindrop Technique – 90 Minutes $135

Package of 3: $390

Application of 8 therapeutic grade Young Living essential oils along the spine combine with a full body massage to promote physical, mental, & emotional balance. Rejuvenating, relaxing, and releasing.

Especially recommended for:

  • Individuals interested in enhancing their immune system
  • Those looking to detox
  • Seekers of mental, emotional, and physical balance

Post Massage Meditation $20

Remain in relaxation at the end of any massage session for an added 15 minutes of guided meditation. Meditations may be customized to address any physical areas of concern, emotional or mental blockages, or for general relaxation and self awareness.

Private Classes

Meditation $50

Package of 3: $135

Meditation is where the real magic unfolds. In our private meditation sessions we will instruct you on how to physically, mentally, and emotionally approach the ancient practice. You will learn variations of seated posture, hand posture, mudras, and mantras. Private meditation sessions are ideal for those curious of the healing and freeing potential of meditation. Our goal is to give you the guidance to ultimately implement a routine home practice. Meditation seats provided.

Yoga Nidra $50

Package of 3: $135

A form of guided meditation accessible to everyone. Yoga Nidra takes you on a journey of relaxation into every level of being including physical, energetic, mental, and emotional layers. Though a systematic approach of breath awareness, body scanning, healing music and imagery you will experience the ultimate sense of self where true healing unfolds. Our private sessions are customized to bring healing energy to any areas of emotional, physical, or mental blockages. Yoga Nidra is typically practiced while lying down on a yoga mat but can also be practiced on a meditation seat or in a chair. We encourage the most comfortable set-up for you and your body. Meditation seats and yoga mats provided. No experience necessary.

Yoga $65

Package of 3: $180

Designed to meet you at your level of ability. Our private sessions are tailored to work on whatever component of yoga you are seeking to expand upon: physical postures, breath work, philosophy, meditation, and more. Sessions are highly personable and customized. Our intimate space is ideal for newcomers to yoga who are not yet comfortable with diving into a traditional class setting. Yoga mats and props provided.

Class Descriptions

Twilight Yoga Nidra $20

For total relaxation and restoration. Paired with the setting sun, you will be guided into every level of being including physical, energetic, mental, and emotional layers. Though a systematic approach of breath awareness, body scanning, healing music and imagery you will experience the ultimate sense of self where true healing unfolds. Yoga Nidra is typically practiced while lying down on a yoga mat but can also be practiced on a meditation seat or in a chair. We encourage the most comfortable set-up for you and your body. No experience necessary. All are welcome.


Healing Roots prides itself on providing a safe space for you and your yoga/meditation practice. We have created a comfortable and community oriented ambiance that is beginner friendly. Please email or call Sarah if you still have any questions.

Arrive 10-20 minutes before class begins to sign in, set up, and get settled in.

Use the side purple door for entrance and remove shoes upon entering. Cubby spaces are provided for shoes and other personal items.

Cell phones should be turned to off or on silent upon entering our studio.

Massages may be in session upon your arrival. We encouraging chatting with our teachers and fellow students but ask that you be mindful of your voice level.

Please consult with Sarah ahead of time if you are interested in bringing your child to a class (under 15 years of age).

Blankets and block are available for use. We welcome you to bring any additional personal props to enhance and/or support your practice.

Tell your teacher about any injuries or health conditions that might affect your practice. We can suggest modifications and help you enjoy your practice safely and comfortably.

Avoid wearing scents!

Bring a bottle of water to ensure proper hydration.

Our goal is to provide a safe and inviting space. If at any time you have questions, concerns, or suggestions please bring them to Sarah or your instructor. It is a privilege to serve our Shadyside community and we look forward to practicing with you.

Through a regular routine of massage therapy with Sarah, I gained most of the feeling back in my hands and reduced overall inflammation. She has the strength and durability to work the muscles deep and the touch of tenderness to sooth the soul. I have had several massage therapists in the past but none with the consistent up-lifting enthusiasm and light hearted personality and skills. An added bonus is if you get to hear her sing while she works.

— George D.

Sarah is such a caring, thoughtful person. She combines that with her skill as a massage therapist for excellent results. I have always left feeling extremely relaxed & pain free. I would highly recommend her.

— Zoe K.

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