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, private and semi private yoga, specialty classes, meditation, and Ayurveda treatments. Our quaint and inviting studio is located in the heart of Shadyside.

Meet Our Therapists

Sarah Sadaka

Sarah Sadaka

Sarah’s clients have described her massage as “diligent”, “intuitive”, “nurturing” and “focused”. Through customized and compassionate work, she helps her clients alleviate their physical pain as well as mental and emotional distress. Sarah completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Pittsburgh, PA. She went on to receive her massage education from The International Spa Institute in Blufton, SC. Sarah was later attuned in Levels 1 & 2 Reiki under… 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


Customized Massage

A massage at Healing Roots is truly effective for stress relief, pain relief, relaxation and increased wellness. Our therapist customizes your massage based on your goals and intentions using a blend of modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Aromatherapy and more.

Customized Massage

45 Minute $70

60 Minute $90

90 Minute $130

Raindrop Technique – 90 Minutes $145

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 and seekers of mental, emotional, and physical balance.


Ayurveda Wellness Consultation $60

Every person is unique therefore each consultation is designed to assist you with your specific individual needs and goals.

The first half hour of the consultation is focused on discovering a person’s unique mind-body type or Dosha. This is done by a physical, mental and emotional examination. The physical examination includes a pulse assessment and tongue assessment to determine any physical imbalances in the body. Mental and emotional assessments are based on childhood, interests, personality, and current level of stress. After the initial examination the second half hour is focused on recommendations. Recommendations are given based on the clients Dosha and any state of imbalance in the physical, mental or emotional bodies.

All consultations include: dosha assessment, nutrition plan, fitness plan, product recommendations and personal empowerment tools. Plus 2 weeks of email support to help clients maintain their programs and answer any questions that may arise.

** follow up consultation - $30

60 Minute Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Oil Massage $60

A relaxing full-body warm oil massage using the essential healing oils of Coconut and Sesame. This therapy is designed to soothe achy muscles and joints, calm the nervous system and bring a feeling of peace to the mind, body, and spirit.

Especially Recommended for:
Those looking for relaxation, rejuvenation, and tension relief

90 Minute Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Oil Massage $108

A luxurious and relaxing full-body warm oil massage. Designed to bring balance and harmony to the Dosha’s, deeply nourish the skin and tissue systems, remove toxins and soothe accumulated stress from the body. As the warm oils penetrate the skin, toxins and impurities are loosened, reducing muscle tension and calming the nervous system.

This therapy is a deeply healing experience and it best paired with an Ayurvedic Wellness consultation so the therapy can be tailored to individual needs. Oils used are organic and natural healing herbal oils. Additional oils include Sesame and Coconut Oil.

Especially Recommended for: Those looking for a gentle detox, to deeply nourish and strengthen tissue system, and promote feelings of self-love and peace

* Includes Steam Therapy and optional Belly Massage

Kundalini Back and Spine Massage $70.00

Duration: 60 Minutes

An Ayurvedic healing therapy focused on the care of the spine, nervous system and energy systems of the body. In this 60 minute session Mahanarayan Oil is applied to the entire back helping to soothe achy muscles, nourish the spine, and relax the entire body. The session ends with 10 minutes of warm steam applied to the back

Especially Recommended for: Those who have neck and back pain, those looking to soothe the nervous system, bring balance to energy systems of the body.

* Mahanarayan Oil is a specific combination of several different healing herbs that help to soothe muscles and joints.

Face Marma therapy $50.00

Duration: 45 Minutes

An Ayurvedic facial that involves isolating Marma points and massaging them in a specfic way to facilitate healing. Marmas are subtle energy points where two are more tissue types meet. In Ayurvedic Medicine it is understood that our lifestyle, emotional and physical stresses can cause blockages and imbalances. In this therapy, a hydrating and rejuvenating rose face mask is applied to the skin. Following the face mask is a coconut oil massage to the face, neck and shoulders. The Marmas are then manipulated to improve the flow of energy and rejuvenate the skin for an overall sense of well-being.

Especially Recommended for:
Those looking to improve skin complexion and glow, relief from sinus congestion, relief from tension headaches.

Private Classes

Meditation $49

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.

Especially recommended for:
BEGINNERS! A private meditation session at Healing Roots is the best way to alleviate any uncertainty, answer questions and receive support and guidance. We believe meditation is the path to true peace and happiness and we are so grateful to hold the space for your experience as you begin this journey inward.

Yoga Nidra $49

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.

Especially recommended for:
Those experiencing emotional discomfort, difficulty sleeping, anxiety or depression.

Yoga $65

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.

Especially recommended for:
Beginners! We highly encourage finding a studio to practice at regularly, but if you have never practiced before we understand walking into a studio can be a bit intimidating. Healing Roots is the perfect space to learn the foundations of yoga. We have created an intimate space for you to have a personable and thorough yoga experience. After one or a few private sessions at Healing Roots, we are confident you will be excited to step into a yoga studio and begin a dedicated practice.


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.

— 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.

As a beginner in yoga, classes can be intimidating. Sarah takes great care in making sure that her lessons are individualized to each client. It's been great to feel myself getting stronger each week with her private classes. I'm building strength and confidence in my practice while learning from an experienced instructor and a kind soul.

— Caitlin B.

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