Sarah Pendergest, LMT, BCTMB, Owner
Sarah opened Greater Louisville Massage Therapy in 2008 after feeling called to become a massage therapist. Her Bachelors of Science degree earned in 2007 from the University of Evansville, where she studied gross anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and biomechanics, has propelled Sarah's knowledge for the musculature system to a higher standard of massage therapy to optimally benefit her clients. Her knowledge of the human body as a licensed and board certified massage therapist, paired with her degree in Exercise Science, gives her clients a unique experience where massage and healthy-lifestyle can meet. She studied massage therapy at Bodyworks Massage Institute in Evansville and Louisville School of Massage.
She has a passion for helping people recover from chronic and acute muscular injuries, special needs individuals, and expecting mothers. (Sarah LOVES talking birth!) Each session is customized for her clients' needs and wants. She uses traditional massage techniques like deep tissue, myofascial release, and relaxation, as well as using modalities of TENS units, heat, myofascial scraping and cupping.
In 2018 she saw her practice was evolving, and the clients were growing to trust the practice with all their muscular needs, so she knew the practice needed a name that truly reflected what it did. In June of 2019, she officially changed the name of her business to MyoTherapy Wellness; a full focus of muscle health! Now, you will see and hear her speak of 'myotherapy' work; meaning muscle therapy.
At the end of 2019, Sarah enrolled in the Doctorate of Functional Medicine program through Kingdom College of Natural Health. Her goal is to help clients and patients battle chronic diseases and systemic inflammation by using integrative treatment plans.
Sarah is an advocate for living an active lifestyle and encourages each of her clients to do the same. She believes in it so much that she even trademarked the logo Go -ing. to inspire people to go out and make life an adventure!
Due to Sarah's many years of practice and large clientele base, she is not taking new clients right now, except for pre and postnatal-care clients.
Sara Townsend, RN, BSN, LMT
Sara Townsend grew up in La Grange and has remained a resident her entire life. After graduating from Oldham County High School in 1996, she went to Western Kentucky University for three years. While at WKU she grew her interest in science, but became passionate about physical science. Her program of study was closed at WKU so she returned to La Grange and started massage therapy school.
She received her massage therapy training from The Louisville School of Massage Therapy, graduating in December 2003. Her course work included a strong interest and further training in Cranial Sacral Therapy that she received from The Upledger Institute. Fascinated by the combination of energy work and massage therapy she practiced her massage in a private practice for a year with the majority of her clients suffering from sports injuries, past physical injuries, overuse injuries, and chronic pain. Sara specializes in myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, and many other styles of massage therapy. Life lead her on a path to go to nursing school and she graduated from Indiana University Southeast in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
While venturing into nursing, she remained active in the holistic organizations and practices. She has led many roles in nursing, but she is passionate about helping people find renewal and rejuvenation amidst the stress of everyday life. Her hope is that she helps each individual learn how to care for themselves so well, that they don't need her anymore. Sara wants to help her clients reach their individual health goals, including seeing physical improvements.
When Sara isn't working as a nurse or massage therapist, she enjoys time with her family, pets, gardening, listening to music, photography, ancestry research, traveling, spending time outdoors, and many other hobbies.
Mandy Clark, LMT
My earliest memory of massage was when I was about 6 years old. My Dad would come home after a long day at work, my Mom having made dinner for the family, my parents and all 5 kids would eat together. After dinner, the kids would clean up and my Mom would sit on the couch in the family room. My Dad would sit down in front of her and she would massage his head and shoulders. I remember being fascinated by the effects a massage could have on a person. Eventually I started to ask if I could massage my Dad after dinner.
After high school I decided to go to college and get my Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. I worked in Law enforcement for 7 years and realized that was not the way I wanted to help people. So in 2004 I went back to school for massage therapy while living in the Chicagoland area. I felt like I had found what I was meant to do with my life.
Having been in this industry for so long I have worked in a variety of settings from Chiropractor's office to high ends spas. I can perform several different modalities of massage but love giving therapeutic deep tissue. It allows me to problem solve issues with clients and gives me an opportunity to educate them on how to better take care of themselves on a daily basis.
As of February 2020 I have enrolled in school to become a Dr in Functional Medicine. As a Dr in Functional Medicine I will help patients find the root cause of their illness or disease. Once the issue is identified we can then look at ways to heal through healthy lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. I look forward to incorporating massage into my practice as I continue to help clients improve the quality of their lives.