Sarah’s Story

Sarah started running her own business in 2000 after completing remedial massage and acupuncture qualifications. Sarah Fogarty is a highly qualified  and skilled remedial massage therapist and acupuncturist with over 17 years of experience, having worked as an AFL team massage therapist for Melbourne and Hawthorn for 10 years as well as within prestigious sports medicine clinics in Melbourne.  Sarah has worked extensively with massage and acupuncture to treat sports injuries and musculoskeletal dysfunction in high level athletes, work related injuries, car accidents, stress related dysfunction  and those who are pursing health and fitness, she also works extensively with mental health diseases including anxiety, depression and eating disorders, both in clinical practice and in her research career.

Sarah is also a qualified pregnancy massage therapist.  Sarah offers a warm, safe and supportive environment for treatment during pregnancy and the postnatal period.  She has also worked with women’s health conditions including infertility, pregnancy preparation and IVF.   Sarah also works with individuals who have experienced bereavement following miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal loss.

Sarah has a Masters degree in Acupuncture and a PhD in Acupuncture and Eating Disorders. She is currently involved in research at the University of Western Sydney and takes a patient-centred, evidence-based approach to both her clinical and academic roles. Sarah has a treatment philosophy of integrated care and believes in working together with other therapists and or medical professionals in achieving the best possible outcome for her patients.

Sarah has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals including papers on the use of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in eating disorders, experience of pregnancy and eating disorders, fertility massage, systematic reviews on complementary therapies in eating disorders, experience of eating disorders in pregnancy and eating disorders and mentoring and safety of massage during pregnancy and the postnatal period. She is currently undertaking research on pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy.