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Typical American Male Finding the Atypical American route to Wellness

I am a relatively new client as I just started seeing Sadie at Sweet Fern Studio for acupuncture a couple of months ago. I started going to help the healing of tendinitis I had in both elbows which had not responded to other medical treatments as well as a life long battle with headaches that I thought she might be able to help with. During the initial consultation Sadie was so engaged and invested that I also ended up spilling the beans about my life-long struggle with all those yucky emotional things that us fellas don't like to talk about...anger, anxiety, depression, you know...feelings! The tendinitis and headaches were like nothing for Sweet Fern Studio to knock out of the park, BOOM...I'm "cured". Now I have focused the sessions to whole body wellness and I am feeling more empowered and more in tune with what I need in order to be at my best. I am starting to find out who I am under all that mental-emotional discontent. Sadie at Sweet Fern Studio has helped begin a transformation in me that I had almost given up on ever finding! I can not say enough; however, as a T.A.M., I feel as if I have already said too much! If you are not well physically, emotionally, or spiritually, make an appointment today!!!!!

Sleep FINALLY

I’ve been struggling to get a solid night’s rest for a long while trying everything I could think of and once again Sadie’s magic touch did it again!!

Genuine, amazing treatment

The reason I decided to move into the office next to Sadie is because she has the magic combination of a) amazing treatment skills, b) the desire to really connect and understand what’s wrong and find long term solutions and c) genuine, caring, and fun personality.

Very Helpful

Sadie is brilliant and insightful. She provides excellent acupuncture to my 3 yo daughter while playing with her. My daughter feels completely at ease and I always feel supported as a parent.

Total Wellness

A feeling of complete trust in Sadie and her skills! I can not stress enough how beneficial these sessions are for me. I feel like Sadie and the Atmosphere at Sweet Fern Studio strengthens me and helps me have a wide window of tolerance internally and externally! Give her a chance and you will be hooked!

Lady seeking wellness

Sadie is a phenomenally gifted, caring acupuncturist! She really listens and makes sensible, creative suggestions to move you towards wellness. I have been under Sadie’s care for several years and experienced a myriad of health challenges including mental fogginess, breast cancer (including double mastectomy surgery and a year of chemotherapy,) specific joint pain, a few instances of the common cold (which she was able to completely cure in one session!) I highly recommend her as a practitioner and an amazing person. I usually see her 3-4 times per month and cannot imagine going through life’s challenges without her wonderful assistance!👍👍👍👍👍

Feeling tuned up and grounded for spring transition

Yesterday I went for a spring tune up with Sadie and really feeling it was worth it. It felt very restorative while I was there, I’m still feeling the positive energy today a day later. My time for self-care is limited-this was a great use of my time. I love the accessibility of Sadie’s downtown office, so easy to walk to from downtown. The space is so thoughtfully designed. Sadie is a great listener and is able to glean the important information to choose to best treatment. Highly recommend!! We’re blessed to have her.

Sadie is Terrific!

I am so glad that I am incorporating acupuncture into my wellness plans. I feel the benefits after each session!

Great experience

Sadie is so caring and made me feel comfortable from the start. I've had great results with her treatments.

Sadie is a wonderful and healing

Sadie's kind ear, gentle touch, and intuitive nature combined with her vast knowledge of Chinese medicine make her a wonderful practioner. I always leave her office feel cared for and better off than when I came. She is a wonderful acupuncturist!

In good hands

Initial visit was based on a web search and a need to relieve some back pain. I was pleasantly surprised from the moment I communicated with Sadie. She exuded confidence and command of her work and was genuinely interested in finding custom fit care for my problem. To make it even more appealing the work is reasonably priced.

A Place of Peace, Comfort, and Healing

I have tried many alternate modalities in Ithaca for headache relief and healing and I had almost given up on trying something new when I decided to make an appointment with Sadie in the midst of one of my worst migraines. She was both caring and confident. I can honestly say I woke up this morning with relief having both slept amazing for the first time in many many years and feeling an energy returning and the headaches diminishing. Sadie is a gentle soul and she will listen to you and be thorough in seeking to understand your specific needs and what will work for you. I can't say enough great things about Sadie and her kind approach and I have only been to one appointment so far.

Quality/Nurturing/Intelligence/Humor/Rest

Sadie is just the best and we are so fortunate to have her in our community. An appt with her embodies all that I've entitled this review with (& probably more).

Sadie makes magic happen!

I can't say enough about how wonderful my experiences have been with Sadie. She is an extremely gentle, genuine, and most importantly knowledgeable practitioner. I always walk away feeling incredibly better than when I came in. If you've ever wondered about acupuncture but were fearful to give it a try, I promise you that Sadie does not disappoint.

Testimonial #44

I've seen many TCM practitioners throughout my life in Ithaca and around the world, but I've enjoyed working with Sadie the most. She is not only a skilled acupuncturist and herbalist but also a genuinely caring and compassionate healer. I really appreciate that she patiently listens to my concerns and clearly explains her reasoning for my course of treatment. For example, she had us look at a mirror together and explained to me what she sees when she looks at my tongue so that I can understand what is going on in my body. I have already seen improvements in my skin condition since working with Sadie. The studio space is beautiful, calming, and thoughtfully designed. Moreover, her services are very reasonably priced, especially when you purchase a treatment package. I recommend Sadie to all my friends.

Testimonial #43

Sadie has a real knack of listening both to body and heart. I have been seeing Sadie for a couple of years and I believe she and acupuncture have assisted in stabilizing some long term medical conditions, encourage healthier eating in such a fun and caring way, and contributed to my well being.

What a calming place

Sadie Hays does a wonderful job, provides a safe and compassionate place.

Always better afterwards

Sadie is a wonderful, knowledgeable, humble, caring, compassionate professional. I always feel better after an acupuncture session. She helps me get in touch with what’s going on inside my body in several areas: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. She can and will suggest herbs, homeopathic remedies and eastern meds that she can sell or can be purchased from local retailers. I highly recommend her!

good results in calming setting

I am halfway through treatment for facial paralysis from Bell's Palsy. Sadie has definitely boosted the rate of recovery. I only wish my doctor had recommended acupuncture earlier. Very calming setting (many patients are asleep!) and helpful advice.

Goddess Warrior of Healing

I remember during one of my first visits with Sadie I was venting to her about what was wrong with my body and what needed to be fixed. I knew I was in a special place when she responded by saying "why don't we take a moment to appreciate everything that is functioning within your body." No one had EVER brought this perspective to me before. It's that shift from wanting to cure the "problems" of the body to creating daily health with compassionate curiosity that has led me to back to Sweet Fern for over 2 years and counting. Sadie's deep care and knowledge for and about the body is incredible. When she is with you, she's present, she's curious, she's attuned, she's light-hearted and always provides the most detail-oriented work. I am so grateful to her in my life. Thank you for creating such a resilient space at Sweet Fern that fosters healing from within.

5 Stars

So well taken care of!

I love working with Sadie. She takes such great care of your needs and truly engages with a thoughtful and tailored approach of healing. She'd be 6 stars if that were a thing.

Tuned up

After an acupuncture session with Sadie, I always leave feeling deeply listened to ... and breathing more freely! As I move into my eighth decade, I've had treatment for a variety of complaints, from swollen knees to sinus infections. Last spring I came in after a fall, and Sadie diagnosed the exact fractured wrist bone, referring me for more treatment. She had deep knowledge, deft technique, and a bedside manner that is grounded, practical and nurturing.

5 Stars

Energy and Relief

Last week visit to Sweet Fern Studio brought me great relief, bringing back much needed energy. I was confident the treatment would have this positive effect as I have had this experience many times under the care of Dr. Hays. I usually see the doctor every two weeks and she keeps me going. She is very attentive to my needs. And the peaceful space at Sweet Fern makes it the perfect setting for healing body and soul.

Acupuncture at Sweet Fern

I highly recommend Sweet Fern for healing and renewal. I have received acupuncture treatments from Sadie for a few years now with wonderful results on both a physical and emotional level. I always look forward to her caring and compassionate presence.

A Beautiful Oasis

"Sweet Fern Studio is tucked away near the old "Octopus" and provides a gentle respite from hectic small-city life. The space is clean, bright, pretty and calm. Sadie has a wonderful healing presence, and getting acupuncture from her has helped me with a couple of different health issues. Definitely give it a try! "

very pleasant experience

" Nice setting for a massage. The waiting area was very comfortable and relaxing. The use of screen dividers to subdivide the larger therapy room into private individual areas was nicely done. Temperature of heated massage tableand drapings added to my comfort and enjoyment of the session. I have recommended to others."

Sweet Fern Studio

"I have had acupuncture and medical massage (Sadie and Rose) and have found both practitioners very helpful, caring, and empathetic. I really appreciate the physical/mental check-ins pre- and post-session, the attention and focus on my areas of need, and the advice!"

Good Experience

"Thorough visit, good experience. I have some hope that my problem, which has been difficult to solve by other disciplines, will be resolved. Keeping my fingers crossed!"

Calming and Supportive

"Sadie does a great job with acupuncture, treating anxiety, sleep disturbance and overall health well being"

Wonderful

"Sadie truly has a gift with children. I brought my 14 month old in (plus her very hungry, very sleepy, very fussy 3 year old brother), and she was so kind and gentle in the midst of sick and fussy little ones. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone. The studio itself was a beautiful and welcoming space. I definitely look forward to going back soon!"

Amazing

"Sadie is an amazing acupuncturist. She can adapt to anything with warmth, humor, and grace, and her treatments have long lasting effects. I recommend her often!"

Sadie was knowledgable and helpful

"I was very impressed by Sadie, and after only one treatment I can see some differences in my condition. Encouraging! "

Not as scary as he thought!

"I think that giving the gift of acupuncture may have been one of the best investments I've made in a very long time. The recipient of my gift, while a bit unsure and shaky the night before his first appointment, tells me that it wasn't scary and he barely felt a thing. He says that his pain level has decreased with the initial visit, and that he enjoyed his time at Sweet Fern. Sadie's skillful techniques and caring manner are already improving his quality of life. Thank you, Sadie!"

supportive and encouraging

"Sadie has been such a great support to me as a new mom. In addition to preventative care for children, she offers helpful insights with diet and sleep. Sessions with Sadie always give me greater confidence about how to optimize my baby's health. Thank you, Sadie!"

so great with kids

"I have seen Sadie for acupuncture for years and was excited to have her start working with my kids a few months ago. She is so great at engaging with both of them during their treatments! They are comfortable 100% of the time they are at Sweet Fern. I am so thankful to have her as a support for my family's health. "

A Healing Place

"I took my 3 year old to Sweet Fern for the first time yesterday. He isn't always comfortable in a new environment, but Sadie got down on his level and made him feel right at home. He referred to her studio as "a healing place" and seemed relaxed through the whole appointment. Sadie gave us some tips to help with his very dry skin that I look forward to trying more at home."

We Love Sadie! And Shonishin!

"We started seeing Sadie for Acupuncture for my toddler's asthma and it has helped immensely. We go bi-weekly and look forward to our visits. The space is warm and inviting, with a great play area for kids. Sadie makes my son feel comfortable and makes me feel he is in the best care possible. She has helped make his asthma more manageable and has helped make me feel more at ease with the whole asthma situation. "

I feel great!

"I have been seeing Sadie for a few months now and have been getting bi-weekly treatments. This past week I was having some digestive problems and my ankles and feet had been getting swollen. I felt so fantastic after the treatment, my stomach has been much better and the swelling in my ankles has been greatly improved. Acupuncture is part of my regular care to stay feeling great. Thank you so much Sadie!!"

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"Being a professional massage therapist myself, I am quite familiar with the power of bodywork and other alternative therapies. My visit to Sweet Fern Studio was my first as the recipient of acupuncture. After suffering with a pain in my right leg for approximately 6 weeks (being treated by other alt methods) I thought I'd give acupuncture a try. Boy am I glad I did!! Today is day #4 post-treatment and I have been PAIN FREE ever since I left their office. Sadie was excellent and kind! Well done!"

Wow

The atmosphere is coming, inviting and bright. They were able to get me and quickly & focus on my needs"

Soothing Space

"Sweet Fern has been fantastic. They have really created a serene space and the staff are great! We see Sadie for pediatric acupressure."

Great experience and look forward to more!

"Amazing how great and gently Sadie was with him! He is only 2yrs old and he was very relaxed and comfortable there."

Heaven

"This is an Ithaca oasis of serenity and healing."

Worth it

"I have been going to Sweet Fern for several years and I go back because the staff is skilled, polite, accommodating and enjoyable to interact with. The location is quiet and off the main path, room is comfortable and table set up is great. The environment is just as relaxing as the message. Combined they make for a great experience."

Wonderful massage and environment

"I had such a wonderful experience at Sweet Fern Studio. I felt listened to and cared about. The environment was cozy and warm.

Sadie is great!

"She saw me with little notice and even squeezed me in for a follow-up on a day she is not usually in. Takes her time getting to know patients and their needs. Highly recommend."

comfort and healing

"Sweetfern is a special place, made even better by the care and skill these healers employ when working with you. I always feel better after visiting them. The first place I turn to in Ithaca for acupuncture or massage. "

Lovely Place!

"The serene vibe welcomes you as soon as you set foot in this lovely space. The staff are wonderful, and my first experience was first rate."

Great environment and wonderful sessions

"I have both massages and accupuncture here and I see results. A grear place to go for therapy for skin conditions like psoriasis!"

Great studio

"This is a very pleasant studio run by people that know what they are doing. I recommend that you give it a try."

Children's full moon clinic

"What a wonderful experience for both my daughter and I! Sadie has a way of connecting with children that is warm, professional and age appropriate. My daughter, age 5, was communicative, curious and open with Sadie right from the start even though this was a completely new experience for both her and I. As a parent I felt very informed by the end of the visit and left with numerous tools we have already used at home! Thank you!!"

Children's full moon clinic

"My daughters age 5 & 3 attended the children's full moon clinc. Sadie was attentive and in tune with their energy. Both girls just seemed to comfortably melt into her table. As she worked, Sadie shared her observations with me and gave me tips about signs to look for, and points I could massage to alleviate certain tensions. The minute we were out the door, my children asked when we could return! "

Heavenly

"If everyone in the world visited here we would have world peace the next day. You should go and take care of yourself. "

Excellent acupuncturist!

"I have had 3 acupuncture visits with Sadie and each has been a very positive experience. She listens to my concerns, and is able to see the big picture of what is going on. She explains her approach and treatment in a way that makes sense to a non-eastern-medicine person. I look forward to continuing with her for my care, and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a down-to-earth and caring acupuncturist."

Accupuncture with Sadie

"I wish I had not waited so long to start acupuncture with Sadie. I had a concussion 6 months ago. Western medicine does not really "treat " concussions, it is just a monitor and wait approach. I know the acupuncture sessions with her have helped tremendously and I would highly recommend Sadie to anyone having post concussion symptoms. You will feel so much better in body and spirit! "