Sarah Elliott, licensed acupuncturist

Sarah Elliott, L.Ac.

Owner and Licensed Acupuncturist

Hello and thanks for taking the time to learn a little bit more about me. Here are some fun facts I thought you might like to know:

  • Firstly, I thoroughly enjoy meeting and connecting with people I just met.
  • Secondly, for 15+ years of my life, I was a bartender (hence the above bullet point). Ask me how to make any drink — my specialties were Manhattans and Chocolate Martinis.
  • I’m originally from New York State and even though I’ll never move back there, the East Coast genes are forever in my DNA, for example I’ve never been called passive-aggressive ;) 
  • I have a five-year-old daughter, Nora, who also got those East Coast genes and a stay-at-home husband, Paul, who quit his job so that I could be 100% committed to my practice.

Keep reading to learn about my education and specialties:

I am a Licensed Acupuncturist through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). My Master’s Degree is in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN and I also have specialized training in Sports Acupuncture and Cosmetic Acupuncture.

I specialize in treating acute and chronic pain conditions, emotional issues, digestive complaints, women’s health and sports medicine. I have been fortunate enough to work with many NFL players using a self-developed protocol of acupuncture and cupping to help facilitate recovery and reduce the risk of injury.

My goal is provide you with drug-free, surgery-free options to improve the quality of your life. I’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about how I can help you live a happier, healthier life. Contact me here.

Sarah Vennes, massage therapist

Sarah vennes, CNMT

Neuromuscular Massage Therapist

Well, hello there! I’m Sarah Vennes (or the “other” Sarah), the Massage and Neuromuscular Therapist at Elliott Therapeutics! I first took an interest in alternative therapies in my early life. I was increasingly exposed to this world of healthcare as a young athlete with a curious mind and the fire was lit.

As I began traditional college coursework I came to the conclusion that the path I was on, wasn’t a path I was meant to walk. So, I took time off, re-discovered my values, and decided to attend Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2014.

Up until my graduation in 2016, I worked a full-time job as a server and bartender at a restaurant where eventually I met Sarah Elliott! One and a half years into working together, we finally spoke about what one another did professionally.“You’re an Acupuncturist?! I’m a Massage Therapist!”- You can probably piece together the rest, and here we are! Together again at Elliott Therapeutics as our full-time passion and living.

In my day to day life, I love spending time with my husband, Ryan, my family, and my fabulous friends. I’ve got a sickening number of houseplants that I love and care for along with 5 reptilian companions (No snakes, don’t get it twisted). Favorite activities of mine are hiking, camping, paddleboarding, roasting various foods over open fires, and visiting national parks. Also, I’m incredibly passionate about the MN state fair as well as fresh snowfall with sparkly holiday decorations.

I hope to grow familiar with you and be able to make a positive impact on your personal health and wellness journey! For information on my specialties visit the Massage page and please feel free to reach out and connect through the contact page. See you around!