About the Owner:
Sara Cozort CMT/LMT
Certified Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapist and owner of Southside Massage Retreat.
Studied at Center of Vital Living in Ft. Wayne Indiana. I received my certification in 2002 and an Associates degree in 2003. I have over 1,500 credit hours and 14 years experience as a massage therapist. I just recently certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy in March of 2013.
My practice philosophy is that relaxation is integral to wellness. I practice Massage because I think it is important to live a healthy lifestyle through natural healing.
A little bit about me: I'm a cancer survivor of stage 3 Hodgkin's Lymphoma, as of 2010. I volunteer for the Relay for Life doing chair massages for the United Cancer Foundation. I live a very active lifestyle. On my free time I like to run for exercise, spend time with family and friends.
Bio of the Therapists:
Bonnie Mark, CMT/LMT
Graduated from the Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts in March 2005 as a Certified Massage Therapist. She operated a private practice for 10 years including one year at a senior assisted living facility. In 2013 she became a fully Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Indiana. She has been with Southside Massage Retreat since 2014.
Bonnie is proficient in many massage modalities and specializes in Swedish Massage, Integrative Massage, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Acupressure, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage and Geriatric Massage. In addition to therapeutic massage, Bonnie promotes a holistic approach to healing the body, through stress reduction, good nutrition, and relaxation techniques. She has studied with the American College of Healthcare Sciences and received a Certificate in Holistic Nutrition and a diploma in Homeobotanical Therapies, and is currently working on certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner.
Bonnie is passionate about her work, but also takes time to relax by spending time with family and friends, reading, stargazing and ballroom dancing.
Tony Mims, CMT
Tony holds an Associate degree in Massage Therapy from the National Holistic Institute in Encino, CA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mentoring from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He also has an Associate degree in Music Education and Musical Theater. Tony specializes in reflexology, Zen shiatsu, acupressure and trigger point therapy and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. He prefers to work on a thick but very comfortable shiatsu mat but is versatile on various modalities.
Tony has his daughter (Aurora Mikalyn) in his spare time, he loves her adventurous spirit and exploring the world every chance they get. Tony loves discovering new music, is a musician himself, he also enjoys cooking, riding/fixing up bmx bikes and doing anything outside! He currently resides in Mishawaka where he's fixing up his house one DIY project at a time.