Massage & Wellness Services
Licensed Massage Therapist
200 Hour YTT
B.S. in Psychology
Samanthia is a movement enthusiast, well-being advocate, deep listener, and passionate learner. Her curiosity for psychology and health & wellness led her to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and eventually led her into her first yoga class.
In 2014, she completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Buffy Barfoot in Denver Colorado; a training packed with mythology, breath-work, meditation, and a detailed breakdown of postural alignment. She continued her training by taking workshops with yogis such as Christina Sell, Darren Rhodes, and Eoin Finn. After teaching for some time, her love of anatomy and eagerness to offer more to her students, encouraged her to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Samanthia graduated from New School For Massage in Chicago where she was trained in the following modalities: Swedish, Thai, Trigger Point, Chair, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. Upon graduating, she has continued to expand her knowledge of the body and mind in order to deliver the best to her clients. Through understanding the deep connectedness of the body and exploring pain/tissue tension through the lens of functional neurology, she has been able to assist foot pain by treating tissue around the abdomen and shoulder pain by treating tissue around the liver. Pain can be a great big, peculiar puzzle and something that our society is still trying to understand through research.
Because of this, her approach to bodywork may standout as different from other therapists. Her current practice is heavily influenced by the understanding that you cannot force the body to relax. Massage therapy is about having a conversation with the nervous system, asking it what it needs, and providing those things. The tissues under tension will relax when it feels safe to do so! Because of this, she is thoughtful about how she tailors each session with her clients, making sure they feel heard and that she cultivates an environment of safety and trust.
In addition to massage therapy techniques, she utilizes the following tools to aid her clients in recovery:
Red light therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy or photobiomodulation, has gained popularity for its various health benefits. The therapy involves exposure to low-level red or near-infrared light, which penetrates the skin to stimulate cellular function. One of the primary benefits is the promotion of healing and tissue repair, making it effective for injuries, wounds, and inflammatory conditions. Red light therapy is also praised for its ability to reduce inflammation and alleviate joint pain, making it a valuable adjunct for individuals with arthritis or musculoskeletal disorders. Additionally, it has shown promise in enhancing skin health by promoting collagen production and improving complexion. Beyond physical benefits, red light therapy has been linked to improved mood and sleep, potentially due to its influence on circadian rhythms. Its non-invasive nature and minimal side effects make it an appealing option for those seeking natural and holistic approaches to wellness.
Pneumatic compression devices offer a range of therapeutic benefits, particularly in the realm of circulatory and musculoskeletal health. These devices, often used for compression therapy, employ rhythmic inflation and deflation of air chambers to promote better blood circulation in the limbs. One of the primary advantages is the reduction of edema and swelling, making them valuable tools in the management of conditions such as lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency. Additionally, pneumatic compression devices can aid in preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in individuals at risk, such as those recovering from surgery or immobile for extended periods. Athletes and individuals engaged in physical activities also utilize these devices to expedite muscle recovery by facilitating the removal of metabolic waste products. The controlled pressure applied by these devices can alleviate muscle soreness and enhance overall limb functionality. Overall, pneumatic compression devices offer a non-invasive and effective approach to enhancing vascular and muscular well-being.
Vibroacoustic Sound Healing
Vibroacoustic sound therapy employs low-frequency vibrations and soothing sounds to induce relaxation and healing. Individuals experience this therapy by lying on a specialized mat emitting therapeutic vibrations, often accompanied by calming music. These vibrations, applied directly to the body, reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation. The therapy stimulates the nervous system, improves circulation, and offers a multisensory experience for overall well-being. Some practitioners incorporate brainwave entrainment techniques, enhancing mental clarity. Vibroacoustic sound therapy is utilized for stress reduction, pain management, and promoting a state of physical and mental relaxation.
Infrared Bio Mat
The infrared bio mat offers a myriad of health benefits by combining the therapeutic effects of far-infrared rays, negative ions, and amethyst crystals. The bio mat’s far-infrared technology penetrates deeply into the body, promoting increased blood circulation and oxygenation of tissues, which can aid in pain relief, muscle relaxation, and the reduction of inflammation. Negative ions generated by the bio mat contribute to an enhanced sense of well-being and mental clarity by neutralizing free radicals in the body. Additionally, the incorporation of amethyst crystals in the mat is believed to amplify the healing properties, promoting balance and tranquility. Users often report improved sleep quality, stress reduction, and overall relaxation, making the infrared bio mat a versatile tool for holistic wellness and a valuable addition to therapeutic practices.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) has gained recognition for its therapeutic benefits in pain management and tissue healing. This non-invasive therapy involves the application of low-level electrical currents that are specific to particular frequencies associated with various physiological processes. FSM aims to address pain and inflammation by targeting specific tissues and cellular structures. It has shown promise in promoting tissue repair, reducing muscle spasms, and increasing ATP production, which is crucial for cellular energy. FSM is often used in the treatment of conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, nerve pain, and injuries. Its ability to target specific frequencies makes it a precise and effective modality for pain relief and tissue regeneration, offering a drug-free and alternative approach to managing various health issues.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy has demonstrated a range of health benefits by harnessing electromagnetic fields to stimulate cellular activity. Widely recognized for its non-invasive nature, PEMF therapy is known to enhance circulation, improve cellular oxygenation, and accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. This modality has shown efficacy in reducing pain and inflammation, making it a valuable option for individuals dealing with musculoskeletal conditions, arthritis, or injuries. PEMF therapy is also noted for its potential to support bone health and aid in fracture healing. Additionally, it has been explored for its positive effects on mood, sleep, and overall well-being. With its versatility and minimal side effects, PEMF therapy continues to be researched and utilized as a complementary approach in promoting optimal health and addressing various medical conditions.
The following conditions are contraindicated for one or more of the modalities listed above:
- Medication that increases photosensitivity
- Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
- Implanted Devices (i.e. pacemaker)
- Organ Transplants
- Active Bleeding
- Acute Infections
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Severe Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Severe Cardiovascular Conditions
- Acute Congestive Heart Failure
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Compromised Sensation
- Recent Surgeries/Injuries
- Severe Mental Health Conditions
**Please make sure you list all health conditions on your health intake form so that the massage therapist can adjust accordingly.