Samantha Shillinger

  • WA License #: MA 60411911
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"There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy." –Friedrich Nietzsche

I’ve been fascinated with the human experience and potential for transformation in some form or another since childhood. In my search to more deeply understand the mysteries of psyche, soul, and our inherent interconnectedness with all of life, I earned a B.A. in psychology at Western Washington University in 2008 and studied Transpersonal Psychotherapy as a graduate student at John F. Kennedy University in California.

 

My introduction to body therapy began at McKinnon Body Therapy Center in O...

I’ve been fascinated with the human experience and potential for transformation in some form or another since childhood. In my search to more deeply understand the mysteries of psyche, soul, and our inherent interconnectedness with all of life, I earned a B.A. in psychology at Western Washington University in 2008 and studied Transpersonal Psychotherapy as a graduate student at John F. Kennedy University in California.

 

My introduction to body therapy began at McKinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland, California, where I studied various modalities including Barefoot Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, and Acupressure. After relocating to Washington, I completed a comprehensive 700 hour program in clinical massage therapy at Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts in Seattle.  

 

While recovering from car accident-related injuries shortly after finishing massage school, I experienced powerful and unexpectedly profound healing through a series of Craniosacral therapy sessions with Nancy Keith Witt, who would later become my teacher.  Driven by a deep desire to help others with this unique and effective approach to healing, I further developed my skills and understanding through the Craniosacral Therapy training program at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA.

I've also been extremely fortunate to spend time in both India and Thailand where I explored the fascinating world of Ayurveda, India's traditional system of healing and holistic wellness, and yogic methods for healing and integration.  These experiences have helped shape not only the lens through which I view life, but the way I approach a person, their body, and my work as a therapist.

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WA # MA 60411911

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Steffany on Apr 20
Samantha is a skilled intuitive massage therapist. I love how she listens to me and to my body. I have been working with her for more than two years and I have learned a great deal from her about my body. She is so collaborative and respectful. I always have a great experience and look forward to my next massage.
by Lu on Apr 14
I have received the most powerful healing sessions of my life from Sam... She is incredibly in tune with herself and others in a way that magnifies her sensitivity to the needs of her clients. Highly skilled, educated and kind, Sam is the one I go to whether it's muscle pain, migraine or grief. Each session leaves me feeling relieved from my suffering, cared for, invigorated and ready to take on the challenges of my life again.
by Shelly on Apr 10
I have had several opportunities to have restorative massage therapy and craniosacral therapy by Samantha at Embody Healing Arts. I suffer from head, neck, and shoulder pain and lack of movement due to years of long hours of desk/computer work. Each visit has left me greatly relieved of my pain level and numbness, with improved range of motion. Samantha has been able to locate specific problem areas in my neck, and after working at the site I have actually been able to see knots dissipate and tissues free up. I have been treated with one-to-one whole attention, and compassion, not only to my trouble areas but also to the strains demanded by my work. She has helped me with exercises that I can do at home and at my desk that help alleviate a lot of the stressors working against me as well. My time with her is always enjoyable, and brings a great deal of relief as well. It’s always a very positive experience for me.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Integrative Session

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