Samantha Shillinger

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

Nearly eight years of walking alongside others on the path to healing and wellness have taught me it is not only possible, but natural for us to feel ease and delight in our bodies. It is an immense joy and privilege to witness the relief, progress, and life-affirming discoveries clients achieve throughout the course of our work together.


My fascination with the human experience and potential for healing led me to earn a B.A. in psychology at Western Washington University in 2008 and, shortly ...

Nearly eight years of walking alongside others on the path to healing and wellness have taught me it is not only possible, but natural for us to feel ease and delight in our bodies. It is an immense joy and privilege to witness the relief, progress, and life-affirming discoveries clients achieve throughout the course of our work together.


My fascination with the human experience and potential for healing led me to earn a B.A. in psychology at Western Washington University in 2008 and, shortly afterward, to study Transpersonal Psychotherapy as a graduate student at John F. Kennedy University in California.

 

In 2011 I was introduced to body therapy 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 as well as the three-part Craniosacral Therapy series at Bastyr University.

 

Since then, I’ve worked in various settings including clinics focused primarily on injury treatment and medical massage.  I make it a priority to continually expand my therapist toolbox by regularly taking continuing education classes on topics including: treatment for whiplash, back pain, and headaches; active isolated stretching; intraoral massage; pregnancy massage; cupping; advanced Craniosacral Therapy techniques; and trauma sensitive approaches to bodywork, to name a few.


I love what I do and look forward to working with you on the path to optimal recovery, wellness, and resilience.


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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

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

  • Other
  • Integrative Session
  • Pregnancy Massage

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