Samantha, CMTPT, LMT with PalmLeaf Massage ClinicChannel positive energy and help relieve chronic pain, releasing adhesions of connective tissues and muscles knots
• Certified Trigger Point Therapist for Headache, Neck, Jaw Pain and Lower Extremities
• Certified Prenatal, Postnatal, and Infant Massage
• Myofascial Release Therapy
• Certified Reiki, Level 1 & 2
• Licensed Massage Therapist
Touch Style: Medium to Deep Pressure
Samantha is a Licensed Massage Therapist graduated from European Massage Therapy School in Skokie, IL.
She has great success of all ages, people especially with athletes suffering from chronic pains such as fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, insomnia, whiplash, chronic migraines, tourettes, stroke, plantar fasciitis, among other common physical illnesses and pains.
Her pressure range can span from a medium to deep with a mixture of general massage strokes and very specific, deep tissue work. She also incorporate healing energy during each session as a Reiki practitioner.
Reiki is the Japanese word for “Universal Energy.” As a Reiki practitioner, Samantha is able to channel healing energy within her sessions in order to complement the benefits of her massage. She is able to utilize and incorporate this channeled healing energy into any massage session as needed or perform a standalone Reiki session.
Credentials and Modalities
- Certified Trigger Point Therapist for Lower Extremities (Thigh, Knee, Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot Pain)
- Certified Trigger Point Therapist for Headache, Neck and Jaw Pain
- Certified Prenatal, Postnatal, and Infant Massage
- MFR (Myofascial Release Therapy)
- Certified Reiki, Level 1 & 2
- Illinois State License No.: 227.018786
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There’s a reason this place has 5 stars. I’m visiting from L.A. and needed an overhaul and a serious no-nonsense massage. I yelped PalmLeaf and saw all the wonderful reviews, AND which masseuses people enjoyed and I called right away. An hour later I’m on a table and Samantha is giving me one of the best (and possibly strongest, albeit just slightly delightfully painful) massages I’ve had in a long while. I nearly asked her to come live with me. I would say based on this massage and the pressure/muscle work they do that this massage style is not for the faint of heart, I’d say the avid massage getter and people who really like a good strong deep tissue massage would be head over heels at finding this place! If you’re looking for just a nice relaxing rub down, this is not it. I find the release after getting a good knot out very relaxing, as they say, “no pain no gain”, but not everyone is in my club (my husband would probably scream in agony if someone went that deep). *I did specify that I like it very strong….so I’m sure they can go lighter on less experienced clients. Anyway, what a find, I am a fan and I see why people love this place!! — Jessica E., Yelp Review
I am so beyond grateful that I have found palm leaf and Samantha! Everything about scheduling my initial appointment very quickly to my actual massage treatment was nothing short of amazing! I can not say anything other than I wish I could see Samantha once a week! I suffer from severe post-stroke pain and most therapeutic massage places I had gone too never really got into the knots and helped today was different than anything I have ever had and Samantha is incredible! Great personality and really cares about your needs which I could tell was sincere! You have to go and see the magic that takes place here! So excited for my two weeks follow up session! — Jaime R., Yelp Review
Samantha is amazing and thorough! She uses just the right amount of strength and massage to hit every muscle. I felt awesome and would recommend her to anyone. Great addition to Palm Leaf Massage! — Peg B.
Samantha is great! Really strong hands, finds the spots and works on them. Very professional! — Inna O.
Samantha was amazing and has made my pains soo much better. — Kristina M.
I have seen Samantha twice now, and she is amazing. I’m officially a regular client because she is so good!!
I have a lot of upper neck stiffness and discomfort. Some of it is from lifting weights, some of it is from TMJ. Either way, without regular massage and the occasional chiropractic visit, I would have limited rotation of my head. Samantha knows how to get in there and dig it out. She can apply the right amount of pressure that you need, but is great with deep tissue work. — Carrie B.
Samantha is absolutely amazing. This was my second time going to her an of course I was very pleased with my massage. During my massage she was able to locate all of my knots and comfortably release me of any pain. She is such a pleasant massage therapist who has great passion for the work she does. Highly recommend her and Palm Leaf. —Jennifer K.
OK, I’ve had a lot of massages, even in the high end hotels at Las Vegas, and this was the most comfortable, best massage I’ve ever had! I was so relaxed, and Samantha found all the points on my body that were giving me troubles. She spent some time getting to know what my issues were, and spent time talking to me afterwards and brought me water and was so polite even though I just was a total chatterbox. She was highly attuned to my needs and the time went by so quickly! I actually felt energized after this massage. Definitely will be a repeat customer! — Sharon L.
Samantha is fantastic!!!! Very professional and great at what she does. By far the best upper extremity/hand massage I’ve ever had. — Alex R.
Samantha gave a fantastic massage! She listened to me and worked on every knot and soar spot I had and yet it was still relaxing. She was very professional and it was a great experience! Can’t wait to go back. — Michelle A.
Samantha was great. She was very intent on how much pressure I needed and was comfortable with. I felt it was very individualized. I haven’t felt my body or aches for days. The lasting effects are a plus. — Jodi F.
Absolutely thought Samantha was amazing! She went above and beyond and I will definitely be returning to see her. She made me feel comfortable and explained what we were going to be doing and again at the end reiterated what she did during the massage and when I should return. Samantha was knowledgeable and focused on my problematic areas. I was overall very pleased with the whole experience. — Kim K.
Samantha gave me an excellent massage a few days ago. Within a 2 minute conversation/introductions-she was able to focus in on the areas that were sore. What made the massage unique was that she found so many knots I had no idea that I had and was able to release them. I left feeling great. Highly recommend. — Susan N., Yelp Review at PalmLeaf Massage Clinic
This was my third visit to the clinic and my first visit with Samantha. As always I was warmly welcomed and brought to a comfortable treatment room. Samantha took the time to find all the knots and work on the areas that were most troublesome with trigger point technique. She has nice firm pressure and quickly eased off on the few spots that were a bit more intense. — Dominique G.
Samantha gives a wonderful full body therapeutic massage. She is professional and is very skilled. I appreciated her constant communication with me to make sure her touch was strong enough. I have had chronic back pain from a car accident and have had many massage therapists treat me over the past several years. Samantha definitely helped me! I not only felt great after the massage, but continued to feel wonderful for several days after. Thank you!! I will be back again! — Melissa H.
I highly recommend Samantha! I have had neck pain for over 3 years and after having only 3 massages by her I am now able to have increased mobility and considerably less daily pain! I no longer take daily Advil and people no longer mention how “strained” my posture is! Samantha has a healing and very caring gentle personality. I feel very lucky to have discovered her! — Susan S.
I just had a 90 minute massage with Samantha and I feel amazing. I went in with back and hip pain and after a brief consultation she got right to work. She knew where the hip pressure was coming from and did trigger point where she found I needed it. I had no idea how tight I was until she got to work. She had me lay on my back and also on my stomach for a full body massage. I could feel by whole body relaxing and releasing the tension and tight spots as she kept moving from spot to spot. She really focused on my pain that I explained and where that was coming from but she also made sure to go over my entire body. I stood up after the massage and literally felt like I could melt because I was so relaxed and fluid. The hip pain and lower back pain I was experiencing only 90 minutes earlier was gone. I highly recommend her services!
Palmleaf Massage Clinic is amazing in general. I have had a massages by Ramon and Frank as well and everyone has a special touch. I would highly suggest their services to anyone as I know the healing they provide. I cannot wait for my next massage! — Katie S.
Samantha is a great massage therapist! My neck and upper back muscles were so tight that it caused me to have a migraine for two days. Samantha was able to get to the source of my muscle pain and brought me great relief. In addition, she found other tight muscles that I didn’t even realize. She has great technique and she is very compassionate. I highly recommend her! — Rachel D.