Samantha Beckton, of Knot Now Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, graduated from the Cincinnati School of Medical Massage in Oct. 2000 where she obtained her licensure from the Ohio State Medical Board. She has immersed herself in the study of anatomy and physiology, dance, yoga, and therapeutic movement. In addition to massage therapy, she has worked as a physical therapist assistant in orthopedic outpatient setting helping patients regain mobility. She is a lifelong dancer and yoga practitioner and continues to teach dance and yoga locally and internationally.
Samantha believes that chronic pain develops from faulty posturing and repetitive muscular holding patterns that over time breed dysfunction within the soft tissues and fascia. Her innate sense of anatomy and physiology coupled with eye for posture and compensatory movement patterns help her to pinpoint muscular imbalance. Her personalized therapeutic bodywork sessions are tailored toward restoring balance within the soft tissue to help properly align the body for pain free movement. Her work is slow and and specific focusing on myofascial release techniques and trigger point therapy and integrating the deep relaxing effect of cranial sacral therapy, cupping, and hot stone work when indicated.
Additionally, Samantha is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and utilizes these skills along performing scar tissue management, manual lymphatic drainage and compression bandaging to manage post operative swelling for cancer survivors with lymph node removal as well swelling related to venous insufficiency. She utilizes cupping and myofascial release techniques to help breast cancer patients post mastectomy and radiation to decrease scar tissue and increase tissue mobility and regain pain free range of motion.
Samantha has helped hundreds of people whom suffer from chronic pain conditions such as migraines, TMJ, neck pain, shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, low back pain, sciatica, plantar fascitis, whiplash, post-operative pain, and much more. Her goal is to provide a state of deep relaxation for optimal healing to occur.