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 holds a medical license as a physical therapist assistant. She has experience in acute, sub acute, orthopedic outpatient setting helping patients regain mobility and live more vibrantly. 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 and cupping when indicated.
Additionally, Samantha is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and utilizes these skills along with 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. Samantha has worked closely with the Mission Hospital Cancer Center in Asheville, NC to help breast cancer patients post mastectomy and radiation to decrease scar tissue and increase tissue mobility and regain pain free range of motion.
Working in physical therapy for 6 years has given Samantha a wealth of experience and understanding of complicated diagnoses a typical massage therapist may or may not understand. She has helped thousands 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.