Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist
Samantha Young has been licensed to practice massage since 2008 through the Virginia Board of Nursing. She completed a 600-hour massage program in Richmond, Virginia in 2007. After completing her massage program she went to Houston, TX to complete three-month internship at Houston Pregnancy Massage and Doula Care. During the course of her internship Samantha earned over 500 continuing education hours as a doula (labor assistant) at various hospitals in the Houston medical center under the guidance of Patti Heimlich of Houston Pregnancy Massage and Doula Care. Additionally, during the internship Samantha also earned continuing education hours for labor massage, infant massage and instruction, postpartum massage, and childbirth education instruction. Samantha's passion for working with childbearing women came after giving birth to her son in 2006. She continues to provide a variety of services catered towards caring for women through fertility, and all stages of pregnancy and childbirth.
Additionally, Samantha has worked in various Chiropractic offices and has come to perfect her therapeutic deep tissue massage skills. Samantha also has experience working with professional athletes and organizations including working on former NBA players, and Irish dancers at a popular theme park. She has also worked as a massage instructor.
Samantha has a passion for health and wellness and believes in utilizing alternative therapies to achieve optimal health. She is currently pursuing an Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Degree and looks forward to integrating Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and other alternative medicine services into Zen Wellness Company in the next few years.