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Samantha Young, CMT

Zen on the Run's owner Samantha Young has been a licensed massage therapist since 2008.  She is licensed to practice massage by the Virginia board of nursing.  She completed a 600 hour massage program at The American Institute of Massage located in Richmond, Virginia in 2007.   After completing her massage program Samantha 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 her mentor Patti Heimlich. Additionally, during the internship Samantha also earned continuing education hours for labor massage, infant massage and instruction, post-partum massage, and childbirth education instruction.  Samantha's passion for working with childbearing women came after giving birth to her son in 2006.

Since returning to Virginia  Samantha has worked in various Chiropractic offices, and has come to perfect her therapeutic deep tissue massage skills.  Samantha has a passion for health and wellness, and believes in utilizing alternative therapies to achieve optimal health.

In addition to massage Samantha has also learned how to perform facials, and seeks to bring waxing services to Zen on the Run within the next year.