- Arvigo® Therapist
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Coastside Health and Healing 751 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay
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Samantha has had the unique opportunity to follow her passions and fuse multiple ancient, traditional health philosophies, and modalities, together, to offer her client's service, as an Integrative Women, Children, and Family Health Specialist.
Whether utilizing her herbalist background in making tinctures, topical salves and ointments, medicinal oils, cough medicines, utilizing food as medicine, or applying hands-on therapeutic bodywork techniques of various origins, she is known to treat the injured construction worker, beat up surfer, assist with fertility, help prenatal people stay comfortable, turn breech babies, encourage labor, provide labor support, bring mamas back together-postpartum, give babes Cranial Sacral and Reiki to balance after birth, to assisting those encountering menopausal symptoms, organ prolapse, andropause, digestive and prostate issues. With her dance and yogic background, she serves the Coastside, with Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga, Yoga for Everyone, BirthDance™ classes, to balance the need for appropriate movement for all.
Her 30 years of tenured experience and education has led her to bring her vision to fruition providing, full spectrum model of care utilizing her Village of Support team for a Coastside Birth Plan. It is within this model she feels parents and families, receive the complete support they require to stay integrally whole, unified, and thrive in their journey into Parenthood.
Samantha is an Integrative Health Practitioner for ALL HUMANS. She strives to support, educate and empower those who seek to improve their own health stories, well being and thrive within our world.
2018-Present-Founder of Coastside Birth Options, Providing Full Spectrum Model of Care & Education for families
1998-Present-Founder of EarthDancer Wellness, Integrative Women, Children, and Family Health Practice
Lifetime Homesteader-Raising Livestock, Designing & growing gardens, orchards, Culinary & Medicinal Herbs, as a Master Gardener & Herbalist, Wildcrafting Native Medicinal Plants, and Educating adults and children.
1992-Present- Veteran Parent & Homebirther
2020-Certified Advanced Level: Type 1 Diabetes care, Virtual College, UK
2006-2019- Creator of Mama Earth Parenting Classes for Pediatric Alternatives, Mill Valley, CA
2018-Creator of BirthDance™ classes, lifetime dancer
2017-Certificate Neonatal Resuscitation Program, with Karen Strange, Los Altos, CA
1999-2017- Veteran Custom Homeschooler
2015-Certified Lighting the Path Yoga Teacher Training, with Pete Guinosso, San Francisco, CA
2015-Certified Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training, Jane Austin, San Francisco, CA
2013-2014-Hearts & Hands Midwifery Training; Birth, Postpartum Doula & Midwife Assistant, with Elizabeth Davis, San Rafael, CA
2013-Trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine Placenta Tincturing & Encapsulation, with Sharon Economides, LMW
2009- Alive & Well Certified Pregnancy Massage Therapist, Corte Madera, CA
2000-2006-Level Four Certified ATMAT (The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy) Practitioner & Self Care Instructor, with Rosita Arvigo, DN, Belize, Central America
2001-2005-Certified Snowline Hospice Volunteer, Placerville,CA
1997-2003-Certifed Reiki Usui Master Teacher, with Lynda Marinics, Camino, CA
2003-Ordained Minister, Universal Life Church, CA
1997-2003-Certified Herbal Consultant & Teacher, EverGreen Herb School of Integrative Herbology, Advanced Western Herbology & Ayurveda, Placerville, CA. Fusing Traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Maya traditions.
2001-Trained Infant Massage Instructor for Parents and Caregivers, with Kalena Babeshoff, Sonoma, CA
1998- Alive & Well Certified Massage Therapist, Corte Madera, CA
1994-1996 Trained in Cranial Sacral, Rincon Valley Chiropractic, Santa Rosa, CA