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About

Samantha Donaldson LMT, CPT, RYT, AWC

My passion is to support individuals through their process toward healing and change.

 

As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer, and Registered Yoga Teacher, I utilize multiple holistic modalities to support your path toward body and movement freedom. 

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I entered into the wellness field over twelve years ago starting as a Licensed Massage Therapist and owned my private practice in Syracuse, NY before moving to the Rochester area in 2022. For the majority of these years, I worked with professional athletes, triathletes, and busy entrepreneurs experiencing injury, chronic pain, and discomfort. I noticed there were often underlying imbalances happening on a deeper and structural level. Structural imbalances can result in a variety of causes that can even be on an energetic level. I sought out modalities in myofascial release therapy, structural integration techniques through Tom Myer’s Anatomy Trains, and Thai yoga massage to assist in restoring joint positioning and muscular imbalances leading to chronic patterns of pain and restriction. During these years, my clientele evolved.

 

Experiencing firsthand the immense need for women’s pelvic pain management, I immersed myself in the world of women's health, pelvic floor health, and Perinatal care. Through my pelvic health journey, I became a Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer, and Ayurvedic Health Counselor. Combining a body-mind approach toward exercise and therapeutic touch helped strengthen the relationship within my body and sparked my passion for supporting individuals through their healing, resiliency, and change.

Outside of my practice, you can find me offering pop-up massage therapy sessions at Aligned Integrative Wellness in Webster, teaching Pelvic Floor Yoga and Prenatal Yoga at Birth & Bloom Physical Therapy, and private personal training and recovery sessions for members at Rochester's Midtown Athletic Club.

Credentials/Education

  • NYS Licensed Massage Therapist - OSTM Syracuse 2011

  • Certified Personal Trainer – NASM

  • Ayurvedic Health Counselor – Shakti Ayurveda School

  • Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage Certification

  • 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification – Boston Yoga School

  • Women's Health and Hormones 1 - Dr. Claudia Welch

  • Ayurveda and Yoni Steaming - Adena Rose Bright

  • PCES (perinatal corrective exercise specialist) – Dr. Sarah Duvall

  • Pronatal Performance Specialist

  • Empowered Performance Mentorship – Katie St. Clair

  • Pelvic Floor Yoga Training – Leslie Howard

  • Yoga for Fertility and Pre/Post Natal - Bliss Baby Yoga

  • Deeper Ground: Restoration and Vitality for the Female Pelvis - Anatomy Trains

  • The Deep Front Line - Anatomy Trains

  • Buccal (intra-oral) Massage - Kosha Spa

  • Sound Medicine: Crystal Singing Bowls - Saraswati Om

  • Cacao Ceremony Facilitator - Saraswati Om

  • Andean Shamanic Bodywork - Itzhak Beery

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