I stumbled upon Samantha and Movewellphilly while "researching" ways to shoehorn my 40+ year old body into shape for a return to the BJJ mat after a ten year layoff and a serious illness. I thought when I came for my initial assessment that I had a fairly good idea of what to expect and what I anticipated I would get out of the session. Two and a half hours later, I walked away with an amazing, new found, sense of how much my joints and muscles had suffered from benign neglect and that "feeling" what those parts of my body were telling me would permit me to better focus on creating the type of joint/muscle interaction that, in turn, would permit a type of mobility I have not experienced in years. Samantha is very adept at being in whatever space you bring through the door, and after a session that included Thai Bodywork (so relaxing I almost feel asleep), an assessment of my body mechanics, practice "finding" what feels good and what feels bad mobility wise, and a deep dive into some of my mental roadblocks, I can honestly say the experience FAR surpassed my expectations. I have really begun to apply those lessons, making both physical and mental change a daily habit, from performing CARS, RAILS, and PAILS while at work, to finding time to unplug and be content with "not knowing". My experience with Samantha has been truly remarkable. I could not have asked for more. She knew exactly what my mind and body needed (even if I didnt) and how to direct me to make lasting improvement. Thanks so much.

 

Joshua Flowers, Firefighter

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I WANT YOU NOT TO NEED ME

I want you out of the nest as fast as possible. I want you to be a self-sufficient cocreator of everything that makes you your most excited self in the entire universe. I want you to be physically able to do whatever you want, have the tools to self-assess and make the changes you want for the rest of your life, and the knowledge to ask for help when you have good reason to ask for it. All of this happens in a ridiculously amazing life-changing few weeks together that will have effects that last the rest of your entire beautiful life.

 

60-90 minute sessions, building on each other, teaching you about yourself, and sorting out everything that's important to you every minute we're together. We can do a lot in 6 weeks. We will guarantee magic in 12. You can always do 1.

 

1 session: $200

6 weeks/6 sessions: $1200

12 weeks/12 sessions: $2000. Money-back guarantee.

Sam is the best manual therapist I've worked with to date. Within minutes of meeting me, she was able to hone in on some areas of tension I have held onto for years, and get me to talk to them kindly. She brilliantly weaves together skills of assessment, intuition, verbal and tactile cueing, and ultimately care, to help open doors. I left the first session with my hips feeling free, and my mind firing on all cylinders.

Feeling great in the moment is wonderful, but what I value even more is what Sam gave me to take home. Without specifically assigning anything, she gave me so many ideas, questions, and sensations to take away. I am confident that I'll still be unpacking things from this sessions for months, and I look forward to every moment!

 

Jeremy Fein, movement and acrobatics coach

I am so incredibly happy I found Sam. She is fantastic at what she does and helps me immensely. I wish I could go all the time! Anyone looking to restart their body and feel amazing needs see Sam! - Alexa N., photographer

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There is nothing else like Sam’s Thai Bodywork; it’s unique, rejuvenating, and relaxing. She’s helped me increase my range of motion, lower inflammation, and feel great. It’s easy to walk out with a smile because it’s such positive work ! – Rinna M., reflexologist, reiki, and structural integration practitioner

Sam worked on me, mainly because I have problems with neck pain, more days than not. The pain disappeared immediately after my massage, and stayed away for two whole weeks. Typically, after a massage, I’m pain- free for only 3-4 days. Sam’s great; I’ve paid a lot more for less. – Nathan F., retired military

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Jiu-Jitsu is empowering and takes time and practice to develop skills. We often find those who have pushed through learning an instrument do very well with this Brazilian martial art. My own experience dates back nearly 15 years and includes multiple World Championship finals, world travel, and many international-level competition wins.  Jiu-Jitsu exercises nearly every range of motion you can do in a sport in a safe and healthy environment. I'm happy to do private one-on-one lessons or help you get started in an academy group class.

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