Hello and welcome to Sam's Structural Integration. I am Samantha Dart LMP SI. I moved to Washington when I was 6 years old, I fell in love with the area immediately and have been here ever since. I have always had a passion for the human body. I grew up doing martial arts and the study of how people moved fascinated me. In martial arts you learn how every part of your movement effects something else. For example, to get more power into a punch you can pivot your foot. As soon as I entered high school I started taking sports medicine classes and ended up a student athletic trainer. I then went to university to study kinesiology. Along this journey I discovered massage therapy and changed my direction. I enrolled in a massage practitioner program and once I graduated began my studies in structural integration.
This full body approach was the first form of bodywork that truly resonated with me. Just as in martial arts, it is clear how the heel being pivoted causes the shoulder to be out of balance. With structural integration we will explore more of these full body connections, from the bottom of the foot to the top of the head to the palms of the hands.
I believe that there is no such thing as the "perfect" or "normal" body. My goal is to work with you to optimize the body that you have within the parameters that you are comfortable with. I love meeting people where they are at in their body-mind-spirit journey and helping guide them to meet their goals.
When I am not at work I am either gardening or hiking with my two huskies. I laugh and play as much as I can and I love being outdoors.
Northwest Center for Structural Integration- Intensive practitioner training with Larry Kaufman LMP ASI and Dr. Ami Opal ND ASI
Whatcom Community College- Massage Practitioner Program
Western Washington University- 3 years of kinesiology studies