Raised in Midland, Samantha Dickey chose a school close to home and graduated from Georgian College’s Massage Therapy Program in December 2010 with honours.
Samantha studied not only practical massage and treating conditions, but in depth science such as anatomy, pathology, bio-mechanics and exercise theory. Upon completion Samantha began her degree in Bachelor of Health Sciences to further her understanding of clinical science. Samantha is registered with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (C.M.T.O.) as a Registered Massage Therapist (R.M.T.) as of May 2011.
Samantha was first introduce to massage therapy in high school. As a busy student and competitive athlete, she was looking for a therapy that would allow her to perform at her best in school and during events; the answer was massage. The profession intrigued her when she saw such positive results. From there she was introduced to additional alternative health options including chiropractic and acupuncture; and how effective they were. After researching the various alternative health options, Samantha believed massage was the career she had been looking for.
Samantha has studied various types of techniques such as Swedish, fascial techniques, lymphatic drainage and trigger point therapy in conjunction with how to recommend appropriate home care that would enhance the treatments she gives. Samantha’s experience includes working with varsity athletes, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy, postpartum, infants and repetitive strain injuries.
Clients can expect treatments specific to the goals they want to achieve. Each new client will receive a thorough assessment, and are encouraged to participate in a treatment plan that is tailored for them. An ongoing treatment plan helps to trace goals and show the client progress they can see. Samantha will take the time to go through the benefits with you, and answer any questions you might have.
Samantha, a lifelong learner, is constantly researching journals, taking courses and using evidence based practice to grow her skills as a therapist and deliver an effective treatment for each client. When not working, Samantha remains active with hockey, ball hockey, softball, biking and fishing.