Samantha Sunshine is an innovative body worker, yogini, mermaid, lifestyle coach and teacher. She is a licensed massage therapist, certified in AcroSage™, Thai Massage, and a certified Hatha Yoga instructor. Samantha Sunshine is a co-author of the AcroSage™ manual. Samantha is passionate about healing personally and collectively. Samantha grew up skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking in Vail and in 2015, she resettled in Vail and founded the Sunshine Massage Studio.
After college, Samantha moved to Hawaii to pursue her passion for yoga, massage, and meditation. She met Benjamin Marantz, founder of AcroSage™, a healing practice that combines the benefits of inversion, Thai massage, and self-awareness. Samantha was overwhelmed with the personal healing she experienced from this practice, and is committed to sharing these healing benefits with others. She apprenticed with Benjamin for many years as she became formally licensed and certified and is the the co-author of AcroSage™ Manual. All of her training resulted in a unique and adaptive approach to massage and healing that reaches past the physical body to address emotional, spiritual, and mental health in a single session.
Samantha finds personal healing and growth using Emotional Freedom Technique, self massage, and relieving stress in daily life to address pain in the body. She works with clients to establish a healthy lifestyle and maintain good habits at home. Her work inspires positivity, balance, optimism, and innovation in those that she touches.
Sunshine would like to connect with you outside the Sunshine Massage Studio. There are many many ways to connect. Sunshine posts pictures often on Instagram. Secondly, Sunshine posts inspiration and updates on her Facebook page, thirdly, Sunshine posts coupons and discounts on the Sunshine Massage Studio Facebook page, and posts fun videos on YouTube. GO! Shine Bright! Shine with Sunshine! You were born to Shine!
Sunshine brings deep presence into all her healing sessions with one clear goal: to deliver unconditional nurturing, compassion and generosity. Clients melt under her touch and guidance and every session is unique. Sunshine consistently blends her most favorite, proven-effective techniques while constantly improvising new massage poses with every client. Using her entire being, soaking in the inspiration of the moment and feeling for what the client's body is craving, she dives into a creative process that reveals a diversity of pressures, textures, sensations, modalities, nuances, rhythms, musical sound waves, mental empowerment and total body liberation.
Inspired by a Massage Inventor
Samantha Sunshine's first exposure to life-changing massage was meeting Benjamin Marantz, originator of the AcroSage™ technique while touring the Big Island on bicycle. After receiving her first AcroSage session, she knew she wanted to share the surreal experience with everyone she met. She quickly became Benjamin's most enthusiastic students, and co-produced and co-authored the updated instructional manual & dvd for the AcroSage™ technique.
Sunshine's Unique Creations
Inspired by the freedom and creativity of Marantz, Sunshine branched off and started creating her own modalities. Since mastering the AcroSage™ technique, she has created Yogasage (the total fusion of a yoga vinyasa practice with a compassionate deep tissue practice), Aerial Yogasage /Aerial Silk Massage (the fusion of aerial yoga, and a deep tissue massage practice), Yoga Swing Massage (massaging a client while inverted in an omni-gym padded yoga swing), and inevitably Sunshine Therapy™- (the accumulation and total fusion of all her massage inventions). She also combines mind reprogramming, sound healing, breath-work in unique ways that just make sense.