Healing Arts


The Sama Center offers a variety of healing modalities, performed by experienced, licensed, certified, and caring practitioners. If you have questions about which modality might be most beneficial for you, please call or email us for a recommendation.

 

To schedule an appointment for the service of your choice, please use the online scheduler to the right. For a complete list of our healing modalities and practitioners, scroll below or use menu buttons at the top of this page.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Our Practitioners


Paula Sam | Founder and Director

 

Paula has been practicing the art of massage for more than 25 years. Her skilled approach to bodywork is informed by many years of study of a wide range of healing arts and is marked by her warm, caring personality. Paula’s interest in the healing arts began with learning about aromatherapy, reflexology, and body treatments. After studying and receiving kinesiology therapy, she crossed paths with Master FaXiang Hou, a fifth-generation healing QiGong Master. He had just moved to the U.S. from China and was offering applied QiGong therapy sessions. Paula received many sessions before beginning his Level One applied QiGong therapy classes.

 

Paula believes her own body is a vehicle for searching, learning, and experiencing the effects of a variety of treatments and philosophies and that these discoveries enable her to truly help others. Her intention is to be a lifelong student of ayurveda; herbal therapies; auricular therapy; and the connections between the subtle body, the emotions, the physical body, and health. She is also a proponent of the benefits of raw living foods, cold pressed juices, spagyrics, essential oils, herbs, and panchakarma.

 

Through massage and esogetic colorpuncture, Paula works with her clients to help them find their way back to harmony, awareness, balance, and wellness. In her words, “I enjoy watching the many remarkable ways their eyes have more light, the softening of their skin, contagious smiles, and how they want to be empowered with knowledge to apply for themselves. I feel honored to guide them along the way.”

 

Paula shares her life with her son and her six other feathered and four-legged children.

 

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Paula's Certifications: Licensed Massage Therapist | American Massage Therapy Association | Wise Earth School of Ayurveda | Marma Therapy | Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage | Paul St. John Neuromuscular Therapy | Cranio-Sacral Therapy | Auricular Medicine | Applied Kinesiology | Shirodhara | Phyto-Aromatherapy Institute | Wisdom Fire Inner Work School | Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master | International Kinesiology College | International Mandel Institute for Esogetic Medicine | Therapeutic Flower Essence Therapy | Access Bars | Juice Therapy Practitioner | Institute of Thai Massage | Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy | AromaTouch Technique | American Heart Association: CPR AED, Infant CPR  


 

Matthew Armand, M.Div., BS, CADC, RMT


Matthew is a 3rd generation Spiritus Medium that can be traced back over 100 years. This gift has expressed itself within all of his family members - relatives and siblings alike. Since early childhood Matthew has been able to see, hear and feel spirit. This gift has manifested itself to him through dreams and day-to-day life. Matthew utilized this gift throughout his multiple careers, military and medicine. He has been guided and is continually taught by transcended Masters that have revealed themselves over his lifetime. 

Matthew is a Tibetan Singing Bowl Master Teacher/Practitioner, Founder of the Reiki 3 Tibetan Singing Bowl Method and Tibetan Singing Bowl Massage Technique, a handcrafted antique Tibetan bowl distributor and a certified Reiki Master Teacher. He travelled the East and West coast to study the methodology of Tibetan Singing Bowls for brain entrainment, healing and meditation. Matthew deepened his studies under the tutelage of Chogye Dorje Rinpoche. In addition to his knowledge, Matthew is a group fitness instructor and continues his apprenticeship with Paula Sam in the modalities of Pilates, Raw Living Foods and Juice Therapy. 

In Matthew's personal journey of wellness he found that the Tibetan Singing Bowls serve as a vehicle and healing modality. Being a cancer survivor of 9 years and ulcerative colitis of 10 years these instruments and the nutritional guidance of Paula Sam have brought a sense of wellbeing and growth. 

 

Matthew is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Brockport; NY a Masters of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School; NY with a focus on Theology, Interfaith studies, Womanist and African American approach to theology; a Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Villanova University; PA. Matthew grew up Roman Catholic and has studied Eastern philosophies and practices for over sixteen years. He completed his pastoral internship at the United Church of Christ, NY. Utilizing these gifts Matthew has traveled guest speaking at Interfaith Workshops, Worship services, and other spiritual venues.

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Deborah Barrett

 

Deborah has been practicing her unique fusion of Shiatsu and Thai massage for over 25 years. She believes that the blending of the release of Shiatsu and the gentle vigor of Thai provides a harmonious and synergistic experience. She says today, " I feel that my massages are a dance between two partners."

Deborah attended West Chester University for Natural Sciences and has a deep love of nature, spending much of her free time outdoors. She formed the Hibernia Hiking Club ten years ago and is an active leader hiking with her group 15-20 miles a week. For balance she practices Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese eco-therapy of "forest-bathing". The simple art of taking mindful contemplative walks is restful, restorative and rejuvenating. A favorite quote: "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~ John Muir

Deborah's Certifications: Meridian Shiatsu Institute | Thai Traditional Therapeutic Massage School | Tachyon Institute for Spirituality and Science/University of Integrated Science California | Reiki Master | OSHA : Professional CPR, Infant CPR, AED, First Aid 

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Maria del Rosario Evangelista (Charo)


Maria del Rosario is a lightworker and a starseed from the Rose Galaxy, born in Peru. As a member of the Sisterhood of the Rose she teaches about the high frequencies of love and how to expand your heart to receive these frequencies for self-healing.

Guided by the Divine Mother and the Lightbeings from the Rose Galaxy, Maria del Rosario was instructed to bring the Golden Rose Healing modality to Earth to assist all beings during the ascension process. Her life mission is to help others to connect to the light of love within their hearts.

She is an Usui Reiki Master, Access Bars Practitioner, AromaTouch Practitioner, Master Teacher of Magnified Healing Level I, and a certified Yoga Instructor. 

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Maria del Rosario lives in West Chester with her husband, Fran; and her puppies, Joy, Austin, Daisy and kitty Devi.

Maria del Rosario's Certifications: Usui Reiki Master | Access Bars | Magnified Healing Level I, Master Teacher | AromaTouch Technique | Yoga | Meditation | American Heart Association: CPR AED, Infant CPR 
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Steven Inghram, M.S.

 

Steven Inghram is a forever learner, yoga therapist & teacher, who has studied and practiced yoga as a living philosophy for 10 years. 

Professionally, his mission is to educate individuals and groups how to integrate yogic practices and philosophies into their daily lives so they may live with greater ease and well-being. 

Steven believes that yoga not only has the capacity to bring about positive change, it has the power to transform all aspects of our lives for the better. He began practicing yoga in college due to experiencing severe anxiety--eventually leading to panic attacks. Ultimately, this was the impetus for him seeking a better way of living.

Steven has studied yoga and yoga therapy with many well-known teachers within the United States, Marlysa Sullivan, Doug Keller, Mary Partlow, and Dr. Steffany Moonaz to name a few. 


In Steven's clinical practice, he is passionate about research and whole heartedly believes in scientifically-informed whole-person care. Additionally, he teaches various classes, workshops, and retreats around the United States and works with yoga therapy clientele in the Philadelphia area.
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Blythe Stagliano, BS, CBIS, PKP


Blythe believes that experiencing freedom on all levels of living is a key aspect of a happy life and career. She enjoys guiding people to reach their true potential, helping them get past their inner blocks to achieve their personal and professional goals. Through the holistic approach of energy kinesiology, Blythe will help you get to the root cause of your problems and show you how to use your body’s natural healing abilities as often as possible.

Blythe is a certified kinesiology practitioner whose lifelong passions are rooted in helping people overcome obstacles, experience personal growth and transform themselves both personally and professionally. Coupling a varied background in the business environment with a uniquely qualified understanding of the human body, she has developed a skillset that helps clients overcome obstacles that stand in the way of a more fulfilling career and a better quality of life.

With a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from Temple University, Blythe began her career in a brain injury rehabilitation center. Feeling unfulfilled, she transitioned into recruiting and consulting, then HR management before once again utilizing her original degree to become a certified brain injury specialist. Still, she felt that she could do more. Through her own healing journey, Blythe discovered numerous ways to impact a person’s life, and decided to once again redirect her career. She now offers a comprehensive approach to balancing an individual’s well-being that can be applied to any facet of life where powerful change or improvement is desired.

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Healing Modalities We Offer


Access Bars

Access Bars, created by Gary Douglas (founder of Access Consciousness), involves the activation of 32 points or “bars” around the head by light touch, which deletes or releases thought patterns that no longer serve a person―patterns involving all areas of one's life (healing, body, control, awareness, creativity, power, aging, money, and more). Each bar is associated with different aspects of one’s life, and each one stores the electromagnetic component of all the thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions, and beliefs that a person has ever had about anything. By touching each bar or a combination of bars, the solidified thoughts, feelings, and emotions associated with that aspect of one’s life can be released, and something new can arise.


30 minutes $60 | 60 minutes $120
Practitioners: Charo Evangelista and Paula Sam


AromaTouch Technique

The AromaTouch Technique is an essential oil application to the back and the feet. This technique works to restore homeostasis to keep the body at its optimal level by applying the oils along the energy meridians and visceral contact points on the back. Each essential oil in the AromaTouch Technique was selected for its individual aromatic properties, and for their aromatic properties when combined. The aroma is soothing, light, and pleasant to the senses. A clinical approach to essential oil application, the AromaTouch Technique helps with stress reduction, immune support, inflammation, pain and fatigue.

60 minutes $90
Practitioners: Charo Evangelista and Paula Sam

Castor Oil Pack 

Castor oil pack therapy is one of the top Edgar Cayce’s recommendations for "everyone" to improve and to maintain good health. A heated castor oil pack is strategically place to soothe and relieve while promoting the healing of tissues under the skin, decreasing inflammation, helping the liver to function optimally, increasing circulation, relieving pain, improving digestion and enhancing the immune system.

30 minutes $50
Practitioner: Charo Evangelista

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranial sacral therapy directly influences the brain and spinal cord. This gentle, noninvasive, hands-on technique helps to detect and correct imbalances in the cranial sacral system, which might be the cause of sensory, motor, or intellectual dysfunctions. It can also be used as a treatment for pain, discomfort, and trauma.


60 minutes $120 | 90 minutes $180
Practitioner: Paula Sam

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage is used to treat particular musculoskeletal disorders, complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. It should not be confused with "deep pressure” massage, which is one that is performed with sustained strong, occasionally intense pressure throughout an entire full-body session. Deep tissue massage is applied to both the superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, and other structures.

60 minutes $120 
Practitioners: Tammy Jabarin and Paula Sam


Esogetic Colorpuncture

The originator of Colorpuncture is a German scientist and naturopath named Peter Mandel. Esogetic Colorpuncture involves focusing colored light on acupuncture (and other) points on the skin in order to energize powerful healing impulses in our physical and energy bodies. Esogetic Colorpuncture uses light to heal. Light is subtle in effect, moves fast, and penetrates deeply into all the cells of the body. In a treatment, frequencies of colored light are focused on the skin using a hand-held acu-light tool with specially designed, handmade interchangeable glass rods that emit different colors of light through a focused tip. Each color consists of different wavelength frequencies of light and therefore communicates different energetic information. As the light is absorbed by the skin and transmitted along energetic pathways or meridians deep into the body, it stimulates intracellular communication, which supports healing.


60 minutes $120 | 90 minutes $180 
Practitioner: Paula Sam

 

Golden Rose Healing

The Golden Rose is aligned with the Lightbeings from the Rose Galaxy. The Lightbeings in conjunction with the Divine Mother, Ascended Masters and the Angelic Beings want to assist humanity. Teaching us how to raise our vibration to the highest frequency of Love. The Golden Rose Healing works directly upon the Lightbody, the individual’s physical, emotional and mental bodies. Supporting the individual and assisting the ascension process with grace, ease and comfort. Embrace a greater sense of joy, peace, love, abundance and a state of grace that is your true nature.


60 minutes $120, in person or long distance
Practitioner: Charo Evangelista


Kansa Vataki (wand) Face Massage 

The Kansa wand is an ancient Ayurvedic tool used in massaging the skin. The word ‘Kansa’ is from the Sanskrit word Kansya which means ‘Bronze’. The ancient science of Ayurveda, bronze is often known as ‘Healing Metal’. It has been used for centuries in India to increase energy, relieve stress, and enhance health. The relaxing routines are carried out by massaging Marma points, which are `energetic centres’ located on the surface of the body. This gentle, flowing massage helps to cleanse blocked energy and restore balance. Some benefits: Relaxes the body and calms the mind. Natural face lift and improved skin tone. Improves the lymph, digestion and gastric problems. De-stresses tired muscles and reduces pain. Relieves sinuses, headaches, migraines and congestion.

30 minutes $60
Practitioner: Charo Evangelista


Manual Lymph Drainage

This therapeutic massage, founded by Dr. Emil Vodder in 1932, is a rhythmic, pumping massage that speeds the removal of waste products by stimulating the lymphatic system. It is beneficial for stress release, swelling, bruising, injuries, fluid retention, acne, and eczema.

60 minutes $120 | 90 minutes $180 
Practitioner: Paula Sam


Micro Vibration Therapy

Micro-vibration therapy through the use of Tibetan Singing Bowls. Micro-vibration aids in lymphatic drainage, promotes the growth of osteoblasts to aid in bone regeneration, pain management, ADHD, ADD, tissue repair, varicose vein reduction, stress reduction, and muscle tension relief. During your treatment Singing Bowls are placed and rung on several specific points of the body to stimulate the recovery process based on client needs.

30 minutes $50 | 120 minutes $120
Practitioner: Matthew Armand


Neuromuscular Therapy

A form of deep massage that is intended to reach nerves, ligaments, tendons, and other connective tissue. Some conditions it can help include sciatica, whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, postural distortions, and thoracic outlet syndrome.

60 minutes $120 | 90 minutes $180 
Practitioner: Paula Sam


Reconnective Healing 

Reconnective Healing (RH) is the optimal state of balance that can be achieve by interacting with full RH spectrum of frequencies that consist of energy, light, and information, that are now available to us from the universe. These energies were first experienced by Dr. Eric Pearl over 20 years ago when he began accessing them after a near death experience. Energy exists in everything, and light provides the mode of communication between the Universe (Source, God, etc) and matter. Information is carried by that light to interact with our being, and helps (reset or recalibrate) ourselves to optimal health and well-being. There are many international studies that have been conducted on RH work that show that not only are the frequencies measurable, but that they impact our DNA and positively impact our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical bodies. There is no diagnosis or treatment with RH, and most times one only needs 1-3 sessions to achieve results. The participant receiving RH work is the one dictating what they would like to achieve in their sessions, and this is communicated on a soul level with the Universe/Source with no input or manipulation by the facilitator. There are no rituals, initiations, or attunement with this modality, and once one has experienced the frequencies, they can utilize them at any time, and access the frequencies in working with others as well.

30 minutes $75 | 60 minutes $120
Practitioner: Tammy Jabarin


Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese healing art founded by Mikao Usui. It is done fully clothed, and it is noninvasive and nonmanipulative. During a session, the pure flow of energy is realigned within the body. It washes down, clearing obstructions and strengthening the flow of energy. Clients will draw only the amount of energy that is needed. The purpose of a session is to support healing. This is the benefit of receiving Reiki energy. Although it is impossible to predict a definitive outcome, all illnesses, conditions, and diseases can be helped with Reiki, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. Benefits may include mental clarity, pain relief, deep relaxation, decreased stress levels, and improved sleep, among countless other possible advantages. The number of sessions varies by the individual’s needs. Generally, it is recommended to start with three one-hour sessions

30 minutes $60 | 60 minutes $120, in person or long distance
Practitioners: Charo Evangelista, Paula Sam, Steven Inghram, Matthew Armand, Deborah Barrett

Spiritual Counseling

As we grow we may come to a crossroad in our lifes' journey. We may find our external life less fulfilling. Sometimes this is a call within - a self reflection and opening to who we are. We've mastered the physical life, sometimes at the sacrifice of our spiritual life. We offer services to help rekindle that divine spark within us all. We wish to be a part of your spiritual journey and share in your growth. To aid and guide people along their path of spiritual growth. Our journey can include finding a life purpose, overcoming obstacles, and putting pain and grief into perspective. We will gently touch on areas such as self image, relationships, and behaviors. Our major focus, however, is on the aspects of spirit. Our purpose is to empower a person's deep understanding of the part he or she plays in the larger experience of life.

60 minutes $100, in person or phone session
Practitioner: Matthew Armand, M.Div.

Spiritus Medium Guidance Session

Are you looking for clarity or insight on a specific situation? Are you looking for guidance along your path? Or maybe you’re seeking confirmation? During the course of our days throughout our lives we are constantly asking questions, looking for insight and hoping for clarity. We are in a constant state of mental, emotional and spiritual processing. To have a guide in that process aids in alleviating the internal conversations and bring insights to a turbulent mind. Allow a 3rd generation Spiritus Medium, to guide you and bring balance back to your day to day life. 

A mini reading will focus on one or two emailed questions. After you book your appointment, an email address will be sent. You will email your question(s) and
Matthew will answer thoroughly within 24hrs. Feel free to include any information you see pertinent to your question. 

Single question $30 | Double $55
Spiritus Medium: Matthew Armand

 

Therapeutic Massage

A perfect blend of firm to deep pressure and long fluid movements to gently stretch your muscles and relieve tension. Great for clients that have specific aches and pains (like the neck, shoulders, low back) but not feeling the need for a full deep tissue massage.

60 minutes $120
Practitioner: Tammy Jabarin and Paula Sam

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bath 

Submerse and relax into multiple vibrations and frequencies of the tibetan singing bowls. Treat your mind and body, re-engerize, repair, and relax. A bowl bath allows the body and mind to reconnect to a healthier cellular vibration. Through this vibrations we release toxins, stimulate structural repair at the cellular level, stimulate the lymphatic system and retune our mind to a more peaceful flow of thought. Research is showing the physical benefits of micro vibrations as the following: increase bone density, increase muscle mass, improve circulation, reduce joint pain, reduce back pain, alleviate stress, boost metabolism and even aiding in a healthier approach to healing wounds. The Tibetan singing bowls are a gentle noninvasive way to approach, stimulate and expedite our natural healing process. 


60 minutes $100
Master Teacher/Practitioner: Matthew Armand

60 minutes $60
Practitioners in Training: Charo Evangelista and Paula Sam

Tibetan Singing Bowls with Intuitive Reading

Matthew, a 3rd generation spiritus medium will utilize the Tibetan Singing Bowls in unique geometric patterns to read and treat physical, mental, emotional and spiritual concerns. It is through his mediumship and these divinely inspired instruments a sense of insight, transcendence and wellbeing will be achieved. The Tibetan Singing Bowls and their other worldly sounds and vibrations will help to reduce stress, discomfort, inflammation, alter consciousness, and brings a sense of inner peace. Through Matthew's gift he will interpret what these instruments say about you and the needs to be addressed to aid in your healing and growth process. Through his gift and these instruments we will lift up and release obstacles to aid in a healthier flow within. During the session: Tibetan singing bowls are placed on and around you in a unique geometric pattern. Matthew will play the bowls in a unique and intuitive pattern based on the information he receives from them and their sound. No one person is alike and no one session is the same as another. That is the true beauty of these instruments and us!

60 minutes $120 | 90 minutes $180
60 minutes $180, couples 
Master Teacher/Practitioner: Matthew Armand


Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is a powerful integrative health practice that is highly individualized and focused on whole-person care. This premise of this model of care is that intelligently designed yoga practices can bring about positive change and transformation thus leading to greater health, well-being, and vitality (International Association of Yoga Therapists). Many individuals seek yoga therapy want to address the discomfort associated with a diagnosis, treatment or loss of function as the result of a specific disease state or condition. Often individuals are drawn to yoga therapy because they have benefited from a yoga practice and now want to address a specific health concern. Others may have never practiced yoga before but are eager to try a safe, natural approach to achieve optimal wellness. In your initial 90-minute consultation, we will review your medical history, presenting condition(s), and perform an array of assessments to pinpoint any musculoskeletal imbalances, a breath assessment, and a mental/emotional assessment. Following each of your sessions, you will receive a plan of care tailored specifically to your health needs and goals. Yoga therapy has been found to be effective for a wide range of conditions including but not limited to muscular and joint pain, chronic pain, inflammatory and immune conditions, emotional balance, mood regulation, and neurological conditions. As your yoga therapist, I am committed to using the best evidence-based practices in your care and providing an accepting, non-judgmental space for you to process your experiences. In this therapeutic space, we will journey together into a place of wholeness, possibility, healing, and transformation.

Yoga Therapy Package Includes: One 90-Minute Initial Consultation, Four 60-Minute Follow-Up Sessions, Five 20-Minute Check-In Sessions via Phone or Video Conference, Five Yoga Therapy Plans of Care, and Five Private Yoga Classes.

Yoga Therapy Package $1,650
Yoga Therapist: Steven Inghram


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