About Us

Contrary to modern medicine Ayurveda recognizes 6 stages of progression for each disease. It is for this reason that Ayurveda is a preventative medicine, treating the root cause of a disease, not just the symptoms that western medicine addresses.

vata

Are you quick thinking, thin, energetic and enjoy always on the go? Then VATA may be your dominant dosa. VATAs love new experiences and they are quick to take on new initiatives. They typically have dry skin and hair with cold hands and feet.

PITTA

People with a PITTA dominating dosa are known for their leadership qualities, self confidence, organization and ability to clearly communicate thoughts and ideas. Physically they have a medium frame, strong build and a lustrous complexion.

kapha

If you were born with a broad frame, always found that you gain weight easily, have envious thick lustrous brown hair and enjoy deep sleep you are probably predominately KAPHA.

About Me

.Hi, my name is Samantha Parker, I am a Practitioner of Ayurveda. I work with adults, children and families developing lifestyle, nutrition and therapeutic treatment plans based on individual body types as defined by Ayurveda to overcome health conditions. Some of the more common disorders I treat in my practice include IBS, arthritis, weight management, brain fog/memory issues, back pain, prostate health, lack of energy (CFS), women’s health, neurological disorders, GERD, hypertension, high cholesterol, allergies, muscular skeletal issues, constipation, hyperacidity, skin disorders, candida and other yeast infections and autoimmune diseases.

My studies in Ayurveda span over 6 years of formal training, with the Ayurvedic Doctor level studies being completely immersed in the classical texts of Ayurveda. While my knowledge is deeply rooted in these ancient teachings, my approach is devoted to making Ayurveda a viable and complementary system of wellness and health for the world we live in today.

My education in holistic medicine includes Ayurvedic Practitioner and Doctorate with Boston Ayurveda Inc (Boston, Ma), NC Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, LMBT (19690), Certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Vodder Technique (ACOLS, Fla.), Marma Immersion (Dr. Vasant Lad), Reiki Master (Libby Barnetts The Reiki Connection, NH), Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy (Stillpoint CST, NY) and Bachelor of Science, FMU

AWAKENING TO AYURVEDA

I came face to face with my greatest health challenge on an early morning in May many years ago, a morning that I had been preparing to run in the local Memorial Day 5K Road Race. I got out of bed and headed to the bathroom for my morning evacuation and began to experience a sensation of something not feeling right and just before I passed out on the bathroom floor I managed to scream help to my husband. I woke up several minutes later feeling him carry me through our bathroom and looked up just in time to catch a glimpse of a pale white face staring at me in the mirror, horrified when I realized that face was mine. We made it to the ER in record time…I fought to remain conscious during the drive but it was impossible. Once we arrived we were taken to a room where a needle was inserted into my abdomen and infectious fluid began draining into a 500ml bottle that filled in no time, this began my weeks long stay in the Norwalk Hospital.

Testimonials

At 62 years old I had a partial colectomy; for 10 years I had developed rapidly growing precancerous polyps.  This health event was a significant shake-up, wake-up call if you will. I was fortunate to attend one of Samantha’s lectures on the Ayurvedic principles and concepts and I scheduled an assessment session with her.

During the initial session Samantha introduced me to the Ayurvedic system and my personal constitution in that framework.  She spent extensive time talking with me, learning about my life; family; overall health; post-surgery digestive issues; dry skin; seasonal, severe colds and allergies; sleep challenges, even my frozen shoulder.  She walked me through diet considerations given my dosha, age, health, and lifestyle concerns.

That was over three years ago, and I have advanced through my Ayurvedic journey with Samantha, expanding the “tools” to address my Vata tendencies through the seasons.  I continue to have regular assessments with Samantha suggesting adaptations to herbs and treatments.  Her suggestions are based in Ayurvedic principles while responding to me as an individual.

Ultimately, working with Samantha has had wonderful and unexpected benefits.  There is a lovely synergy between my yoga practice and the care Samantha offers.  We speak the same language regarding my pranayama practice as well.  Another positive impact of my work with Samantha is the change in my physical health and general well-being.  I have seen a significant improvement in medical assessments done by my primary care physician—my cholesterol, sugar levels, etc.  On my recent colonoscopy I was told that nothing significant needed attention and I could wait three years between procedures—which have previously been every one or at most every two years. 

– Suzanne R., North Salem, New York

My journey with Samantha came after a long battle with some skin breakouts in the palms of my hands, psoriasis and terrible dandruff accompanied by hair loss starting in 2019. I had been thru the conventional gamete of medical practitioners, with no solution other than a pill or ointment, multiple doses of steroids, with no results or worsening symptoms. I wanted to try something natural and approached Samantha with my problem. She introduced me to Ayurvedic medicine. Treating my whole body naturally with diet and herbs. She guided me thru every step and explained the Doshas we each have in our body. As I eliminated things from my diet and began to treat my body naturally my symptoms began to fade and eventually were under control. She taught me what to look for in nature that might trigger symptoms again and how to eat seasonally. It has been life changing for me. She is a great teacher and tunes her focus into the individual patients needs. This is what medicine should look like. Whole mind and body care. I would be a victim of Big Pharm if I had not meet Samantha.

-SC, Calabash NC

My first meeting with Samantha was about 4 years ago. I was suffering with chronic constipation, low back pain, disturbed sleep, food intolerances, and Raynauds Disease. I had seen multiple GI providers, an allergist, and multiple specialists to try and help me figure out what was wrong with me. I was not comfortable taking the prescription medication that was recommended and found Samantha and Ayurveda. Within the first month of working with her I began to feel some relief in my symptoms. She is very thorough in explaining exactly why certain foods are not appropriate for me in certain seasons and how to prepare my food in a way that helps my body heal. I have experienced many therapies with her, all deepening my state of health. I no longer suffer from any of the symptoms I originally had when I first met with Samantha.

-Chris P., Weston CT

Five years ago I caught a rare virus that attacked my hearing. I was told that having my hearing  return was a long shot and there nothing they (western medicine) could do. Samantha offered me a session to explore Ayurveda medicine. From there, she took me on a path of healing and learning. I started with a cleanse, then lifestyle changes which not only healed my hearing but gave me the ability to realize I can heal myself with the right guidance. Healing my ability to hear was something doctors said could not happen yet Samantha, through Ayurvedic medicine and treatments, proved that is was possible.  I will be forever grateful!

-Lori D., Easton CT

Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner - Boston Ayurveda, MA

Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist - NC #19690

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Certified, Academy of Lymphatic Studies, Palm Beach FLA

Reiki Master, Libby Barnett School of Reiki, NH

Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapist - Stillpoint, NY