Meet Samantha Cintron
The owner, Wellness Facilitator & Licensed Massage Therapist
Samantha has been practicing massage therapy for more than 15 years — and providing loving care to people all of her life.
A former social worker and caretaker to multiple family members with health challenges, Samantha is today, a wellness facilitator serving the entire community of Rockaway Beach. Since 2009, Samantha has been building NurtureU Wellness as a multidisciplinary center. There, she offers a range of therapeutic massage services and hosts a growing team of wellness professionals providing services such as clinical psychology, acupuncture and personal training All providers are New York State licensed, certified and insured.
Samantha’s spectrum of clients includes professional athletes, celebrities, fitness instructors, business professionals and people from all walks of life. She has worked as a leading spa therapist and supervisor in some of the finest, luxury hotels and spas in New York City, including The Spa at The Mandarin Oriental, La Prairie at The Ritz Carlton, Guerlain Spa at The Waldorf Astoria and Sisley Spa at The Carlyle.
With careful listening and skillful hands, Samantha helps people with a wide range of physical concerns, including herniated discs, dislocated shoulders, hip and knee replacements, Down’s Syndrome, Diabetes, post-surgery recovery and more.
Every session is tailored to the individual and makes use of Samantha’s expertise in a wide range of massage techniques, including Thai, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Sports, Pre-natal and more. Samantha has an associate’s degree in occupational therapy from The Swedish Institute, where she continues to study the human body and all its amazing functions.
A constant search for new, imaginative and enlightening work has taken Samantha well beyond massage. A student of acting and theater in college, she acted side by side with George Clooney in the movie “One Fine Day.” Samantha has also taken on the vital real-world roles of parenting workshop facilitator, social services provider to families and children in foster care, and diversity trainer for The Anti-Defamation League.
Soon, Samantha plans to hold workshops and support groups for grief counseling, weight loss, and depression — all things she has experienced herself — together with clinical psychologist Dr. Mary Beth Andrews. As with everything that happens at NurtureU, lying at the heart is a deep understanding that it is vital that we take care of ourselves — and take care of each other.