My name is Samantha Connolly. I have always been active and fit but after a variety of jobs – sedentary desk-work followed by years of working with horses – I had quite a few muscular problems. I put them down to the rigours of work and “getting older” and assumed they were irreversible.
An interest in equine bodywork eventually led to my training in Neuromuscular Therapy. Having experienced the benefits myself (NMT made me feel fitter and stronger than I had in years) I knew I wanted to pursue a career in this field.
I attained the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Sports Massage at the National Training Centre in Dublin and I started my physical therapy practice.
I continued my studies and I now hold the Higher Diploma in Neuromuscular Therapy. In attaining this advanced qualification I had the great fortune to study under one of the leading experts in the field of bodywork, Dr. Leon Chaitow.
I also hold qualifications in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder). This is a specialised therapy which applies to dysfunctions or pathologies of the lymphatic system.
I greatly enjoy the variety and challenges of my job and the name and slogan of my business – The Body You Live In: maintain, improve, optimise – sums up my aim and approach in helping people to make the most of their bodies.