Welcome to Healing in Color Bodywork. Hello, I’m Samantha Hicks, the proud owner of Healing in Color Bodywork. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for joining me on this incredible journey. I am 24 years old. I was born and raised in Florida but recently found my true home in Montana.
Around a year ago, a special soul named Gandalf, known as Gandy, entered my life as my first rescue horse. Gandy had endured years of neglect, leaving him afraid of human touch. Gandy blossomed through months of care, nourishing his body, addressing his feet, and patiently building trust. He’s found his forever home with me in his late twenties.
Gandy was the catalyst for my journey into the world of equine bodywork. I embarked on an educational adventure at The School of Applied Integrative Therapy under the guidance of Kim Kizzier Sherrod. During my studies, I learned the details of equine massage, anatomy, acupressure, energy work, and much more. Gandy naturally became my first client, and witnessing his profound change ignited a passion within me.
Empowered by my newfound knowledge, I established an equine bodywork business. I achieved certification with the National Board of Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM) and proudly became a member of the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork.
Each horse I have the privilege of working with experiences enhanced circulation, relaxed muscles, alleviated fascia tension, and restored energy flow throughout their bodies. I’ve witnessed chronically lame horses regain vitality, running and playing with pasture mates. Older horses benefit tremendously from transforming from stiff and struggling into graceful beings.
With their silent suffering, horses rely on us to ensure they lead lives free from discomfort. They shower us with love, healing, and devotion during their short time on this earth. It is our responsibility to reciprocate by helping them live their best lives. Equine bodywork and massage offer a voice to our horses, providing them the relief they desperately need.
Thank you for reading and following along with me as I continue on this path, supporting horses and advocating for their well-being. Learn more about my practice here.