About Us

Samantha Parkes BA, Lic Acu TCM, ITEC, ARCHTI. Licensed Diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Electro Acupuncture and Cupping. ITEC qualified in Anatomy and Physiology, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage.

I am delighted to share my passion on all things, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Holistic Therapies with you all. For me, the name Lotus Flower in Buddhism represents Rebirth, Renewal and Resurrection - a chance to start again. When we embrace our healing by going into a state of relaxation we offer ourselves up for Rebirth, Renewal and Resurrection.

We can thus face the world reborn, ready to take on the world again. I began training for another career back in 2000 in Reflexology, but life got in the way, and I did not get back to the holistic field until 2011. I began studying Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with Dr. Vincent Carroll in Lansdowne College. I then approached Jenny Sheridan from Essentials in Malahide to study Anatomy & Physiology in the same year and I have been here ever since. With Jenny, I have studied Reflexology, Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Deep Tissue Cupping Massage and Holistic Facial.

I love to combine my treatments on clients - Facials with the different Massages and Reflexology with Acupuncture so that our clients can immerse themselves 100% in the healing. I currently teach, Pregnancy Massage and Indian Head Massage in Essentials 2 very popular courses which each run 4-5 times per year. I have written the Holistic 5 Oil Facial and a Deep Tissue Cupping Massage course both of which are exclusive to Essentials in Malahide Village. These courses were written to combine my love of all things to do with Essential and Base Oils and bringing my massage techniques of the face and body to a whole different level. These courses will also run 4-5 times per year in Essentials in Malahide.