I initially trained as a therapist, working in the health industry for many years, specialising in skin treatments and various body therapies, including sports and deep tissue massage. I went on to complete my Cert Ed and became a College Lecturer teaching massage in a further education college. Following this, I taught for a private skincare company as a Senior Instructor for 8 years, travelling nationally and internationally, before setting up and running the York School. My role included training therapists on how to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, as well as teaching stress therapy and deep tissue massage. After taking a break to have my daughter, I decided to retrain using my knowledge of the body I had already gained to develop a deeper understanding and to be able to treat a wide variety of health conditions. I have a BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, I also lecture part-time at the Northern College of Acupuncture. 

On a personal level, I had Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal treatment for IBS and was very happy with the results and that made me interested in Acupuncture. I also wanted to be able to treat patients myself, rather then referring people to other specialists.

Member of the British Acupuncture Council

Member of Cosmetic Acupuncture UK

Clinic 01759 488030  Mobile 07920 053206
theacupunctureplace16@gmail.com


Testimonials

I have been seeing Sam for acupuncture for the last six months and can wholeheartedly say the treatments have had a huge impact on my overall health. Sam’s approach to the sessions seems unique to me - tailoring the treatment to my needs with such a depth of knowledge and integrating techniques such as massage and cupping with such intuition that only comes from the wealth of experience Sam has. Not only are the sessions deeply relaxing but they make me feel I have a better understanding of my own health. For anyone wanting to have some positive control over their own health and well-being a visit to the Acupuncture Place is the way forwards.
— Charlotte (2016)
I started receiving treatment from Sam at the Acupuncture Place in June this year. I had been suffering from chronic vestibular migraines and had been on medication but had to stop my medication when I found it I was pregnant and needed a natural alternative. I can honestly say that the acupuncture has changed my life! It took about 7 sessions to start to take effect but now my migraines have gone from every other day to maybe once a month and they are nowhere near the severity they used to be. I find the combined treatment of acupuncture and massage really works for me as well as the expert knowledge from Sam regarding changes to lifestyle, exercise, diet and treatments. I have been able to remain at work in a very stressful job during a difficult pregnancy with the help from Sam whereas this time last year I was unable to work and was having MRI scans and all sorts of other tests and was very ill. I cannot recommend The Acupuncture Place enough, it has had a hugely positive impact on my life.
— Nicky (2016)

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Samantha McNamara

Traditional Chinese Medicine
Brass Castle Hill, 80 Market Street, Pocklington, YO42 2AB

Clinic 01759 488030  Mobile 07920 053206
theacupunctureplace16@gmail.com

Member of the British Acupuncture Council

Member of Cosmetic Acupuncture UK