Nurture By Nature's Story

Owners Samantha and Chandra met while working at a leading Seattle day spa in 2012.  Friends at first sight, they envisioned a business based on what they wanted for themselves; nurturing, personalized, affordable luxury in a serene and welcoming space. With the help of friends, family and a loyal client base, Nurture By Nature found it's perfect home in West Seattle's Morgan Junction neighborhood. Samantha and Chandra's love for and excellence in their respective fields of esthetics and massage/Reiki can be felt in every aspect of their work. They feel much gratitude for being able to share their passion with the West Seattle community and beyond.

Samantha Valerio, Licensed Esthetician
Samantha graduated from the Gary Manuel AVEDA institute where she excelled in all areas. She worked in the health care field for 16 years and employs the same compassionate, detail-oriented approach with all of her clients. She is passionate about continuing education and staying current in her industry. Samantha holds post-graduate certifications in lash extensions. Samantha is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Book with Samantha HERE

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Chandra Travers, Massage & Reiki Practitioner
Specialities: Combining Reiki & Massage, Stress & Anxiety Relief

Chandra holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and an Allied Health Degree In Massage Therapy. Her approach blends the best of treatment work & nurturing spa-like extras with Reiki energetic healing. Chandra enjoys building relationships with her clients that support their holistic sense of self care. Book with Chandra HERE

Chandra is also the owner of Nurture Home & Hospital Massage, the only service of its kind in Washington state. Her Home & Hospital team contracts with Swedish Medical Center to provide therapeutic treatments to patients & caregivers. 

Our Beauty & Wellness Practitioners

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Shanti Herzog, CranioSacral Therapist
Specialities: CST for Stress, Anxiety, & Gentle Approach

Shanti is a Family Nurse Practitioner who delves into the intuitive side of health care with CranioSacral Therapy (CST). CST facilitates connection and growth. She loves watching people sink into relaxation, and listens with curiosity to what each individual body needs. Her goal is to facilitate self-healing, acceptance and connection. She is trained through the Upledger Institute. Learn more about CST and book with Shanti HERE

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Sam Barnard, Esthetician & Massage Therapist

Sam trained as a beauty therapist in England and has over twenty years experience in the International Spa Industry. She believes that regular self-care with a holistic approach is the most effective way to bring balance to your body and life. Sam may incorporate aromatherapy, cupping, and kinesiology taping with therapeutic massage as part of a customized pain and stress management program. Micro-current and microdermabrasion treatments are optional with her facials. 

Sam is also a certified consulting hypnotist. Hypnosis enhances her ability to help people make powerful positive changes in their lives. She utilizes hypnosis for motivation, smoking cessation, pain and stress relief. Sam is available weekdays and can be booked HERE.

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Jennifer Clark, Licensed Massage Therapist
Specialities: Pre & Post Natal Massage, Chronic Pain & Stress Disorders

Jen is a graduate of Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts and has been practicing massage since 2015. Her approach to body work is patient, intentional, and holistic. She understands that each body possesses the ability to heal itself and works to assist this process with mindful touch. Blending her knowledge of anatomy and physiology, her gift of listening to the body, and Swedish Massage techniques, she carefully addresses each clients specific needs to leave the body feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and reconnected. She especially empathizes with those suffering from chronic pain, experiencing the stresses of daily life, and expecting mothers. Jen also  provides home massage in West and South Seattle which can be booked HERE.  At our West Seattle location, Jen can be booked HERE.

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Candace Hewson, Esthetician 
Candace offers skincare, waxing and specializes in eyelash extensions. Candace has been working in the esthetics field for over three years and is passionate about helping her clients feel confident in their own skin. She brings her ten-year foundation in the wellness industry to her esthetics work. Candace’s guests enjoy how she incorporates a peaceful mindset and calming presence to each appointment.  Schedule with Candace HERE.

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Destiny Vanessa, Licensed Massage Therapist &  Esthetician
Specialities:  Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Polarity Therapy & Cupping.

Destiny graduated from Gary Manuel Aveda Institute as an esthetician in 2012 and Cortiva Massage Institute in 2013. Destiny believes in the innate wisdom of the body and that given a platform of support, motivation, and guidance, we can heal, excel and thrive in today’s stressful society. She values building strong relationships with clients to understand physical, mental and emotional needs and goals. Destiny treats and teaches from a place of heartfelt presence where she encourages clients to become active participants in there own healing process. Book with Destiny HERE.


Additional In-House Practitioners


Morgan Sontag, MS
Break Free Therapy & Coaching, 206-940-6965
Morgan is a licensed psychotherapist, educator, trainer, catalyst, certified Hendricks relationship coach. Morgan offers a complimentary intro session to see if this is a good fit. Please bring your sense of humor! Morgan is at Nurture By Nature on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Nicole Martin, Reiki Master
New Moon Reiki, 206-612-2727
Nicole is a Certified Holy Fire Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui System of Natural Healing since 2010. Nicole brings Reiki into all that she does, helping people feel connected to their true-selves. Reiki provides a complementary therapy for anxiety, insomnia, or depression and can help those dealing with major life changes. Nicole is at Nurture By Nature Thursdays.