The Samara Healing Center is a beautiful healing space surrounded by woods and protected farmland located outside of Taneytown, in north central Maryland.  Only an hours’ drive from Baltimore and an hour and a half from Washington DC, Samara offers a serene, natural setting to experience an array of of mind/ body healing modalities for individuals, couples and groups.Samara Healing Center - Wellness Counseling near DC

We also offer weekly programs (Sound Healing Clinic, Morning Meditation) and facilitate personalized spiritual retreats. Samara is home to The Pyramid Sanctuary, a Sweat Lodge, an outdoor shower, and organic gardens. Practitioners at the center provide:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Dietary Therapy & Medicine
  • Wellness Counseling
  • Sound Healing
  • Meditation
  • Therapeutic Bodywork
  • Energy Healing

Acupuncturist Jim Thomas, and Sound Healer Paul Thomas are committed to supporting the unique healing path of each individual that honors the integrity of the body, mind and spirit. We believe that a healthy individual cannot exist apart or isolated from a healthy community that sustains them, and that each person’s healing and awakening contributes to the healing and awakening of the world.

Please contact the Samara Healing Center to make an appointment.

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“Samara is one of the few places where I feel I can fully exhale and rest every part of myself, physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally and energetically, a rare of a gem to find these days. Knowing I am held and embraced with love by every fabric of the land and the healing center, Samara is a true retreat, a real safe haven. I watched as Samara was being built and was amazed at the final manifestation, each single detail thoughtfully and skillfully carved into its beautiful creation, with true essence incorporated into every fiber of the space.  The inclusion of all the elements of earth, water, fire and air, contribute to an over abiding peacefulness I find in few other places.  Samara is filled with many special treats for those who are willing to sit and listen carefully. I always know and trust that so many wonderful benefits are happening on many different levels while I am there.  The beauty is the love and support felt through the work of Jim and Paul, their humbleness, pure loving hearts, and rare to find healing abilities, is also reflected in every structure of Samara and its land. I know that I am in the best of hands, seen and unseen, and leave there a more open and loving being each time. I am incredibly grateful that this special retreat with its truly extraordinary and deeply gifted and loving practitioners is available.  It is priceless to me and is my hope that as many as possible will allow themselves to experience what is Samara and all it offers.” N.C., Chevy Chase MD 

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