About Us

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Meet the Sparty Team

We love bringing wellness to you!

Samantha Young

​Licensed Massage Therapist

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Shakia Batten

Licensed ​Massage Therapist

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Our Massage Therapy Background

Samantha Young is a Virginia Board of Nursing Licensed Massage Therapist. She completed school at The American Institute of Massage (Lotus School of Integrated Therapies) in 2007. She has worked in various massage settings, and has come to perfect her massage skills. She currently works at a local University providing massage services to faculty, staff and students, and in addition she also provides massage services at a local gym, a local salon and spa, and she's also a Soothe massage app practitioner.


She's owned her own individual mobile massage business Zen on the Run through Zen Massage and Wellness LLC for over 6 years.


Samantha has experience working with professional athletes and organizations including working on former NBA players, and Irish dancers at a popular local theme park. 

She is also a massage instructor at a local massage and esthetic institute.

Samantha has a passion for health and wellness, and believes in utilizing alternative therapies to achieve optimal health.


In addition to massage therapy Samantha has also learned how to perform facials, and a variety of spa services, and seeks to bring waxing and a full array of esthetic services to SpartyTime within the next year.

Shakia "Kia" Batten is a state and nationally certified massage therapist. She graduated from Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage in 2008. Born in Richmond and raised in Northern Virginia, she moved to the Hampton Roads area in August of 2014, where she now lives with her family. Coming from a multi-cultural background has given her the room to grow and mold into the woman that she is. She has a very free spirit. She is so blessed to be able to do what she loves on daily basis.


She has been actively practicing as a massage therapist under a Chiropractor since the beginning of her career in 2008. She has experience in Swedish, Sports, and Prenatal massage techniques. She is an intuition massage therapist stating: "I can only can go as far as your muscles allow me to." She focuses on what your needs are for relaxation, healing, or both. She decided to become an independent contractor because she wanted the freedom to be able to help her clients to the best of her ability. She loves to help and loves being a positive influence in your life. She believes that massage is not something you do, it is a way of life.


She is passionate about health and wellness. Her treatments incorporate blending Western massage techniques with focused sports massage and neuromuscular therapy depending on the needs, wants, and mood of her clients. She is dedicated to making sure that every client is satisfied with the bodywork that is being performed. She is the founder and owner of Artz of Massage LLC. Being a Massage Therapist has given her the freedom and flexibility to spend time with her family and work around her client’s full-time schedule.


"It's like a dream come true that I am able to support parents, retired, and regular 9 to 5ers. Everyone needs a massage but being able to work around their schedule just makes it so much sweeter

Why People Choose Us

We have over 10 years of massage experience, and believe in providing the best experience with each and every appointment!