Carolyn Smith

  • MD License #: M05750
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Feel Better. Move Better. Live Better.

Carolyn Smith is an licensed massage therapist, certified yoga therapist and teacher with a passion for helping people improve their health, well-being, and functional mobility through therapeutic massage and yoga. 


Carolyn came to yoga and massage after almost 20 years in corporate finance. Over a decade of practicing and teaching yoga she developed a deep interest in understanding the basis of good biomechanics, functional movement, and the body's innate capacity for healing. 

She began study...

Carolyn Smith is an licensed massage therapist, certified yoga therapist and teacher with a passion for helping people improve their health, well-being, and functional mobility through therapeutic massage and yoga. 


Carolyn came to yoga and massage after almost 20 years in corporate finance. Over a decade of practicing and teaching yoga she developed a deep interest in understanding the basis of good biomechanics, functional movement, and the body's innate capacity for healing. 

She began studying Body Balance Yoga Therapy® with Jenny Otto in 2012 and after completing over 200 hours of clinical work and was certified as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists in early 2017. Carolyn's training as a yoga therapist led to her interest in massage as both are a perfect compliment in creating the conditions necessary for the reduction of pain, improved movement in the body, and deep healing.

Carolyn studied Therapeutic Massage at Anne Arundel Community College becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist also in 2017. She is experienced in Swedish, deep tissue, and myofascial release techniques and will often incorporate other modalities for deep relaxation, such as yogic breathing or calming essential oils into massage sessions.

Carolyn is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and Yoga Alliance (YA). In addition to her massage and yoga certifications, she holds a BA in Accounting and a MBA in Financial Management. 

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Licenses
Massage

MD # M05750

IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist

# N/A

E-RYT500

# YA #25903

RYT200

# YA #25903

Education
2016

Anne Arundel Community College

Therapeutic Massage

2015

Body Balance Yoga School of Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy Training 800 Hours

Experience
Bodywork

Licensed Massage Therapist

Experienced in Swedish, Trigger Point/NMT, Myofascial Relesae, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage.

Yoga

Certified Yoga Therapist

Experienced working with people recovering from injury, surgery and/or chronic illness.

Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500)

Over 10 years of experience teaching Hatha yoga to people of all ages and abilities.

REVIEWS for my Yoga or Bodywork services

by Carolina on Sep 08
Carolyn is highly skilled, friendly and professional. She's also very sensitive to the client and ensures that you are comfortable throughout the treatment. If you're looking for a truly excellent massage therapist with a thorough knowledge of anatomy and the musculoskeletal functioning of the body look no further. You won't be disappointed!
by Anonymous on Aug 11
I loved that she was so knowledgeable and how she seemed to know exactly the target areas I needed to have worked on. After the massage she went over ways for me to work on my hip at home. I booked another massage for next month.
by Keli on Aug 09
Carolyn has been a grounding person for me. Her knowledge is fundamentally sound. She can fix the aches and pains physically as well mentally. She listens and evaluates. I appreciate her thoroughness.
by Elle on Aug 02
I appreciated Carolyn's level of engagement and knowledge.
by Susan on Jul 31
Great experience
by Weber on Jul 19
Carolyn saw me in an emergency situation of severe hip spasms. She knew how to dig in and find the problem spots. Loved being treated by her.
by Debra on Jun 15
outstanding skill and professionalism
by Jane on Jun 08
I felt so good when I left. More flexible and relaxed
by Anonymous on Apr 16
home exercises
by Stephen on Apr 12
Carolyn was very professional and personable; she made me feel comfortable in the unfamiliar surroundings; she asked pointed questions about my goals and problems; and provided an excellent massage where she found trouble spots that my prior massage therapist didn't. At the end of my appointment, I asked what her recommended frequency would be for me after getting a sense of my body and its needs. I very much appreciated her honest response in comparison to my previous massage therapist's often questionable recommendations. The hot compress, the constant pressure adjustments and the non-greasy lotion that she used were especially appreciated.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Yoga

  • Hatha
  • Certified Yoga Therapist

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Medical Massage
  • Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Sports Massage