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License

  • Massage, OH #33.015438S

Education

  • Michigan State University
  • Stautzenberger College: Maumee

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Wholistic Manual Medicine
  • Other
  • Medical Massage
  • BWC
  • Chair Massage

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  • BioMat Therapy
  • Raindrop Therapy

Christy Smalla

The body will achieve what the mind can perceive

  I graduated from Michigan State University in 2003 with a degree in Kinesiology. I began my career as a Massage Therapist in 2006 and  enjoy increasing the functional abilities of others while decreasing their pain. I love the human body and how it works so educating people on and helping them manage their injuries is my passion. I also have experience as a Fitness Specialist and Anatomy and Physiology Instructor.

     I have integrated my knowledge in the areas of health, fitness, wellness...

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Where I Work

Rehabilitative Massage Therapy  
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5800 Monroe St., Sylvania, OH 43560 Map it

Licenses

Massage, OH # 33.015438S

 

Education

2003
Michigan State University
Kinesiology Bachelors
2005
Stautzenberger College: Maumee
Massage Therapy Diploma

 

Notable Experiences

Fitness
Anatomy & Physiology Instructor
I have taught Anatomy and Physiology for those who want to be massage therapists since 2007. I have also taught others to be Personal Trainers and wrote the curriculum for the Personal Training Program at Stautzenberger College.
Fitness Specialist
I managed the fitness center at the Toledo Machining Plant in Perrysburg Ohio from 2003 to 2007 where I specialized in prescribing fitness and nutrition plans for middle-aged line workers.
Bodywork
Massage Therapist
I have specialized in chronic pain since 2009 working with people who have been injured on the job. I was part of an interdisciplinary treatment team at StressCare Behavioral Health in which we helped those people cope with and understand their pain. Realizing that there is more to pain than just the physical trauma.
Certified Wholistic Manual Medicine Practicioner
Wholistic Manual Medicine is a therapy method coined by an Osteopathic Doctor in Monroe Michigan. Dr. Keith Barbour has found that assisting/guiding the tissues to the release point produces more permanent benefits for us (as clients) compared to forcing the release on the body. If the tissues are forced into submission they often go back to the position they are most familiar with, therefore, we end up with recurring problems. However, when the body "decides" or is ready to release then we are forever relieved of that issue!

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Customer Reviews

(23 Reviews)

Andrea L.
Aug 2016
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Service Received
Relaxation Massage
5
Pleasure as always working with Christie. I decided to get a massage the day before I was having knee surgery in hopes of relaxing the muscles and providing stress relief. It felt amazing, I am now post op and my pain is managable. I truly believe its be ause i was so relaxed when i went in for surgery Thank you! Cant wait for my 1 month post op massage.
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5.0
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5.0
Deborah L.
Aug 2016
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Therapeutic
4
Friendly & professional
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Teresa G.
Aug 2016
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Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
My experience with Christy was exceptional. Her knowledge and professionalism was very impressive and I appreciated how she listened intently to my needs & addressed them all. I will definitely be returning to see her.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
alyce g.
Jun 2016
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Buy 3 Save 10% - Relaxation Massage
5
amazing professional
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kayleene H.
May 2016
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Buy 3 and Save - Thoracic Pump
5
I'm having issues with an Autoimmune disease and Christy performed a "Thoracic Pump" on me. She was professional, knowledgeable, and skilled. She explained what the procedure is supposed to accomplished and explained exactly what she was going to do and what I should expect. I'm anxious to see the results. I made several more appointments and I'm happy that the cost is in no way prohibitive !
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Barbara S.
Apr 2016
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BWC C-9 Approved
5
Christy is amazing!! She really knows how to work out my sore muscles.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Zack N.
Apr 2016
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5
Massage studio is lit with muted light, ambient new age music, & pre-warmed massage table.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kim S.
Apr 2016
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Service Received
Relaxation Massage
5
Christy is very professional and knows what shes doing. I will recommend her highly!
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jack C.
Mar 2016
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Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
Christy is amazing. Always knows what to work on even if you don't tell her of an issue. Extremely professional at all times.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Angel D.
Mar 2016
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5
SHE IS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT THE BODY AND HOW IT WORKS AND NO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE WITH THE MASSAGE TO RELAX THE MUSCLES AND WORK OUT ANY KNOTTING,ETC.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Martu F.
Dec 2015
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5
Extremely helpful to my issues. Therapist intuitive about body, released areas I did not recognize as troublesome, results were releases at those sites and elsewhere. Therapist extremely knowledgeable.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Amber M.
Sep 2015
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Therapeutic Massage
5
I'll be back!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sherri M.
Aug 2015
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Service Received
Therapeutic
5
This is my first total massage. Can't wait to reschedule another. I'm impressed with the many choices offered. Will have to try them all. Christy, thank you for the experience. As someone who is very modest, you made me very comfortable with your caring ways.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Debbie S.
May 2015
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May Special - Therapeutic
4
At first was disappointed I felt real sore: Got up this morning can tell I feel much better: I'm gonna enjoy my Day with little pain-???? Thanks Christy!
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Discern M.
Apr 2015
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Corporate (On-Site) Chair Massage
5
Christy is very professional and has a gift for finding all the knots in your back! She is patient and kind-we thoroughly enjoyed working with her.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Andrea L.
Mar 2015
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Service Received
Relaxation
5
Fantastic place. Christie was so great to work with and she is so strong! I felt like a million bucks when I left.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
alyce g.
Mar 2015
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Service Received
Buy 3 Save 10% - Relaxation Massage
5
amazing
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Lynda S.
Feb 2015
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Service Received
Buy 5 Save 15% - Therapeutic Massage
5
I have been a client of Christy for many years, and I always have a wonderful therapeutic and invigorating Massage from her application of Restorative Massage. She truly a major factor is maintaining my health and active life style. 5***** to Christy! Lynda
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Larry L.
Feb 2015
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Service Received
BWC C-9 Approved
5
Christy is amazing at relaxing the muscles that have helped me regain use of my right arm. As every week goes by, I can do more daily functions.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Angel D.
Feb 2015
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Service Received
Therapeutic
5
very professional and caring
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Brian B.
Jan 2015
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Relaxation
5
Very, very professional and relaxed atmosphere. Overall, great massage experience.brian b
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Zack N.
Dec 2014
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Service Received
Therapeutic
5
Very concerned about understansing & addressing areas of concern to provide relief
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kathy C.
Nov 2014
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Service Received
Relaxation
5
Best massage of my life. Christy is wonderful!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0