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,...

  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, chronic pain and wholistic healing, and opened my own business to assist others in their path to rehabilitation and healing.

     My techniques and practice are centered on the belief that the body can heal itself if given the right opportunity. I offer an array of treatments ranging from Relaxation to Deep Tissue and Repetitive Use Injury to Wholistic Manual Medicine. You can even experience Raindrop Therapy which uses 9 essential oils along the spine to reduce nerve impingement and disc compression. All to help you find balance for your mind, body and spirit.

    I am also certified to treat for Workman's Compensation and have 11 years experience working with chronic pain, injuries and spinal surgeries. I believe much of our physical pain is a reflection of the spiritual and emotional trauma we have experienced throughout our lives.

Specialties: Massage Therapy, Teaching, Health and Wellness

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

OH # 33.015438S

Education
2003

Michigan State University

Kinesiology Bachelors

2005

Stautzenberger College: Maumee

Massage Therapy Diploma

Experience
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!

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Spa services

by Anonymous on Oct 06
I truly enjoyed my hour of relaxation and stress relief with Christy. She is very professional and skilled in her art.
by Judy on Sep 16
Everything !
by Tara on Sep 10
Christy is an expert and I can honestly say the best massage therapist I’ve seen. I highly recommend her!
by Sandy on Sep 10
Christy is absolutely the best. Always walk away rejuvenated mind, body and soul.
by Anonymous on Aug 23
Nothing
by Anonymous on Aug 20
There was nothing to dislike , absolutely changed my outlook from other experiences I have had else where. Chirsty followed the feed back I didn't even know my body was giving with trouble spots that had plagued me for years , quite literally, I feel like I've had a complete reset . This is what you get with a professional who is not only a trained and experienced massage therapist, but highly educated in body mechanics as well. And it made all the difference.
by Anonymous on Jun 26
Does a great job!
by Cathy on Jun 11
Christy did a great job addressing my special shoulder pain and gave me advice to help me deed with it at home by using heat.
by Leigh on Jun 02
I felt so much more balanced after my treatment. Thank you!
by Anonymous on May 23
Perfect like always

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Wholistic Manual Medicine
  • BWC

Spa

  • Raindrop Therapy

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