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 others find balance for their mind, body and spirit.

    I am also certified to treat for BWC and have 9 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 Marcy on Jun 16
Christy is very skillful and I like the way she thoroughly explains everything and has excellent suggestions for how to improve your health!
by Kyle on Apr 26
Never made me feel uncomfortable
by Robert on Apr 25
I liked that I was able to walk out better than I walked in.
by Anonymous on Apr 16
Christy is the best!
by Amy on Mar 31
I had my first holistic massage ever with Christy at Rehabilitative Massage Therapy. It was very different from any massage I have ever had, but my ankle feels the best it has felt for over 20 years! I am hopeful that she can make a dramatic difference in my quality of life and would recommend this type of massage for anyone who deals with inflexibility.
by June on Mar 09
Excellent! Very professional and explained treatment. I have recommended to several relatives and friends.
by Anonymous on Feb 10
Christy knows her stuff!
by Fred on Dec 14
I have a massage once a week and love them
by Anonymous on Nov 22
Christy always fixes me...and I’m hard to fix????
by Karen on Oct 26
Christy is beautiful inside and out!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Spa

  • BioMat Therapy
  • Raindrop Therapy

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