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 find balance for their mind, body and spirit.


    I am also certified to treat for BWC and have 7 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 Sue on Jan 06
I was blown away with the massage as well as the friendly and professional answers I received about my wholistic massage. I have already made my next appointment!
by Fred on Nov 17
Great as always
by Leigh on Oct 12
Christy is a very compassionate and knowledgeable therapist who does and excellent job of searching for the cause not just focusing on symptoms.
by Andrea on Aug 25
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.
by Deborah on Aug 22
Friendly & professional
by Teresa on Aug 06
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.
by alyce on Jun 03
amazing professional
by Kayleene on May 11
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 !
by Barbara on Apr 29
Christy is amazing!! She really knows how to work out my sore muscles.
by Zack on Apr 10
Massage studio is lit with muted light, ambient new age music, & pre-warmed massage table.

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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