Meet Shelly 


A licensed massage therapist since 2001. Shelly attended the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy. She offers a blend of holistic services and styles of therapeutic massage to help people function at their personal best. Shelly specializes in pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period; offering a variety of services to growing families in Toledo, Ohio and surrounding areas.


“I have a personal and professional passion for women's health. Pregnancy and postpartum massage are a core part of my massage practice. I am committed to assist and support women in all phases of their lives. My goal is to help women feel empowered, knowledgeable, and confident."


When not at work, you will find Shelly studying for her midwifery degree, assisting community midwives and Doula clients at births, or hanging out with family and friends in the Old West End.


  • Certified Pre-& Perinatal Massage Therapy

  • Infant Massage

  • Spinning Babies

  • Upper Body Protocols of Myofascial Release (I)

  • Lower Body Protocols of Myofascial Release (II)

  • Full Body Myofascial Release (III)

  • Neuromuscular Therapy (Level I, II, & III)

  • Sports Massage (Level I & II)

  • Birth Doula – DONA International

  • Crystalline Consciousness Technique Level 1 & Level 2

  • Usui Reiki Energy Practitioner, Level 1 Certification

  • Midwifery Assistant Training, The Farm, LLC.

  • Posturology Assessment

  • Homeopathy for the Birth Bag

  • Vaccines & Informed Choices Childbirth Education & Breastfeeding Basics Aromatherapy, Flower Essences, Homeopathy 101

  • Intro to Craniosacral Therapy

  • Reflexology I

  • Shiatsu

  • Soap Documentation



In 2006, I founded and maintained Kneading Time Holistic Therapy Center in Sylvania, Ohio. Together with many of our area’s practitioners, we presented a multi-disciplinary practice that offered nutrition counseling, energy healing, hypnosis, massage therapy, and many educational classes and workshops. One of the most popular services was the monthly 'complimentary' education and healing-share event which have continued in the area to this day. Unfortunately, the center closed in 2009 but within the next 5-10 years, I intend to re-establish a wellness center focusing on midwifery and holistic practices for all ages and phases of life.



My Philosophy Of Care


 I believe in the power of intention, the healing power of touch, and that we all possess the innate ability to heal ourselves; sometimes we just need a little guidance. I am committed to helping clients regain and maintain a sense of well-being by providing space (physically, emotionally) where they can take a break from life's stresses and reconnect with self. I offer this within a comfortable and safe environment which allows and encourages self-reflection and self-appreciation. My primary goal is to provide and encourage a relaxing experience that re-establishes the mind-body connection. My intention is to focus entirely on the individual during their session in order to facilitate the body's natural ability for self-healing; this work is often intuitively guided but also relies on good therapist-client communication throughout the session. In a session with me, we may assess your overall lifestyle, factors that contribute to any ongoing stress or postural issues so I can offer you focused pain relief, stress reduction, and healing. I feel the best way to educate clients is through communication. There will always be room for discussion - before, during, and after each session.

At Kneading Time my commitment is to help you find and maintain balance in your emotional

and physical state, helping you function

at your personal best.

Contact me for more information

Three location options:

  • Massage Bliss 610 Adams St. Toledo, Ohio  

  • 5166 Monroe St #302, Toledo, Ohio

  • Old West End - Home Office (Established Clients)

(419) 699-2279

© 2018 Shelly DeMeo