Service area covers NW Ohio and SE Michigan within a one-hour radius from Toledo, Ohio.

 Holistic Therapy

for birth & beyond

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.

Meet Shelly 


Licensed massage therapist, Birth Doula, and midwife's assistant. 

I specialize in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum services (Massage Therapy, Doula services,  placenta encapsulation and prints, belly casting and blessing way ceremonies). I am now pursuing a Midwifery degree at the Midwives College of Utah and I am an apprentice midwife with Trillium Birth Services in Ypsilanti, and you may also find me assisting other midwives in SE Michigan. I am also a Registered Cardiac Sonographer and I have had the distinct pleasure of working as a professor in the Cardiovascular program at Mercy College.

I have worked happily and steadily offering my services to help people function at their personal best since receiving my massage license in 2001. I specialize in pain relief using several styles of therapeutic massage. Postural analysis and chronic pain relief are core parts of my massage practice. I offer my services to people of ALL ages; however, a driving passion of mine has always been women's health. I am committed to assist and support women in all phases of their lives to feel empowered, gain knowledge, confidence, and trust in their decisions.

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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.

Contact me for more information

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Two location options:

#1. 5166 Monroe St #302, Toledo, OH 43623
#2. Old West End - Home Office for Established Clients

(419) 699-2279

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