Meet Our Team
Michelle Shaw, LMT
Michelle Shaw has been practicing therapeutic massage therapy for over 13 years. Originally from Wyoming, she attended the Baltimore School of Massage in 2002 and has been practicing in the area ever since. Michelle specializes in the treatment of pain and discomfort resulting from sports, athletic, and work-related activities. Utilizing deep-tissue, cupping, and Thai massage techniques, Michelle will develop a focused treatment program that meets your specific rehabilitation needs. Michelle is also trained to administer and monitor other therapeutic treatments including cryotherapy, salt therapy, and mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Kayla's journey into the health and wellness realm began when she discovered CrossFit in college while she was studying Animal Science at the University of MD. She became a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer in 2013 and coached part-time while she worked as a full-time veterinary technician. After several years of working with animals, Kayla decided that her true passion lied in helping others achieve optimal well-being through physical fitness. In January 2018, she enrolled in massage therapy school. She came to CCIH in April 2018 to bring her closer to working with people in the wellness industry and fell in love with helping clients here. Kayla holds her CrossFit Level 2 Certificate, US Power Lifting Coach Certification and is working towards becoming a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM. She is set to graduate from Cortiva Institute School of Massage in Jan 2019 and looks forward to starting a full-time career in health and wellness.
Cathy has a passion for fitness and wellness that began as a distance runner in her high school days. During that time, she discovered the strong influence of proper nutrition and body maintenance on athletic performance and recovery. At 19, she became the head coach of her high school’s cross-country team, eventually leading them to a conference championship.
After a few years of running half-marathons and training athletes, she decided to pursue a graduate degree in Nutrition. Eventually, she found CrossFit, where she learned functional movement through a blend of strength, cardiovascular endurance, and gymnastics. She became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer in 2016 and received her Master's Degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health in December of 2017. She is currently working with clients to develop a personalized, whole-body approach to improve long-term health using real food
Ann Smith, MSW, LCSW‐C
Ann has over 16 years of psychotherapy and clinical social work experience with adults. She has worked in outpatient psychiatry settings, employee assistance programs, counseling centers at local universities, and in private practice settings. Ann currently works with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, as well as those who are struggling through phase of life transitions, such as separation, divorce, college student adjustment and career/professional stress. She is also sensitive and skilled in assisting clients through their recovery from trauma, substance use, and eating/body image disturbance. Ann is also experienced with and affirming in working with LGBTQ concerns.
Ann assists her clients with a non‐judgmental approach to build self‐awareness, identify strengths and promote self‐esteem, and by encouraging compassion for one self. She utilizes therapy modalities including Humanistic, Cognitive‐Behavioral (CBT), psychodynamic and principles of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). In addition, Ann incorporates Mindfulness‐Based practices for stress reduction and symptom relief (for anxiety and depression), has completed 2 MBSR classes as a participant, and a professional practicum in MBSR, 2014. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Social Work (1995) and of UMBC (1992).
Aurora Raiten trained at Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC and has been in practice in Maryland since 2010. Her work reflects a special interest in helping to navigate chronic illness such as Lyme disease, other vector-borne diseases and associated co-infections. As a competitive Muay Thai fighter, she understands the drive of athletes of all levels to remain in the game and has developed skill in rehabilitating injuries and improving endurance.
Aurora is also a birth doula, and enjoys using all of her skills in working with women and men throughout the reproductive cycle and in supporting families of all kinds with fertility, pregnancy, and birth. She believes strongly in the wisdom of the body and strives to create a space where patients feel empowered to find health and home in themselves in their own way. Aurora can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m Halye and I’m originally from New Jersey. I came to Baltimore to attend Towson University for undergrad. I loved Baltimore so much that I decided to stay!
A few years after graduating from Towson, I realized I had a passion for holistic wellness and Integrative health. I went back to school to earn my Master’s Degree in Health Promotion from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Shortly after that I started working at Charm City Integrative Health and I love it! I am also a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and I teach yoga and some other fitness classes at CorePower Yoga. In my free time I love to practice yoga, stay active, read, spend time with family, and play with my White German Shepherd.