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.
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.
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).
Samantha Preston, M.Ac, L.Ac.
Samantha Preston, M.Ac., L.Ac. received her master's degree in Five Element acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia) in 2014. She was licensed to practice in the state of Maryland the same year. With a background in community acupuncture as well as private practice, Sam has gained extensive experience working with a broad range of conditions, including chronic and acute pain, depression and anxiety, autoimmune conditions, and fertility support. She has appeared as a guest lecturer at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, presenting acupuncture to med students.
A Maryland native, Sam has called Baltimore home for the past twelve years. As a mother of two, with two home births under her belt, Sam is well-connected in the Baltimore birthing community, and loves supporting parents through pregnancy and postpartum. Samantha has experience working with survivors of trauma and people who identify as LGBTQ, and is committed to maintaining a safe space for healing for everyone. She believes strongly in the body's ability to heal, and uses her tools, acupuncture, moxibustion, gua sha, and cupping, to support you on your road to your best health.