Carol Ann Kelsey-Smith is considered by many to be the top massage therapist in Greenwich. We’re delighted that she decided to pursue certification as a Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT). Achieving this certification, one of the highest standards for a massage professional, is not easy. It takes a burning desire to get results for your clients and a great deal of commitment. You can read a little bit about her journey below. She is highly skilled at treating a range of myoskeletal problems, from back to carpal tunnel syndrome. To contact Carol Ann to make an appointment for massage therapy in Greenwich, check the links at the bottom of this page.
I have been practicing massage in Greenwich, Connecticut since graduating in 1997, from the Swedish Institute in New York City. Fascination for the human body and all its wonder, has driven me to continually study and learn. Over the course of my long career, I have strived to find the best techniques and modalities to support my clients in having the best outcome from each session.
I am fully certified in multiple modalities. My Reflexology certification was a 200-hour master certification class, at the New York Open Center, in 1999. Wanting to be able to provide lasting results for my clients with a more orthopedic approach, I took over 80 hours of orthopedic classes with James Waslawski. Wanting to build on this knowledge led me to Erik Dalton and Myoskeletal Alignment techniques.
My first workshop with Erik Dalton was in Deerfield Beach Florida in 2006. His rapid-fire lectures, detailed visual aids and use of anatomy and physiology combined with his hands on technique instruction blew my mind. His work was easy to integrate into my practice. I found amazing immediate results for my clients. This drove me to complete 4 in person workshops and his 3 foundation home study courses by 2013.
In 2018, I thought it time to refresh my Myoskeletal Alignment skills and found that Erik Dalton had added 5 advanced home study courses and created the MMT certification program. I began slowly working my way through the programs.
My final motivation came when I attended his Costa Rica workshop in 2021. This 7-day workshop was life changing. I was struck once again by Erik’s work and how it had evolved and grown as I had. Inspired by this, and the community I experienced in this class with over 60 like-minded people, I went home and finished my Master level Myoskeletal certification in less than a month. Erik’s e-learning home study courses made it so easy. I was able to do lessons between clients and use the skills immediately to further enhance each session, finding incredible lasting results for my clients.
I am now helping other therapists learn these amazing skills as a Teaching Assistant for Erik Dalton and the amazing teachers that teach his work around the country. I love being part of the Dalton Gang and this great community.
Carol Ann Kelsey-Smith