Joani Donovan

Joani Donovan is considered by many to be the top massage therapist in Toledo. 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 no small feat. 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 Joani to make an appointment for massage therapy in Toledo, check the links at the bottom of this page.

I started my therapy profession 15 years ago. I decided early on that I wanted to be different ~ have a different approach. Continuing education was and still does play an important part of my career as a manual therapist. As the world was changing, I needed modalities to help me handle the ever changing stresses of the body.

I was lucky enough to attend a Dalton seminar in Chicago in 2010 where I met the Dalton Gang! I fell in love with the work…more importantly, my clients fell in love with the work. My business soared. I took a leap of faith and traveled outside of the country AND my comfort zone and headed to the 2011 Costa Rica Dalton retreat. I was more in love with MAT than when I started.

MAT has changed my world ~ both professionally and personally. It has given me the confidence needed to build trusting referral relationships with the top team of medical doctors in the city of Toledo. I am considered a rehab therapist ~ and I laugh when people say Dr K referred me to you cuz you can fix my sh**! . With this, my goal for each client that walks thru our doors is to get them breathing better so they can move better so they can live in this world and be extraordinary. MAT has everything I need ~ to keep me challenged and my clients moving.

My manual therapist tool box is full of awesome tools ~ my go to every time is Dalton MAT. MAT is not a fad modality ~ it changes with the times. I am honored to be a part of such an amazing community. Erik, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Joani Donovan
Toledo, Ohio


Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT) Certification is one of the most prestigious designations available in the profession. Get to know one of these remarkable “next level” therapists near you.”



Clients are always seeking help with complex pain problems and are willing to compensate therapists who have earned this advanced skill-set. Learn how you can become the “go to” theapist in your community with Master Myoskeletal Therapist certification.