–by Sylvania AdVantage Staff
PUBLICATION DATE: April 02, 2019

Chris Raszka, LMT, welcomes Melinda Barringer, LMT, to her practice in the Thormont Building in downtown Sylvania.

Licensed Massage Therapist Melinda Barringer has joined Chris Raszka, LMT, in her practice at 6616 Monroe St., Building A, Suite 3, in the Thormont building in downtown Sylvania.
“Chris was one of my instructors while I was a student in the former Healing Arts program and we have kept in touch ever since. Recently, Chris asked me if I would be willing to join her, which I see as a great opportunity and I am delighted to do it,” Barringer said.
“She has created an ideal environment for massage that is inviting and comfortable. She is such a hard worker and a talented, skillful, knowledgeable and caring massage therapist and also a wonderful person. I feel this is an outstanding opportunity for me,” Barringer added.
“Melinda and I really connected when we met. We share the same philosophy about massage and we both want to be in business for ourselves. We also realized from the very beginning, we have many things in common and I knew we could successfully work together,” Raszka stated.
Barringer is proficient in all modalities of massage including Swedish/relaxation, deep tissue, therapeutic, cupping, hot stones and is also certified in AromaTouch using doTerra Essential Oils. She is available by appointment.
Barringer has been in the medical field for over 20 years. “I always felt that I wanted to help people,” she remembered. “In 2014, I found I was ready for a different career and I began taking classes at the former Healing Arts facility. I immediately fell in love and knew this was what I wanted to do.”
She added, “I learned that through massage I could help people not only physically but also mentally as well, and there is no better reward for me than when a client leaves the session feeling more relaxed, rejuvenated and in less pain than when he or she first came.”
Raszka, licensed for over 11 years, has had her office in downtown Sylvania since 2016. She also had a career change and wanted to continue helping people and felt that massage therapy was for her.
Both massage therapists are available by appointment.