Monacella Massage & Kinesiology

A Team of Specialty Therapists in Downtown Erie, PA

About Missy (Monacella) Hitz, LMT

"I actually love when someone comes in and I am their last resort for pain relief. I love the challenge of figuring out what is wrong, what caused the pain, what they are continuing to do that will continue the pain, and how can I fix it. With muscle pain, friends and family and coworkers do not see the person‘s pain. It gets very frustrating for the client because people think it’s all in their head or they just take an Advil or get a shot of Cortisone and they think everything will be OK. It doesn’t work that way. It’s my job to help them. This is my favorite thing about massage. I want my customers to be able to pick up their grandkids, enjoy retirement, go to work without a headache, be a great parent because they’re not in pain all of the time."

Missy (PA LMT #MSG000858) brings a unique understanding of your body's alignment and possible underlying reasons for pain thanks to her 4 year degree in Kinesiology, the study of human movement mechanics.

Missy has been helping people feel better with massage therapy for over 20 years. By combining her knowledge of Kinesiology (B.S. Penn State University) and massage therapy (Central PA School of Massage (CPSM) she has been able to help many people reduce and even eliminate muscle pain and stress. Through her background as an educator (Massage Therapist Program Director/Instructor at Great Lakes Institute of Technology (GLIT) & MT Instructor at CPSM) and in the field (Day Spas, Chiropractic Offices & Fitness Centers) she has gained enough experience & clientele to open Monacella Massage & Kinesiology in 2008. Missy continues to love learning, help others in the field (Board member of GLIT Massage Therapy Program) and to help clientele feel better.

Missy is proud to support local businesses and is a member of the Erie Downtown Partnership, City of Erie Mayor's Business Council and Werner's Business Book Club. Missy is proud to be a Mary Kay Foundation Ambassador. The Mary Kay Foundationâ„  is dedicated to ending women's cancers and domestic abuse.

Did you know that in 2004, Missy started a 2nd business that she is just as passionate about? As a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, she helps women look their best by selling Mary Kay skin care and makeup. She also can help other women who are interested in starting their own Mary Kay Business. Contact Missy if you would like a complimentary makeover &/or skin care pampering session!


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