WHO ARE We?
Pro Massage & Chiropractic, an integrated wellness center, was created through a clear understanding of the skeletal structure as it interacts with the muscular system to eliminate or manage the pain caused by structural dysfunction and injury. When the musculoskeletal system is aligned and relaxed, you will feel your body pain ease.
As we move through life, different things influence our posture as well as the structure including injuries, accidents, repetitive motion as well as being sedentary. Chronic and acute conditions can be addressed, through chiropractic care and massage therapy, to achieve a level of optimal health and experience a more pain-free life. Where people in pain can become a better version of themselves—a place for healing.
Celisa Ellis, LMT, cMTPT, FSM Practitioner (Founder)
Originally from Hawaii, Celisa moved to California in her twenties and pursued her life’s work, massage therapy. She graduated from The National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, California and has taken several continuing education courses including Myo Pain’s Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy Curriculum.
She has gained a reputation for being able to identify muscular pain and assisting with the relief process through Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy & self-care training among other modalities. She has a strong desire to help those who are experiencing acute and chronic pain.
Her true passion is to educate others as to how they can live without pain by utilizing therapeutic massage and self-care techniques to stay out of pain.
Christopher Catalfo, D.C.
Dr. Catalfo graduated from Life Chiropractic in 1990 after he had been a state, national and world champion wrestler who competed in the 1984 Olympics for the USA.
Providing a holistic approach to healthcare, Dr. C employs a myriad of different chiropractic techniques when treating a wide range of conditions on any and all wellness clients as well as patients with injuries.
Dr. C states, “I’m thrilled to be part of the Pro Massage & Chiropractic team, bringing affordable pain relief to the people of Nashville, Goodlettsville, and surrounding areas to help them improve their overall wellness through effective chiropractic care.”
Sterling Allison, mtpt, LMT, FSM Practitioner
Sterling grew up in a dual military family in which his father also taught martial arts in his own studio. He learned martial arts and self defense from a young age. He decided to follow in his parents’ footsteps and join the military when he turned 17. During his 11 years of service in the Army, he received further training in self-defense as well as improved his ability to better communicate with others. These skills help him to best understand and set goals for his clients.
He studied massage therapy at Mind Body Institute in Nashville, TN. A trade he has always been passionate about. He wishes to use his knowledge and natural talents in accomplishing several goals such as: helping to heal others, teaching others abilities to become more confident in their surroundings, improve range of motion and the overall improvement of quality of life.
HANNAH SCALF, mtpt, lmt
Hannah was born in the sunshine state, growing up in a large family with a general propensity for natural health and wellness remedies. As a young girl, she watched her baby sister suffer with extreme breathing issues over an extended period of time. She tried her best to be a little helper, but one morning it was apparent that her sister required acute attention; her mom made a call. Expecting a paramedic or other medical professional, she was surprised when her family’s massage therapist knocked at the door. Miraculously, after careful strokes and skilled manipulation, her sister received the respiratory support she needed and was able to breathe clearly again! That incredible instance set Hannah on an open path of exploration regarding wellness for herself.
Fast forwarding to her life as a young adult, she recalls days in the local gym where she worked as an attendant. It was there that she witnessed folks walking in stiff and sore with grimacing faces, but an unwavering dedication to health; however, more importantly, they were walking out more relaxed and at ease after visiting the resident massage therapist – “Magic Hands,” as she was so endearingly nicknamed.
Her desire to help anyone and everyone and enthusiasm for health and wellness collided as she discovered her passion and purpose. Since graduating from Mind Body Institute in Nashville, TN, Hannah is eager to individualize her approach to the needs of every single person that trusts their aches and pains to her caring hands. Her hope is to be your gentle, healing guide, while offering education and empowering you with relief and wholeness for own health journey."
Clarisse blades, lmt
Clarisse has been raised in Nashville, TN most of her life but still considers New York her "Home Away From Home". Growing up in a family that was military based and driven to succeed, she saw that her life needed to be based in the medical field. She attended Nashville State Community college in 2010, applying for the nursing program but felt that that was not the place for success. So she took all her training and put it to use as a medical assistant and working for customer service for the next 4 years.
When her daughter arrived in the world in August of 2014, she had an epiphany while giving her daughter a massage after a warm bath. That is when she knew that this was something to look into. She received her chance to attend Daymar college in Nashville for the Medical Massage Therapy program and was able to blossom into the Therapist she is today. Graduating in 2016, she has used many modalities to give her patients relief from their pain and reduce their stress. Her modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, Hot Stones and much more.
Carla Scarbrough – CPC, Practice Administrator
Carla was born in New York City but was raised in Smyrna TN. She is a country girl at heart and does not claim her northern roots. After graduating from high school, Carla began her career with UFW Insurance Fund, she was a claims examiner/auditor. In 2001, Carla left UFW Insurance and went to work for a Medical Billing Company. She loved the thrill of disagreeing with the insurance company to help get claims paid for patient and physicians. In 2004, she ventured out and opened her own Medical Billing and Practice Management company, which she still owns. In 2006, Carla became a certified professional coder through the AAPC.
In 2011, she partnered with one of her medical billing clients to form a multi-modality pain management facility chain which Carla managed while still running her Medical Billing Company. However, she loathed the fact so many of the patients were only being given prescriptions to mask their pain instead of receiving insight and holistic approach to help alleviate or eliminate the patients’ pain. She felt like there had to be a better way to help people recover. In 2014, she met Celisa Ellis with ProMassage Health Solutions.
When Carla met Celisa, it was very apparent they shared the same vision for helping people with their pain. Celisa was the practitioner helping the patients and Carla was the practice administrator helping to grow the business into what Celisa had envisioned for years.
Carla loves her role with ProMassage & Chiropractic Integrative Wellness Center. Most days, she is in her office in the back working on marketing, payroll and all the other things that keep the business running so everyone else can continue to help our patients each and every day.