I have been a patient of Dr. Schmittat for over 2 years now. Since I am an avid fitness enthusiast, my body during the course of each month starts at some point to fall apart due to repetitive episodes of delayed onset muscle soreness that tend to affect my whole body. Through the use of gua-sha and other techniques, Dr. Schmittat is able to 1) identify all the sore points in my body, 2) chooses the right tool/technique to tackle those issues, and 3) unstiffs my body which leaves me feeling restored, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Dr. Schmittat, at times, seems to know my body better than I do. She always asks me questions about the health issues I am facing at the moment and uses my answers to suggest a remedy and ways to prevent them in the future. She is very delicate with my body and throughout the sessions, she would check in to make sure that I am not hurting. The positive effects of those sessions last for days. Sometimes for weeks. This allows me to enjoy my fitness routine for longer periods of time without fearing to be continuously injured.