Shea Daignault Shulman, LMT, CLT
FL MA #58779
Shea is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist specializing in Medical Massage. With hundreds of hours of continuing education, including certification in Orthopaedic Massage and Testing, she has had continued success helping people with injuries and chronic pathologies reduce or eliminate pain. In her practice, she uses modalities such as Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Connective Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy,various stretching techniques, Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage. Every session is specifically tailored towards each client's needs, as well as their in-office plan of care and suggestions for self-care at home. Her goal is to provide the most efficient route to relief in order to save her clients time, money and discomfort during their course of therapy.
Shea has received training under world renowned instructors including Aaron Mattes (Active Isolated Stretching), Erik Dalton (Myoskeletal Alignment Technique), Whitney Lowe (Orthopaedic Massage), Art Riggs (Advanced Deep Tissue Massage), Tom Myers (Myofascial Release) and Dr. Ross Turchinanov (Medical Massage). She received her certification in Complete Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema through the rigorous 135 hour program through ACOLS.
A Florida native, Shea makes her home in Sarasota with her husband and three sons. She is passionate about improving the lives of others and is dedicated to continuing her education to become a better resource and therapist for her clients.
"I will never consider myself to be an expert in my field. To say so would imply I have learned everything I need to know about the human body and healing. Furthering my education will always be my favorite hobby."
Nancy Strand, LMT, CLT
FL MA #59580
Nancy believes strongly that a relaxing, focused Swedish Massage session is very therapeutic, but she is also trained in Neuromuscular Techniques, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue work, Trigger Point Therapy, Cranial Release Technique, and Manual Lymph Drainage therapy. About 50% of her clients are regulars who believe in the health benefits of a relaxing therapeutic massage and the other 50% need more specialized work of Medical Massage or a combination of other modalities. She is committed to customizing each session towards the client's goals and loves to educate her clients about the amazing human body!
Nancy is originally from the Philadelphia area but has lived in the Sarasota/Bradenton area for over 30 years after moving here from Indiana. She believes strongly in the importance of massage for better health and loves the opportunity to help her clients live a healthier life.
Patty Spatz, LMT
FL MA # 73948
Patty is a graduate of Sarasota School of Massage Therapy and a member of Florida State Massage Therapy Association. She is passionate about the natural approach to wellness and healing.
Her specialties include Face Lifting Massage, Therapeutic Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Medical, Geriatric and Swedish Massage as well as Face, Neck & Cranium Headache Relief, and Ayurvedic Hand and Foot Massage.
Patty's studies include Medical Massage under Dr. Ross Turchaninov (The Science of Massage Institute) and Neuromuscular Massage, The Jim Cain Method. Over the past 12 years, she has worked on a regular basis with seniors, performing Geriatric Massage in assisted living facilities as well as for her own mother. Patty is also a certified Bellanina Facelift Massage Specialist and believes this treatment is the most natural and relaxing approach to a youthful appearance. She is dedicated to continuing her education to better help others on their path to healthier living.
She is originally from New York where she earned a teaching degree before moving to Cape Cod and then to Florida 10 years ago. Some of her Florida teaching experiences include Healthy Food Prep, Eating and Lifestyle classes at the Ritz Carlton, St. Stephan's School and Manatee Community College.
Susan Klein, LMT
FL MA #46001
Susan has been a licensed massage therapist since 2006, having graduated from Manatee Technical Institute in both massage therapy and dental assisting. She has had training in Swi-Thai Massage, Body Massage Cupping and Face Lift Cupping, Swedish, Deep Tissue and Hot Stone Massage. Susan is very active in the local chapter of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association, serving as the Hospitality Chairperson since 2010. She is also a member of the Associated Bodyworkers and Massage Professionals organization.
After working in many different health-oriented professions, including as a CNA at Manatee Hospital and the Med-plex Rehab Center and as an assisted living counselor at Easter Seals, Susan found her true passion with massage therapy. As a young girl, Susan remembers rubbing her mom's tired feet from a long day of waitressing and loves the healing powers of massage therapy that she discovered even back then!
Mary Ann Maloney, LMT
FL MA #60126
Mary Ann has been practicing massage since 2009 after graduating from the Wellness and Massage Training Institute in Illinois. She began practicing in Florida in 2010. She specializes in deep tissue, but is happy to customize your treatment based on your individual needs incorporating elements of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point massage. In addition, she is certified in Neuromuscular Massage, Zone Reflexology and Bamboofusion®. She previously worked at Edin Salon and Spa in University Park and Advanced Body and Skin Care Day Spa in Bradenton.
Prior to becoming a Massage Therapist, Mary Ann was an analytical chemist and laboratory manager in the pharmaceutical, personal care and nutritional supplement industries. Mary Ann strongly believes that massage heals on many levels and loves being a therapist! She also believes there is no better job than being able to help people feel better on a daily basis.
Mary Ann is also a Registered Facial Specialist (Skincare Therapist). She is a Certified Member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) and Professional member of Associated Skin Care Professionals(ASCP).
Bethany Springer, LMT
FL MA #56098
Bethany is a graduate of East Carolina University and studied massage therapy at the Manatee Technical Institute. She arrived at the massage profession through a rather circuitous route!
After early retirement from Delta Air Lines, Bethany felt a restlessness to explore another path for her life. Initially massage therapy seemed like a logical choice for a career change but it quickly became a passion. Four years later, it remains so.
Bethany's first love is Swedish Massage, but she is also adept at Deep Tissue and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. She is licensed not only as a Massage Therapist, but also as an Esthetician and Facial Specialist. Bethany believes that massage is crucial, not only for wellness of the body but also for enhanced emotional well being. Her goal is to have her clients leave their sessions relaxed, refreshed, and optimistic about their future!
Bethany and her husband, Jim, live in Bradenton and enjoy spending time with their family.
Sally Ramsey, LMT
FL MA # 78668
Sally is a recent graduate of the Manatee Technical Institute Massage Therapy program (750 hrs) and is a professional member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals). Her continuing education is taking her in the direction of Neuromuscular, Myofascial, and Medical massage modalities with a passion for service to those overcoming obstacles.
The style of her work is deeply rooted in the fluid strokes of Swedish Massage and informed by energetic principles. She enjoys providing targeted and specific therapeutic work within a deep relaxation experience.
After seeing firsthand how healing and effective massage therapy is, she had the honor of comforting her mother & father through painful illnesses as well as her daughter through natural childbirth and was encouraged to share with others. Her work is described as "intuitive" & "problem solving", blending art with science.
Having relocated from Georgia a few years ago, she is delighted to call Sarasota home! Sally has experience in musical performance and a history of diverse business experience. An avid reader, she also enjoys restorative days fishing or laughing heartily, front row on Sheikra or Cheetah Hunt.
Hannah Johnson, LMT
Hannah is a graduate from the 750 hours course at Manatee Technical College in early 2014. Her philosophy of massage is to work with the nervous system in an effort to calm and relax mind, body, and spirit with the goal of having each client leave in a more peaceful state then when they came in. Joining MTC soon after graduation, Hannah’s additional experience includes working at a Sarasota chiropractic office, and a private massage practice in Bradenton. She continues her knowledge of massage through home study, in-office training at MTC,and continuing education course studies. Hannah has also taken local energy classes and is known to involve healing energy in her bodywork. Firm Swedish massage is a favorite style for her.
Hannah has a heart for people and passion to be of service. Specializing in stress reduction, she believes in the value of therapeutic relaxation massage as a preventative to disease that has stress response as an underlying cause.
Hannah has lived in the state of Florida for over 15 years. She enjoys being active and outdoors. Our parks and beaches are among her favorite places to relax. Hannah lives a conscious lifestyle as a vegan, making eco friendly choices, practicing meditation and continual personal development work."For my clients to do something beneficial for themselves, and to check in with their body, makes my work very rewarding as a Massage Therapist!" - Hannah Johnson
FL MA #79505
Misa’s intention for her work is to create a respite from the stress filled world, leaving each client rejuvenated and with an increased sense of wellbeing. She is determined to help people with muscle and stress related pain. She manipulates and tailors the Swedish massage for you and your individual needs.
Misa takes a whole health approach to massage by understanding how massage encourages total health in the mind and body when relaxation and comfort are achieved. As an MTC Protégé, she joins other MTC therapists who believe in lifelong education, and is constantly learning something new, whatever the subject might be.
Misa moved to Florida from Japan just over 15 years ago. She enjoys the beauty of Gulf Coast and happy to call Sarasota County her home. When not working, Misa enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.
Teri Thomas, LMT
FL MA # 79794
Teri enters the world of massage therapy with an enthusiasm which has been nourished through years of exposure to a world of helping others to maximize their physical comfort in the most natural environment possible.
Teri's first professional exposure to helping hands began fresh out of high school when she began work as a resident assistant in a small, private assistant living facility. Here she learned the value of a compassionate touch in the relief of pain and stress and the importance of individualized care.
She spent the next six years working as a CNA in various settings which ranged from in-patient hospital to in-home Hospice care, confirming her vocation as a comforter and leading her to further her education with massage therapy school.
Teri is almost a native, having moved to Florida from Connecticut at the age of two. She enjoys the beauty and bounty of her adopted state through gardening, fishing and nature walks.
Teri approaches massage therapy with passion and a zeal for improving the overall well-being of every client.