Massage Therapy Connections
Promoting Wellness . Relieving Pain

About Our Practitioners

Shea Daignault Shulman, LMT, CLT
FL MA #58779
Owner/Partner       

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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 effecient route to relief in order to save her cleints 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.  Futhering my education will always be my favorite hobby."


Nancy Strand, LMT, CLT, CEIM, CRT Practitioner
FL MA #59580
Owner/Partner

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Nancy is a graduate of Manatee Technical Institute's Massage Therapy Program and has also earned a B.A. in Physical Education.  In addition, she is Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), a Bellanina Facelift Massage Specialist, a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM), and a CRT Practitioner (Cranial Release Technique).  She is also trained in Medical Massage having studied under Dr. Ross Turchaninov, and is committed to continuing education.

Nancy's previous experience includes working as a Physical Education teacher and a Physical Therapy Assistant in pool therapy.  Nancy is a proud member of the Florida Massage Therapy Association and an ABMP Certified Therapist (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals). 

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 tayloring 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

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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
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

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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, LMTBethany 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.


Vladik Zalevskiy, LMT
FL MA # 73443
 
Vladik studied Biology-PreMed at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia before moving to Florida and attending the Sarasota School of Massage therapy, becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist and a certified Neuromuscular Therapist.  He is licensed with National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
 
Having the opportunity to work at several different locations that included physical therapy and doctor's offices, he has also worked in a luxury full service spa in Sarasota, where he acquired a wide spectrum of experience in both therapeutic and relaxation massage.  Vladik has experience working with chronic pain management and pre/post surgery issues, but he also enjoys providing a relaxation and stress relief massage.  Some of the techniques he utilizes include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Stretching, Hot Stone, Migraine/Headache Relief and Cupping.
 
Prior to moving to Florida, Vladik served five years as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, including two deployments to Iraq.  Following his honorable discharge, he owned and operated a commercial construction company where he traveled all around the U.S. and decided there was no better place to live than Florida's Gulf coast.  His wife and three children love the water, beaches and the warm Florida sun!
Kiel Unger, LMT, NCTMB 
FL MA # 74098
 
 
Kiel is a graduate of the Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy in Oaks, PA, and has over a decade of experience in medical massage therapy. Nationally certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and a member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals), Kiel is also accredited in Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy. Additional education the Kiel has completed include Low Back Injuries, Neck and Back Pain, and Massage for Fibromyalgia. One of Kiel's areas of interest is massage therapy for cancer patients, and he is proficient in using massage to alleviate cancer-related symptoms. He has also worked as a chair massage vendor at a Living Beyond Breast Cancer Conference and other large-scale healthcare events.
 
For ten years, Kiel and his wife, Sylvia, owned and operated La Paz Salon in Lansdale, PA, where he practiced award-winning massage therapy. In Pennsylvania, Kiel also worked as a massage therapist in a chiropractic office. Kiel and Sylvia have recently relocated to the Bradenton area where Kiel continues to offer the best in massage care.
 
Highly skilled, Kiel is committed to delivering the best care possible to his clients, who have included high school swimmers, breast cancer survivors and medical professionals. Very knowledgeable about the benefits of massage, Kiel also maintains a website and monthly massage therapy blog. Kiel adapts massage therapy modalities and techniques to the needs of each individual, and has helped many clients achieve better health.

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.

Sally is participating in MTC's Protégé Program. Designed for our therapists with less experience out of school, Sally's Swedish Massage sessions will be discounted to $45/hour. She has all the qualifications we look for in an MTC Team member; she just needs more real-world experience!

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
FL MA # 75377
 

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
Misa McCue, LMT
FL MA #79505
 
Misa is a recent Massage Therapy graduate from the 750 hours course offered at Manatee Technical College. She completed her coursework with Honors and is a professional member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals). She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Studies from Bunkyo University, Japan. Born and raised in Japan, her environment consisted of keeping the balance of Mind, Body and Spirit in daily ritual.

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 is another member of our MTC Protégé Program. Designed for our therapists with less experience out of school, Misa's Swedish Massage sessions will be discounted to $45/hour. She has all the qualifications we look for in an MTC Team member; she just needs more real-world experience!

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.
 
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