About Our Practitioners
Shea Daignault, LMT
FL MA #58779
Shea is a graduate of MTI as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She specializes in sports massage, medical massage and posture rebalancing. In her practice, she uses modalities such as Active Isolated Stretching, Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, Deep Tissue and Orhopaedic Massage to relieve acute and chronic pain. Shea has studied 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) and Dr. Ross Turchinanov (Medical Massage).
A Florida native, Shea makes her home in Sarasota with her two 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.
Nancy Strand, LMT, CEIM, CRT Practitioner
FL MA #59580
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 a Certified 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 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 Bodyworks & Massage Professional).
Nancy specializes in a relaxing Swedish Massage but she can also incorporate Positional Release, Neuromuscular Techniques, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue work, Trigger Point Therapy, or Cranial Release Technique into any session. She also loves teaching infant massage to moms, dads and caregivers and says nothing is quite as pampering and relaxing as the Bellanina Facelift Massage!
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.
Allison Sieloff, LMT
FL MA #57129
Allie is a true Florida native, born and raised in Bradenton! She graduated from Lakewood Ranch High School and the Manatee Technical Institute accredited massage therapy program (August 2009). Allie studied Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology, Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point therapy as part of her initial training. Since then she continues to study with additional courses and specialty classes including Asian Fusion Foot Massage [Orlando, Florida] and Thai Yoga Massage [Miami Beach, Florida]
Allie began her career working in a fast paced Chiropractic Office, accumulating a lot of experience for pain management. She also worked in a Spa atmosphere for over a year, where stress relief and relaxation massage helped many clients. Inspired by her son Justice James who was born in February 2012, she is studying to become a Massage Doula by attending the “Institute of Somatic Therapy” for the certification of Prenatal Massage, Labor & Birth Massage, Postpartum Massage, Infant Massage and Fertility Massage. Currently, Allie is in the process of completing the hands-on experience and expects to graduate in the fall of 2012.
Allie loves to spend time with her family. Her goals include helping people maintain great health, and to take each client into their own personal oasis.
Kim Kent, LMT
FL MA #50889
Kim is a graduate of the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy and the Kansas College of Chinese Medicine, with over 13 years experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She is a member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association. Prior to joining Massage Therapy Connections, Kim worked at Massage Heights-University Parkway from 2009 to 2012. She has also worked with several Chiropractors in the past, helping her patients achieve maximum benefits.
Kim’s modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Sports Massage. Along with her regular patients, she works with the Pro Golfers of the PGA Web.com Tour (formally the PGA Nationwide Tour) every year for the past 10 years.
Kim is originally from Wichita, Kansas, and moved to Florida permanently in 2006. Kim’s massage practice is based on the belief that her patient’s needs are of the utmost importance, and as a result, a high percentage of her business is from repeat clients and referrals.
Susan Klein, LMT
FL MA #46001
Susan has been a licensed massage therapist for six years, 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 for the past three years. 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!
Elaine Dohms, CLT-LANA, LMT
FL MA #60187
A longtime resident of Lakewood Ranch area, Elaine brings new specialties to our community. Nationally certified as a Lymphedema Therapist, she works with her patients to develop an individual plan of care that supports their needs. She uses the natural, yet effective components of the gold-standard approach to reduce the chronic effects of Lymphedema called “Complete Decongestive Therapy”.
When she isn’t busy seeing clients, she co- teaches Oncology Massage and is the facilitator for the monthly Lymphedema Network Meetings at the Center for Building Hope.
Elaine worked in healthcare administration for many years and decided to change her pathway to a more fulfilling career. A graduate of the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy, she continued to refine her skills and education while working at a physician integrative medical clinic for several years.
As a result of her medical environment, she has developed a comprehensive and experienced approach to helping her clients reduce their pain levels associated with chronic and acute conditions.
She is trained in CranioSacral Therapy, Oncology Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Release, Myofascial Release, Chinese Meridian Therapy; she is a Clinical Master Aromatherapist, Reiki Master/Teacher/Practitioner, Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.
Elaine uses all of her training and skills to individually design an effective healing plan for her clients.
Cameo Ewing, LMT
FL MA #69229
After receiving her B.S. in the field of Health Science at University of South Florida, Cameo graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Manatee Technical Institute with honors and exceptional reviews from her clients. Cameo specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Thai Massage Stretches, while she continues to expand her skill set to serve her clients with the highest respect and honor. Cameo supplies a mindful touch that supports the balance of body, mind, and vitality. A Reiki background of compassion and intuitive knowledge serves as the foundation that leads Cameo’s quality bodywork.
As a native born Floridian, spending the past 20 years in Bradenton, Cameo appreciates the importance of a balanced state of relaxation. She believes that a path toward enlightenment is served through helping others and deepening personal awareness.
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.
Some of her specialties include Therapeutic Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage, Face, Neck & Cranium Headache Relief, and Ayurvedic Hand and Foot Massage.
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 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.
Patty is dedicated to continuing her education to better help others on their path to healthier living.
Mary Ann Maloney, LMT
FL MA #60126
Mary Ann began practicing massage in Illinois in 2009 after attending the Wellness and Massage Training Institute. She began practicing in Florida in 2010. She specializes in Deep Tissue, but also incorporates elements of Swedish, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point massage whenever appropriate. In addition, she is certified in Neuromuscular Massage and Bamboo Fusion®. She previously worked at Edin Salon and Spa in University Park and Advanced Body and Skin Care Day Spa in Bradenton.
Prior to being a Massage Therapist, Mary Ann was an analytical chemist and laboratory manager in the pharmaceutical, personal care and nutritional supplement industries. In 2006, she was looking for a career change that would allow her to positively and directly impact individuals. This desire along with her lifelong interest in the miraculous human body and growing interest in alternative healthcare were married together in her new career as a massage therapist. 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 always looking for new ways to help her clients. Currently, she is studying Reflexology and exploring Quantum Touch energy healing. She is a Professional Member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) and is also a Registered Facial Specialist (Esthetician).
Jen Houghtaling, LMT
FL MA #53686
A Florida native, Jen brings a unique insight to her client care, surviving a pedestrian vehicle accident where she was run over from behind as a young teenager. Jen has experienced the healing therapies needed for her own recovery and the knowledge to maintain mobility and pain management.
After earning her license from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy, Jen has been able to give back to the industry that has given her so much.
Jen has built a reputation for her ability to deliver therapeutic relief and recovery to her clients through understanding from her own injury experiences and a bonding relationship with those she helps, through empathy, compassion and professionalism.
She believes strongly in giving back to the body what life seems to take away.
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.