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Ricardo Lopes, LMT, CHC
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Born in São Paulo, Brazil, I moved to the US in 1989, to reside in Chicago, IL for four years. In 1993 I relocated to Miami, FL and soon after, I proudly became an US Citizen. By popular demand - friends, family, work colleagues, and my newly wedded wife - I left my job in the airline industry to become a Massage Therapist. I attended the Advanced Massage Program (an extended academic and practice program for Clinical Massage) at the Florida College of Natural Health, Miami campus. After graduating in 1999, and leaving behind an envied position at the Spa Internazionale, *Fisher Island, Miami, we relocated to the "City Beautiful", Orlando.
*A very exclusive and private Island, only accessible by boat or ferry, 3 miles off Miami’s shores in the Biscayne Bay.

I spent the next 5 years perfecting my massage style and techniques working in the MD/Chiropractor setting, treating pathologies, as well as customized massages, and applying other therapies such as Ultrasound Heat treatments, Hydrocollator Heat treatments, and Medicated TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation). In the Spa Industry, I worked using several modalities of massage, including Reflexology and Aromatherapy, and a wide variety of body treatments and body wraps. Expanding my knowledge, I have been certified in various new modalities throughout the years: Hot Stone Massage, Somatoemotional Release, Trager, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Ashiatsu, Ashiatsu-Floor, and Fijian Massage.

Currently, I have worked with patients and clients of the Florida Hospital, RDV Sportspex, Serenity Spa by Westgate, The Center For Aternative Medicine, and distinguished out-calls throughout the Greater Orlando area and suburbs.

 

 

Ricardo Lopes, LMT, CHC - LIC# MA30386