Ruth M. Schopper-Hughes

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Certified Master Reflexologist IIR27786
Licensed Massage Therapist MA21357
Licensed Skin Care Specialist FB0715958

28 Years of experience and continued education


Member: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals/Associated Skin Care Professionals/Reflexology Association of America/Referred Member of The International Institute of Reflexology/Working Woman of Tampa Bay/Local Shops1/Angie’s List/National Association of Professional Women/Worldwide Who’s Who


My name is Ruth M. Schopper-Hughes.I am your personal therapist. I offer you professional, experienced and customized service in a private setting. My journey into wellness began following an auto accident at age 18.  A hospital stay with traction, pain pills and a neck brace failed to relieve my pain. I reluctantly took my mothers advice and went to see her Chiropractor.  On the first visit I  had a massage. Right away I knew I was on my way back to health.  The experience had a major impression on me.  At age 25 I literally woke up one day and decided to become a massage therapist. I graduated from the American Institute of Massage Therapy www.aimtinc.com  in 1986.  My early career was spent as a chiropractic assistant, as well as a physical therapy assistant working in a hospital.  This early work instilled in me a passion to ease the pain in others. I worked in the luxury massage field for 9 years at the Ritz Carlton Hotel www.ritzcarlton.com/lagunaniguel.  This work taught me how to give the very best in customer care. At Safety Harbor Resort and Spa www.safetyharborspa.com  I learned management skills and this position gave me exposure to the wonderful world of spa services. I took a hiatus to raise my children, then returned to work for Massage Envy www.massageenvy.com. Shortly thereafter, I opened Florida Reflexology and Spa Services.


My interest in reflexology began in massage school during a workshop.  I took one look at a chart and was fascinated by the fact that a place on the hands or feet could be stimulated to effect somewhere else on the body.  I received a professional reflexology session and I was hooked.  I enjoyed the service and felt very relaxed.  My neck pain subsided and I had a wonderful night’s sleep so I decided to study this amazing modality.  In 1990 I took my first phase of training with The Foot Ladies of San Diego www.thefootladies.com  and completed the second phase in 1991.  I practiced and documented case studies throughout my career and in 2012 I achieved my goal of becoming certified by The International Institute of Reflexology www.reflexology-usa.net.


My spa treatment room is peaceful and exceptionally comfortable.   My electric massage table is double padded,  wheelchair accessible and I have the most updated face cradle.  I use only Comphy sheets and the best quality professional lotions, essential oils and skin care products.  I also have carefully chosen home care items and have them available for purchase.  My office is located at  1130 Pinehurst Street, Suite E  Dunedin, FL  34698  inside the Stillwater Wellness Center.