Ruth M. Schopper-Hughes
Licensed Massage Therapist MA21357
Licensed Facial Specialist FB0715958
Certified Reflexologist Original Ingham Method IIR27786
28 years of experience and continued education.
Member: ABMP/Working Woman of Tampa Bay/Local Shops1/Angie’s List/National Association of Professional Women/Worldwide Who’s Who/Spiritual Niche Network
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. There I learned valuble time management skills.
My passion for reflexology began in 1990 when I took my first phase of training with The International Institute of Reflexology www.reflexology-usa.net. In 2012 I achieved my goal of becoming certified.
My dream of having my own practice began as a small mobile business in 2009. I am now home in a wonderful serene setting located inside eEvolve Holistic Wellness Center www.eevolve.me . My spa treatment room is elegant, peaceful and exceptionally comfortable.