Ruth M. Schopper-Hughes




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  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  This work taught me how to give the very best in customer care. At Safety Harbor Resort and Spa  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 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  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

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.