Experience, the Difference
To promote healing and wellness through massage therapy.
SunCoast Massage Therapy Center, P.A., founded by Alex R. Spassoff, LMT and Denise Moore, LMT, is a group of professional massage therapists who are dedicated to providing you with the best massage for your needs. Each therapist is highly trained and annually receives the latest information through continuing education classes.
We have treated and helped more than 6000 people since 1989. Most of our client/patients have been referred by family members, co-workers, friends or physicians. Our client/patients range in age from infants to over 100 years old.
We specialize in Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT), CORE Myofascial Therapy and Craniosacral techniques to relieve pain caused by injuries or overuse; and Classic (Swedish) Massage to relieve stress and improve circulation. We also provide pregnancy massage using the Body Cushion™ Body Support System and Vitality Break℠ On-Site Chair massage.
Alex R. Spassoff, B.A., LMT (MA2936), is a second generation massage therapist, licensed in the state of Florida since 1976. He began his training by shadowing and working with his father, Dimiter “Dick” Spassoff, an assistant trainer for the Baltimore Colts. As an undergraduate, he was the Trainer for the National Championship Wittenberg University football and nationally ranked basketball teams.
After running health spas in Palm Beach, he became licensed as a massage therapist in 1976, and had a practice with his father for 5 years, before going on his own. Alex was appointed to the Florida Board of Massage (Therapy) in 1982 and served as the Vice Chair, Education Chair and Exam Chair. In 1986 he was elected president of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) and was the Legislative Chair for 9 years creating and guiding critical massage laws and rules.
His specialties in massage are Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT), SportsMassage, Craniosacral, CORE Myofascial, Vitality Break℠ Chair Massage and most recently Visceral Manipulation.
After completing massage school (Palm Beach School of Massage Therapy), Alex continued his massage education studying with Dr. William Fischer, DC; Paul St. John, LMT; Dr. John Upledger, DO; Dr. Leon Chaitow, ND,DO; Dr. Dallas Hancock, DC, Judith Walker Delaney, LMT, George Kousaleous, LMT; David Palmer and Dr. Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), PT. He has been a teaching assistant with Paul St. John, Dr. Dallas Hancock and Judith Delaney as well as teaching his own seminars and workshops.
In 1989, Alex and his future wife, Denise Moore, opened SunCoast Massage Therapy Center, after he had operated the professional clinic and taught at the Suncoast Center for Natural Health and School of Massage Therapy.
Denise Moore, LMT, RYT (MA12041) In 1991 she began her practice at the Center, specializing in NMT, CORE Myofascial, Pregnancy Massage, Classic Relaxation Massage and the Vitality Break℠ Chair Massage. Denise has also studied With Judith Delaney, George Kousaleous, LMT Core Bodywork, Barbara Wheeler Jen Shin Do bodywork. Denise has also assisted her husband Alex in marketing and networking workshops
One of her first Vitality Break℠ Chair Massage clients was USAA Insurance Company (1992), where she established their first Chair Massage Wellness program and helped them establish similar programs throughout the country. Since then some our our clients include: Tampa Bay Times, Citibank, AAA motor club, St Joseph's Hospital, MetLife, University Of Tampa, HCC, TECO, The Art Institute Of Tampa, Delta & Continental airline and many more. Contact Denise if you or your business would like to have Vitality Break℠ Chair Massage at your place of work.
Denise a yoga practitioner for several years is now a Registered Yoga Teacher. She teaches yoga privately, at several area businesses and for the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation. She incorporates yoga breath work and asanas (postures) into her massage therapy practice.
FL Lic. MM7492