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Dorothy E Ruggiero, LMT, CHC

Inspired by the principles of Ayurveda, ancient holistic healing practices, Dorothy Ruggiero, LMT opened Seastones Natural Therapies in 2003.

With over 20 years of professional experience, Dorothy's primary goal has always been to provide a holistic approach to wellness. She continues to develop her understanding of holistic healing through courses and workshops that focus on balance, prevention, and health maintenance.

She incorporates various techniques and enhancements to her massage practices that flow with the needs of her clients. Holistic healing practices like heated stone massage, Reiki, Shiatsu, Thai Massage and Thai Herbal Medicine, combined with traditional Western massage techniques, allow her to create a massage experience that is unique to each client.

Dorothy graduated from the American Institute of Massage & Hydrotherapy, located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in 1993 and immediately continued with additional studies including specialized therapeutic treatments for soft-tissue whiplash injuries, musculoskeletal imbalances, and sports massage. Through experience and ongoing education, Dorothy expands her practices to include a variety of natural techniques that facilitate stress reduction, pain relief, and balance.

"I became interested in massage therapy in 1992 after having been involved in a motor vehicle accident. I went through the typical protocol of treatment for soft-tissue whiplash injury. After the medical care and short term of physical therapy, I explored chiropractic care and massage therapy. For me, the massage therapy was most effective in reducing my pain. I began studying massage therapy with the idea of helping others reduce pain caused by imbalance, injury and stress."


Dorothy received her Health Coach Certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, founded by world-renowned physician and author, Dr. William Sears. The Institute is a leader in science-based health and wellness education that focuses on the four pillars of health; Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition (L.E.A.N.).  A certification by the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is obtained only after completing the extensive course work and meeting all requirements.  Once certified, a Health Coach possesses the knowledge, tools and resources to make a positive difference in the health of others.