ADRIAN BUTUC Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Body work
I have been doing therapeutic massages for over 25 years and I am still surprised of its benefits. I have found that the power of touch is one of the most effective healing forces. I graduated from National Academy of Physical Education, Romania , 1991. As a student, I learned about the culture of athletic training from my Eastern European professors and coaches, whose athletes had dominated the world's sports for decades. They all agreed that human performance comes not only from the physical training itself, but from physiological and psychological recovery as well. Besides hard work, rest and good nutrition , the body needs certain therapeutic modalities that can bond them all. The concept brought together 4 main procedures: massage which is the stimulation of blood flow by passively rubbing and stroking the skin, joint mobilization which uses passive bone movement to treat joint dysfunction, electrophysical agents to transfer heat and energy to the tissue, and therapeutic exercise , that uses the active movement of the musculoskeletal system to improve its range .
IRENE MERCIONES Licensed Massage Therapist
Irene came from Mexico where she worked as a nurse and she is specialized in reflexology, infertility massage and cupping, a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin, thus drastically mobilizing blood flow, and promoting tissue healing. Today, a lot of Olympic athletes are using cupping therapy as a form of recovery .
LUMINITA BUTUC Gymnastics & Pilates Instructor
A former Romanian Beam Champion, Coach Lumi brings a wealth of experience to the youth of American gymnasts. Gymnastics was my life. I grew up with it. Not only it taught me the motor skills, but also how to work hard, be disciplined, and value real people. Mrs. Lumi graduated from National College of Athletic Trainers, Romania, 1998. As a Gymnastics Coach she had trained students in both countries, Romania and the US to exceed their potential levels. As a pilates instructor, Lumi has developed a comprehensive mat work-out system for losing weight, sculpting lean, and reshaping your body.