Our Team

Meet the team!

The founders: Jose & Maxine

We’re a husband and wife team that believe in health and wellness. We truly believe that regular manual therapy (massage and osteopathic manual treatment) and guided movement for the musculoskeletal system can rehabilitate, maintain, enhance and protect you from injury.

Collectively we have over 20 years experience in healthcare and far more years in organized and alternative sports. Movement is a passion and we believe everyone has the ability to move well and then move often. 

We met in 2011 in college at the gym… In 2014 we opened Avalon Massage Therapy where we mostly offered massage therapy. However we quickly saw a missing link of movement with our clients musculoskeletal health. Since graduating from massage therapy we have taken as many assessment and rehab related courses as possible and Jose eventually completed his degree of manual osteopathy in 2017. 

In 2022 we took a BIG leap of faith and drove down to sunny Naples, FL where we were offered to buy Naples Massage and Neuromuscular. An established business owned and operated by a fellow Canadian, Tabatha Petersen. We are proud to merge our Canadian experiences with the phenomenal team of therapists and receptionist of Naples Massage and Neuromuscular.  Our clinic is growing and we are thrilled to help our clients get back to their activities and enjoy their sports, such as golf, tennis, pickleball, polo, and more. 

Mission Statement:

We help our clients live their lives to the fullest!


Provide the best manual therapy in all of SouthWest Florida.

Our core values:

Patient Centred

Results Orientated 



​Injury Prevention



Thank you Best in Ottawa for recognizing our clinic and services. Please check out their site for other highly recommended professionals in the region.