Rachel Tritaik, PT, CLT, LMT
Physical Therapist, Vestibular Specialist, Lymphedema Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist
Rachel owns and manages Island Therapy Center, opening the clinic in 2009 to better serve the needs of the community. Rachel grew up in England and Canada, graduating with her Physical Therapy (aka Physiotherapy) degree from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1995. Practicing in Florida since 1997, Rachel specializes in vestibular rehabilitation, dizziness, balance disorders, NDT, hand therapy, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s, stroke and lymphedema treatment. Rachel enjoys lecturing to community groups on a variety of topics to improve health, and managing her clinic. Training in hands-on techniques in Canada and the USA, Rachel is also a skilled Certified Massage Therapist. A Sanibel resident since 2008, Rachel enjoys stand-up paddle-boarding, running, cycling and Pilates, and is also a member of the APTA and Sanibel Captiva Rotary Club.
Andreia Franco, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Andreia has been interested in body movement and awareness for decades, beginning with her BS in Physical Education in Brazil. She certified in Rolfing Myo-fascial Release Therapy (2010) and also in Reiki Energy Therapy. Andreia’s skills in massage therapy include not only myo-fascial release and Rolfing, but also deep tissue massage, Swedish, reflexology, relaxation and trigger-point techniques. Since moving to the US from Brazil in 1983, Andreia has worked in the fields of massage therapy, physical education and movement science, and has a wonderful healing touch. She additionally holds a National Child Development Associate credential, and received a Graduate Certificate in Psychopedagogy (the psychology of education). Andreia is always interested in learning new therapeutic techniques to help her clients. For fun, she enjoys bike riding, playing pickleball and strolls on the beach.
Certified Pilates Instructor,
Certified Personal Trainer
Mahnaz has studied Pilates for many years and certified with CORE Dynamics Pilates for Mat and Reformer. We also congratulate Mahnaz for winning the “Best Trainer” designation for the 2018 “Best of the Islands” awards. She enjoys teaching with a compassionate approach and key attention to form and safe performance for all her clients. As a Certified Personal Trainer through the AMFPT, and Group Exercise Trainer through the AFAA, Mahnaz works with individuals with all levels of health and wellness goals. She has lived in Florida for over 10 years, and has a true passion for helping people maintain a healthy lifestyle, and achieve their goals safely and efficiently. Many on Sanibel know Mahnaz from her classes at the Sanibel Recreation Center, and her reputation as a skilled and thorough instructor, with a heart of gold.