Our Staff

We are a team of dedicated holistic care professionals with over 125 years of professional experience combined, offering a wide variety of modalities to serve the residents and visitors of the Tampa Bay area.


Rita Neumann, AP

Owner, A Touch of Health Center 

Rita Neumann, AP has served the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years. She maintains practices both in the United States and her home country of Germany. Her educational background includes nursing, naturopathy, massage therapy, and oriental medicine. After receiving her RN degree in Germany, she opened A Touch of Health Center in 1983 after becoming licensed to practice massage therapy. This led her to be inspired to further her studies at the Florida Institute of Chinese Medicine in St. Petersburg, FL. She has practiced Oriental medicine in the Tampa Bay area since 1994. Rita continues to educate herself in the medical profession, and in 2001 graduated from Naturopathic School in her native Hamburg, Germany where she also maintains a practice. 

Drawing from her vast array of Oriental Medicine knowledge and experience, Rita focuses on providing her clients pain relief, optimum health, balance and wellness. She is qualified to help with a number of conditions.

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Jan Coan, LMT

Jan Coan, LMT  has provided therapeutic massage in the Tampa Bay area for over 16 years.  Her interest and studies in the metaphysical field proved to be fertile ground for growth as a holistic therapist and teacher.  She became licensed in the state of Florida as a massage therapist in 1997, in conjunction with being certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) the same year.  Jan studied and was certified in Reflexology by Jean Rowe in 1997, which laid the foundation for her present therapies.  She became a Reiki Master-Teacher in 2001.  As she recognized her gifts in energy work, she has incorporated Lymphatic Drainage, Therapeutic Touch I, II and II, and advanced courses in Reflexology into her practice. Her lifelong interest and knowledge in crystals and gemstones offers clients personal healing tools.  Jan continues her journey as she offers sound therapy in the form of energy and body tuners to her clients.                JAN can be reached at                                         813 205 5983                                                                            

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Faythe K. Lewis, LMT

Faythe Lewis, LMT has been a licensed massage therapist for 17 years. She attended Suncoast School of Massage Therapy, and graduated with honors February 1996. Faythe provides a customized session utilizing her knowledge and experience to enhance the healing ability of the body. Some of the modalities that Faythe will draw on are CORE Myofascial Therapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy, The Rossiter System, Thai Yoga Stretching, Cranial Sacral Therapy and The Reconnection.

She can be reached at (813) 340-1346.

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Jim Gray, BA, LMT

Jim can be reached at (813) 253-0868

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Vati Ammatri,  LMT

Vati Ammatri, LMT is a holistically oriented massage therapist, with more than 20 years  of experience in a variety of modalities, including Certified St. John Neuromuscular Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Healing Touch, Reiki, Sound Healing, and more. She specializes both in pain and injury relief and management, as well as chakra & energy balance, with the focus on helping you to achieve wellness and to be the best that you can be. She has had her own practice in the Bay area for over 20 years, and has also worked in conjunction with several chiropractors, doctors, and nurse practitioners, musicians, and athletes in the Tampa Bay area. Vati has been licensed in the state of Florida to practice massage therapy since 1989, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Penn State University. She also has completed graduate level work as well in pastoral studies at St. Leo University. She is a graduate of the Kali Natha School of Yoga in Sebastian Florida, and combines her lifelong background in athletics and yoga into her therapeutic sessions.

Vati can be reached at (813) 835-8451

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Valerie Bricklemyer, LMT

Valerie Bricklemyer,  LMT   Valerie’s massage training began in 2004 by attending a 960 hour program (500 hrs required in state of florida). She specializes in Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage. Valerie first polished her skills in Swedish Massage as well as Hot Stone and the occasional Deep Tissue at a day spa. Next, she worked at a chiropractic office where her Deep Tissue skills were strengthened. Valerie has recently taken  some time off to start a family and has since had 2 children.

Her goal is to inspire her clients to lead a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Valerie can be reached at (813) 451-6075.

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Patti Stewart Adams, AP

Patti Stewart Adams, AP is a Florida Board Certified Acupuncture Physician and a member of the Florida State Oriental Medical Association. Dr. Adams graduated from the East West School of Acupuncture and Chinese Medciine in Tampa, Florida in 1998. She specializes in integrative health care services for preventative and corrective care that help your body to achieve the balance of optimal health physically and emotionally.

Patti can be reached at (727) 458-6034.

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