About Me


Rita Ammons is a graduate of CCMT, Groton, CT;  and has had her own thriving practice since 2008. She is a Medical Massage Therapist, with her focus on helping pain and posture issues, with the intent of providing lasting pain relief and improving conditions that the client presents. 

Also a practicing Reiki Master for 20 years, Rita is an active member of the Int'l Center for Reiki Training. She continues to teach Reiki classes. 

Rita is a licensed Massage Therapist both in FL and CT; and is currently practicing in Sarasota, FL at the Chait Chiropractic Center. She can be found offering chair massage at local events in the Sarasota area! 

She is an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is Board Certified.  She continued with her studies to become a medical massage therapist.

Rita continues to pursue a plethora of continuing education opportunities to fine-tune her skills. Beyond her impressive credentials, Rita has her own story that has evolved into a passion and mission to help others feel better.

In 1987 she was involved in a bad car accident that left her in chronic pain from nerve damage associated with RSD. A friend suggested she try a Reiki session. She was surprised at the pain relief she received, and over time she felt better. So powerful was this experience for her, she pursued the study herself and became a Master Reiki Practitioner.

“Reiki was the catalyst for a new spiritual life,” says Rita. “I got better. I don’t know why I did. I shouldn’t have. Now I want others to feel better. I want them to get better. My goal is to help others in any way I can.”

She went on to pursue Massage Therapy; and after setting up her practice, she went on to continue her education to become a Medical Massage Therapist. She continues learning new modalities to help her clients in a variety of ways.

In her free time, Rita enjoys swing dancing, yoga, and exploring the local beaches!

Rita genuinely cares about her clients and her community. Reaching out to volunteer her time and talents at local charity events, she has offered massage to participants at the Hole in the Wall Camp’s Angel Ride, at various American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life events, and at Arthritis Foundation fund raisers.

Making Florida her new home, Rita is looking forward to meeting the area's residents, and experiencing all that this area has to offer!