Licensed Massage Therapist Debra Shapiro

Specializations: Massage, CranioSacral Therapy Neuromuscular Pre, Peri and Post natal Strength Sport Manual Therapies, Cryoskin, Arvigo Mayan Abdominal Massage

Owner of Manual Therapy South Florida. Debra has more than twenty four years of hands-on healing experience. A graduate of New York University's physical therapy assistant (PTA) program, Debra spent eleven years on staff at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and an clinical instructor at New York University in their PTA program. Continuing her education, Debra received her degree in advanced massage therapy from Florida College of Natural Health and launched her private practice, i massage, inc. now Manual Therapy South Florida. To further her healing work, she continues to pursue training and certification in various methods of manual and physical therapy. With her years of education and hands on experience Debra has a great understanding of our bodies anatomy and physiology. She understands normal movement patterns and her ability to feel and correct the bodies restrictions makes her a true healer. She looks forward to meeting you and assisting you in alleviating your stress and pain.

Debra is a dedicated practitioner and teacher of holistic medicine, and has been involved in physical and massage therapy since 1995. She takes pride in empowering patients to understand their bodies and discover the gentle power of the healing arts. As a Massage Therapist, she enjoys being able to bridge the gap between western medicine and the “alternatives,” while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal. Debra understands that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to become pain and stress free while increasing functional mobility.


Health benefits


Produces Feelings Of Caring, Comfort And Connection


Helps Counteract the Damage Caused by Excessive Sitting


Effective Treatment For Reducing Stress


Reduces The Pain And Muscle Tension


Improves Sleep Quality

Debra's Story

Debra has always been interested in healing and helping others.


She first decided to become a physical therapist assistant. This was a choice that would change her life forever. She soon began working at the prestigious Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, where she treated patients with acute care needs. Over the course of these years, Debra gained invaluable experience and became a true healer.


She became convinced that it was necessary to work on the body as well as the mind. And that educating people in techniques such as relaxation was also essential to their well-being.


After receiving her degree in massage therapy in 2006, Debra launched her own private practice as Licensed Massage Therapist and has been helping patients feel better ever since. She is passionate about holistic medicine and the motherhood field, and is committed to helping even more people experience true healing.


"I offer a natural and holistic approach to medicine. I’m a Licensed Massage Therapist based in the Boca Raton and I believe in the power of healing through natural and healthy alternatives or complements to western medicine. I’m an educator and a healer, with the mission to teach each patient about the natural healing powers they hold within..."