LMT, CNMT, CSMT, CReiki
*Award Winner *
Florida Massage Therapy Association,
2005 Sports Massage Therapist of the Year
becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist, Tedy Narvaez spent 3 years in the
Physical Therapy (PT) field.
While completing his pre-PT curriculum, he
volunteered his time and energy in several settings including the
Outpatient/Rehab Department at the Florida Hospital, Pediatrics at
Arnold Palmer, Geriatrics at a retirement community, and a Sports
Injury Clinic in Altamonte Springs.
He became aware that to be an efficient and successful therapist
it takes more than knowledge, technique and experience. It was
during this time that he learned the vital importance of touch,
intent, and a sympathetic ear.
realized the significant role all of these played in the process of pain
management and rehabilitation.
Preferring a more hands-on approach, he left PT to pursue a career in Manual
Therapy. He enrolled at the Florida
College of Natural Health (FCNH), where he successfully completed the Basic
and Advanced Medical Massage Programs.
Soon after graduation, at the
encouragement of his advanced instructor, he took a temporary position as a
teaching assistant in the massage clinics. What was initially a transitional
career move became a true calling. Within 3 months he was teaching massage
clinics and assisting in the lecture classes. He found a passion for teaching
that rivaled his passion to heal. He has been teaching at FCNH for almost 8
years and has been teaching the Advanced Medical Massage program for over 2
Recently, he was nominated for teacher of the year. He continues to develop
and improve the advanced curriculum, proud of the fact that he graduates a
select few 'elite' therapist each year. When asked what his goal is with
teaching, he often responds with, "It’s not just about relating information, but
to give them confidence, to inspire them in their chosen field, and to encourage
a life-long passion for learning and self-growth that will remain with them
throughout their lives."
Tedy Narvaez has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1998. He has
achieved National Certification through the
NCBTMB and has been
associated with the FSMTA
since licensure. His 'modest venture' as owner of Integrative Touch & Bodywork
is set on the same principles as his private practice:
To facilitate the healing power within his patients, to treat the patients
according to their needs, to inspire and motivate his colleagues by creating a
fun and enjoyable work environment and to educate the public about the benefits
of integrating massage into a medical wellness plan that focuses on
self-awareness, stress-reduction, and preventative measures against pain and
Contact Tedy directly @ 407.595.8436