University Sports Massage

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Our Therapists

Brooke Lucas, LMT

Brooke is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, Fl. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2001 and is a National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) recipient.

Brooke grew up in Sonoma County California. While in college (1997- 2000), she worked at Lavender Hill Spa in Napa Valley. The therapeutic atmosphere of the spa inspired her to pursue a career in massage. After relocating to Gainesville, Brooke combined a passion for athletics with her pursuit of massage and enrolled in Michael Loomis’ Sports Massage Program. Upon graduation, she began working with the staff at USM—providing massage to more than a dozen Gator athletic teams. Brooke has since traveled with four consecutive National Championship teams: 2010 Women's Swim and Dive, 2011 Women's Tennis, 2012 Women's Tennis, 2013 Gymnastics.

Brooke continues her education in the following areas: Ortho-Bionomy and Myofacial Release and Sports related issues. She has attended workshops with Benny Vaughn, Ben Benjermin and all of Mike Loomis' Orthopedic testing for Knee and Shoulder continuing education classes.

 

In July 2012, Brooke was certified with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) as a Therapeutic Riding instructor. She currently works with Carol Huegal PT, and is co-founder of the non-profit organization, Gainesville Riding through Equine Assisted Activities (GREAAT!) located at Brooke and her husband's 10 acre farm in Alachua. 

Tiffani Ray, LMT

Tiffani is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, Florida. She has been a licensed massage therapist since April of 2004, and has received National certification from the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Tiffani played many different sports while growing up in Northern California, and after high school she accepted a basketball scholarship from Colorado Christian University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education there, and then spent 3 years organizing and running youth sports leagues at a local YMCA. Her time spent working with kids and parents helped her to realize that she wanted to continue working in the sports field, and that she simply needed to change her focus. Encouraged by her sister, Brooke, Tiffani moved to the Gainesville area to attend the School of Massage.

Ricky Ray, LMT

Ricky is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville Florida, and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2009. He received National certification from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Ricky grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado, and holds a degree in Health and Physical Education. While attending Colorado Christian University, Ricky was a member of the Men’s Soccer team. After graduating, Ricky continued his soccer career in Boulder, CO, playing in a semi-professional indoor league as well as a Premier Development League. Ricky is married to Tiffani Ray and they reside in Alachua, Florida..

Margo Lewkow, LMT, CSCS

Margo is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, Florida, and has been a licensed massage therapist since May of 2009. She has also been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since June of 2008.

Margo grew up in Orlando, Florida, where she was a student of dance for 15 years. She went on to attend the University of Florida, and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. This is also where she chose to begin her career as a Personal Trainer. After graduation, she enrolled in the Florida School of Massage, and upon completion, she took a sports massage internship in Orlando, where she worked with University of Central Florida athletes. It was shortly after finishing this internship that Margo began working with the staff at USM.

Margo enjoys strength training, and running.

Keith Williams, LMT

Keith is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, Florida and has been a licensed massage therapist since July 2013. He received National certification from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Keith grew up in Milton FL, and came to Gainesville in 1982 on an athletic scholarship to become a Gator and play football under Coach Charley Pell. His passion grew for massage after reaping the rewards as a student athlete while attending UF. Massage as treatment was new to the college sports world at that time, but thanks goes to Ben Vaughn and Chris Patrick "CP" for helping to introduce massage as a form of treatment. After college, Keith settled in the area, got married and had two children, who as athletes themselves have greatly benefitted from massage. Keith kept his dream of becoming a massage therapist alive and is today excited that he will be able to help contribute to your quality of life.