Karel Curras is the founder of Neuromuscular Therapy Associates, Inc., and has been a licensed massage therapist since 1994. He specializes in neuromuscular therapy techniques and has experience with sports massage and active isolated stretching techniques. These techniques increase circulation, lengthen body tissues, create awareness, and enhance flexibility and well being. For more than 19 years, Karel has shared his experience and expertise in massage therapy by teaching and giving seminars to prepare students for the National Board Examination in Florida, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Kansas. Karel was given the "Teacher of the Year Award" in 1999 by the Florida Association of Post-secondary Schools and Colleges.
Mitchell S. Diaz, LMT, CPT
Mitchell Diaz has been a licensed massage therapist (LMT) since 2004. The objective of his practice is to utilize effective and safe evidence based bodywork modalities and exercise to help bring his client’s body into optimal and functional postural alignment. With a focus on prevention, he uses his training to identify and correct chronic postural strain patterns before they become chronic pain patterns. By using bodywork and exercise to create balance and functional symmetry in the body along with education, he is able to help his client not only prevent occurrences but also recurrences of chronic muscle and joint pain.
Originally educated in the field of industrial design, Mitchell’s own personal experience of being overweight and in pain and going through the process of reversing his condition eventually, and after much soul searching, brought him to his current path of health and fitness.
Mitchell’s primary training in massage therapy was obtained through Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center in Miami, FL where he completed a 750 hours certification program. He has since continued his education in various modalities such as neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release techniques, and Active Isolated Stretching Mattes Method. He later became a certified personal trainer with the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and is also Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified Instructor (HKC). Mitchell is currently engaged in a certification program for Eric Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques as he continues to explore methods of postural alignment and pain prevention.
He has been the therapist on site at significant sports events in Miami such as Ironman 70.3, IMG Marathon and also offers his services at various Miami events and festivals such as The Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival, in support of the community. His experience and expertise has, and continues to help many people recover from injury, achieve an improved quality of life and health, and enhance their overall energy and well being.