The Team

Rita Gusmao


Rita Gusmao is the co-owner of the Five Element Wellness Center. She has over 30 years of experience in administration and customer service and is originally from Brazil. Her father moved to the United States in search of a better life in 1958 when Rita was just 3 years old. In 1960, he brought over his wife and their 3 kids. Rita lived in New Jersey until 1970; her parents moved the family back to Brazil. She decided to return to the United States in 1992 and relocated to Florida where some of her family members resided. In 2001, Rita and her daughter, Monique, opened the first Five Element Wellness Center in Tamarac, FL. The clinic specializes in acupuncture, chiropractic and several other holistic modalities. In 2016, Rita open the second clinic based in Weston, FL. She manages the administration and management of both clinics while interacting with patients and ensuring their experience is exceptional.

Crystal Dando


Our assistant office manager, has been employed by Five Element Wellness Center since January of 2014. She takes pride in assuring our patients leave the office fully satisfied. Balancing a life with a husband and 2 children while working endlessly to ensure everyone’s happiness is certainly no easy task, but we’re confident that nobody can do it better than her.

Lori Jomsky


Comes to Five Element Wellness Center with over 10 years experience in the Healthcare industry. As a Medical Billing Specialist, she is a vital part of our Wellness Center specializing in Medical Billing, Insurances and other various duties. She has been part of the Five Element family for the past 5 years and resides in West Palm Beach with her family.

Matt Shale


Observed post activity routines (cool-downs, stretching), rewarding those athletes who participated with maximized efforts and decreased physical injury. Matt has experienced and observed the calming, stilling, beneficial aspects massage can have on performing artists. Having performed as a violinist, pianist, and actor, on stages throughout the US and England (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, off-Broadway, Oxford Playhouse). Matt has first-hand knowledge and awareness of the positive response massage and bodywork can have on quieting the body’s heightened reaction and adrenaline to pre-performance jitters. Whether treating carpal tunnel syndrome or sciatica, stiff neck or back, physical and mental fatigue from demanding schedule, or anyone in the modern day lifestyle, Matt has seen and treated the varying and debilitating affects stress places on the body. Matt enjoys an active lifestyle playing tennis, running, and practicing tai-chi.

Mitchel Mastrucci


I am an attendant at Five Element Wellness Center. I am currently a senior in high school and I plan to attend college to become a licensed Physician’s Assistant. I was a patient at Five Element Wellness Center for 4 years. Now I have been working with Five Element Wellness Center for some time.

Sandra Duque


Has been part of the Five Element Wellness family for over 12 years. Sandra is an integral part of the company and her main focus is performing Endermologie (cellulite treatment). She is bi-lingual and her positive and friendly attitude makes her a joy to work with. Her work ethic and her commitment to the company allows us to keep growing and to keep our clients happy and healthy.

Angel Gioe


Began offering clients the gift of massage in 2011 and has progressed remarkably as a professional since. Prior to joining our team in December of 2013, she became certified as a lymphatic drainage practitioner of the head, neck and face while mastering prenatal therapy as well. She provides customized therapeutic massage to meet the needs of each client. She then continued her education even further by becoming an esthetician! Her personal time is spent being a mother to her 2 cutie patooty fur babies, Punkin Pi and Mister Cheeks.

Julia Gusmao


Has a license in Massage Therapy and is a certified Reiki master. She has over 15 years of experience working in the medical field and has been working at Five Element Wellness since 2015. Her strengths are performing Shiatsu, deep tissue massages,and reflexology with emphasis in stretching . She takes pride in working with the toughest cases of chronic muscle tension, stress related debilitation, handicapped patients and patients with sports related injuries. Julia is an athletic professional who hás dedicated years of her life to cardiovascular and muscle training.Julia loves her job and cares deeply for her patients.

Chris Fitzgerald


Is a LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, and sports stretching. Chris graduated from the American Institute in Coconut Creek in 2013. He has been working for Five Element for just about 2 years helping patients from massage to assisting the chiropractor with the electrical stem and ultra sound therapy. Since becoming a Massage Therapist just over 2 1/2 years ago, Chris continues his education and studies at Broward College working on his degree to become a Physical Therapist. He is motivated to help patients work on turning their chronic pain into the pleasure of feeling pain free.

Barbara Vately


Is a Medical Assistant who performs vital signs, administer IM injections and other services as needed by the physicians and staff at Five Element Wellness Center. Prior to joining the team at FEWC, she worked as a Medical Assistant for the past 3+ years in the states of New York and Florida. She holds an Associates degree from Mandl School, the College of Allied Health from the state of New York and currently resides in Florida with her two kids and mother.

We accept Workman's Comp, PIP, and VA Cases.

We are providers for United Healthcare, Aetna and Cigna.

PPO plans accepted for Blue Cross Blue Shield and Humana.

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