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update of the ODM International professional profile Plus of: President ODM Antonio Ruggio ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Lugano ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Wednesday 8 September 2021

update of the ODM International professional profile Plus of: President ODM Antonio Ruggio ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ


For the first time in my life, I find myself updating my resume and writing my autobiography in detail.

I had never done this before because I am a reserved and humble person who does not like to be put in the spotlight.

In describing all my years of study, work, and social commitment, I did not want to give the impression of being one of those people who love to boast in an immense way. However, having to accept to be a public figure in our sector (massage therapy, manual and physical medicine, complementary medicine related professional training), I have the obligation to answer to all people who will have asked who I am, and what exactly are the requirements that authorize me to provide international certifications and accreditations, stipulate agreements and organize university exams, etc.

I therefore dedicate my Curriculum Vitae and my autobiography to all the people who have trusted me for many years, and to all those who have the full right to know how many years of work, how much passion, how many sacrifices there are behind these precious accreditations, certifications and quality marks.

In faith, thank you all,

Antonio Ruggio

> Medical masseur Antonio Ruggio

> Graduated in nursing with specialization in the operating room

at the University of Turin - Italy

> Diploma of Boulder Physiotherapist Turin - Italy

> President of the International Order of Massage Therapists based in Switzerland


My name is Antonio Ruggio,

born on March 22, 1958 in Italy in my beloved city of Turin where I spent my childhood, adolescence and "the lead years".

After graduating, I moved to Switzerland in 1979 where I currently reside.

From an early age it was clear to me that my path was in the medical / scientific direction.

I bought my first book at the age of 10 it was an entomology book, and my favorite television programs were scientific documentaries and in particular those in which you could see surgery, perhaps also because my father was operated on his heart. from my godfather, Dr. Dogliotti who had previously worked in America with heart transplant pioneer Dr. C. Barnard.

My favorite aunt attended nursing school and I devoured all of her study books that on one hand they terrace me because of the realistic photographs, but on the other hand t

hey exerted a strong fascination on me.

Already during the years preceding my adolescence, I spent my extracurricular hours improvising myself as a "little chemist" at my grandparents' house, or an entomologist in the verdant gardens outside the home. I did not own the classic football sticker albums but those animal species of the time and a small microscope received as a gift for Christmas ,,,, my favorite school subject since the third grade: "natural sciences".

I instinctively performed the first massages already at the age of 11 for my father who had the classic muscle contractures of the inveterate driver and for my grandmother who had poor circulation in general and in particular of the lower limbs, also thanks to the sedentary life and many drugs that he took with little control and or collaboration doctors / pharmacists given the multidisciplinary relationship at the time was an almost unknown term.

All my scholastic and university training, as detailed in my Curriculum Vitae, took place in the city of Turin.

In 1979 I moved to Switzerland, my first assignments were obtained thanks to my specialization as an operating room assistant. First at the cantonal hospital in Bellinzona, and later at the St. Anna private clinic in Sorengo Lugano.

In these years my daughters Barbara (1979) and Deiva (1981) were born. Deiva, by carefully considered decision with my ex-wife, was born in her house, and I myself was her obstetrician helping her to come to light. In those years Dr. Leboyer made home parties famous, they really talked about them a lot and from his work and related publications I drew the inspiration and the courage to live what turned out to be a wonderful experience and school of life that few fathers have the opportunity to live.

In the following years, two more children were born Milo (1991) and Marzia (1992).

It was during those years that I trained as a massage therapist commuting between Lugano and Turin to attend school and the profession that would then significantly change my life.

Having obtained my diploma as a physiotherapist, I was immediately hired at a renowned massage studio in the center of Lugano in the 1980s.

It was in 1986 that following my true nature as a free person and I decided to take up the profession by announcing myself to the Canton as an independent massage therapist

In the same years I began organizing the first classic massage and foot reflexology courses for amateurs, but the idea of โ€‹โ€‹opening a real professional school was already maturing in me, the dream that became a reality in the early 90s.

At that time I managed a center of 250 square meters. Divided over two floors

1st floor for multidisciplinary therapies in collaboration with a doctor, a physiotherapist, a nutritionist, an iridologist hired as employees.

2nd floor openspace as a classroom for the first professional training courses for which I hired a team initially composed of 2 doctors, 1 massage therapist, 1 physiotherapist, 1 nutritionist, and 1 professor of accounting and law.

During the 1990s, I first had the opportunity to organize federal exams for obtaining the master's degree for professional masseurs, then the entire training for medical masseurs.

It was a great success, in both cases I obtained scholarships for all students, exactly 18,000.00 Swiss francs for each student, and the recognition of the school program and all regulations by the Swiss Red Cross which also countersigned all diplomas.

In 1997 my first conference on "The professional training of medical masseurs and complementary therapists in Switzerland" took place during the first edition of "TI SANA" Swiss event dedicated to complementary and alternative medicine.

Between 2000 and 2005 I further took care of my professional training by attending specialized courses at the Swiss Institute of Pedagogy, earning the following federal certificates:

Form FA 1, Trainer of adults ie Federal qualification as a teacher who is done

charged with teaching adults

FA2 Form Trainer for Adult Trainers, i.e. Federal qualification as a teacher who is in charge of teaching school directors

Module "Planning, helping school teachers and directors to develop and improve adult training courses" through this specific course in the context of continuing professional training.

In 2003, as I myself was the director of a medical massage school qualified to deliver diplomas countersigned by the CRS, and recognized at the Swiss national level in the field of health training, I had the opportunity to personally follow the specialized courses for expert examiners organized from the Swiss Red Cross itself, drawing enormous advantage and professional and personal growth.