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Massage Therapist / Bodyworker in New York, NY

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Rachel Richards Massage

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Live your life free of pain!
I am a New York State Licensed and Board Certified Massage Therapist who has worked with hundreds of clients. Conveniently located near the Union Square, East Village, and Gramercy Park neighborhoods, I specialize in chronic pain relief, postural alignment, and mobility. This means that I focus on helping:

Athletes (professional and recreational), i.e. marathon runners, snowboarders, fitness buffs, dancers, and others injured while doing sports & fitness.

Repetitive Stress Injury sufferers, i.e. office workers, desk sitters, high heel walkers, and backpack carriers.

Recovering patients, i.e. car accident victims, recent surgery patients, patients trying to avoid surgery, and chronic illness sufferers.

My work is primarily a blend of Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Medical Massage, and Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. Sessions are focused on alleviating your pain, tension, and restrictions, improving your alignment, and enabling you to move freely. Whether it’s running marathons, writing novels, or lifting up your child for a squeeze, my goal is to help you do what you love for as long as you love to do it!

My work is uniquely defined in three big ways:

Tailored to you:
We’re not treating a condition; we’re treating a person. Just because two people have the same injury doesn’t mean they will both respond in the same way to identical treatments. A customized, individual treatment plan is developed to help you best achieve your personal health goals.

Targeting therapeutic goals:
To achieve long-lasting benefits of your massage therapy sessions, the work is goal oriented. Not only do we focus on alleviating pain and tension, but we work towards specific functional goals, such as walking for more than 1 mile without muscle cramping, getting back into cycling, typing for more than 5 minutes without numbness in the fingers, getting down on the floor to play with grandkids, walking up and down subway stairs instead of splurging on cabs, and getting out of bed in the morning without muscle spasms.

Evidence-based:
My work is informed by the latest research - and fortunately, massage therapy research has been exploding in recent years. I combine this with extensive experience and continuous advanced education courses taught by leading health and bodywork educators. Evidence-based practice also includes the valuable information you bring regarding your health history, your experiences, and your treatment goals.

Book your first session today and begin increasing the quality of your life!
Bio
I am a New York State Licensed and Board Certified massage therapist, offering skilled therapeutic neuro-musculoskeletal and fascial bodywork, and orthopedic manual therapy. I help people seeking chronic or acute pain relief, increased flexibility, relaxation, or overall well-being. I graduated from the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City, and am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. I have extensive bodywork experience and have treated over a thousand clients.

I hold advanced certifications in medical, sports, prenatal, and myoskeletal therapy with a specialization in pain and posture. I primarily help people who suffer from chronic pain, sports- and work-related injuries, or have post-surgical pain or complications. My #1 goal is to free you of your pain so that you can perform your day-to-day activities with ease. I focus on improving alignment and balance and optimizing range of motion to help you move freely, without pain or restrictions.

My work is client-centered, and my treatments are created to meet my client’s specific goals. A thorough health history, consultation, and assessment are performed at the first session in order to figure out how to proceed with a personalized treatment plan. In addition, I offer client-specific corrective exercises and stretches that can be performed in between sessions in order to maximize the therapeutic effects of the treatment.

My massage work is conveniently located in the middle of Manhattan (in the East Village / Gramercy / Stuyvesant / Union Square area). I look forward to helping you feel your best!
Practice Areas
 Massage Therapy  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Bodywork  Orthopedic Massage
 COVID-19-Related Issues  Pregnancy Massage
 Deep Tissue Massage  Seniors and Elder Care
 Geriatric Massage  Sports Massage
 Medical Massage  Swedish Massage
 Myofascial Release  Trigger Point Massage
 Neuromuscular Massage
Certifications
 Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)  Certified in Pre and Post-Natal Massage (CPMT)
 National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
Education/Training
I am a Swedish Institute graduate with advanced certifications in medical, sports, prenatal, and myoskeletal therapy with a specialization in pain and posture.
Memberships
AMTA, NCBTMB
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards, Paypal, Chase QuickPay
Hours:Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
License:022724
Location
272 1st Ave
New YorkNY 10009
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