Licensed Massage Therapist
Rachel graduated from massage school at Cumberland Institute of Holistic Therapies in 2015, specializing in Neuromuscular Therapies. She has grown her knowledge using MediCupping™, Active Release, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. Rachel has a passion for helping athletes! Having done CrossFit for many years, she recently switched to doing amateur-level Olympic Lifting, understanding the pressure, drive, and physical task performing at a high level can cost the body. Rachel worked as a massage therapist for eight years at Berry Hill Chiropractic and Wellness, which was instrumental in helping her understand how to work with people from all walks of life, gaining invaluable experience with many types of patients. With her bodywork, clients can work through stubborn trigger points, old injuries, scar tissue, inflammation, or just soreness from being awesome!
This unique brand of bodywork uses suction to lift tissue as the cup moves. This creates space and separation in the tissues, allowing the therapist to work more effectively. Combining this with hands-on massage work quickly facilitates the elimination of debris and the release of rigid soft tissues.
Active Release, also known as “Pin and Stretch”:
This therapy works by the practitioner finding points of adhesion or scar tissue, then manually restricting or pinning the attachment while guiding the client actively or passively through a range of motion.
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization:
IASTM is a manual technique that uses steel instruments to identify acute and chronic soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions. Once those areas are identified, differently shaped tools will be used to manipulate the soft tissue. The goal is to cause a micro-trauma in the area to stimulate an inflammatory response and allow the body to start the healing process in a controlled manner properly.