Hey! I'm Raechel. I'm a licensed massage therapist and owner of Massage Sci; an NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider and curator of Torchlight Massage, home of my ebooks; author of The Bodies We Live In blog; and very fond of semicolons.
Before my massage therapy career, I worked in the nonprofit sector, wearing many hats - marketing, operations, events management, fund development, and grant writing.
A car accident left me with persistent neck pain and I found massage therapy helped greatly in my recovery.
Several years later, I graduated from a medically focused massage school and in 2015 opened Massage Sci with a focus on pain relief.
In my free time, I enjoy:
- writing about self-care
- researching pain science
- trying to grow things in my garden
- sci-fi nerding (think "star" in the title)
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
As a client, you can expect:
- my practice to be evidence-informed
- my business to be professional
- my approach to be thoughtful
An evidence-informed practice means I combine your unique story and experiences along with the most current scientific understanding, to create a custom massage therapy session. You can expect the therapy you receive and any self-care strategies I suggest to be personalized and specific to your health and wellness goals.
My massage business is my full-time profession. It's not a part-time gig or a hobby. It's what I've done every single week, since 2014. I stay current on the best research available and partner with other local health care professionals so I can best serve each and every client. You can expect reliability, consistency, and professionalism.
Earning your trust and ensuring your comfort are valuable aspects that increase the effectiveness of our massage therapy sessions. You can expect I have placed time, intention, and thought into designing each aspect, interaction, and business policy while also remaining open to feedback and constant improvement.
"Therapist was very attentive and interested in creating a dialogue about how I was feeling, how I exercise, and things I can do better outside of her office."
William D | Yelp Review