YOUR MASSAGE THERAPIST
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.
Several years later, I graduated from a medically focused massage school, and in 2015 opened Massage Sci in Holland Michigan with a focus on providing persistent pain relief.
In my free time, I enjoy:
- writing about self-care
- trying to grow things in my garden
- reading and researching current pain science
- being a nerd about many things with "star" in the title
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
In the massage therapy field, there are many variances in approach, style, and education. A massage from one practitioner, even in the same town, can be very different from the next. As a client of mine, you can expect my practice to be evidence-informed, my business to be professional, and my approach to be thoughtful.
An evidence-informed massage therapy practice means I combine your unique story along with the most current scientific understanding, to create a custom session. No cookie-cutter.
You can expect your massage and any strategies I suggest to be specific to your health and wellness goals.
Massage Sci is my full-time job. It's not a part-time gig or a side-hobby. I've provided massage therapy and kept current with the best research day-in and day-out since 2014.
You can expect a customized, quality, effective massage therapy session for every body and everybody.
Earning your trust and ensuring your comfort are valuable aspects that increase the effectiveness of massage.
You can expect I have placed time, intention, and thought into designing each interaction and 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
"From her focused knowledge of the body to the way she runs her business, Raechel doesn't just work on you but works with you. No gimmicks here whatsoever."
Adam V | Google Review
"I was recommended by my physician to address my painful back muscles. [Raechel] applied just the right amount of pressure and gave helpful tips to strengthen my back."
DP | Yelp Review
"I had never been to a massage therapist before and was nervous. But Raechel put me quickly at ease and did a great job on my neck and shoulders. I haven't felt this loose in 20 years."
Scott L | Google Review
"I was super impressed with the therapy room ... Raechel is kind, knowledgeable, and professional. I left feeling incredible relief in my neck and shoulders plagued by discomfort from my desk job."
Tomi B | Facebook Review
"My massages I receive from Raechel on a weekly basis are very helpful and I always leave feeling much better. She's very knowledgeable and encourages me to do my homework."
Shar H | Facebook Review
"Along with physical therapy, I found Raechel to work magic in helping my pain and healing."
Pam B | Yelp Review
"Raechel helped me tremendously following major foot reconstruction ... she greatly reduced my pain."
Laurel H | Facebook Review
"Raechel's knowledge of pain management quickly becomes apparent during the session."
Ken R | MassageBook Review
"Excellent, professional, knowledgeable fact-based massage. And now I can turn my head. Star Trek discussion available at no extra cost!"
John A | Google Review
"Raechel is always very professional and willing to listen to and address my needs. She offers suggestions that might be helpful and advice."
Brenda J | Massage Book Review
"She gives useful tips for things you can do on your own ... I come away relaxed and better able to manage my own pain next time my back is acting up."
Hannah H | Google Review
"[Raechel] is a knowledgeable and compassionate professional who helps me maintain my mental and physical health ... she provides new education and encouragement toward greater well-being."
Nessa Jo | Facebook Review
"I have been going to Massage Sci once a month for the last couple years and it has made a world of difference. I highly recommend this service and I love being able to schedule online."
Stacey W | Yelp Review
"[Raechel] is great with those chronic aches and pains that need some TLC, not the Hulk. I appreciate how science-minded she is ... her pricing is transparent and it never feels like a hard sell, or a trick."
Sandy S | Yelp Review