Rachel Richards

licensed massage therapist

east village, nyc

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.

I focus on helping:

Repetitive Stress Injuries Office workers, desk sitters, high heel walkers, backpack carriers, and others suffering from everyday Repetitive Stress Injuries

Sports & Fitness Marathon runners, snowboarders, fitness buffs, dancers, and others injured while doing Sports & Fitness

Recovering Car accident victims, recent surgery patients, patients trying to avoid surgery, chronic illness sufferers, and others who are Recovering

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!

Book your session today!
Consultations are always free.

Call or text 917-359-8641,
or e-mail me at Massage@Rachel-Richards.com.

If you're not absolutely delighted with your experience, I will pay for your session.
I look forward to helping you feel your best!

People are saying ...

Going to Rachel was like a breath of fresh air. No airs, no nonsense. She listened to my concerns and conducted a massage that addressed all my pains. ...

I had lower back issues for quite a while and Rachel got me completely pain-free with her healing hands. ...

What is Custom Therapeutic Massage?

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.


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.

Services offered

I offer a wide range of techniques including sports massage, medical massage, pain management, Swedish massage, deep tissue, prenatal, myofascial release, and more.

Conditions treated

We're not treating a condition, but the whole person. A customized treatment plan is always needed to help you achieve your personalized goals. That said, I have treated people with muscle and joint pain conditions, upper body as well as lower body pain, spine issues, headaches, mental health concerns, digestion issues, women's health issues, and many more.

What to Expect

  • Professional service addressing your specific needs each time you come for an appointment.
  • 24-hour cancellation policy
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Personal and professional boundaries are respected at all times.
  • More ...

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American Massage Therapy Association

Swedish InstituteCertified Myoskeletal TherapistNational Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

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