Rachel Richards

licensed massage therapist

east village, nyc

News: May 2015

Learn how to breathe away your anxiety

Stressed this week? Watch me show you how to relax in just five minutes!

I wanted to shake things up a bit by adding video to make my awesome newsletters even more awesome! I'd love your feedback. Let me know if you'd like to see more videos and if there are any particular health topics you'd like me to address. Share your thoughts on my Facebook page or e-mail me at massage@rachel-richards.com.

Improve your body image with massage

Do you love your body? If you answered "no," you're not alone. Television, magazines, and advertisements bombard us every day with images of what is considered idealistic beauty. But these photos are digitally altered to the point of unrealistic and unattainable "perfection," leaving us to feel crumby about our own imperfect bodies.

My previous articles have explored many physical and physiological benefits of massage therapy. But did you know that massage can boost self-confidence and improve body image? Touch that is therapeutic and nurturing helps us know, accept, and take pleasure in our own bodies. In contrast to photoshopped images and the negative self-feelings they promote, massage therapy is grounding and tangible. It alleviates anxiety and allows you to feel good in your body, and therefore feel good about your body.

When we feel better about our bodies, we are inspired to take better care of ourselves. In other words, massage therapy can have a profoundly positive change on your life. So turn off the television, go get a massage, and love yourself just the way you are.

Source: Massage Magazine March 2015

What's new with me ...

I'm continuing to expand my hours. Rachel Richards Massage is now open for business Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays! Help me fill those hours doing what I love best - helping you feel better!

I am also pleased to announce I have completed another advanced course and am now a Certified Myoskeletal Therapist with a specialization in pain and posture! This means that I have a plethora of new techniques that are highly effective in treating stubborn pain conditions, and I've been getting great results. Come see for yourself!

And of course, here is my awesome and very silly two-year-old Sienna!

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American Massage Therapy Association

Swedish InstituteCertified Myoskeletal TherapistNational Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

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