Rachel Richards

licensed massage therapist

east village, nyc

News: June 2019

Trouble sleeping? Look into my eyes ...

Ever wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep? It happens to all of us, especially during stressful times when our minds won't shut down. Lie back, close your eyes, and follow along with this soothing guided meditation designed to help you sleep. Let my voice and the soothing sound of rain lull you back to peaceful slumber.

Also check out No time for sleep? and Sleep deficiency has serious health consequences".

I love a good quote or two ... or ten

Springtime fills my heart with inspiration (and my sinuses with pollen). I want to pass that inspiration (not the allergies) on to you. I hope the following massage-related quotes inspire you to make self care a top priority.

"Anyone wishing to study medicine must master the art of massage." - Hippocrates

"I'd rather get a massage and get the problem rubbed out than taking a pill and just feel drugged out." - Unknown

"Massage has had a positive effect on every medical condition we've looked at." - Tiffany Field, Ph. D.

"A massage is just like a movie, really relaxing and a total escape, except in a massage you're the star. And you don't miss anything by falling asleep!" - Elizabeth Jane Howard

"Never put off your massage until tomorrow if you can get it today." - Unknown

"I just saved 100% on stress by switching to regular massage therapy appointments." - Massage Magazine

"Massage is the answer...Who cares what the question is!" - Unknown

"I take a massage each week. This isn't an indulgence, it's an investment in your full creative expression/productivity/passion and sustained good health." - Robin S. Sharma

"I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away." - Hedy Lamarr

"They say you can't buy happiness but you can buy a massage and that's kind of the same thing!" - Unknown

"When you touch a body, you touch the whole person, the intellect, the spirit and the emotions." - Jane Harrington


What's new with me ...

I am so happy and relieved to say that we finally found a great school for Sienna! It only took 8 months of research, phone calls, tours, 20-page applications with open ended questions, insane application fees, interviews, assessments, and painful rejections. Easy peasy!

Jesse and I just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary! It seems like only yesterday that we blew out the neighborhood's power while attempting to hang lights for our backyard wedding ceremony. Now our 6-year-old is blowing out the power in our apartment as she plays with the light switches. Good times.

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there!

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