Rachel Richards

licensed massage therapist

east village, nyc

News: December 2014

Massage gift cards = Holiday shopping done!

You know that friend/family member/colleague who you've been thinking really needs a massage? Why not give them a not-so-subtle hint with a massage gift card? The holidays are a stressful time for most. Therapeutic massage is not only a wonderful way to melt your stress away this winter, but it also makes an exceptional holiday gift! Here's why:

  1. Massage therapy offers countless health benefits, including:
    Stress reduction
    Pain relief
    Mood uplift
    Increased energy
    Improved mobility/flexibility
    Relaxation of tight muscles
    Enhanced circulation
    Better postural alignment
    More restful sleep
    Learning self-care techniques
    Improved quality of life
  2. It's the perfect start to a healthier new year.
  3. Massage gift cards are super easy to travel with.
  4. You can instantly and easily cross holiday shopping off your list!
  5. Your loved ones will be surprised and delighted by such a thoughtful gift!

Make the holidays stress-free for you and the people you care about with the gift of massage. Call or e-mail me for your beautifully designed gifts cards and, just like that, holiday shopping is done! And don't forget to book a session for yourself too. :)

And now for the gift you've given me ...

Whether you're a Rachel Richards Massage client or you just enjoy reading my newsletters, I want to thank each and every one of you for your support and for allowing me to share my knowledge and passion for integrated health sciences and bodywork with you. I began this newsletter five years ago with the intention of educating the public about the benefits of massage therapy. I didn't realize how much I would learn from you as well! In addition to the many wonderful experiences we've shared through our massage work together, your thoughts, comments, questions, and ideas continue to inspire and help me to grow as a practitioner and as a person. I love what I do, and I wouldn't be able to do it without you! Many thanks and good wishes for a super holiday season and sweet new year!

What's new with me ...

I took a fascinating weekend-long workshop on feet! Yup, feet. How they are formed, how they influence posture, body mechanics and gait, their functions and dysfunctions, the unfortunate effects of modern society (shoes, concrete sidewalks), their intricate interplay with and effects on the entire body, and how to promote optimal function in my clients. I'll share the most interesting parts in future articles!

Sienna is quite the chatterbox. She also loves to dance and insists that her dad and I join her dance party first thing in the morning. Rise and shine! Click here for cuteness.

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