Somatic Knowing

Bodywork & Coaching

 

Nervous System Healing & Regulation

Myofascial Release

Neurokinetic Therapy

Somatic Experiencing

Mind-Body Wellness

 

Release stress & tension from the inside out and create your most resilient body-mind.

 

Myofascial/ NKT clients:  I’ll be keeping you posted as to when I can do in-person sessions again!   All current packages will have the time frame adjusted so that you have plenty of time to complete your sessions.  

If you need some support in the meantime, please set up a Zoom session through the link below or join our free group calls for ongoing support.  I look forward to seeing you again soon.   Be well and safe and take good care.  – rachel

Join our free group Zoom sessions: guided practice in nervous system regulation, self- myofascial work, group meditation, and tools for wellness and self-care – so you can thrive in the midst of challenges and stress and create your most resilient body-mind.

Please enter your email and I’ll keep you posted on dates and times for our upcoming free calls.

 

Body-Mind Resilience Sessions

Take care of yourself physically so you can function optimally

We’re resilient creatures.  And yet, overloads of stress can take a toll on the body, especially if you’ve had a history of trauma.

If you’re experiencing the effects of stress in your body,  it might look like loops of anxious thoughts; an inability to focus or to make decisions from a clear place.  It can manifest as chronic bracing, tension, or constriction in the muscles and connective tissue (the kind of tension where you stretch and release, but it never seems to really let go… or, any relief is short lived and the same tension always comes back).   It might also show up as disconnect, checking out, an inability to be fully present with your loved ones (as much as you want to), or turning to addictive behaviors to source the stimulation and energy your body needs.

As a bodyworker and Myofascial Release therapist, I’ve spent nearly 20 years working with bodies:  with stress patterns, tense muscles, chronic pain conditions; teaching the body and the mind how to relax and let go.   And yet for so many folks, “letting go” is not as simple as it sounds.  (And there are very real and valid reasons why not).

What I found that really changed the game was learning to work with the nervous system. Where the body’s past experiences and history interface with the present moment.  Where your body makes decisions, in a micro-second (and way below the level of consciousness) about what is “safe” or not for you to experience.  Where bodily functions such as hormone levels, heart rate, breathing patterns, and muscle tension are all governed and regulated.

In your sessions, we’ll blend self-myofascial work with nervous system regulation practices to strengthen your body’s ability to effortlessly center, settle, and relax.  We’ll use cues that the body is giving us in real time to track where the nervous system is dysregulated, and to guide it towards a more optimal state of calm productivity and effortless focus. We’ll listen to the symbology that’s emerging and hear what your body wants to express- and what needs to happen as a result.  And we’ll leave you with self care tools to empower you in centering, focusing, and relaxing into true, deep rest- so your body can thrive and you can function at your best.

To book a single session, please use the link below.

If you’re interested in my 12 week program to rewire your system for your best creative work- please visit here.

 

Sessions are one hour and take place over Zoom.

 

Schedule Appointment

Energy Management and Nervous System Nourishment for Empaths and HSP’s

How to Thrive in the Midst of Excess Energy and Stay Grounded in Your Space so you can Bring Your Best to the World.

 

A monthly membership program

 

Join the Wait List to be notified when it opens up!

 

 

Awaken and Ground : An Inner-Active Journey of Embodiment for Vibrant Energy and Creative Flow

In this 30- Day Guided Online Journey you will:

  • Release physical tension through gentle yet powerful self-myofascial exercises
  • Work with your nervous system to soothe, settle, and support your body’s  inner intelligence
  • Acquire a repertoire of practical tools for daily grounding and mind-body connection
  • Learn how to stay grounded and empowered in your physical body so you can function at your highest and best

Learn More…

"I came to Rachel after years of surgeries and physical therapy, pretty much on my last glimmer of hope for a present and future not completely ruled by chronic pain and tension.  I got so much more.

I got things I did not know I needed, and things I knew I needed but I was not sure they could be asked for...
5.0
2020-01-21T20:47:06+00:00
"I came to Rachel after years of surgeries and physical therapy, pretty much on my last glimmer of hope for a present and future not completely ruled by chronic pain and tension.  I got so much more. I got things I did not know I needed, and things I knew I needed but I was not sure they could be asked for...
...Rachel is a master technician, but what is exceptional about her is her insight, her ability to listen and link what the words say to what the body needs.

She is a phenomenal guide through the meanders of the mind/body connection, and if you want to go there, she will help you find the places where the source of the physical symptom is stored (be it physiological or psychological trauma), and unlock it, with care and compassion.

I am truly, mightily grateful for her work, for her curiosity, and her willingness to reach for better, clearer planes."

      -  Barbara M.
5.0
2020-01-21T20:47:33+00:00
...Rachel is a master technician, but what is exceptional about her is her insight, her ability to listen and link what the words say to what the body needs. She is a phenomenal guide through the meanders of the mind/body connection, and if you want to go there, she will help you find the places where the source of the physical symptom is stored (be it physiological or psychological trauma), and unlock it, with care and compassion. I am truly, mightily grateful for her work, for her curiosity, and her willingness to reach for better, clearer planes."       -  Barbara M.
"Lasting results.   I've been other places that were helpful, but the relief never stuck and progress was wavering at best. Rachel got right to the issues, and the work did stick.

To people suffering from chronic pain or injuries, this is literally a life saver."

Scott P.
5.0
2020-01-21T20:48:17+00:00
"Lasting results.   I've been other places that were helpful, but the relief never stuck and progress was wavering at best. Rachel got right to the issues, and the work did stick. To people suffering from chronic pain or injuries, this is literally a life saver." -  Scott P.
"I wanted to say thank you. You helped me so much. I have been exercising a lot recently and I have regained so much of my motion.

I am happy to report that I am basically entirely pain free.

By combining yin yoga, simple bodyweight training, and your healing work, I've gotten to a place I didn't think was possible. I still have a little work to do on strengthening the atrophy in my left leg from the years of chronic pain but my hope is high and I feel like I've gotten my life back."

- Jason C.
5.0
2020-01-21T20:48:41+00:00
"I wanted to say thank you. You helped me so much. I have been exercising a lot recently and I have regained so much of my motion. I am happy to report that I am basically entirely pain free. By combining yin yoga, simple bodyweight training, and your healing work, I've gotten to a place I didn't think was possible. I still have a little work to do on strengthening the atrophy in my left leg from the years of chronic pain but my hope is high and I feel like I've gotten my life back." - Jason C.
"While it's still early in this journey, the effect of your  work has been profound.

There has been a huge release of pressure from my shoulders and back.  My posture is more open and upright, yet still relaxed. And, I feel much more aware and present in my physical self.

With that new awareness, I am also seeing how my emotional state is both presented and informed by my physical state...The new found physical and emotional language that I'm learning  is very much born of, developed by and enriched through your intuitive and empathetic work.   Thank you!"

Danny W.
5.0
2020-01-21T20:49:13+00:00
"While it's still early in this journey, the effect of your  work has been profound. There has been a huge release of pressure from my shoulders and back.  My posture is more open and upright, yet still relaxed. And, I feel much more aware and present in my physical self. With that new awareness, I am also seeing how my emotional state is both presented and informed by my physical state...The new found physical and emotional language that I'm learning  is very much born of, developed by and enriched through your intuitive and empathetic work.   Thank you!" - Danny W.
"I get migraines often, but they have significantly decreased since coming regularly.  

I also recently pulled a muscle which threw my whole body off; after an hour with Rachel, the pain had almost completely melted away.  She is a gem.  I recommend her to all of my friends."

 

- Erica S.
5.0
2020-01-21T20:49:41+00:00
"I get migraines often, but they have significantly decreased since coming regularly.   I also recently pulled a muscle which threw my whole body off; after an hour with Rachel, the pain had almost completely melted away.  She is a gem.  I recommend her to all of my friends."   - Erica S.
"I feel you understand where to go and how to release tension I didn't even know I had... There has been a lightness in my body/spirit and a sense of relief/release and clarity after my sessions that I really enjoy experiencing.

Even if I get myself all tense in one hour, I still feel I get the benefits of something deeper and know that I can't 'mess up' what you've been able to unlock."

- Jamie L.
5.0
2020-01-21T20:50:09+00:00
"I feel you understand where to go and how to release tension I didn't even know I had... There has been a lightness in my body/spirit and a sense of relief/release and clarity after my sessions that I really enjoy experiencing. Even if I get myself all tense in one hour, I still feel I get the benefits of something deeper and know that I can't 'mess up' what you've been able to unlock." - Jamie L.
"I had a major physical fitness test coming up. Unfortunately, I had just strained my back in a freak accident, and I was experiencing extremely painful spasms.

Rachel did incredible body work around the strained region and got everything re-aligned.  I was successfully able to complete a grueling four-hour pack test immediately after two consecutive weekly appointments with Rachel. She's fantastic."

 

- Wayzie C.
5.0
2020-01-21T20:50:57+00:00
"I had a major physical fitness test coming up. Unfortunately, I had just strained my back in a freak accident, and I was experiencing extremely painful spasms. Rachel did incredible body work around the strained region and got everything re-aligned.  I was successfully able to complete a grueling four-hour pack test immediately after two consecutive weekly appointments with Rachel. She's fantastic."   - Wayzie C.
" You make me feel at ease, because it's obvious that you have an understanding of the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems and know how they interact....  You are able to address the real problem areas.    When we found you it was such a dramatic improvement!!"

 

- Kelly C.
5.0
2020-01-21T20:51:25+00:00
" You make me feel at ease, because it's obvious that you have an understanding of the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems and know how they interact....  You are able to address the real problem areas.    When we found you it was such a dramatic improvement!!"   - Kelly C.
"Being a dancer and physically very active, Rachel has been able to specifically address my body's problem areas...  I never allow myself to be that relaxed.  My muscles and entire body feel elongated and balanced." 

- Jen H.
5.0
2020-01-21T20:55:58+00:00
"Being a dancer and physically very active, Rachel has been able to specifically address my body's problem areas...  I never allow myself to be that relaxed.  My muscles and entire body feel elongated and balanced."  - Jen H.
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