Somatic Knowing

Bodywork & Coaching

 

Myofascial Release

Neurokinetic Therapy

Somatic Experiencing

Mind-Body Coaching

 

Creating Conscious Embodiment through Mindful Self Care

Myofascial Release and Neurokinetic Therapy

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a powerful and effective form of soft tissue release that works with the fascia (or connective tissue) to release restrictions and create more opening, ease, relaxation, and space in the body...

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a body-centered approach to healing the effects of stress and trauma on our bodies. In a stressful or traumatic event, there can be an overload of sensation, emotion, or stimuli that was too much for the body to process...

Mind-Body Coaching

Imagine living each day at your highest level of wellness, wholeness, and connection to your body and inner guidance. In a coaching session, we’ll take a clear look at practical tools, steps, and strategies you can begin implementing immediately to shift into the clear, creative, and resourced version of your highest self... so you can sustain your highest levels of wellness and vibrant energy.

Welcome! I’m Rachel Hardy, CMT, NKT.  At the heart of all of my work is a passion for helping women and men connect more deeply and effortlessly to the wisdom, knowing, and healing capacity in your body-mind… so you can live your fullest, richest, and most inspired life!

A bit about my background: I’m a California State Licensed Massage Therapist (CAMTC #28818), practicing since 2001. I received my training and certification at Hands on Healing Institute in Tujunga, CA.  I’m also an Advanced Myofascial Release Therapist, a certified Neurokinetic Therapy Practitioner, and am currently a third year student in the 3 year Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training Program.

More fun facts:  I’ve done hundreds of hours of training and mentoring in Energy Work, primarily with my teacher Heather White (who was mentored by Rosalyn Bruyere).  My work with Heather and other teachers has helped me clarify and put into practical use my lifelong ability to see, feel, and sense energy.   It also helped me integrate the “mirror neuron synaesthesia” phenomenon that I experience when working with clients.

My spiritual path has always been central to my life, and I’m a certified Akashic Records Practitioner, a daily meditator, and life-long learner.  I’m also an actor; an avid hiker and nature lover;  play the flute and the handpan; and I’m enthralled by the connections between creative energy and healing (stay tuned for my podcast on creative work and the healing journey, coming soon!)

I love supporting my clients by releasing patterns of chronic tension in the muscles and fascia, by teaching new skills to your nervous system so you can shift trauma-based habits and responses; and by supporting you in the practical steps  to create your highest level of health and well-being.

In short, I’m here to support you in living the most inspired, connected, and vibrant version of you!

I work both out of my office in Glendale, CA, and virtually over Zoom.

Please click on the links above to read more about the services I offer, and visit the contact page for FAQ, my email, and how to book your session.

I am so excited to work with you and hear more about your journey!  

This life is an amazing adventure… let’s get you feeling the best in your body that you possibly can so you can live it to the fullest.

"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.  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.  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.

" I always carry tons of stress on my upper back and shoulders, and I have fallen asleep both times when Rachel has worked on me. 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
" I always carry tons of stress on my upper back and shoulders, and I have fallen asleep both times when Rachel has worked on me. I never allow myself to be that relaxed. My muscles and entire body feel elongated and balanced."  - Jen H.
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Booking & Contact

New Clients:  Please start here first
Returning Clients: Please click the brown “Schedule Appointment” button below to be taken to my calendar and book your session.

 

Important Info:

  • The “Schedule Appointment” button will take you to the booking page. You can click on the link to book a single session, or scroll all the way down the page to purchase a package of 4 sessions at a discounted rate.

 

  • During the booking process, you will see an option to “register for an account”.   If you’ve not yet registered for an account with Acuity, please do so for ease of managing your sessions.

 

  • You can find answers to common scheduling questions here. Further questions not answered on the FAQ page? Please email me and I’ll get back to you promptly.

 

  • Please note that I do not handle any booking  via text.

 

  • Payment is required at the time of booking.  24 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

 

  • My schedule fills up– please book in advance!

 

Session Rates:

(all rates are flat rates- no gratuities, thanks!)

 

60 minute session: 180

Package of four 60 minute sessions: 600 (150/ session)

90 minute session: 220

Package of four 90 minute sessions: 760 (190/ session)

Packages are good for 6 months.

 

 

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