About Rachel

I started practicing bodywork in the Pioneer Valley in 2002. I spent the first three years working at Ochoa Day Spa in South Hadley, which was an invaluable experience. Not only did I learn how to keep my center and stay grounded for the numerous clients I would treat in a day, but I learned the ethics of business and having a practice.

I have been in private practice since July of 2005. I  I love what I do and what I can offer my clients. I am constantly challenged and inspired by the work, the human body and learning new techniques. In January 2022 I flew out to Boulder Colorado to take a 5 day Fascial Dissection Course with Tom Myers and Todd Garcia.  Here I had the incredible opportunity to dissect a human cadaever and learn anatomy on a whole new level.

In April 2023 I began the 640-hour Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Certification.  This has transformed my practice.

I work out of a beautiful office Pleasant Street in downtown Northampton, which I helped build with my own hands.  Please call or email to set up your next appointment.


  • Anatomy Trains Structural Integration 2024 640 hours
  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 2002
  • Certified NeuroMuscular Therapist with the International Academy of NeuroMuscular Therapy 2007
  • Registered Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapist 2018
  • Member of The American Massage Therapy Association since 2005
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise). 2004
  • Practicing bodywork since 2001
  • Completed over 1,000 hours of Massage Therapy, Cranial-Sacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe. This included reflexology and maternity massage. Since then I have studied Medical Massage, Sotai-ho and Hot Stone Massage, Active Isolated Stretching and most recently Myofascial Release.
  • Studied herbal medicine at The Northeast School of Botanical Medicine Ithaca, NY 1998
  • BA from University of Oregon, Eugene 1996


Here is a video I was in for Expert Village…albeit a little corny, it shows some action:

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