Rachel Richards Massage
Massage Therapist, LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA Verified
Office is near:
Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
I help people who suffer from chronic pain, sports- and work-related injuries, or have post-surgical pain or complications. My #1 goal is to free you of your pain so that you can perform your day-to-day activities with ease. I focus on improving alignment and balance and optimizing range of motion to help you move freely, without pain or restrictions. My work is primarily a blend of Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Medical Massage, and Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques.
(917) 746-8596
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Office is near:
Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
I help people who suffer from chronic pain, sports- and work-related injuries, or have post-surgical pain or complications. My #1 goal is to free you of your pain so that you can perform your day-to-day activities with ease. I focus on improving alignment and balance and optimizing range of motion to help you move freely, without pain or restrictions. My work is primarily a blend of Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Medical Massage, and Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques.

Who can practice massage in Kips Bay, New York?
Most states have licensing requirements that must be met before a practitioner (a 'masseuse' or 'masseur') can use the title 'Massage Therapist', and some states require a license to practice any form of massage. Licensed Massage Therapists in Kips Bay, New York have obtained the highest level of authentication. They must complete academic coursework in anatomy and physiology, as well as on the application of massage and bodywork, business and ethics, and specialized massage techniques. The Kips Bay, New York LMT must then pass a certification exam.
What are the benefits of Kips Bay, New York massage?
Clients use massage in Kips Bay, New York because it relieves pain from muscle aches and sprains, muscle injuries and other causes of pain. It reduces stress and helps clients relax, and can decrease feelings of anxiety and depression by stimulating the release of endorphins and serotonin. Massage therapy in Kips Bay, New York can help prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increase the flow of lymph, and improve sleep. Kips Bay, New York massage therapy can help rehabilitate sports injuries.

How does massage work?
Massage involves working and acting on the body using pressure from the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, or feet of the massage therapist. The Kips Bay, New York massage therapist focuses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, myofacia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.