Rachel is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and Graston Technique Specialist, and is the owner and founder of The Neuromuscular Studio. She specializes in complex pain conditions, post-surgical rehabilitation, and elite athlete injury rehab and performance. She works with members of the Arizona Cardinals and other professional athletes for correction of soft tissue holding patterns and treatment of injuries. She uses Certified Neuromuscular Therapy, Certified Graston Technique, and NeuroCupping in her sessions.
She has been a practicing, licensed massage therapist since 2002 when she graduated from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy in Tempe. She began her massage career at an upscale athletic club where she concentrated on Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation of athletes, including members of the Arizona Cardinals. In 2003 she began her private practice and founded The Neuromuscular Studio, concentrating her efforts on rehabilitating athletes and treating the injuries of performing artists. Her areas of expertise are post-surgical rehab, athletic injuries and performance, motor vehicle accident injuries, shoulder pain, hip pain, and migraines. Her touch is moderate to deep.
It is her own experience with music, the performing arts, and injuries that originally inspired her career in massage therapy. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance from Arizona State University where she studied with Dr. Jeffrey Lyman. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in December of 1999. In her Junior year of study as a performance major, she developed severe tendonitis as a result of the repetitive stress and playing demands of her degree. After exhausting traditional options with little relief she chose to look at alternative therapies, including massage, to alleviate her pain and restore her performance. The treatments and their success prompted Rachel to pursue a career in massage therapy.
Over the years her specialties in soft tissue treatment for injuries and medical conditions has expanded to also include concussion, elite athletic injury treatment and prevention, post-surgical orthopedic and spine rehabilitation, and motor vehicle accident injuries. Her particular post-surgical rehab interests are Ortho rehab including Hip Arthroscopy, spinal fusion, and Cesarean Section, for which she has developed soft tissue and scar release treatment protocols.
She is currently an Arizona State Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist under Neuromuscular Therapy American Version, a Graston Technique Specialist, and a Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist under Kate Jordan and Bodywork for the Childbearing Year. She has also been a member of the exam item writing panel for the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork, writing questions for the National exam. She is currently an active professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy
Certified Neuromuscular Therapist (CNMT)
Injury Rehab Specialist; Elite Athletic Soft Tissue Specialist; Post-Surgical Soft Tissue Rehabilitation
Neuromuscular Therapy American Version – Judith Walker DeLany
Certified, October 2006
Certified Graston Technique Specialist (GTS)
Advanced Neuromuscular Cupping Therapy (NeuroCupping)
Neuromuscular Cupping Therapy – Gretchen Popp, 2020-2021
Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy training
Unique Aspects of Whiplash Syndromes – Judith Walker DeLany, April 2011
Spray and Stretch Techniques – Judith Walker DeLany, July 2009
Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist
Bodywork for the Childbearing Year – Kate Jordan, January 2008
Orthopedic Massage training
Orthopedic Massage for Lower Body Conditions – James Waslaski, January 2012
Orthopedic Massage Techniques: Lower Body – Whitney Lowe, September 2015
Member of the American Massage Therapy Association
Member of the Arizona Massage Therapy Association
Graduate of the Professional Massage Therapy Program
The Arizona School of Massage Therapy
Instructor of Injury Massage Curriculum at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy
Tempe and Phoenix campuses
Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance
Arizona State University
Graduated 1999, Magna Cum Laude