About Rachel Felson
Rolfing® is a form of manual therapy that provides specific, hands-on treatment to the connective tissue (which encompasses all the muscles, ligaments, nerves, organs, tendons etc.) to treat restricted movement patterns and chronic pain caused by injury or repetitive stress. It incorporates a combination of direct manual therapy with client education to encourage clients to regain a more active, comfortable and pain-free lifestyle.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle and effective technique used to release restrictions and long-held patterns in the body. It is designed to support the body’s amazing capacity for self-healing. Treatments can help reduce pain, calm the nervous system, speed up recovery from injury or surgery, and increase feelings of well-being and vitality. During the therapeutic process, Craniosacral Therapy gently encourages the body to let go of unresolved emotional or physical traumas, which commonly manifest as pain, disease and/or mental health issues.
Rachel specializes in Rolfing Structural Integration, and utilizes Nerve Manipulation (locates and resolves irritable or restricted nerves that are often the source of inflexibility, aches, pulling, tingling or numbness), BioMechanics (identifies and corrects asymmetries) and Craniosacral therapy (optimizes the craniosacral system which includes the 22 bones that make up the head, the vertebrae and sacrum, as well as the brain, central nervous system, the cerebrospinal fluid and the system of membranes inside the cranium and spinal column).
Rachel’s unique skill to fuse an analytical style with deeply intuitive understanding demonstrates her fascination with the biopsychosocial model.
Rolfing intersects with many of her life interests: working with her hands, helping people feel more comfortable in their bodies (physically, emotionally, energetically), and combining science with creativity. But what fascinates her most about Rolfing is her love for people. Witnessing and being a part of her clients’ process of transformation in their bodies is an absolute honor. She is committed to this work because she cares deeply about the people that she works with, including their health and wellbeing.
Rachel believes in the positive benefits that Rolfing can bring about and she feels extremely fortunate to be able to offer it to others.
Rachel loves to dance, hike, ski, travel, & experiment with new flavors in the kitchen.
“If you can imagine how it feels to live in a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress, at ease with itself and the gravitational field, then you will understand the purpose of Rolfing.”
– Dr. Ida P. Rolf