Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist & Thai Massage Practitioner & Educator
Thai Massage is my niche within the field of massage. Its yoga-esque stretches blend nicely after a yoga session; its rhythmical movements create a dance.
Rachael joined the Island Retreat Spa Family in 2021 following a training she offered for our staff in the art of Thai Massage. She is a beloved team member who shines light on everyone she works on. In Rachael's words: I practice Thai Massage, and fusion sessions of yoga + Thai Massage, specially combined to suit your needs. I graduated from the holistic Cayce Reilly School of Massage in 1993, in Virginia Beach, VA. Thai Massage is my niche within the field of massage. Its yoga-esque stretches blend nicely after a yoga session; its rhythmical movements create a dance. My studies in Thai Massage have taken me from Boone, NC (1994) to Kripalu Yoga Center in Massachusetts (2001); to Chiang Mai, Thailand (2002); to Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2003); to Wilmington, NC (2007 - current)). I teach workshops and trainings in Thai Massage to massage therapists, yoga teachers, and others. I am a NCBTMB Approved Provider 1078, certified to provide continuing education to licensed massage therapists (since 2016). I have been teaching Thai Massage workshops since 1999. I was approved from the ITM to lead Thai Massage workshops in 2002 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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