Rachel Richards

licensed massage therapist

east village, nyc

Conditions treated

We’re not treating a condition; we’re treating a person. Just because two people have the same injury doesn’t mean they will both respond well to identical treatments. A customized treatment plan is always needed to help you best achieve your personalized health goals.

That said, I’ve treated people with the following pain complaints and medical conditions:

Muscle and joint pain conditions

  • Bursitis
  • Chronic myofascial pain syndrome
  • Exercise or training soreness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint pain
  • Lupus
  • Muscle spasms and cramps
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis or tendinosis
  • Trigger points
  • Muscle atrophy

Upper body pain (upper back, chest, neck, shoulder, arm, wrist, hand)

  • Back pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylitis
  • Neck pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder pain
  • Temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD)
  • Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Labral tear/torn labrum
  • Trigger finger

Lower body pain (lower back, hips, legs, knees, ankles, feet)

  • Ankle pain
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Foot pain
  • Hip pain
  • ITB (Iliotibial band) friction syndrome
  • Knee injuries ie MCL or ACL tears
  • Knee pain
  • Leg pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Runner’s knee
  • Sciatica
  • Sprained ankle
  • Trochantaric bursitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Meniscus tears (add to knee injuries)
  • Shin splints

Spine issues

  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disorder
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Nerve root impingement
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis, spondylitis, sponsylolysis, spondilylisthesis

Headaches

  • Cluster headaches
  • Dental headaches
  • Hormone headaches
  • Migraines
  • Sinus headaches
  • Tension headaches

Mental health concerns

  • Anxiety attacks
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • High stress
  • Insomnia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcohol/substance abuse

Digestion and elimination

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bowel problems
  • Crohn's disease
  • Constipation
  • Diverticulosis, diverticulitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas, bloating
  • Kidney stones
  • Stomach pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gall stones
  • Kidney stones

Respiratory and cardiovascular

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • Poor circulation
  • Sinus problems
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Collapsed lung
  • Heart disease/heart surgery
  • Pulmonary fibrosis

Women’s health concerns

  • Menstrual symptoms
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Pregnancy and post-natal symptoms
  • Breast cancer and mastectomies

Other health issues

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Cancer - Most commonly breast cancer and mastectomies
  • Fatigue
  • Lyme disease
  • Nerve pain or neuralgia and parasthesia
  • Poor posture
  • Scars and adhesions from injuries or surgeries
  • Sleep disturbances, insomnia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone spur/ spurs, osteophyte/osteophytes
  • Eczema, psoriasis
  • Edema/swelling
  • Fasciitis
  • Hernias
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nerve impingement/pinched nerves




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917-359-8641

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Massage@Rachel-Richards.com


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American Massage Therapy Association

Swedish InstituteCertified Myoskeletal TherapistNational Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork


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