Rachel Mayhew

Pursuing whole body wellness for your whole life

I have a certification in massage therapy from IHSI Institute of Massage, where my practice is based and I am in teacher training, and am licensed by the state of Michigan. I also hold certifications in personal training and nutrition. My favorite type of treatment to give is one that is a blend of techniques that I customize to best suit the goals and person on the table. My style includes technique heavily influenced by Tui Na (chinese massage) and manual therapy, as well as sports, rehabi...

I have a certification in massage therapy from IHSI Institute of Massage, where my practice is based and I am in teacher training, and am licensed by the state of Michigan. I also hold certifications in personal training and nutrition. My favorite type of treatment to give is one that is a blend of techniques that I customize to best suit the goals and person on the table. My style includes technique heavily influenced by Tui Na (chinese massage) and manual therapy, as well as sports, rehabilitative, deep tissue, joint movement, pre and post surgery, and swedish massage skills. I use my personal training and nutrition background to create wellness plans that give clients the skills and knowledge to be active partners in their health and wellness.

When I am not giving massages I can be found raising my four kids, ten chickens, and one cat, all while I successfully kill the plants in my garden. I have a very old hobby in playing cello, and a newer one in sprint triathlons.

Personally, I have experienced the pains that accompany serious disease and the pains that accompany a full, active, busy life. My goal is to provide massage that will help you live the fullest life possible.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

MI # 7501011116

Education
2018

IHSI Institute of Massage

Massage Therapy Certification

2018

International Sports Science Association

Personal Trainer Certification

2017

American Fitness Professionals and Associates

Holistic Nutritionist Certification

2019

The Tummy Team LLC

Comprehensive Tummy Safe Fitness

Experience
Bodywork

Student Massage Practitioner

Worked in the student clinic for over 200 hours and have given over 300 massages. The massage techniques used include techniques heavily influenced by Tui Na and manual therapy, as well as sports, rehabilitative, deep tissue, joint movement, pre and post surgery, and swedish massage skills.

Ideal Bodyworks- licensed massage therapist

Private massage practice with personal training and nutrition counseling in Holland, MI

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Morgan on Jul 29
Rachel is absolutely incredible. I have seen so many massage therapists for many years, because I liked booking same day appts for the days I felt truly awful, and almost never booked the same people. Rachel is the very first that I have stuck with because she has done things for me no other has done. The first appt, I told he what hurt, and she found a totally different place/muscle that no one has ever massaged and once that one released, the other muscle pain did too. Every appt is like this so far, where she finds a muscle that Is right and causing issues, that I didn’t have any clue was contributing to the problem. She is the most knowledgeable therapist I have ever seen. Also, she’s so good at figuring out what pressure you need in different places. I’ve struggled with therapists not being gentle enough in certain places, and leaving me feeling worse than when I came in. She is tough on places she needs to be, and gentler in others. I’ve grown to trust her so much.
by Cindy on Jul 28
Rachel seems to always know what I need to get well. She is sensitive and works very knowledgeably but always willing to learn new things. A good attribute for a teacher!
by Ragin on Jun 09
She’s awesome, knowledgeable and really did a good job in helping with my issue.
by Amy on Jun 06
I drove 9 hours to visit family in Holland and needed a massage to help relax kinked up muscles. Rachel was amazing! I am grateful for the easiness of finding a professional therapist that listened and helped this out-of-towner better enjoy my stay.
by Anonymous on May 24
Very kind lady, not the best massage I've gotten/
by Kim on May 23
Liked it ALL!!
by Todd on May 02
Thank you Rachel. Very knowledgeable and professional.
by Anonymous on Mar 24
Rachel remembered me from my previous visit and really did a great job of building a rapport throughout the massage.
by Shelby on Feb 18
Rachel was amazing. will be returning for more!
by Nadia on Feb 11
I needed low back pain relief. I get massages regularly elsewhere but the one I go to wasnt available and Rachel was. Never have I ever felt more relief after a massage as I did from going to rachel. I will definitely continue going to her! She is very professional and definitely knows what she's doing!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • medical massage
  • Massage
  • Mobile medical massage

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