Rachel Sheard

Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks. —Dottie Walters

About

Rachel finds herself most comfortable when faced with a challenge. Her variety of skills combine to shine most brightly when working with health-conscious, active  women looking to improve the quality of their lives by decreasing stress, anxiety, tension, and pain, and increasing energy, range of motion, quality of sleep, work performance, and relationships, and/or those who have recently been in a car accident and have pain along their spine (neck, back, hips). As a certified injury pre...

About

Rachel finds herself most comfortable when faced with a challenge. Her variety of skills combine to shine most brightly when working with health-conscious, active  women looking to improve the quality of their lives by decreasing stress, anxiety, tension, and pain, and increasing energy, range of motion, quality of sleep, work performance, and relationships, and/or those who have recently been in a car accident and have pain along their spine (neck, back, hips). As a certified injury prevention instructor, Rachel most enjoys keeping the light of other massage therapists shining brightly by teaching them about the causes and symptoms of injuries, and how to prevent injuries so they can continue their careers for as long as their hearts desire.

Am I the Right Therapist For You?

If you are looking for therapeutic massage to treat injuries and pain following a car accident or general stress management, specifically for your upper back, shoulders, and neck tension and pain relief, your search can end right here. Resolving pain and reducing tension in these areas is my specialty, though I'm experienced with prenatal massage, relaxation massage, and Set-N-Me-Free aloe spa treatments. I continue to learn more techniques to apply during the massage and ideas for ways my clients can help themselves between sessions so they can get the results they want faster. 

Are You the Right Client For Me?

Let's cut to the chase--not every client is a good match for every therapist, just as not every therapist is a good match for every client. My preferred clients to work with are health-conscious, active  women looking to improve the quality of their lives by decreasing stress, anxiety, tension, and pain, and increasing energy, range of motion, quality of sleep, work performance, and relationships, and/or those who have recently been in a car accident and have pain along their spine (neck, back, hips). If this describes you, I'd love to start working with you and helping you reach your goals. If it doesn't that's okay, and of course I'd be happy to help you too. 


  • Graduate of Cambridge College, Beaverton, Oregon, 820 Hours, and Alpha Beta Kappa Recipient, June 2006

  • Oregon Board of Massage Therapists, License #13296

  • Certified Cupping Therapist, 24 Continuing Education Units

  • Certified Injury Prevention Instructor, 64 Continuing Education Units

  • Access Bars Practitioner

  • American Red Cross CPR Certified

  • Member Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

  • Structural Relief Therapy for Neck, Shoulder, Arm, Hand, Lower Back and Pelvis, 24 Continuing Education Hours

  • Set-N-Me-Free Body Wrapping and Body Masking, 6 Continuing Education Hours

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

OR # 13296

Education
2006

Anthem College: Beaverton

Massage Therapy

Experience
Coaching

Certified Injury Prevention Instructor

When I began having thumb pain only 8 months into my new career, I knew I had to make some changes to what I was doing. I was fortunate to have colleagues help me learn to use my thumbs less. Five years later, when Lauriann Greene contacted me about their pilot program for the Save Your Hands! Workshops, I knew I would make a great medium through which their knowledge could prevent other LMTs from becoming injured as well. 52CEUs and 4 years later, I am so happy to be able to share this career and body protecting information with other LMTs.

Bodywork

Certified Cupping Therapist

When a colleague tells me that I really need to take a class before using a new tool--cups--on clients, I take that seriously. I received a set of Baguanfa cups as part of my Certified Injury Prevention Instructor training, and used them on myself. Experiencing how powerfully effective they are, I had to take the class. Now that I have, I'm thrilled to offer this new modality to my clients for faster, longer lasting relief of chronic pain, trigger points, tendinitis, arthritis, whiplash, frozen shoulder, poor circulation, carpal tunnel syndrome, varicose veins, asthma, sinus congestion, pneumonia, sciatica, depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, headaches & migraines, fibromyalgia, facial paralysis, constipation, IBS, and so many more conditions. Cupping therapy increases energy, promotes relaxation and self-healing of the body, increases awareness and holding patterns of the body, and relieves physical and emotional strain. Try it!

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Fitness, or Skincare services

by Schlosser, on May 06
Rachel provides the best and most thorough massages.
by Anonymous on Apr 27
This was the best massage I've had in a long time. Good communication, excellent pressure, fantastic technique. I've already told my friends and I will definitely be back!
by Anonymous on Apr 26
I left feeling very relaxed. Rachel has a very peaceful way about her. Everything was clean and professional.
by Anonymous on Apr 23
Customizes the massage on your needs that day. She takes her time and does a throughral job.
by katie on Apr 12
Rachel is kind and professional. I'm just beginning a self care routine, never had massages before And she made me feel at ease. She made time to discuss what I'm needing needing from her work and she is responsive.
by Susan on Apr 10
Thank you for a wonderful experience.
by Connie on Apr 08
Rachel listened to what I was looking for in the massage and that is just what I got. The room had a bit too much light for my personal taste, but overall, excellent! I will use her again.
by Melissa on Apr 05
Really enjoy my massages. Feel much better after and she really finds those sore/tight spots. thanks!
by Barbra on Feb 02
love it all!
by Keller, on Jan 28
Rachel is always extremely consistent. She is able to provide a relaxing atmosphere and much needed therapeutic relief for pain that I aquire from my job.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Other
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Certified Cupping Therapist
  • Medical Massage

Fitness

  • Other

Skincare

  • Other

Nutrition

  • Mobile Whole Body Nutritional Wellness Consultant

Coaching

  • Other
  • Certified Injury Prevention Instructor

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