Rachel Bonesteel

Helping to ease the weight of the world off your shoulders

Welcome to Intentions! My name is Rachel Bonesteel and I am a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. I am a graduate of the Mildred Elley massage program in 2011 and  I have been an X Ray and MRI Technologist for over 25 years specializing in Orthopedics.

I specialize in massage therapy for pain management, chronic stress, anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and depression as well as migraine, tension and allergy headaches. I specialize because I have a long history with panic attacks and ...

Welcome to Intentions! My name is Rachel Bonesteel and I am a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. I am a graduate of the Mildred Elley massage program in 2011 and  I have been an X Ray and MRI Technologist for over 25 years specializing in Orthopedics.

I specialize in massage therapy for pain management, chronic stress, anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and depression as well as migraine, tension and allergy headaches. I specialize because I have a long history with panic attacks and GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). And a very long history with headaches!

I also specialize in, and am certified in fertility, pregnancy, and postnatal massage therapy and am certified to teach infant massage classes. I have two amazing kids of my own (although they are no longer kids) and I know first hand how important massage is during this time of a woman's life. I swear the only thing that got me through labor was my husband massaging my legs and feet.

I suffered from moderate postpartum depression after my first child. Those were some dark and lonely days, but I was able to get through with the help of friends, family, massage and many boxes of Whitmans samplers (I do not recommend all the chocolates). 

It is important that we take care of ourselves and realize that we are not supposed to be running on empty and stressed out 24 hours a day because eventually your mind and body will break. I know first hand how this feels and have vowed to never let that happen again.

I am also a Reiki Master Teacher and Integrative Energy Therapist. These forms of energy therapy help address and release stagnant energy and emotions to achieve balance of the body, mind and spirit. 

All my sessions are slow and relaxing. I don't believe that massage should hurt and be overly painful other than that "good hurt" feeling. I believe in working with the body to assist it in freeing itself from the chronic tension, pain, stress and anxiety and not trying to force it into doing something its not ready to do.

I welcome you to the Intentions family!

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

NY # 026376

Radiologic Technologist

# 618858

Education
2012

Mildred Elley School: Albany

Massage Therapy Program

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Coaching services

by Darcy on Nov 25
I truly enjoyed the ambiance and the pride that Rachael has in her work and her deep concern to her guests. The CBD oil and cupping massage was very effective for me. I look forward to future appointments at Intentions
by Anonymous on Nov 12
Rachel is very talented at what she does.
by Anonymous on Oct 08
If you’re chatty like me you will enjoy Rachel’s conversation and quick wit. Or if you order quiet relaxing Rachel will let you meditate while she finds and takes care of you muscle tension issues. I’m a cancer survivor and Rachel will target certain muscles that have had a lot of radiation exposure. Giving me the best relief from chronic muscle aches and spasms. Highly recommend her
by Anonymous on Sep 19
Great massage tuned to what I need at the time.
by Jill on Sep 18
Probably the best massage I've had, and I have had many. Rachel was grat.
by Sandy on Sep 11
Due to being ill the past few years, I haven't been to Intentions in a long time. Rachel spent time reviewing my needs and formulating a treatment plan to meet my needs. She is truly incredible!
by Brooke on Sep 05
Really love that Rachel remembers what my occupation is and what is needed for my body!
by ellen on Jul 01
Rachel is a miracle worker!
by Anonymous on Jun 02
she did an amazing job
by Debra on May 31
Rachel was amazing! My legs feel so much better! I will definitely be going back!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Other
  • Back scrub
  • Energy Work
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Fertility Massage
  • CBD Oil
  • Cupping Methods

Coaching

  • Tarot

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