Rachel Higbee is a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Structural Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Reflexology, Acupressure, and Prenatal Massgae. She is also a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner.
Rachel has always been fascinated by the human body and it's anatomy even from a young age. While in her sophomore year she had the opportunity to help her Aunt with a neck injury. After the massage her Aunt was so impressed by her new range of motion that she adamantly talked to Rachel to become a Massage Therapist . After high school Rachel graduated from Utah College of Massage Therapy (UCMT) in 2006. Immediately following graduation she worked alongside 3 chiropractors where she learned to treat and align the human body.
Rachel enjoys participating with her clients in their healing transition, both physically and emotionally.
She is married to her best friend and sweetheart, Jared Higbee. Together they have one son, Desmond, who lived one precious hour. Her family, friends and clients appreciate her friendly, sunny disposition. She has many hobbies including dancing, horseback riding, camping, drawing, and thoroughly loves being around family and friends.
Swedish massage is a treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage is administered to affect the sub-layer of the muscle and fascia. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis.
Structural integration is focused on the myofascial system--the ligaments, muscles, tendons, and surrounding connective tissues. This modality is based on the idea that the entire body needs to be realigned and balanced with the gravitational force. A practitioner of structural integration has a ten-session cycle of work, in which different angles of physical pressure are used to stretch and guide fascia to a place of easier movement. The process is not intended to cure symptoms; its goal is to create a more resilient, higher-energy system, free of inhibitions due to past trauma.
The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face, and mouth--which make up the cranium--down to the sacrum or tailbone. This light manual therapy enhances the body's natural healing processes and has proven effective in treating a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. Craniosacral therapy improves the function of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress, and enhance health and resistance to disease.
Reflexology treatment for specific reflex areas in the foot, hands, and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. Sometimes referred to as zone therapy, this bodywork involves application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. This technique is used to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. It is especially useful in stress-related illness and emotional disorders.
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, the body release muscular tension and promotes the circulation of blood and the body's life force (sometimes known as qi or chi) to aid healing. There are also great advantages to using acupressure as a way to balance the body and maintain good health. The healing touch of acupressure reduces tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply. By relieving stress, acupressure strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness.
The EMOTION CODE
Dr. Bradley Nelson (physician who discovered The Emotion Code) skillfully lays bare the inner workings of the subconscious mind. He reveals how emotionally-charged events from your past can still be haunting you in the form of "trapped emotions"; emotional energies that literally inhabit your body. Dr. Nelson explains clearly and concisely how trapped emotions can create pain, malfunction and eventual disease. Perhaps the most important discovery that he has made is that trapped emotional energies will often gather around the heart, creating a "Heart-Wall" that may block you from giving and receiving love freely. Releasing trapped emotions often results in the sudden release of unseen baggage, disappearance of physical problems, self-sabotage, and recurring relationship difficulties.