Rachel is committed to her clients' health and well-being. Her work helps her clients to foster a conscious and nurturing relationship with their bodies. Rachel is a highly skilled practitioner who genuinely cares.


I am grateful for the work I do. I feel overjoyed to be able to practice the healing arts and help clients find comfort and peace. It is an honor to be a part of people’s lives as a health practitioner, advocate, and coach.  It is my goal to help clients gain relief and shift pain into peace. I understand that bodywork and yoga are powerful preventive applications that treat common ailments. What I love about these methods is that they empower clients to participate in their own healing process and honors their journey of finding tailor-made remedies. I consider what I do as simple and practical but profound because of the difference it makes in my life and those I work with on a daily basis. I love what I do!

While finishing a graduate program in Portuguese literature, I had the opportunity to practice and study yoga and Thai massage with my teacher Syl Carson. This experience opened my mind and body in a new way that sparked an interest in the healing arts and led me to massage school. I took my Thai massage skills and knowledge to new depths by studying with my teacher Nephyr Jacobsen and traveling to Thailand. I am so grateful to have found teachers who truly care and teach a therapeutic and holistic approach to yoga and massage. This therapeutic approach has become an important modality for me and my clients’ healing process.

I am interested in the various techniques and methods that alter the state of being and alleviate suffering. My practice is focused on opening up the channels of the body so we experience a state of full awareness and consciousness. It is in this state we can begin creating new habits, forms of thinking and receive inspiration.

I enjoy spending my free time in nature, backpacking, hiking, and camping. I also enjoy gardening and participating in women’s circles, as well as spending time with my husband, Steve, and dog, Mia. Building healthy relationships are very important to me and I continue to practice being the best I can be so I can show up and be an active participant in my life and those around me.

Thank you for reading and I look forward to meeting you!


Rachel D. Skinner, CMT, RYT
If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.
— Thich Nhat Hanh