Certified Neuromuscular Therapist
BHS (Massage and NMT)
Dip. HSc Massage & Sports Therapy
Dip. HSc in Therapeutic Massage
Profile – $85/hr, $60/30 mins
Rachel Kearney’s qualifications include a Degree in Neuromuscular therapy – BHS (Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy), Dip. HSc Massage & Sports Therapy and a Dip. HSc Therapeutic Massage studying at NZ College of Massage. Rachel is also on the teaching team on the Certificate in Relaxation Massage program at NZ College of Massage.
Over the past few years, she has the experience of working with some of New Zealand’s elite athletes and sports teams such as; The NZ Warriors NRL squad, the NZ Breakers, Waitakere United Football Club, Manu Samoa Rugby World Cup Team, Scotland U20’s National Rugby Team and various triathlon and multi-sport athletes. This previous experience has given Rachel a wide range of knowledge in Sports therapy and a passion for working with active members of the community.
A keen sportswoman herself, Rachel participates regularly in Horse riding, Snowboarding, Surfing and many other outdoor pursuits. These past times have given her insight into the relationship between the musculoskeletal system and various physical activities.
Rachel is experienced in treating a range of soft-tissue dysfunction and discomfort, including postural imbalances, previous injuries, shoulder and rotator cuff injuries, chronic lower back pain and neck dysfunction, headaches, stress, breathing dysfunction, fatigue and many more chronic soft tissue problems. Each treatment focuses on being completely tailored to the individual’s requirements and Rachel’s emphasis is on a partnership between Therapist and client to help facilitate the process of healing. In addition to the presenting physical symptoms, Rachel also explores the biochemical, psychosocial and lifestyle factors that may be impacting on your recovery.
Rachel enjoys working collaboratively with each client, to achieve your optimal goals. She strives to educate her client’s about the influences of personal lifestyle, environment and the relationship between physical discomfort and psychosocial factors and how to improve their general well-being through using massage therapy and exercise rehabilitation.