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About Rachel Savageau, LMT

Rachel Savageau is a 2012 graduate of The Swedish Institute, College of Health Science. Located in New York City, The Swedish Institute is one of the most prestigious schools of massage therapy in the U.S. She holds an associates degree in Massage Therapy and has over 6000 hours of practical massage experience. She specializes in medical massage, treating a variety of injuries, ailments, and conditions including those related to prenatal and postpartum care.

She is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of New York and a Certified Massage Therapist in the State of California. She is also a certified lymphatic drainage therapist, which she uses most when treating any kind of swelling caused by a variety in conditions including lymphedema, post orthopedic surgery, and pregnancy.

Before pursuing a career in massage therapy she worked primarily in a political and business setting. She became unsatisfied with the lack of personal interaction and efficacy of her labor. Her desire to promote change and wellness on an individual level motivated her to choose massage therapy as a career.

Rachel has a long, personal history with standard health care and treatment options. Her interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) was sparked after a difficult diagnosis of Celiac Disease in 2007. The preceding 5 year period of misdiagnoses was frustrating and led her to explore many different forms of treatment. She was inspired by many of the alternative medicine practitioners she came in contact with during this time.

In her practice Rachel hopes to help give people the tools to take control of their own health. She hopes that by sharing her skills and knowledge with her clients, they will be able to engage in the mutual endeavor of identifying the problem and initiating healing by recreating the harmony within the context of the whole.

About Rachel Savageau, LMT
Therapist & Owner of FCM

Rachel Savageau is a 2012 graduate of The Swedish Institute, College of Health Science. Located in New York City, The Swedish Institute is one of the most prestigious schools of massage therapy in the U.S. She holds an associates degree in Massage Therapy and has over 6000 hours of practical massage experience. She specializes in medical massage, treating a variety of injuries, ailments, and conditions including those related to prenatal and postpartum care.

She is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of New York and a Certified Massage Therapist in the State of California. She is also a certified lymphatic drainage therapist.

Before pursuing a career in massage therapy she worked primarily in a political and business setting. She became unsatisfied with the lack of personal interaction and efficacy of her labor. Her desire to promote change and wellness on an individual level motivated her to choose massage therapy as a career.

Rachel has a long, personal history with standard health care and treatment options. Her interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) was sparked after a difficult diagnosis of Celiac Disease in 2007. The preceding 5 year period of misdiagnoses was frustrating and led her to explore many different forms of treatment. She was inspired by many of the alternative medicine practitioners she came in contact with during this time.

While Rachel had treated plenty of prenatal and postpartum clients in conjunction with her other medical massage clients, she didn't begin to focus on really integrating them into her practice until 2015 where it became 75% of her client base. However, Rachel had yet to experience pregnancy and childbirth herself until July 2016 when she found out she was expecting a baby boy due the following April. It was a long and difficult pregnancy, leaving her full of new found perspective and empathy for her prenatal and postpartum clients. Now in Albany County, Rachel hopes to be able to focus on the whole family, with emphasis on new and expectant mothers.

In her practice Rachel hopes to help give people the tools to take control of their own health. She hopes that by sharing her skill and knowledge with her clients they will be able to engage in the mutual endeavor of identifying the problem and initiating healing by re-creating the harmony within the context of the whole.

About Taniya Brandon, LMT

Therapist

Taniya Brandon is a certified personal trainer and NYS LMT. As a professional WNBF Physique Competitor, Taniya not only knows the importance of keeping muscles in balance, but also how painful injuries and muscular imbalances feel.

As a graduate of the Swedish Institute and with over 8 years of experience working the health and fitness industry Taniya is passionate about helping clients reduce pain for a better quality of life so they can continue to do what they love. Her specialty is orthopedic massage therapy and sports massage therapy. She has worked as a massage therapist for the US Tennis Open, NYC Marathon athletes, weekend warriors, and everyone in between.

Taniya uses a multi-modality and holistic approach in her practice to aid relief from injuries and chronic pain, improve flexibility, improved mobility; improved circulation, breathing, posture, enhance sports performance and reduce the chances of injury.

About Jennifer "J.J." Hauver, LMT

J.J. has been a licensed massage therapist in Massachusetts and New York since 2006. She specializes in detailed, focused work and uses techniques such as St. John's Trigger Point Therapy and pin and stretch to help facilitate the healing process in her clients. Her sessions are customized to whatever the client needs, including focused work and preferred pressure.

Clients that have worked with J.J. in the past have appreciated her nurturing touch, her attention to detail, and her ability to listen to what is needed.  

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