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Back Massage

Release, Relax, Unwind

Rachel Rushing

LMT / NMT #5512


Rachel is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Neuromuscular Therapist, Licensed Esthetician and owner of Soothing Palms Therapeutic Massage. She holds certificates in Swedish, Neuromuscular, Myofascial Release, Cupping, Ashiatsu and Deep Tissue massage modalities.  She offers more than fifteen years experience working in spas and medical facilities as well as experience in college athletic programs. Rachel traveled throughout the southeast educating other specialists on plant based skin care products and facial massage techniques. She enjoys using her training to encourage one's body to repair and heal itself.

Rachel is a wife, mom of two boys, entrepreneur, and a Gardendale resident. She likes to spend her free time outdoors with family, in the garden, running, or at the pool.

Kayla Knight

LMT #5784

Kayla is a 2020 graduate of the Birmingham School of Massage. She is licensed and certified in Deep Tissue, Swedish and Prenatal massage. Her ambision is to help those in pain and pave a path for healing in the world around her through massage therapy.

She spends most of her free time painting and enjoying time with family.

About Us
Deep Tissue/ Therapeutic Massage
Myofascial Release
Swedish Massage

Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. One of the primary goals of Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension

Therapeutic massage encompasses deep tissue, trigger point/neuromuscular therapy or a combination of the two. Deep tissue massage focuses on deep pressure that is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. Trigger point massage therapy is specially designed to alleviate the source of pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. Therapeutic massage is extremely beneficial for pain relief, better blood flow and relaxation.

Myofascial Release is useful for treating muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulating the muscles. The focused manual pressure and stretching used in myofascial release therapy loosens up restricted movement, leading indirectly to reduced pain. 

Prenatal massage is the therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of Pregnancy. It enhances the functions of the muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.



Postpartum massage can be as important and beneficial as massage during pregnancy. It promotes quicker recovery and better health. Integration of maternal body work will add welcome value to your healing journey and transition to motherhood.

30 Minutes  - $50

60 Minutes  - $90

90 Minutes - $120

120 Minutes - $180

Additional Services

Kinesiology Taping
TMJ Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A medical therapeutic tape is strategically applied to the body to provide support in weak areas, lessen pain, reduce swelling, and improve performance. Kinesiology taping works for any sport and activity. It also works for many concerns; rotator cuff, back pain and support, plantar fasciitis, runners knee, post surgery swelling, IT band syndrome, ankles, wrist, and so much more.

Book a 30 minute Kinesiology Taping session or add on to any massage with Rachel. She only uses RockTape.

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which the therapist places special cups on your skin to create a vacuum. Cupping is known to relieve pain and inflammation while increasing blood flow which contributes to relaxation and well-being. 

30 minute cupping session $50

(or add on to any massage)

MLD is a gentle non-invasive technique used to reduce swelling and restore healthy lymphatic flow throughout the body. It aids the body in pre-surgery, post-surgery recovery and injuries. MLD also helps when medical treatment or illness blocks your lymphatic system. A healthy lymphatic flow is critical for proper immune function and encourages natural healing.

1 hour session - $100

The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disfunction can lead to pain and compromised movement of the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. TMJ massage will help to relax and soften the fascia and muscles in the area to relieve jaw pain.

30 Minutes - $50



717 Main St

Gardendale AL 35071

Tel: (205) 285-9250


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