Rachel Hartley, C.M.T.

10411816_1556873524527313_8762349955912613423_nHaving moved to Paradise, CA when I was 12 years of age Butte County has been my place to call home for more than half my life. Encouraged by my parents from a young age, I pursued my education in earnest trying to find my life’s passion while in college. Though I found many subjects fascinating I didn’t desire a career in any of the fields I had studied. It was during this time that I found my true passion, massage therapy.

State Certified

I have been state certified through the California Massage Therapy Council, and am classified as a C.M.T.
If you would like to verify my certification on the CAMTC’s website, my ID# is: 39354.
Please note: There is currently no licensing available in the state of California.

Beginnings
I first began studying massage with Sensei Delina Fuchs M.A., C.M.T. in 2005 as a Danzan Ryu Jujitsu student. The master of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu felt that it was important for students have an equal understanding of the martial and healing arts to maintain balance and to be a healing influence in their community. His successors have continued to transmit his teachings of balance and community service.

A Formal Education
In 2009, I decided to further my massage education by studying Danzan Ryu Restorative Therapy (DZRRT). This is a Japanese-Hawaiian style of full body therapy that focuses on rejuvenating and restoring the body to it’s natural state of equilibrium. It includes treatment of a variety of pain related ailments and chronic conditions. I learned this unique style of massage at a California Approved Massage School, the Makoto Kai Healing Arts in Woodland, CA. This school’s curriculum is overseen by the Seifukujitsu Institute and its governing body, the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation. In March 2010, I graduated the Module 1 course with 150 hours of completion. I earned the title of Massage Technician.

Refining Technique
I returned to the Makoto Kai in 2011 to continue my restorative therapy education. I felt it was important to learn additional techniques and refinements that would better enable me to relieve the stress and ailments of my clients. It was during this time that I decided I wanted to extend what I was sharing with my friends and family to the public. I began working professionally, and opened my practice, A Restorative Therapy. In March 2012, I graduated the Module 2 course with 300 hours of completion. I received the title of Massage Practitioner.

Advanced Therapy Training
In an effort to provide my clients nothing but the best, I constantly seek to further refine my technique and treatment capabilities. A therapist can never learn enough to better help her clients! As such, I continued to further refine my technique in the Advanced Training course of DZRRT. In October 2013, I graduated from the course with 500 hours of completion. I was honored with the title of Massage Therapist.

Currently
There is no better way to learn, than to teach others. Due to this philosophy, I am now continuing my education and refining my capabilities by acting as an Instructor’s Aide to students in the beginning and intermediate modules of the DZRRT courses.