Rachel Speranza is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Aromatherapist, Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist, and Certified Rainbow Kids Yoga Instructor. Ms. Speranza also inspires future massage therapists, as an Adjunct Massage Therapy Instructor at Palm Beach State College.
She also holds a BS in Textile Design from Syracuse University and after years of working as a fabric purchaser in NYC, it became apparent that she was being lead to new endeavors and yearned for something else in her life.
Rachel became acquainted with aromatherapy after researching scents and their effect on the psyche. She completed a 200 hour diploma program at the Aromatherapy Institute in NYC and then took the Aromatherapy Registration Council exam in 2001. Massage Therapy became the next logical progression for Rachel and she became Nationally Certified and Florida State Licensed in 2003.
Rachel began working at The Lane Spa for Wellness, combining her new love for bodywork with her passion for aromatherapy. She then, became certified in Lane Stone Therapy under the tutelage of Marcia Lane and it quickly became her signature modality, and went on to become a continuing education instructor. As a published writer in Sylla Sheppard Hanger’s “Aromatic Spa Book,” Rachel wrote about the profound usage of essential oils and hot stone massage.
After Hurricane Katrina, Rachel traveled to the Mississippi Gulf Coast w/the ERMI and UAE team for disaster relief as a volunteer massage therapist, providing 15 minute chair massages on first responders and FEMA employees. As her next volunteer experience, she traveled to Tibet for a medical mission w/Innovative Humanitarian Solutions to perform therapeutic massage on indigenous people who suffered from Kashin- Beck syndrome, a rare arthritic disease. While in Tibet, the team also visited many orphanages, as well as a blind school for children, and Rachel found herself being with the kids the greatest joy she ever experienced. This prompted Rachel to study Pediatric Massage and Infant Massage w/Tina Allen of Liddle Kidz, in the hopes of introducing healthy touch to children.
Through her love and passion for children and teens, Rachel established onsite events called “Pampering With Purpose,” which brought healing touch in the form of mini-spa therapy events to camps for underprivileged children and state funded group homes. She went on to become certified in children’s yoga in the hopes of offering a union of nurturing touch w/that of a yoga practice that focuses on fun, co-creation, and togetherness.
Rachel most recently embarked on a Global Outreach in 2012 to provide nurturing and healing touch with the Liddle Kidz Foundation and a team of 21 other licensed professionals. The team spent 3 1/2 weeks traveling throughout Vietnam, visiting orphanages performing pediatric massage and training caregivers. She has also went on to study advanced trainings Tina Allen of Liddle Kidz; such as Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz™ with Autism, Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz™ with Trauma, and CPMT II™ (Advanced Pediatric Massage Therapist).
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