Raquel Lyles, NMT, LMT, CEIM
Raquel received her massage therapy certificate in 1999 from Rising Spirit Institute of Natural Health. Her years of experience have been enriched by practicing in medical spas, with an orthopedic surgeon, Chiropractors, and by partnering with various holistic health care providers. Raquel is in private practice and contracts with a Chiropractor specializing in neuromuscular, deep tissue massage & trigger point therapy, sports rehab, lymphatic drainage, myofacial release, maternity, cranial sacral and reflexology. Raquel works intuitively, with sense of spirit in connection to the individual, providing a deep healing massage with lasting results.
Raquel is dedicated to excellence in professionalism by continuing her education in health and healing. Her continuing education classes as well as her certification in nutritional coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and infant massage instruction has provided a broad base tool necessary for individual and community healing and wellness. In addition to traditional schooling, continued classes in the healing arts are taken to enhance the quality of the bodywork session, for example: Deep Conscious Breathing, Nutrition, Thai Yoga Massage, Sports Massage and Instruction in clinical manual therapy. Raquel is very interested in the mind/body connection and has a deep understanding of physical dis-ease’s as they manifest from our emotions. Respect and consideration of this phenomena is given to the individual through their unique healing experience.
Living a joyful and balanced life is a key to providing a great service to others. Raquel lives this philosophy daily through meditations, yoga and participating in the Community Support Agriculture. This commitment to her individual spirit as well as love for her work and her clients, are the medium for the quality bodywork she provides in her massage practice. Breathe, Love, Laugh!
Charles Peeples, LMT, CSCS, NSCA-PT,Charles is a 2004 graduate of the Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy (now Cortiva), is a NCTMB Board-Certified LMT, NSCA Personal Trainer, and Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He’s a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and was selected as the Pottstown Mercury’s Reader’s Choice Best LMT for 2017. A lifelong resident of Chester Springs he’s performed massage therapy at local chiropractic offices, salons, spas and events as well as in- home. Charles has been a columnist for PhillyFIT Magazine and has written dozens of articles for numerous international fitness magazines since 1990. Clients are often surprised that someone of his size (6’3”and 250 pounds) can be so gentle, even as they appreciate the greater power and consistency he brings to the massage table. To him, every massage is an audition: a chance to earn the client’s
Connie Dillinger, LMT, PDMT
Specialty: Sports, Medical, Lymphatic and Rehab massage
As a Muscle/Massage Therapist, she helps clients achieve better health. Connie tends to be more of a hands on Coach. She will point out body problems that you may not be aware of and make suggestions during post treatment for self care homework.
Treatment is complete body usually. As Above so Below .
Her Protocol :
1} address immediate pain or crisis ex: limited breath due to diaphragm/ chest issues
2} address swelling and blocked circulatory system
3} balance posture closer to a middle point to equalize pressures on spine
4} address impaired ROM with cross fiber, acupressure, trigger pt, ROM movements
5} address any detail oriented areas for scar tissue/damage etc
6} educate the client as to what was done, suggest aftercare/self care point out things they do that may be contributing to their physical problems ex: crossing legs for
back lower pain etc.
Connie does not use creams or oils as they reduce or eliminate the ability for myofascial work. Her clients also may stay comfortably dressed for this reason. This is very beneficial for those with difficulty undressing or for those self conscious about getting disrobed for massage.