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Five Branches Wellness first opened it's doors in May of 2012, and has continued to serve the North Fork as a center for holistic healing and rejeuvination to present. Having served solely as private practice to Practitioner Rachel Reich, MS, L.Ac., LMT, NCCAOM, Five Branches is now sharing space and working in collaboration with The North Fork Yoga Shala and soon to come River Rain Renewal to offer a more comprehensive array of services and treatments to facilitate healing and nurture a holisitic approach to life.

Practitioner Bio

Rachel Reich, MS, L.Ac., LMT, NCCAOM is a graduate of the Swedish Institute for both massage therapy and acupuncture. The leading massage school in the country and one of the first to teach the Classical style acupuncture.

Rachel holds a Masters of Science Degree in Acupuncture, maintains New York State licensure in both massage therapy and acupuncture, is a Diplomate in Acupuncture, and is both nationally and board certified, through the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). 

Rachel continued her education with Jeffrey Yuen (a Master of Chinese Medicine and 88th generation Taoist Priest), receiving certifications in Herbal Medicine, Medical Aromatherapy and Chinese Dietary Therapy. She is currently undergoing further studies with Tom Bisio and Frank Butler of Zhen Gu Tui Na, in Martial Arts Medicine and Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage) for the treatment of muskulo-skeletal disorders and injuries.

Rachel has successfully treated back pain, sciatica, rotator cuff injuries, post surgery recovery, knee pain, cancer support, migraines and more. She also specializes in the treatment of pre and postnatal women as well as women’s gynecological issues and infertility. While working at Manhattans upper east side’s Medical Massage Group and Union Square’s Spa BeBe, she was able to treat a wide variety of pregnant women ranging from healthy pregnancies to high risk pregnancies. She has worked with women having twins, triplets, has done home and hospital visits for women placed on bed-rest, and has served as a doula combining massage, acupuncture and aromatherapy for labor support.   

After living and working in Manhattan, she brings her family and practice back to the North Fork of Long Island where she was raised.