Rachel is the proud new owner of Relaxation Station and native of WNY residing in Cheektowaga NY. She is a 2008 graduate of Trocaire College with a A.A.S. with honors. She was given awards for achievements in academic excellence and professionalism (PHI THETA KAPPA and Most Professional in a Clinical Setting). Coming from a career in outside and inside sales she is personally aware of how stress can cause “disease” to the physical and mental aspects of the human body.
Now devoting her time fully to her business in massage therapy and the wellness of others, she focuses on new ways to help her clients, through additional education and networking with other health care professionals. Like a chiropractor, physical therapist, nutritionist, or physician to aid in the recovery of each individual. She is professionally trained in western massage and eastern modalities, specializing in therapeutic Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and sports massage. Rachel has taken additional CEU courses receiving certification in reflexology, pre-post natal massage, reiki and aroma touch techniques. Rachel feels that massage is not just for relaxation but research has shown over the years that at a cellular level the structure changes completely during a massage, that massage therapy is medicine. More and more people are recognizing this traditional practice of wellness and she is excited to help them along the journey.
Rachel can be reached by contacting The Relaxation Station or by calling (716)462-9233.
Valerie has been an employee at Relaxation Station since January 2015. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 2011 and started college at Erie Community College where she graduated in 2013 with an associates degree in general studies. She is now a graduate from Trocaire College where she received her degree in Massage Therapy. Valerie’s goal while practicing is to ensure the client leaves knowing and feeling they received the attention they needed on the areas of concern. While being a LMT she is interested in learning further into multiple modalities such as reiki, reflexology, and cranial sacral therapy and much more.Valerie can be reached by calling Relaxation Station.
Anne Penepent, Massage Therapist, Cosmetologist
Anne graduated Leon Studio One in June 2011 with a license in Cosmetology. I worked in Supercuts doing haircuts, waxing, and styling for men and women. While working there, I was also working on my degree at Trocaire College. I graduated from Trocaire in May 2013 with my degree in Applied Science, and took the boards for Massage Therapy. I scored the top 15% in NYS for the boards, and became licensed in August 2013. After leaving Supercuts I worked at a local spa doing massage, facials, waxing, hair, and nails.
I love what I do because I can help assist in healing others, which ultimately heals myself. Massage therapy has opened my eyes to exploring different philosophies, and walks of life. In my sessions, I allow a space for my clients to let their 9-5 guard down and relax. There is nothing more satisfying for myself then knowing that I assist in my client’s physical, and mental healing.
While working in massage I have realized that I very much enjoy the holistic side of healthcare, and want to pursue more. I am currently enrolled in the Nursing program at Trocaire College, and plan to go on further to become a Nurse Practitioner. Through all the schooling and working you can find me in the forest, hanging out by a creek, or at home with my two cats. I love to explore and see new places, so ask me about my latest adventures!
“The earth has music for those who listen”
In October 2013, David graduated from New York Institute of Massage in Williamsville. He learned a variety of Massage techniques and modalities including Swedish, Deep tissue, Pregnancy, Sports, and Reflexology Massage. After passing the New York State board exam and obtaining a massage therapy license, he went on to practice Massage therapy at Spa at Falling Waters in Orchard Park. Working there for over two years, he developed a regular clientele, helping treat them with trigger point and myofascial therapy mixed with Swedish massage techniques. Using a client focused approach, he uses the skills necessary to relax and rejuvenate tired and achy muscles.
In the beauty industry since 2007, Christine is a licensed cosmetologist as well as a licensed esthetician. In addition, she is a certified eyelash extension technician and a MUD certified makeup artist. Christine has graduated top three of her class in esthetics from The Salon Professional Academy. Aside from committing to her clients at Relaxation Station, she also enjoys her part-time position as a hair stylist. Her goal is to make every client look and feel their absolute best. Christine believes that every client is unique and deserves the treatment that will benefit them most. It is also her strong belief that the mind, body, and spirit all contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Christine specializes in facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and eyelash extensions.
Jarin Weinstein is a graduate of the New York Institute of Massage. She has continued education in myofascial release therapy (J.F.B. method) , neuromuscular therapy and self healing techniques through meditation and yoga. The ability to relax and undo tension can often be difficult. Hence she thinks it’s important to receive a professional massage in order to undo the habit of tension in the body. Massage has many therapeutic effects. She has had success in alleviating symptoms associated with chronic low back pain, sciatic pain, plantar fasciitis, neck pain associated with trauma, headache pain, and muscle soreness. Truthfully massage will benefit most people and every service is specialized to meet the goals of that individual.
Jarin also has her associates degree in emergency medicine and was a paramedic prior to earning her massage license. She is a certified yoga teacher from the Himalayan Institute where she lived, studying and practicing the philosophy and techniques of Hatha yoga and meditation, which later brought her to India where she received her formal yoga teachers training. She also has additional training in Tibetan Buddhist meditation, guided self healing meditation and classical belly dance. Her commitment is to assist you in your own transformations.