Meet Ruqayyah Abdul-Rahim, CMT NMT CLC
Ruqayyah Abdul-Rahim, CMT NMT CLC is a natural healer. She is an expert in relieving head, neck & shoulder pain most commonly caused by sitting at a desk all day or continually looking down at your phone. Ruqayyah helps her clients manage chronic pain, relax, reduce stress, & lead healthier lives. She often uses multiple modalities in each session depending on your needs/wants. Her favorite modalities are deep tissue, craniosacral (to relieve headaches and migraines) and neuromuscular therapy.
Ruqayyah graduated from massage school in 2011 from the International School of Skin & Nailcare & Massage Therapy (ISSNMT). Three months after graduating Ruqayyah opened a Massage Wellness Clinic with a classmate in Georgia. Although the partnership only lasted 6 months, Ruqayyah went on to run the business solo and added a second location a few months later. She hired additional therapists to help with her busy practice.
In 2019 Ruqayyah continued her education in the Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (ANMT) program at the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, CA. The ANMT program is a rigorous training to ensure massage therapist can work with Primary Care Providers, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and Personal Trainers to provide clients with holistic care. Ruqayyah has worked with hundreds of clients that range from athletes to mothers to students to working women.
Ruqayyah Abdul-Rahim is also a Certified Life Coach and Stress Relief Coach with additional courses in Goal Setting to Success, Women Empowerment, Holistic Health Wellness, Mindfulness & Meditation, and Transformation Life Coaching. She holistically helps clients extend their healing beyond the massage table with coaching sessions. Through their work together clients are able to reduce stress and learn how to better navigate every day stress. Sessions are customized, but often look at the root cause of the client’s stress. Those stress causes can be related to family life, work, life events or even a cluttered home. Ruqayyah's goals are to help clients become more self aware, empowered to reprioritize what is truly important to them, & to inspire clients to live their happiest life on their terms.
Ruqayyah is also trained in aromatherapy, prenatal, postnatal, TMJ dysfunction, hot stone, Swedish, neurophysiologic therapies, detox, reflexology, sports, and clothed table/chair massage. Ruqayyah loves using her "steel pillow hands" (a term her Massage Therapy Instructor coined for her) to help her clients.
Ruqayyah is the Massage Therapy Ambassador for COBIZ Richmond in Richmond, CA. She creates and hosts events & workshops at COBIZ and creates online content for the Massage Therapy industry.