that in order to heal we need to look at ourselves honestly and be willing to do whatever it takes to come back to balance or optimal health.
that building lasting relationships and a deep connection with my clients and colleagues is rooted in my love for all humanity.
a woman is most vibrant when she truly loves herself and prioritizes self-care.
our overall wellness is a unique and changing mosaic.
that being in nature is essential for my well-being.
the more we shift towards an alternative, clean and holistic lifestyle, the more accessible real health and healing will be.
Rachel Mazzarelli was born with “healthy living in her blood”. Both her mother and grandmother were self described “health nuts” educating themselves about good nutrition and the importance of daily exercise long before it was popular. When Rachel was born, she became the recipient of their knowledge and healthy habits. These early lessons would become the building blocks of the philosophy she holds today about “whole health”.
Rachel studied business at the University of Hartford. While in college, her continued passion for healthy living inspired her to also become an aerobic instructor and personal trainer. After graduation, Rachel opened her own fitness business specializing in corporate wellness. She was able to combine her college degree in business and her passion for fitness by creating wellness programs for the employees of Texaco and Boehringer Ingelheim. During her time in corporate wellness, Rachel became a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and obtained a master degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport which enabled her to offer a more in depth nutrition and stress-management component to her programs.
Armed with her corporate wellness experience and her back-to-basics philosophy for better health, Rachel launched her own practice in 2004, Whole Health LLC. Her desire was to teach clients how to listen to their own bodies while providing them with strategies and programs to address those needs.
True to her own self-care model, Rachel took a hiatus from Whole Health to be a full time parent during her children’s early years. It was during this time she started realizing how unknown thermography still was. Getting thermograms for almost a decade Rachel knew first hand its benefits for monitoring breast health. Wanting to offer this preventative tool to clients Rachel became a Certified Clinical Thermographer once her children were in school full time.
Rachel truly loves helping people find healthier living and believes a vital healthy life requires a 'whole health' approach encompassing sleep, nutrition, exercise, stress management, passions/activities, spirituality/positive attitude and relationships.