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The Roots of Health is Central Pennsylvania’s center for CranioSacral Therapy and Therapeutic massage. We see health as a harmonic balance both within a person (body and mind), and between the person and his/her environment (physical and social). The Roots of Health is committed to helping people heal themselves, their community, and their surroundings by using gentle, safe, all natural methods.

At The Roots of Health each client is treated as a unique whole. The body and mind dynamically and directly influence each other, with health being a harmony between the two. By creating a safe, non-judgmental environment, we support your own sense of empowerment as your body connects with nourishing resources to release physical and emotional restrictions. We work to bring the body and mind back into its own natural state of balance by relieving pain and discomfort, freeing blockages, and facilitating opportunity for you to self-heal. The highest standard of professional care is provided during treatments.

Community Connection

The Roots of Health believes strongly in promoting our local community. We offer group meetings focusing on well-being and personal growth. There is a community event board where local business may post their information. We are also proud that our waiting area doubles as a small art gallery for local award winning artists.

All Are Welcome

We foster an environment where all can feel safe, valued, and cared for. We cherish the diversity of humanity; a diversity which includes differences in sex, age, race, ethnicity, and national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective.

Special Needs

ADA: Handicapped parking is directly in front of the main entrance. Our office is on the ground floor, without any steps. There is currently one available hydraulic therapy table that lowers and raises so clients with physical disabilities or limitations may get on or off more easily. Bathrooms, available near the building’s main entrance, are also ADA accessible.

Allergies: Skin and smell sensitivities are taken into high consideration. We use all-natural organic massage products with minimal or no scent. We also never use essential oils or other fragrances in our treatments, or in our office space. 

Green Philosophy

We endeavor for our business to be as green as possible. We minimize waste by offering filtered water to our clients in glass cups. We also use washable hand towels instead of paper towels when washing our hands in between session. All cleaning solutions are environmentally friendly.


Rachel Benbow

Owner of The Roots of Health, Rachel is a nationally award winning LMT. She has a decade of experience in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and for four years had her own private CAM practice in Athens, Greece. With training in both the USA and Europe, Rachel’s philosophy is to therapeutically approach each client as a unique whole. She works to bring the body and mind back into its own natural state of balance by relieving pain and discomfort, freeing blockages, and allowing the client opportunity to self-heal. Her support to clients continues beyond the treatment session by answering questions and concerns, and openly sharing her knowledge.

Ian Thomas

Ian has practiced massage therapy since 2007. Starting in 2014 he expanded his practice to CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and Healing from the Core (HFC) in order to gently support the body’s own natural healing process. After graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Biology, Ian researched ecology and genetics before recognizing the critical value of the healing, safe space and physical nurturing that massage offers. CST and HFC provide another healing avenue, which supports the gentle release of underlying restrictions, whether physical or emotional in origin.

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