Austin Massage

Austin Massage TherapistResearch proves that massage is effective for relieving aching muscles and there is nothing more relaxing than an 80 minute massage session with an experienced massage therapist.  At our wellness center, you will know from the moment the massage therapist puts their hands on you that you are about to get a fantastic therapeutic massage.

Three of four adults use some form of alternative therapy for general health, says a reader study published in the September issue of Consumer Reports and online at

The survey says readers haven’t given up prescription drugs in favor of alternative therapies for the most common health problems. But they’re still turning to chiropractic, deep-tissue massage, yoga and other alternative therapies as add-ons for discomfort from conditions such as back pain, neck pain and osteoarthritis.

The survey also suggests that meditation, deep-breathing exercises, and yoga, are being used to treat a range of conditions including anxiety, headache and migraine, depression, and insomnia.

In addition, the report indicates that doctors are more open to alternative therapies than most people assume.

Some responses from the survey:

  • Prescription drugs helped the most for nine of the 12 conditions Consumer Reports Health asked about. They include allergies, anxiety, cold and flu, depression, digestive problems, headache and migraine, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome and osteoarthritis.
  • Meditation and yoga proved effective for treating anxiety and depression, almost equaling the effectiveness of prescription drugs.
  • Yoga did about as well as meditation for insomnia but it significantly outperformed meditation for headaches and migraine and especially for back pain.
  • For back pain, yoga, deep-tissue massage and Pilates all rated about the same as prescription medication.
  • Chiropractic therapy outperformed all other alternative treatments.
  • Meditation was helpful to almost a third of those few who tried it.
  • For respiratory problems such as cold, flu and allergies, the survey found that very small numbers of readers tried deep-breathing exercises or chiropractic care. Those who did reported promising results. Although only 2 percent of cold, flu or allergy sufferers sought chiropractic care, more than 40 percent said it helped a lot. Similarly, 3 percent tried deep-breathing for allergies and 32 percent said it helped a lot. Three percent also tried deep-breathing for cold and flu and 35 percent said it helped a lot.
  • Of alternative treatments used for general health, mainstream vitamins and minerals were the most widely used, with 73 percent of respondents taking them.
  • Readers are keeping their doctors in the loop to varying degrees about their use of alternative therapies. For instance, 57 percent of people who got Shiatsu massage, usually for back or neck pain, said their doctors knew about it, and so did 81 percent of those who sought chiropractic care. Sixty-five percent of those who practiced progressive relaxation said their medical caregivers knew about it, as did 68 percent of readers who meditated.
  • Smaller numbers of readers said their doctors had pointed them to an alternative therapy in the first place. Twenty-eight percent of readers who used deep-tissue massage, usually for back or neck pain, said their doctors had recommended it. So did 26 percent of people who used deep-breathing exercises and 21 percent who saw a chiropractor.

The report includes a brief user’s guide for hands-on and mind-body therapy with an assessment of the evidence. The guide includes places to find alternative practitioners.

People who decide to try alternative treatments should talk to their physician first to set realistic expectations for improvement.

Did you know that the U.S Centers for Disease Control claims that 85% to 90% of all disease can be attributed to stress? Continued stress affects your health, which leads to resistance which blocks energy movement.

The word is getting out about alternative health! More people are choosing alternative forms of healing for wellness and spiritual well-being.

Austin Massage

What types of Massage & Bodywork do you offer?
Below are examples of the types of bodywork offered, however our massage therapist will work with you to customize your treatment to best suit your need.

  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports
  • Traction
  • Neuromuscular (trigger point/stretching)
  • Myofascial Release

What are the benefits from Massage Therapy?

  • Relieve muscle soreness, tension and pain
  • Increase endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers)
  • Increase muscular pliability
  • Improve circulation
  • Provide relaxation
  • Enhance body awareness
  • Enhance healing properties of soft-tissue through lymphatic drainage
  • Improve physical and mental well-being
  • Improve myofascial mobility and range of motion
  • Improve muscle function and performance

Who can benefit from Massage Therapy?

  • Anyone who wants to relax, decrease stress, release tension, and improve muscle function.
  • Athletes and performing artists to enhance training and minimize muscular injuries
  • Individuals with circulatory or lymphatic issues
  • Individuals with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and other chronic musculoskeletal diseases.

How often should I receive Massage Therapy?
It depends on what you are getting a massage for. To get a therapeutic effect, initially you may want to get a massage every 1-2 weeks and then taper down as your symptoms dissipate. For stress relief and relaxation, you should also consider getting a massage every 1-2 weeks and increase or decrease depending on your stress level.

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