Geared specifically to the athlete, this massage focuses on muscles that have seen a large degree of stress and use, often to the point of overuse. Normally, these are muscles that have seen repetitive and aggressive movement as a part of the overall sport or competition. Sports massage helps to relax muscles, help with flexibility, shortens recovery times by increasing blood flow and speeding up waste removal, helps to bring additional oxygen and nutrients to the muscles thus helping create new tissue and decreasing scar tissue. It can help reduce pain from cramps, muscle spasms and chronic injuries.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage release chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes, elbow and deep finger pressure on contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of the muscles, tendons and fascia. Its also called “ deep tissue” because it focuses on the deeper layers of the muscle tissue
This technique is used to restore balance to the nervous system and musculoskeletal systems. Injury, trauma, postural distortion or stress can influence nerve transmission and therefore overall function of the body. Pressure is applied to address trigger points or areas of irritation to restore the body back to proper neurological state.
A technique that applies broad, moderate pressure to every region of the body in a prescribed pattern that releases tension and adhesions from the extrinsic layer of fascia and musculature. It is sustained, slow pressure and movement that helps to eliminate any tension, “sticking” and restrictions within the fascial.
Cupping involves placing glass, bamboo or plastic jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to increase circulation and help relieve pain and remove “heat” and pull out toxins that linger in the body’s tissue. Instead of applying downward pressure to create blood flow and room within the tissue, cupping uses pressure to pull up on the tissue to create the same effect. For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. Once suctioned, the cups are generally left in place for up to twenty minutes and can be moved around with a “gliding” technique to increase more blood flow and healing to a particular area. Clients have been found to be very thirsty after the treatment.
An updated, Western version of an ancient form of bodywork: massage using the feet. In Japanese, “ashi” means “foot” and “atsu” means “pressure.” . The therapist uses bars suspended from the ceiling to adjust the amount and angle of pressure to meet the client’s specific needs for comfort and therapeutic benefit. The pressure is firm and constant as the body is being, quite literally, ironed out. The therapist can access muscles in a different angle that they many not be able to access with their hands and get in a bit deeper.
Many methods of massage are both effective and safe prenatally and during labor and postpartum periods of women’s pregnancies. Prenatally, specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. It is only after that first trimester that the client is worked in a side-lying position.
- 60 minute – $95
- 90 Minute – $130
Cupping an additional $10
I can travel to you!! I travel within a 10 mile radius of Austin. Further travel is an additional charge
- 60 minute $120
- 90 minutes $160
- 120 minute $180