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Cupping In a Nutshell:

The hype about Cupping is still relatively new, but the practice is actually quite ancient. A long practiced element of Chinese Medicine, Cupping is most easily described as a version of Deep Tissue Massage, in that the aim is to release tension, increase mobility, and assist in relieving pain and injury. It is opposite to DT Massage, however, in that the process involves creating a suction of the...

Jennifer Carr, LMT

Ten years ago I never would have guessed I'd become a Massage Therapist. I was working as a Paralegal and Executive Assistant for a large company in Los Angeles, doing the corporate cubicle thing, getting burned out and bored. Then, a variety of things happened in my life at that time that caused me a great deal of stress. As I began to heal myself and recover from the situation, I realized that I was not alone- a lot of other people in the...


Sports Massage a Must for Athletic Performance

"It was my first marathon and I'd been fighting a 20 mile-an-hour headwind for most of the race. When I finished, my upper back and hamstrings were so tight I couldn't stretch them myself," says Colorado athlete Camie Larson. "My husband, Jamie, found me and led me to the massage line. When I got to the massage therapist, she quickly assessed my condition. She...

Massage Therapist

I started massaging around five years old, seriously; chair massage (rubbing my moms shoulders and back), and ashiatsu (walking on my moms back, arms, hands). She was the first person to tell me I should be a massage therapist. Thirty years later, after hearing that from countless people throughout my life, I found myself in a transitional phase. I quit the bar managing job I'd had for seven years and took a few months off....

Kim Love's Food Discovery Process

What Makes This Process Shine?

Kim Love's Food Discovery Process guides you to your own Inner Expertise, to finally discover once and for all, exactly what food is at the root of dis-ease in your life.

Past clients who have personalized their diet using her proven method with coaching, have created elevated energy levels; decreases in bloating and digestive challenges; reduction of chronic pain...

Austin Massage Therapist

Practicing and receiving massage encourages me to be aware of my body and the connection my mind plays in its wellness. It has shown me how important it is to feel nurtured, and it has helped me immensely in making room for practicing self-love.

Massage has made me aware of the scope of power my body has, how incredible it can be on its own, how my care for it impacts its abilities, and how my neglecting of it just gets in the way of...


Reiki was developed in Japan, in 1922 by a Buddhist monk during his meditation. Reiki is a metaphysical modality which promotes balance and harmony. Reiki is not a religion or a contradiction of other spiritual foundations.

I have been a Reiki practitioner for 10 years now and have been working with a wide range of clients from those struggling to overcome addiction, become pregnant, decrease anxiety, relieve Multiple Sclerosis...


“Love yourself/body” is totally a buzz-phrase these days. With the explosion of the health & wellness market, it seems as if everyone is talking about how ‘this or that’ will help us gain/attain self-love even easier. On the one hand, it is thrilling that, at least here in Austin, our community as a whole is deeply devoted to healthy living. On the other hand, however, this mainstream messaging often overlooks what I call, The Struggle....


Massage has helped me love my body more by: relaxing me, allowing me to connect in a more positive way with my body and making me feel accepted in my skin, like I'm normal, maybe even beautiful, and there's nothing really wrong with me. I've struggled with that my entire life which is why I try to make massage a regular part of my life, it's an extended mental health practice.


Body Image: The statistics are alarming. The majority of U.S. women--some estimate more than 80 percent--are unhappy with their appearance. At least 10 million young women, and 1 million young men have an eating disorder. Girls as young as 6 and 7 are expressing disapproval of their looks, and most fourth-grade girls are already diet veterans. Most unsettling is the fact that more women, and girls, fear becoming fat than they...


Winter Style Philosophy: Feel that chill in the air? I do, and I have the turtleneck on to prove it! The cool air has finally blown into Texas, and this means it's time to evaluate our wardrobes for real now, as sweater weather is actually becoming a reality. The urge to go out and buy a ton of long sleeves is REAL, but let's hold our horses and consider the brevity of the season before...


Top 3 ways to decrease stress through the holidays with PREP Dish

1) Be the person who shows up to the holiday party with a fun AND healthy snack, like these Grapes Rolled in Goat Cheese & Pistachios. Simple can be delicious. With minimal ingredients, Allison of Prep DISH, created this appetizer to pack a punch in flavor and...

RedBird Pilates

Happy Holidaze Vita Tribe! Here are a few tips from your gals at RedBird to help you get through this busy and exciting season (and into the new year) as your most vital, healthy self!

  • Stress Management - You know the saying - “You should meditate for 20 minutes a day - unless you are too busy - then you should meditate for an hour.” Well, in my experience that holds true. The more...


What Makes 'Em Shine: Tribe's mission is to empower families by creating a community rooted in health, wellness, and self-care for mom.

Built on the belief that family wellness starts with mom, Tribe offers services and classes designed for mom to practice whole and healthy living: exercise, healthy food, personal time, community, connection, continual learning, and inspiration.

Tribe aims to make life a little...

Finding Your Austin Massage Therapist

Receiving bodywork is so important, and that goes for us therapists too! I've recently had the pleasure of receiving from nearly all of the therapists in our tribe, and each session blew me away. As I floated up from the table, each time with blissfully blurry vision and a slur of "that was ahhhh­mazing", I realized that not even half of the massage I've received in the past left me feeling such a way. Massage is great, but a great massage...

Benefits of massage therapy

What kind of massage client are you? Do you make an appointment after someone has given you a massage gift certificate? Do you try to get in every now and then for a stress-relieving tune-up? Or do you see your therapist religiously--once a week, every three weeks, once a month?

While getting a massage--regardless of how often--is incredibly beneficial to your body and mind, getting frequent massage treatments is even more powerful as a...

Noah's Cold Press Juice

What Makes 'Em Shine:"Drink NOAH'S, Fall In Love" Good Health and Happiness starts with good nutrition, this is why fruits and vegetables squeezed together are the most fun to experience a vibrant Life.

Only 100% Organic Produce is used in Noah's fresh juice blends. This is the only way to bring you the most honest nutrition that your body will love you for. My commitment to Austin is to enhance and introduce the benefits of...

Miki Lynn, LMT

I'm one of those rare born and raised Austinites. I love this town and is eclectic inhabitants!

I graduated from Lauterstein Conway massage school in February 2016. Massage was not my first calling in life but I soon found out that it's my true calling. Before massage I spent 5 years trying to figure out how to be a working artist then fifteen years in bookkeeping, real estate, and business management. I also spent 9 years skating and...

Epsom Salt Bath

When you think of self-care what comes to mind? Perhaps it is sleep, eating well, or even exercise. If these are some of the things you thought of, you’re not wrong, but there are many other self-care methods out there that you may not have considered.

Think about it; you’re a teacher, waiter, guitarist or administrations assistant. All day long you’re using your hands or standing on your feet; by the end of the day they are either...

Make ATX

What Makes 'Em Shine: MakeATX is a member-based workshop with a variety of fabrication tools–tools for making things! The workshop currently has a powerful, versatile and user-friendly laser cutter capable of cutting, etching, and engraving a wide variety of materials up to 36″ x 24″, brand new computers with the latest design software, and workspace along with classes designed to help Austinites realize those creative...

Sarah - Austin Massage Therapist

I can’t say that massage therapy was something that called to me early in life. As a child I wanted to be everything from a vet, ballerina, soccer player, computer engineer...the list goes on. What eventually came to fruition was Communications, Human Resources and Public Relations - obviously not on the list, but interesting and challenging nonetheless. After a five year career in Corpus Christi I realized that although I had grown a lot...

Dealing With Emotional Stress - Massage Therapist

When we fall down or bump into something, we know why our arm hurts the next day; we see the physical action cause a physical reaction, maybe it even leaves a bruise or a scratch. A decade ago car accident or sport injury, could have left us with residual pain as an adult too. However, the more years pass from being a massage therapist, the more I am convinced that our emotional wear and tear, causes physical reaction as well. Already in...

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What Makes 'Em Shine: Lunar Nourishment is a platform for self-care through ritual, community, and living authentically. Through offerings of healing energy sessions (Reiki, breath work, & meditation) and the power of ritual, Lydia and Marlena Jarjoura help women and men connect to the deepest parts of themselves. Through online courses, live workshops and private mentorship, Lunar Nourishment has guided hundreds of women...


Austin, Texas – Get ready, Austin, for EveryBODY Deserves a Massage event July 10 through July, 23rd. Every year since 1995, massage therapists across the nation lend their hearts and hands to raise awareness and promote the benefits of massage therapy with this annual event. For the third consecutive year, Vita Wellness Massage brings the event to Austin and celebrates with pricing promotions, charitable support to...

Lisa - Austin Massage Therapist

When I started my journey with massage it was really about self-care and self-discovery. I had been working as a hair colorist with my own salon for over 20 years and it was a wonderful career. I was able to connect with all kinds of interesting people, be creative, and make people feel great! But after those 20 years, I was feeling stagnant in my career. My son was growing up and I was about to have an empty nest. My parents were aging and...

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What Makes 'Em Shine: Misti Buie is a holistic nutritionist and owner of Balanced Foodies, a service-oriented nutrition consulting business. She revitalizes health and wellness by reshaping eating habits, and educates clients about the benefits of incorporating nutrient-dense, whole foods into their lives. Misti provides individually tailored meal plans, grocery shopping lists, and recipes to accommodate clients’ needs,...

Ariana - Austin Massage Therapist

At the age of four, I told my Grandmother I wanted to be a massage therapist and my fate was sealed. It was like I made the biggest pinky-promise to myself and as I grew up I was always dreaming of the day I'd be able to pursue my passion.

As a kid, I'd squeeze myself behind family members to push on their shoulders while they sat on the couch. I could always tell when they were feeling tense and I wanted to help. I occasionally...

Massage Client Spotlight: Marvin V.

Name & profession: Marvin V. and I am retired.

Please select your age bracket: 66+

Tell us about yourself in 3 sentences or less.

Came to graduate school at UT in 1968 and have lived in Austin ever since. Battled Ankylosing Spondylitis since I was in my teens. Enjoy outdoor activities, sports, music, and people(most).



What Makes 'Em Shine: Kanti Goods is a social enterprise that sells socially and environmentally responsible handmade jewelry, handbags, scarves, plush animals, and accessories from around the world. Kanti Goods work with a global network of artists who are doing their part to improve the social fabric of their communities and encourages the use of local materials and fair production methods. Our goal at Kanti is to support...

Mind Massage Benefit

I used to sit at the edge of the ocean to find my rhythm. When planning my annual vacations, it was the water that called me--not so much to be in it, but to be by it. Maternal and soothing, the comings and goings of the tide was my "reset" button--you know, the one that allows you to deal calmly again with the world. Along came twins, and my exotic vacations were replaced with ventures closer to home. Being in a land-locked state, sitting by...


I first got into Reiki after having experienced it myself in 2007. It was very different than anything I had experienced and, frankly, I wasn’t at a point in my life where abstract ideas like, ‘Chakra’s’ or ‘Universal Energy,’ was something I even used in my vocabulary. However, the session I had was incredibly relaxing, uplifting and enlightening; it turns out that I too would be become a practitioner. A Reiki practitioner is best explained...


Name & profession:

Heather, Homeschool Mom :-)

Please select your age bracket: 31-45

Tell us about yourself in 3 sentences or less.

I'm a mom of three children, I homeschool, love being outside to explore nature with the kids, have an amazing, supportive husband, and enjoy sketching, hiking, yoga, reading, journaling, and quality time with my...

massage and body image

I look at my 3-year-old daughter and worry, have I unknowingly skewed her view of the world and her place in it? Despite my best efforts, have I already "tainted" her with my own lapses in self-esteem?

Maybe she hasn't seen me throw a disapproving, albeit silent, look at my own backside in the mirror or overheard me talking about the post-baby (also known as the fell-in-love-with-Oreos-while-nursing) fat that still clings to me like a...

Massage Client Spotlight

Name & profession:

Jennifer V., Assistant Clinical Director @ SIMS Foundation

Age Bracket: 31-45

Why were you initially interested in receiving massage?

stress reduction and dedicated self-care

By the time you found Vita Wellness, you had received- I was a massage junkie


Cranio Sacral Therapy

CST helped me the most during my second pregnancy. I had the stamina to be on my feet for long periods of time, slept well and only had minor discomforts. . Having been certified since 2009, I used CST as a pregnancy treatment and produced similar results for others. Other dedicated clients also used CST to help reduce/resolve: Vertigo, Migraines, Ear pain, TMJD and Headaches.

This gentle technique was first developed by Osteopaths in...


What Makes 'Em Shine: Two Hives Honey began with a gal who wanted to embark on a beekeeping adventure, but didn’t have the backyard space to house her hive. A good friend and neighbor recognized the benefits the honey bees would bring to his backyard garden and offered a bit of space for a few hives. That chance discovery of a beloved hobby projected Tara Chapman off on the adventure of a lifetime, and what started as a plan...


Just follow these tips to do it safely and effectively. Stretching may take a back seat to your exercise routine. You may think that stretching your hamstrings and calves is just something to be done if you have a few extra minutes before or after pounding out some miles on the treadmill. The main concern is exercising, not stretching, right?

Not so fast. Although studies about the benefits of stretching are mixed, stretching may help...

Massage benefits

Physician and holistic health pioneer Rachel Naomi Remen once confessed that as a pediatric intern she was an unrepentant baby kisser, often smooching her little patients as she made her rounds at the hospital. She did this when no one was looking because she sensed her colleagues would frown on her behavior, even though she couldn't think of a single reason not to do it.

The lack of basic human contact in our high-tech medical system...

Feel Better With Massage Therapy

For many people, massage and bodywork are a critical part of their health and wellness strategy--an idea medical professionals are increasingly embracing. In a recent online survey, massage devotees talked about their commitment to regular massage therapy. These folks find a way to afford it, regardless of other demands on their resources.

Best Life: "Getting massage has been part of my life since I was in my 20s--I'm...

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When we experience something good, it's natural to want to tell everyone about it. Massage is no exception. Here are some ways to share your enthusiasm for massage therapy.

Gifting Massage Gift certificates are a great way to share massages with the people in your life. Looking for the perfect birthday present?...

Massage therapy for back pain

Whether it's a pulled muscle from yoga class or an afternoon basketball game, or a long-term pain caused by injury, most of us will come to know the beast that is called back pain. In fact, when it comes to low-back pain specifically, researchers say that 70-85 percent of the population will experience it at some point in their lives.

Causes of Pain Experts say the cause of back pain can be the result of several...

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What Makes Laura Jack shine: Laura Jack is a trainer for the Grief Recovery Institute® and Mastery Level Transformational Life Coach. Using practices of self-care and self-love she helps people rediscover their light after loss. Laura’s mission is to cultivate a culture of compassion, starting with self, and to create a better understanding about loss and its accompanying grief.

She loves connecting deeply with people who have...

Autumn austin massage boutique

People ask me how I got into massage and I tell them (at the risk of sounding corny), 'I was called'. See, I don't really remember the 'how' I got there. I just remember that once I got there, I knew I needed to stay. Of course, in hindsight, massage school was really all about my own personal growth. Sure, I had vision, and I was inspired to, one day, have my own private practice. But my biggest lesson from school...

Leslie Austin Massage Therapist

I didn't set out to be a massage therapist; I was a year into my masters to become a teacher. My dad was in a terrible accident and we took care of him full time for about 6-8 months. Soon after, I was pregnant with my first son and I changed my mind about being an elementary school teacher. Deciding to go to massage school came after I questioned the universe of what I should do. It was a calling that seemed almost natural; my parents...

Vita Massage Preferred Partner

What Makes Bona Dea shine: Bona Dea makes allergen-free products for everyone to enjoy, whether you have food allergies or are looking to diversify the grains you eat. With each mix starting out with a full serving of whole grains as the first ingredient, you can enjoy delightful baked goods while doing something good for yourself. How’s that for satisfying? And we don’t stop there. You’re getting the highest quality...

Massage Therapist - how to breathe

Allow me to make a big deal about this! Numerous neck and shoulder tensions can be lessoned from simply using our breath in the correct manner. If you are frequent to head aches, neck stiffness, jaw tightness, sore shoulders, or if you catch yourself ‘sighing’ throughout the day, chances are, you might need to focus on breathing deeper. If you ever feel caught-up in situations that have you flustered or if you feel like other people are often...


What Makes Lauren shine: Lauren Hubele is an Austin based practitioner pioneering a unique method of healing in the United States that integrates Gemmotherapy Extracts, Homeopathy, and a Plant Based Diet. Her method was developed over years of study and collaboration with European physicians and researchers who specialize in the use of these therapies.

Lauren teaches the four stages of healing, The Hubele Method to practitioners of all...

Vita Massage Blog

Many people suffer from some form of seasonal depression. Those with severe cases are diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder, but innumerable others with mild to moderate symptoms go without formal treatment. We may spend days or weeks at a time feeling unmotivated, exhausted, apathetic or just inexplicably “blah.” We call it “cabin fever” or the “winter blues” but we don’t talk about it much beyond that. I had my first encounter with...

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Many people use the terms “deep tissue” and “deep pressure” interchangeably when they talk about their massage preferences. The two techniques, however, are quite different and have very distinct goals.

Deep tissue massage is also known as clinical massage and has a very specific purpose. It involves using focused pressure to directly manipulate tissue fibers to help muscle or connective tissue that has been injured or...

Vita Austin Massage

Man {or woman}! I love me some massage! and I absolutely LOVE being in my body today~feeling all the many feels of emotions and physical responses/reactions that result from living in this world. I'm not saying this is an easy 'job' but, I gotta tell ya, it's worth it and really, I owe this way of being to massage. Bodywork has 'made me this way' ~ Massage is totally my thing. As I'm sure you're well aware, dear reader, there are a...

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Friends! What better way to feel fabulous in your body than with a monthly massage. I realize this may be too much for some {monetarily and schedule-wise} but, for others, having this 'accountability' real helps some build their 'Healthy-Habits' muscle {and it's a fantastic price!} Don't know about you, but the notion of taking care of my body hasn't always been a top priority- I learned it all, and I learned that having...

austin massage therapists

We've all heard the statement, "you'll see greater benefits with 'regular massage'" but what does that really mean? Some therapists will tell you to come back weekly, others say bi-weekly, once a month, so what gives? How can you decided what's best for you? The short and simple: Listen to your body. Each of us has our own rhythms so there's no one-way that fits all. If you're very active and/or live a high-paced life, getting a massage...

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