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Massage, Mindset & Entrepreneurship

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Every massage business owner's dream is a steady cash stream and a manageable work schedule. If you're looking to work smarter, not harder, there are a few things you can do to work less and make money while you sleep.

1.) Write and Publish an eBook

In today's face-paced world, stress is a common part of daily life. People are actively looking for ways to stress less and feel better.

As a massage...

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Many business owners sit down on an annual basis to review the past year's success. An annual review is always a great practice to help you plan and make goals for the upcoming year. While 2020 was a struggle for businesses in many industries, especially ours, there are important lessons we can learn from this time - one of which is the importance of having an online strategy.

Growing your online presence can help you attract more...

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As the business owner, your workday doesn't start at 9 am and end at 5 pm. From answering emails, working on your marketing and massaging, the hustle doesn't stop when you go home. Especially these days, when work and life blend together even more, it can be hard to take a step back and take care of yourself.

What you may not realize is that poor self-care habits are not only hurting you but also hurting the success of your...

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Yes, your work is centered around human touch and interaction and, now more than ever, diversifying your income streams can make the difference between thriving or having to close down shop. No longer can those of us in the service industry put all our eggs in one basket.

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In between client appointments, managing new protocols and keeping up with the ins and outs of running your practice, your time as a massage practice owner can be spread thin. Promoting yourself online these days is, arguably, VERY necessary. Making time to connect with your community online is so important so that they continue to know, like and trust you. Read on to see the benefits of social media marketing for massage practice...

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Starting a massage practice isn't easy and there will always be ups and downs to deal with as you grow and run your business. Learning how to gracefully embrace your accomplishments and figure out how to cope with setbacks is an important part of business ownership. Finding gratitude during the down-times, and having awareness about your perspective can help you weather any obstacles that come your way.

The key to all this is mindset....

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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...

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As a massage practice owner or private practitioner, your day-to-day schedule likely involves lots of face to face interactions and conversations with your employees and/or clients.

While in-person communication is essential to growing your client relationships, a large part of growing a massage practice now happens online. From nurturing existing clients with email campaigns to attracting new clients with a sleek website, having an...

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About Our Online Marketing Course for Massage Therapists

Looking for ways to level-up your massage practice? There are plenty of actions you can take to work on your business (even during social distancing).

A great way to focus on your practice while your doors are shut is continuing your education through online courses. At Vita Wellness, we offer a variety of...

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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...

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Succeeding in the massage business is no simple task. You've got busy clients, multiple massage jobs and plenty of competition. Once you land a regular client, the last thing you want to do is lose them. After all, your long-term business success is built on the idea of building a client base that keeps coming back.

But retaining clients is also one of the more challenging aspects of growing a successful massage business. In this...

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massage training

As a massage practice owner, you're used to communicating with your clients on a regular basis. Whether it’s making sure the pressure is right for their massage, or catching up with them before or after their session, part of your job is making a personal connection with anyone who walks through your door. But with COVID shutting down massage practices all over the nation, these in-person moments are now harder to come by.

An email...

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We live in a pretty amazing time! Everyone wants to be their own boss. Entrepreneurship is flourishing!

Technology is leaps and bounds from when I first started my massage career (well over a decade ago) making our lives as therapists, easier than ever. Taking payments anywhere is a breeze, website development is cheaper than ever and we even have groupon and class pass to help us boost our...

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For an industry that is centered around relaxation, restoration, and stress reduction, running a massage therapy business can be incredibly frustrating. This is especially true when it comes to finding new clients and growing your business. The time, money, and energy spent trying to attract new clients can be astronomical and, unfortunately, the costs associated with getting a new client may never be recouped.

If you feel that this has...

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community building

Ever said the words, "I can do it on my own."

I sure have! And I have the battle wounds to prove it too. What if I told you you didn't have to get all those 'lone wolf' battle wounds and spin your wheels foolishly. What if you could have guidance, support and learn from someone that has gone before? Imagine growing your massage practice more efficiently and with clear direction. Would that interest you?

The number one way...

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Okay okay...a cute puppy is not the key to your massage success. But seriously, in relation to massage, when was the last time you considered your definition of success ?

Usually, when we really take the time to go through this exercise our responses are more developed and refined. Common responses often include:

  • Wanting more time and flexibility to spend with our family, friends and on our other...
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False. Evidence. Appearing. Real.

Wherever you are in your massage journey- just starting out or years in- I know you're familiar with fear. When you're growing your own practice, there are so many ways to get bamboozled by fear and thrown off course. There's so many things to do, to learn and oh so little time. It is easy to become overwhelmed and as a result, not take any action.

I know how you feel. Especially...

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Regardless of how healthy the economy might be, growing a massage therapy practice is never an easy task. To be successful, you'll need to differentiate yourself from the nearly 400,000 other massage therapists in the United States. At Vita Wellness, we know the struggle many go through when trying to grow their own businesses. To make it a bit easier,...

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For most of us, loving our bodies is something we must consciously choose, and it can take time to reverse what could be a whole lifetime of criticism. Whether we like it or not, we live in a competitive world where beauty is highly valued. Growing up, our bodies are often subject to scrutiny by our family, friends, and love interests. We’re told we need to be skinnier, thicker, or stronger.

Aside from our appearance,...

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the power of community

Even if you’re an independent person who doesn't ask for support (very often), nothing beats having someone in your corner when times get tough. At Vita Wellness, we take great pride in our community and we want our clients to have the energy and confidence to thrive within their respective communities as well. Let's take a closer look at why community is so important.

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As great as it is to take care of those we love, it's important to also look after ourselves. If we don't cultivate self-care in some form or fashion, we are unable to truly be the best person we can be, and as a result, we’ll be unable to take care of our loved ones as well as we otherwise could.

One of Vita’s core principles is collaboration. We love building relationships, being connected to each other &...

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Workplace Mobile Massage

At Vita Wellness, we know the benefits of office chair massage, the positive effects they can have on office culture and employee's well-being. We also know that no two offices are alike, and that's why we create a customized office massage plan for every business we work with. We believe that a twenty-minute chair-massage can fit into...

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Far too often, athletes with a love of working out, cycling, or running have to take a break when unexpected injuries take them out of the game—sometimes permanently in worst-case scenarios. Professional massage, as simple as it may sound, can prevent serious injuries and keep you in the game for the long haul.

Contrary to what some may think, massage isn’t just for relaxation Olympic athletes. Workout warriors, cyclists, and runners...

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If you’re a dancer or you participate in yoga or Pilates, you’re already on the right track to taking care of your mind and body. These activities promote wellness through conscious, expressive movements, and strengthen muscles helping you to feel stronger, more flexible and more connected to your body.

The possible stiffness and soreness that can result after a “good” workout can be alleviated with massage. Complimenting your movement...

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Community Connections

The arrival of the Coronavirus has sent shockwaves through our lives. Schools are going online, businesses are ordering employees to work from home, and events are being canceled. Our everyday routines are quickly changing as the world tries to reduce the transmission and spread of COVID-19.

As a massage therapist, you're likely wondering how this will impact your business over the next few months, and you're not alone. Over the past...

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Today I'm reaching out to give voice to a looming reality- the likelihood that our massage businesses will be impacted by COVID-19.

To state the obvious, I am not an infectious disease specialist or a medical professional. My intention here is not to educate you on the virus (check the CDC and John Hopkins websites) but rather to offer support and ideas on how to continue to create a sense of safety for...

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Massage Therapy Austin TX

So you've booked a massage at Vita Wellness, and are ready for some much-needed relaxation. While our stellar massage therapists will create a personalized massage session for your unique needs, there are a few things you can do to ensure you get the most out of your massage therapy session. Read on to see some easy tips for receiving the best massage ever!

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If you own a business or work as an office manager, you may be looking for ways to reduce stress in the workplace. Stress at work has always been an issue, but it’s getting worse. According to a survey by Korn Ferry, an organizational consulting firm, employee stress levels have risen 20 percent in the past three decades. Some of this stress can be attributed to the...

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There's a lot of talk these days about charging up, turning on and optimizing every aspect of your life. There are the meetings, the games, the practices, the homework and the long nights spent churning out work projects or preparing for presentations. All of that can make it seem like slowing down is not an option. That’s especially true when you’re a busy dad or you have a hard time unplugging from work. However, the secret to leveling up...

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Creatives and entrepreneurs are full of passion, inspiration, and spirit, but they can also spend a massive amount of time at their chosen pursuits. The amount of time and effort spent chasing their goals can lead to high levels of stress- stress that can multiply when a writer or painter hits a creative block or, an entrepreneur runs into a rough patch with his or her business.

If you find yourself in this situation, these can be...

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pregnancy massage

If you’re expecting, your body is going through a lot of changes. Regardless of what trimester you’re in, you’re probably starting to notice new and different body sensations, aches and even pains.

In addition to physical body stressors, you’re also having to manage the mental stress of adjusting to such a big life change. Pregnancy presents you with a new reality which may require you to make adjustments to your external circumstances...

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Aromatherapy, a process utilizing the purest essence of a plant, is a 4,000-year-old technique that has enhanced the health of everyone from modern-day pop divas to the scholars of ancient Greece. The art of massage has its own deeply rich roots, with even Plato and Socrates touting the value of hands-on bodywork for good health.

Separately, these two therapeutic traditions hold individual prowess in the realm of personal health and...

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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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It’s a common practice to set goals and the beginning of a new year. It feels like an opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to make a positive impact on the world around us while becoming physically, mentally, and emotionally healthier than we were the year before.

Unfortunately, when trying to achieve these new goals, many people find themselves in a fight with…well, themselves. If you beat yourself up for your shortcomings, it...

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, many find themselves overwhelmed. Shopping lists, party planning, school and work events, not to mention family can be stressful. Counteract your seasonal stress this year, by practicing gratitude. Celebrate the small things that bring you joy. Practice shifting your perspective to give yourself a more positive, balanced mindset.

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Empower YourSelf with Massage

Learning to Love Who We Are 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...

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Why Entrepreneurs need Massage Therapy

What do you think about the concept that “You can’t pour from an empty cup”? Think of your energy level, along with your vitality, health, and wellness, as a glass of water. At the beginning of the week, your glass may be full of fresh, clean water. As the week goes on, you give to the things in your life that are important to you and need your attention; your work, your challenges, your goals, and your people. As the days...

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Workplace Mobile Massage

Any business owner can attest to the fact that happier, healthier employees lead to greater productivity and efficiency in the workplace. Employees tend to take fewer mental health, personal, and sick days when they are experiencing optimal wellness at work. In fact, investing in your employees’ physical and mental health can result in less churn, more productive workers, and an overall more efficient workplace, which can in turn lead to more...

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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...

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massage for men

Some guys tend to think that massages are just for women. However, this couldn't be further from the truth. A professional massage can have a positive impact on various aspects of a man's life. Here's why even the toughest of guys can benefit from a massage.

Stress Relief

Whether you're a hardworking businessman or dad, stress can take a serious toll on your overall wellness. Long-term anxiety is especially...

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Why Creatives Need Massage

At Vita Wellness, we have a variety of clients in many professions and stages of life. From creative professionals, busy entrepreneurs, to working mom's, our sole intention is to empower you to thrive in your life! Read on to see just some of the benefits of massage if you fall into one of these categories, and schedule your massage with one of our skilled Austin massage therapists online today!

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massage on vacation

Plan that beach get-a-way. Visit that city on your bucket-list. Go international! Make that action happen- you deserve it. And don't forget, in between that hammock-lounging, food-touring, and night life exploration, consider booking a massage at your vacation destination. For many of us, daily life is filled with long work hours, appointments, stressful deadlines, countless errands and life maintenance. Although these tasks are 'normal' in...

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pregnancy massage

As an expectant mother, you're likely focused on providing the best environment that you can for your baby to grow. You’re probably also researching how to navigate your pregnancy in the healthiest ways. While certain choices like not smoking or drinking alcohol during pregnancy are well-known, another factor that has recently come to attention for many mothers and scientists is the impact stress can have on the body during pregnancy. One way...

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Sports Massage for Athletes

For years, professional athletes and their coaches have relied on the healing power of massage. Many athletes and fitness fanatics are used to being sore after a workout, but many don’t realize that their body’s recovery might be impeding them from reaching their full fitness potential.

Besides feeling good, massage has many physiological benefits that can help everyday athletes and active people make the most of their workouts. Read on...

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Corporate Wellness Ideas - Massage

In today's modern workplace, employee benefits are almost as important as salary levels. With that in mind, many employers are rethinking their wellness benefits as a part of their company culture. In addition, more and more research is highlighting the impact that health and wellness have in the workplace. By giving your employees opportunities to relax and recharge, it can increase productivity and reduce turnover, all while strengthening...

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*COMING SOON* Get Coaching

Fitness and massage have long been natural companions. The practice of integrating the two into your training may allow you to more easily reach your wellness and performance goals. Regular massage sessions won't just help you relax. They can help you feel more physically and psychologically fit.

Anytime you exercise or engage in intense physical activity, you are tightening and tensing your muscles. The purpose, of course, is to build...

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Deep Pressure Massage

There are many types of massage therapy, and it can be hard to remember what to expect for each. However, deep massage is one variation where it's important to know what it is and how it works because you could wind up in a lot more pain than you anticipated.

What is Deep Massage?

Deep massage, also known as deep pressure massage, uses very firm pressure and slow, smooth strokes to reach the deeper layers of...

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Deep Massage Austin

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...

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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...

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bridal massage

A bachelorette or bridal party is a great way to let loose, have fun with your closest friends, and burn off some steam from any wedding-related stress. Wedding planning can be hard, and being able to celebrate with your closest friends can help relax you before your big day. What better way to relax and have fun with your friends than getting a group massage from talented massage therapists? At Vita Wellness, our bridal massage services come...

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Sports Massage for Athletes

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...

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Celebrate Healthy Living

When we think of celebrations, we often think of the big events in peoples’ lives: birthdays, graduations, weddings, and job promotions. But what about small celebrations? How do we celebrate our wins when they aren’t “big wins”?

Why does it feel good to celebrate? There are scientific reasons behind the giddy feeling of celebration. When we feel a sense of positive reward, our brains release dopamine—a...

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Healthy Living Routines

Today we’re talking LOVE, but probably the hardest kind – SELF love.

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard every version of what self love means; what it is and isn’t, how to find it and that it can’t be found if you’re looking for it in all the wrong places. I’m pretty sure the topic is nearing burnout, but I’d like to think that it’s because the struggle of finding genuine love in yourself, for yourself, is a language most...

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massage gift certificates

As the holiday season quickly approaches, you may be thinking about what to give your loved ones this year. Before browsing online or running to the nearest mall, consider giving your friends and family the gift of massage. They'll love feeling pampered and relaxed, and you can rest assured that your gift will actually be useful! Read on to see just a few reasons to give the gift of massage in Austin, and contact our massage boutique to learn...

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Massage Gift Certificate for the Holidays

Ahhh the holidays...a time of buzzing around, pumpkin spice everything and let's-get-celebrating activities. As we consider gifting to our loved ones, this season, consider supporting self-care and give the gift of wellness! We've curated small gifts from our 'Healthy-Habits Tool Kit'. All of which bring JOY and make BIG differences. Of course, add a massage gift certificate to any of these bundles for the ultimate gift of relaxation!...

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Hannah Ice-Cook, LMT

As a college undergrad, I took my first step towards my bodywork journey. I switched majors from psychology to dance—deciding that I wanted to spend the remainder of my college years doing what I loved.

Upon graduation, I ended up getting hired as a ballet and jazz instructor at a small studio in Minnesota. There, I met lots of dancers and dance instructors who were also massage therapists. I began to think about the courses I took as...

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Stacy Deurlein, LMT

If you asked me when I was younger what I wanted to be when I grew up, the only answer I ever had was that I wanted to do something that helped other people. Having experienced tragedy early in life, I wanted to have a career in which I was able to help people overcome pain and suffering in their own lives. I believed that the best way for me to do this was to become a talk therapist. This led me to obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in...

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Adam C.

Share a bit about yourself:

  • age: 36-55
  • occupation: Call center trainer and mgr.
  • do you have kids? *new father* (congrats!!)
  • what's the last fun thing you did? Barton Springs

Describe how you feel after a Massage at Vita Wellness? Like I wish it wasn't over

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Family Massage

I know, I know - you’ve already got so much to take care of. Between work, family duties, and the unexpected things life throws at us, taking action in caring for your own self is easier said than done. But what if, you allowed someone to h elp you take care of you? Making regular visits to your massage therapist is like...

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Massage Wellness Programs

Whether you’re in the work force, chasing grand-babies around, dancing at your daughter's wedding, traveling the world or giving care to a loved one, getting a massage not only feels good but is a great staple-component in your wellness care. When we feel good and have less physical and emotional pain, it’s easier to handle day-to-day living. You may deal with a few more aches and pains than before but...

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Massage Therapy Client

Share a bit about yourself:

  • age: 36-55
  • occupation: Project Manager
  • do you have kids? no
  • what's the last fun thing you did? went to Puerto Rico

Describe how you feel after a Massage at Vita Wellness? relaxed & revitalized

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Vita Wellness Massage Client

Share a bit about yourself:

  • age: 36-55
  • occupation: Recruiter
  • do you have kids? No
  • what's the last fun thing you did? networking event

Describe how you feel after a Massage at Vita Wellness? either energized or sleepy

How has Vita helped you boost your body confidence? with...

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Austin Massage Client

Share a bit about yourself:

  • age group: 56-65
  • occupation: Licensed Professional Counselor
  • do you have kids? Yes. one adult son & a daughter in law
  • what's the last fun thing you did? played my piano & learned a new song

Describe how you feel after a Massage at Vita Wellness? relaxed yet...

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Masssage Therapy Client Jenni

Share a bit about yourself:

  • age: 36-55
  • occupation: Executive Director
  • do you have kids? No
  • what's the last fun thing you did? Lunch with my sister

Describe how you feel after a Massage at Vita Wellness? Blissful, zenned out, melted, peaceful

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Massage Studio Client: Heather

Share a bit about yourself:

  • age: 36-55
  • occupation: Homemaker
  • do you have kids? Yes
  • what's the last fun thing you did? played tag with my kids

Describe how you feel after a Massage at Vita Wellness? totally refreshed & peaceful

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Massage Client Linda K.

Share a bit about yourself:

  • age: 56-65
  • occupation: Massage Therapist
  • do you have kids? Yes- one grown daughter (31) and son (34)
  • what's the last fun thing you did? Heard Warren Hood at ABGB

Describe how you feel after a Massage at Vita Wellness? fabulous, re-energized

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Massage client Jane

Share a bit about yourself:

  • age: 56
  • occupation: student
  • do you have kids? no
  • what's the last fun thing you did? just waking up in the morning is fun!

Describe how you feel after a Massage at Vita Wellness? LOVE THE PLACE & PEOPLE~!!!

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Massage client Ashley

Share a bit about yourself:

  • age: 34
  • occupation: self-employed
  • do you have kids? no
  • what's the last fun thing you did? traveled to Mexico

Describe how you feel after a Massage at Vita Wellness? like butter :)

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Massage Coupon

Get ready, Austin, for EveryBODY Deserves a Massage event July 16th through July 22nd. Every year, 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 fourth consecutive year, Vita Wellness Massage brings the event to Austin and celebrates with pricing promotions, charitable support to the Amala Foundation, and ‘pop­up’...

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Massage Therapy Austin

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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Ariana , a massage therapist in Austin

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...

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Reiki Massage

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...

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Healthy Living Routines

“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....

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Massage Client Spotlight: Natalie

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.

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How Massage Promotes Healthy Living

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...

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Laurel Kinney Personal Stylist

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...

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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...

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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...

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Community Connections: Tribe Pilot Studio

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Vita Wellness Massage Austin Community Involvement

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...

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Benefits of Massage

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...

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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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Balanced Foodies - Community Connection

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,...

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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...

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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).

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Kanti Goods - VIta Wellness Massage Community Involvement

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...

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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...

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Reiki Treatment

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...

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Massage Client Heather

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...

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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

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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...

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Vita Community Connection - Two Hives Honey

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...

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Benefits of Stretching

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...

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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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grow your massage practice

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?...

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Laura Jack - Vita Wellness Community Connection

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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