Vibrant, sassy and dedicated, Autumn Kessler is a thriving entrepreneur and owner of Vita Wellness Massage.
WHERE WE STARTED
FOUNDER AUTUMN ELIAS received her massage license in 2003 in Austin, TX. Massage quickly became her medicine revolutionizing her relationship to her body and dramatically shifting how she 'showed up' in the world. Her own personal growth and healing experiences were further ignited when she found Lomi Lomi Massage and Deep Massage. As she began to integrate these philosophies and teachings into her life she became inspired to expand her private practice. In 2011, Vita Wellness Massage was born.
MASSAGE MENTORSHIP: For many years, Autumn navigated the wellness world alone growing her private practice through much frustrating trial and error. Eventually, she connected with a small business coach. As a result of this mentorship, she began to gain confidence in her business building capabilities and see positive, tangible shifts in the growth of her practice.
It became clear that the haphazard experience of growing a massage practice was a common and unnecessary experience for many massage practitioners. Out of a desire to help other massage therapists build a sustainable practice more quickly, Autumn developed a BUSINESS ACCELERATOR program. This curriculum teaches massage therapists core business principles that are necessary to strategically grow a private practice.
WHAT MAKES AUTUMN TICK? She is committed to living passionately and inspiring others to feel the connection and joy in their life. She is passionate about traveling, salsa dancing, gardening and sharing laughs with friends and family, all of which continue to bring joy and love into her life. Her mission and vision for Vita Wellness is an extension of her personal vibrancy and dedication to living life to the fullest.
RECOGNITION: In 2012, Autumn was a finalist in the BIG Austin Business Plan Competition. This gave her a boost of confidence and inspired her to think bigger. In 2016, Autumn was the recipient of the Woman's Way Awards in the Health and Wellness category, the most prestigious awards for women in business. In 2016, 2017 & 2018 she was a finalist in the Sports, Wellness & Fitness category for the prestigious Austin Under 40 awards for business achievements and community involvement.
THE VITA STORY
We See You. Discovering your destiny, living from the heart and celebrating the wins!
Include Vita on your journey. Feel Good. Look Good. Live Vita.
WHAT WE DREAM
To bridge the gap between the mind and body, resulting in an ever more present and connected society.
When you bring new awareness to your body, when you feel vibrant and connected, peaceful and joyful, you’re your best you and you’re better for the people around you. That ripples out in the most meaningful and transformative ways.
WHAT WE DO
We offer our exceptional massage services to the active and vibrant folks of Austin, including professionals, mamas-to-be, athletes, freaks, geeks and creatives. We help you feel better so you can live better!
WHAT WE LOVE
People. Being “in person.” Being a part of something. Touch. Community, true community. Feeling connected – to ourselves, to each other and to the place we live.