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 stronger muscles and increase overall muscle mass, but working out damages muscles. It is damaged muscle fibers that make you feel sore or ache after...more
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 muscle and the pressures surrounding those muscles. In general, those with tension or perpetually tight areas benefit most from this type of...more
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 are familiar with; it's something everyone who's been lucky enough to "find" has fought hard for and it's something, I think, everyone wants for each...more
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 to you, so your bridal party can enjoy a relaxing massage before your parties or unwind after a fun night out, wherever you are! Here are three top...more
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 revenue for your business. Read on to learn more about the importance of wellbeing in the workplace, and see how Vita Wellness can help through our...more
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 neurotransmitter in our brains that helps to control our emotional responses. When we feel we’ve accomplished something worthy of celebration, our...more
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 more about our gift card options.
Holidays Can Be Stressful Even though the holidays are a great time of year that most look...more
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! Here's our TOP 5 Gifting Guide to simplify your life.more
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 well-being. Together, however, they become a formidable health alliance that can address not only a person's physical health, but the health of the mind...more
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 an undergraduate—kinesiology, anatomy, dance technique—and saw the correlation between dance and massage therapy. I kept this idea in the back of my...more