Once visitors pass through the teal door and step into Excellence In Touch, a tranquil space decorated with purple walls, bright paper lanterns, and a gurgling fountain helps guests transition from the busy city outside to the calm that massages, reiki, and reflexology treatments promote. Licensed massage therapist Kathy Casey opened the office as a place to both provide her services and teach students the healing possibilities of touch. A Reiki Master with certification to work at all three levels of integrated energy therapy, she believes that massage and similar treatments hold physical and emotional benefits such as stress reduction, muscle-ache relief, and being able to see through walls. She offers many modalities of massage as well as neuromuscular therapy, reflexology, chakra balancing, myofascial release, and energy therapies. She also teaches reiki, massage, and reflexology, with classes for two aiming to make learning and practicing more fun.
Though MassagEscape arose from humble beginnings?the spa began as a single treatment room shared by two therapists and a cardboard cutout of MacGyver?it was destined for greater things. An influx of customers quickly prompted the owners to transition into a larger facility with two treatment rooms and a team of five therapists at the ready. The staff offers a variety of massage services ranging from relaxing Swedish massage to Thai yoga massage, a rhythmic dance between therapist and client that blends yoga postures with assisted stretches.
This side deal gets you a custom, hour-long knead at Blūm Body Therapy in South Austin. Blūm specializes in massage for mature bodies and takes into account the aging process, medications, injuries, and health goals to concoct a caress to address any stressful back stress.
The idea behind MeTime Massage is hinted at by its self-explanatory name. It’s a place where people can enjoy some solo time and just relax. MeTime Massage’s therapists help clients focus and heal with Swedish, deep-tissue, or hot-stone therapies. With each massage treatment, hot towels and soothing aromatherapy enhance the already relaxation-packed 60- or 90-minute sessions.
Ever since the mid-1980s—when hair staged a revolution to overtake the human head—stylist Chelle Renee has dutifully kept the peace with her mane-manipulation services. Chelle can skillfully craft a precision cut suited to the individual's face shape and personality.
When Melissa Watts was just a teenager, she knew she wanted to be a physical therapist. After high school, she attended Austin Community College, earned her degree, and spent seven years honing her skills in chiropractic and physical therapy offices. Eventually, her work led her to an outpatient orthopedic clinic, where she cared for patients suffering from cervical and lumbar degeneration and extremity deficits caused by work-related injuries and auto accidents. This treatment experience inspired her to strike out on her own. Now, she owns Healing Hands Manual Therapy, where she helps people attain health and reach their fitness goals through massage modalities such as active and myofascial release. When she isn't mending muscles, she studies at St. Edwards University; upon graduation, she plans to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy.