Just because licensed massage therapist Karoline Eubank Marks has worked on the Philadelphia 76ers doesn’t mean you need to be a famous athlete or a mathematically automorphic number to indulge in her services. At Austin ReVital Massage, Karoline performs customized Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages on all manner of clients, whether they’re seven-foot tall rebounding machines or white-collar office dwellers. In addition to easing chronic backaches, tension, and headaches with traditional massage services, Karoline can put her deft hands to use during more technical treatments. She holds a certificate in advanced neuromuscular massage, which allows her to help clients suffering from nerve compression and postural issues, as well as infant massage, which she is also certified to teach.
Massages with hot-towel treatments, facials with hand and arm massages and tranquility rituals, and haircuts with masks—it's clear that Skye Salon & Boutique's pampering experts love doing that little something extra to make their services stand out. Even the business itself stands out. It's a salon-and-boutique hybrid that encourages guests to snap up handbags, clothing, and the handmade wares of local artists.
Since she’s not the sore one, licensed massage therapist Victoria Laursen doesn’t always make her clients come to her. From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on most days, she packs up her massage oils and travels to homes and offices to administer relaxing chair massages designed to ease tension from all-day sitting or general stress. Holding more than 500 hours of training, she also assuages aches with six other massage modalities, including trigger-point therapy, sports massage, and reflexology.
A licensed massage therapist and ACE fitness certified personal trainer, Jennifer Shaw is well versed in the inner workings of the human body. She funnels her multifaceted training into helping her clients overcome pain and stress through treatments such as Swedish, hot stone, and Thai-shiatsu massage. But the natural healing doesn't stop there. Bodywork in Austin also offers one-on-one yoga therapy sessions that allow each client the personal attention they need to experience the full benefits of yoga. In the promethean spirit of giving folks their own healing tools, the therapists also lead classes in couples massage, four-hand massage, and parent-child massage.
Doctor of Chiropractic Trevor Botts was well on his way to becoming a psychologist before he met his wife who suffered from migraines. Compelled to find the source of her migraines, he began studying chiropractic. He trained in techniques designed to help the body overcome maladies from chronic pain to digestive issues—all without the aid of medication. Today, he practices these same noninvasive treatments, such as spinal adjustments and massages, that helped heal his wife's migraines.
After completing her massage studies at Texas Healing Arts Institute, Kristen Tagle tempered her skills in the fires of a local chiropractic office. She spent this time using modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and prenatal to treat muscular dysfunction while developing an understanding of how each helped soothe particular aspects of muscular stress. Now the owner of Heart & Sole Massage, Kristen works alongside therapists who demonstrate a similar commitment to these modalities and devise treatment strategies that address clients’ particular aches and pains. Initial consultations allow staffers to review each visitor’s medical history, past injuries, physical conditions, and ill-fitting nicknames, and after the sessions they can recommend exercises and self-care therapies to perform at home. A deep-blue couples room, meanwhile, allows those celebrating a date night or a platonic date night to enjoy the soothing power of massage together.