About West Austin Massage
Ali Kirby, LMT
Ever since a young age I have been fascinated by the intricacies of the human body and massage has always been an interest of mine. From offering foot and shoulder massages to family members as a child to studying self-massage and different modalities prior to attending school, I have always known massage would be an integral part of my life.
Growing up, I was an avid equestrian, soccer player, golfer, skiier and also incredibly clumsy. This combination led to countless injuries from bruises, broken bones, twisted ankles, torn ligaments and beyond. Experiencing chronic pain from the time I was a teenager, I was driven to seek out bodywork to manage my discomfort. Massage has been a huge part of not only my wellness plan, but also my self-care regimen and invaluable to my quality of life.
I am passionate about sharing this healing gift of massage with others to help them manage pain, create change in and increase awareness of their bodies. So many of our habits these days lead to poor habitual posturing that can put additional strain on the body, increasing our fatigue and discomfort. My goal as a massage therapist is not only to provide relief from pain and tension, but also to educate my clients on the source of their discomfort and come up with a proactive approach to create sustained change in their bodies. I will offer ideas for stretches or exercises that can be done regularly between sessions to empower you to be an active part of making your body the best it can be.
I love being active and outside as much as possible. From hiking the greenbelt to kayaking to running around the lake to taking a plunge in the springs or taking advantage of one of our beautiful parks and doing some yoga, I am always looking for new ways to explore and challenge my body to be stronger and healthier. Let me help you on the journey to building a stronger and more enriching relationship with your body.
I attended A New Beginning School of Massage in Austin, TX in 2016 and have been practicing in the Austin Metro area ever since. I received my Reiki I attunement through Raven Moon Healing Arts in Wimberley, TX in 2018.