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October 18, 2018

Introducing Ali Kirby, the new face of West Austin Massage. Signing off by Amy Jorge.

June 2, 2018

I truly believe that massage therapy can be enjoyed throughout the year for helping to maintain wellness.  I also believe that people don't need to burn holes in their wallets to enjoy the benefits of massage.  With that said, I would like to share the Punch Card system from West Austin Massage with you!

With several existing clients already enjoying the benefits of their punch c...

May 30, 2018

Massage therapy can help relax your muscle, easing tension, reducing anxiety and stress and get you sleeping better tonight.

April 19, 2018

The Iliopsoas is a group of 3 muscles: psoas major, psoas minor, and the iliacus. This group, contracting simultaneously, flexes the hip. It is the deepest of the hip flexors, and possibly the strongest as a muscle group.  

In this article, we will examine the anatomy of these 3 amazing muscles, understand their roles and functions, look at how they affect your physical, emotional and spir...

April 18, 2018

Celebrate the wonderful women in your world by offering them a gift certificate for an in home massage session with West Austin Massage.

Our moms, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, and the list goes on...work hard for the world everyday, so let's give them a break from stress, children, dogs, chores, working, everything...and put their needs first.

Now available on my shop are downloadable and...

March 20, 2018

Let's talk about poop.  No shame, no awkwardness, just good ol' poop talk.  While it is estimated that 10-15% of Americans have some degree of irritable bowel syndrome, many people still feel silly or self-conscious about talking about their difficulties in the restroom.  When your bathroom experiences are off or out of whack, your whole world can feel off.  Let's look at the process of d...

March 2, 2018

The muscle of this month is the lovely little Levator Scapulae.  If you sit at a desk, look down at your phone, or simply live the life of a modern-day human, you may have experienced some pain in this region of your neck time to time. 

Let's go over the anatomy of this muscle, recognize pain patterns and symptoms, and look at stretches and exercises to help reduce pain and preve...

February 1, 2018

Failed expectations of holidays such as Valentine's Day can cause heart pains. Celebrate Anti-Valentine's Day with a A Treat Yourself Gift Basket

November 22, 2017

While in college, I was a member of the Dance Company, and I recall the day my dance teacher used the term "car butt" to explain the pain in the booty that can be caused by riding in the car for too long.  She showed us some yoga stretches that truly helped to alleviate this pain.

Fast forward some years, I experienced "car butt" while I increased driving time for a job, sitting for longer...

October 31, 2017

I started off wanting to write about fascia (the connective tissue that envelopes and separates muscles), but my reading and research quickly brought me to other discoveries that were so exciting and macabre, that I felt it appropriate to share on Halloween.

The book, "Anatomy Trains, Myofascial Meridians," by Thomas Myers, inspired me to find out more about the history of anatomical...

October 27, 2017

We can experience all sorts of muscle pains, but how do we know which therapy to use to reduce the pain? Ice or Heat?  Here are a few ideas to consider when reaching for your heat compress or your ice pack.

Some science:

Heat causes vasodilation, or the widening of blood vessels, whereas Ice therapy causes vasoconstriction, or the narrowing of blood vessels. Heat applications transfer heat...

October 12, 2017

There are 6 additional benefits to massage therapy when it is performed in the comfort of your own home.

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