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We Would Love Your Vote!

  Have a sec to make our day? We love more than anything being supported by our awesome community and friends! It is that time of year again... Best Of Austin is back for another round! It would be an honor to get your vote in the "Massage" category.  It's as simple as 1, 2, [...]

By |2019-08-15T23:42:39+00:00August 15th, 2019|Out And About|

Services Spotlight: Thai Massage

Also called nuad bo rarn, Thai massage has been taught and practiced in Thailand for approximately twenty-five hundred years. Yes, 2,500 years. Although the origins are somewhat vague, credit for Thai massage is given to a famous Indian doctor, Shivago Komarpaj, who was the personal physician of the Buddha and Magadha king. Historically, manipulation was [...]

By |2019-08-09T15:03:00+00:00August 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Tell me more about Cupping…

You all remember Michael Phelps in the olympics breaking almost every record, but one other thing he was remembered for were those weird dots all over his back. Well as I am sure you have heard those marks were from cupping.    Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that’s based on the belief that certain [...]

By |2019-07-31T21:00:27+00:00July 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

How Massage Can Help Athletes Year-Round

You’re a true athlete. You’re used to working hard, exhausting your body, and developing your mental stamina— as well as your physical stamina— year round. Even in the off-season, you don’t quit. You’re used to spending your downtime preparing for the next season, and getting faster, stronger, and better at what you do. The idea [...]

By |2019-07-25T16:31:52+00:00July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How can we age well?

There are so many articles out there about “healthy aging" but most of them are bizarrely vague. Like ads for menstrual products or incontinence, they seem to be convinced that we’d all run away screaming if they actually mentioned what aging is actually like, so we’re left with commercials of silver-haired couples taking romantic strolls [...]

By |2019-08-16T00:56:07+00:00July 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dealing With Rotator Cuff Injuries

You’ve been doing Olympic lifting for a while. Or stocking tall shelves. Or cheerleading, throwing your partners overhead. Everything was great! Until suddenly, it wasn’t. Ice and ibuprofen didn’t quite do the trick, so you visited the doctor. And lo and behold, you’ve got a rotator cuff injury and two questions: How the heck did [...]

By |2019-07-17T20:44:07+00:00July 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Headaches & Massages

“This project is such a headache!” They’re so common that the term has become synonymous with an annoyance, but what are headaches, really? And can massage therapy really help? Different types, different causes. Headaches are pretty easily defined, and we all know one when we feel it: it’s a pain in the head. But not [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:36:01+00:00June 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Smashing the “Toxins” Myth

Maybe you’ve just come back from a vacation where you had your fair share of wine and delicious food. Should you detox with a juice cleanse? Or perhaps a massage will flush these toxins from your body? Many health-minded people are seeking new ways to benefit their health and to undo some of the prior [...]

By |2019-06-11T15:04:14+00:00June 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Day in the Life: Cate Barrett, AMC Athlete

Iʼm a marathoner training for the 2020 Olympic Trials! I run 6-16 miles most days, and I lift weights twice a week. I also work a 9-5 job at Oracle. My days can be packed, and Iʼm always trying to find a balance between rest and work. But I love what I do, and chasing [...]

By |2019-06-11T15:20:18+00:00June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Meet Destiny

1. Tell us what you do at AMC I am AMCs Office Manager. I do everything from answer phones 7 days a week, to restocking the clinic, to building shelves to payroll. 2. How were you introduced to the AMC family? I was referred by our own Nat Morales. I was looking to find a [...]

By |2019-05-30T14:14:04+00:00June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|
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