3M Prep – January 16, 2020
The 3M Half Marathon is DAYS away! And we are stoked to be there waiting for you all at the finish line. And though most of you are well on your way to tapering off your workouts and getting ready for the big day. We wanted to give a few last minute tips on getting your head in the marathon game.
New Year Same Songs – January 3, 2020
It only feels fitting that we start the new year by recapping last years top hits! Here are some jams to bring you into the weekend:
Running in the Cold – December 26, 2019
We just had a 70 degree holiday here in Austin, but that doesn’t mean cold weather isn’t coming! And when it does, we don’t want you to be left with chills. Here is our yearly reminder of things to do to get you through workouts during the colder weather:
December Filled With Gifts – December 18, 2019
Let your holidays be filled with gifts ((and we won’t tell if you end up giving them all to yourself))! Take advantage of this AWESOME holiday gift idea:
He’s Back… – December 5, 2019
The man, the myth, the legend… Elfie is back for the holiday season!! And he is bringing a long friends, and a few deals too. Get ready to see Elfie around all three of our locations during this holiday season. And watch out for the fun things he will be offering as well!
Athlete Spotlight – Jeff & Shawn Barnett – November 27, 2019
We recently got this email from our awesome leader – Michelle “Guys…. meet Jeff Barnett. He was my first running coach and then coaching partner for years with Austin Fit. His son Shawn just ran his first marathon this past weekend in Vegas. I have had the honor of watching Shawn grow into an amazing young man and athlete over the years.”
New Therapist Discount – November 21, 2019
Welcome our newest therapist Becky to the AMC family! We are stoked that our team keeps growing
Ayla’s Journey – How Massage Helps – November 17, 2019
If you are a part of AMC or have followed us to any extent, Ayla is a name you most likely know. She has been a therapist with us for YEARS – like a real OG. But something you might not know about Ayla is that she over the past few years she has been going through a journey of battling cancer.
Daylight Kicking Out Butt – November 7, 2019
Is Daylight Savings time kicking any one else in the rear end like it is us?? This week has been a PAIN! Extra sluggish in the mornings, getting dark at 4pm, not knowing which way is up or down… So here are some ways to help beat the fatigue of the time change:
Complimentary Chair Massage – October 31, 2o19
Join us for complimentary chair massage at our 183 location NEXT MONDAY!
Athlete Spotlight – Michelle Lara – October 24, 2019
Mechella is not only an awesome athlete, she is one of our own! You might notice her from working AMC events with our staff! Here is a little about her latest win and the mix between being an athlete and therapist:
Mix Tape Friday – October 18, 2019
Today we are going to do something a little different for your workout jam list… We have searched high and low for the “Best Songs Of All Times” and have compiled a list of the ones we think might fit the bill. Now… You tell us your thoughts:
First Responders Discount – October 10, 2019
If you don’t know… Let us fill you in on our First Responder Discount! We love giving back any way we can to those who help serve our community and make it a better place to life. So, to thank all you awesome ladies and gents, we are extending a First Responders Discount every Thursday.
Lets Get Lymphatic – October 3, 2019
As you know, AMC offers a variety of massage services to help restore and maintain your physical health. One type of massage many might not be familiar with is Lymphatic Drainage. A form of massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues.
We Would Love Your Vote! – September 26, 2019
We know voting can get old… But to us, it means so much! Having the chance to be on these ballots means we have the chance to get out in front of more people, and continue to grow our business. Which in turn, means we get to keep growing for YOU!
Celsius Sale is Back! – September 19, 2019
Guess who’s back… Back again! The Celsius sale is coming back for the LAST week of hot weather (or so we hope). Join us Monday – Sunday of next week every day where we will take the high temp, turn it into Celsius, and that will be the discount you get OFF a massage 60 minutes or longer.
A Letter To The Driveway Series – September 12, 2019
Dear Driveway Series, If it isn’t clear by now, we really REALLY like you. Week after week, year after year, we spend Thursday nights getting to massage awesome athletes, drink some beer, and catch up with this amazing community. And that is thanks to you.
Why Routine Massage Matters – September 5, 2019
If you have been to see us once or twice, you probably know by now that we offer packages. But what you might not have known is that this isn’t for a marketing ploy… Shocking, right?! Well, it shouldn’t be, if again – you know anything about us, you know we truly want to make you feel and perform better!
How To Workout in the Heat…. – August 31, 2019
First Things first. Drink tons of water and be mindful of how hot it actually is outside. Use a tiny bit of common sense and you will rock your outdoor workout in the sun.
Mix Tape THURSDAY – August 22, 2019
It isn’t Friday, but we are here for a little music on this Thursday afternoon. Here are some pick-me-up jams from the 80’s coming at ya:
We Would Love Your Vote! – August 15, 2019
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.
Tell Me More About Cupping… – July 31, 2019
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.
How Massage Can Help Athletes Year-Round – July 25, 2019
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.
How Can We Age Well – July 18. 2019
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 on the beach, senior women lifting two-pound weights in yoga pants, and similarly-aged men mowing the lawn and looking purposefully at the horizon.
Dealing With Rotator Cuff Injuries – July 11, 2019
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:
Headaches & Massage – June 25, 2019
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.
Smashing The “Toxins” Myth – June 18, 2019
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?
Meet Destiny – June 5, 2019
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.
Massage For Knee Surgery Rehab – May 29. 2019
If you’re experiencing knee pain, you’re not alone. Most Americans will have knee pain sometime in their life, whether from an accident, overuse, or general wear and tear as they age. Besides being uncomfortable, it’s often debilitating and holds you back from doing the activities you enjoy most. That’s why it’s important to seek prompt treatment.
We Bid James Adieu ((ALMOST)) – May 22, 2019
Our tried and true, Mr. James Uhl is making his way to the next steps in life. And while we are kicking and screaming to see him go, we have never been more proud to watch a therapist head on to the next chapter of their lives.
Caring For The Skin You’re In: Staying Sun Safe! – May 17, 2019
Massage therapists see a lot of skin. All colors, all textures. Freckles, scars, stretch marks, moles. Skin with lots of hair and skin with none. Skin doesn’t surprise us. Except when it does. That brown spot on your shoulder blade? It wasn’t quite that big when you came in a month ago.
How to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis with Massage and Stretching – April 25, 2019
You swing your feet over the side of the bed, stand up, and ow! What is that pain in your heel that’s got you holding one foot while hopping up and down on the other? You gingerly step down again and you can still feel it, a sharp, stabbing pain deep inside your foot.
Stress, Anxiety & Massage – April 19, 2019
Why get a massage? According to a survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association, 28% of Americans who get a massage do so for relaxation and stress reduction. That’s a lot of people in the US who feel strongly enough about their own experiences with massage for stress reduction to put their money on it.
What Do You Really Know About Pain? – April 12, 2019
Pain is one of those “you know it when you feel it” kind of sensations. But it’s also a strange phenomenon, when you think about it. A snowball is cold, and so it feels cold when you touch it. A block of concrete is rough, so it feels rough when you touch it. But a knife isn’t painful on its own.
From Our Sponsored Athlete – Cate – April 5, 2019
Last month I flew thousands of miles around the world so I could run 26.2! I raced the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon in Oita, Japan. I wasn’t sure what to expect, running a marathon in a foreign country where I didn’t speak the language. Turns out, running is pretty universal. Once the gun went off, I felt like one of the pack.
Take Care Of Your Skin! – March 22, 2019
Whenever you come in to get a massage at AMC, you not only get your muscles taken care of, but you also get your skin refreshed and moisturized! Now, not everyone has the time to exfoliate with oil every day (and let’s be honest, you would become a walking grease ball) but everyone can start showing a little more love to the skin on their bodies.
Whole30 – March 16, 2019
At AMC we are always striving to educate our clients on practical tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle accompanied by massage. Diet is a key part. We love talking diet with our therapist as well as as our clients. Here are a few pros and cons from conversations regarding the Whole30 diet craze!
Mix Tape Friday – February 15, 2019
It’s been a while since we’ve done a mixtape Friday! So, here are our favorite picks of the week:
What You Need To Know About Winter Sports – January 3rd, 2019
We don’t get snow… But our little Texas hearts can’t always take the cold (below 70’s weather) all that well. Here are some winter sports safety tips from your one and only AMC! Texas is no Michigan when it comes to playing sports out in the cold weather, however, we do see regular dips down into the 30’s and even 20’s fahrenheit during the winter months.
Make Your Massage Last – December 27, 2019
In a world where everyone tries to make things last longer, we want to help you get all you can out of your massage. Not that we encourage getting off your massage schedule, but why not get the most bang for your buck between sessions?
Athlete Spotlight – Allison Cleaver – December 13, 2019
Allison Cleaver, a great athlete and friend of AMC, just got back from the California International Marathon. We sat down to talk shop, and running, with her:
Business Spotlight – SKILLFUL PAWS – December 13, 2019
AMC: Your business is SKILLFUL PAWS, so you are around animals all the time. How many pets do you have personally? And tell us a little about how you came into this line of work.
Know Your Therapist – Deborah – November 15, 2018
1. How do you describe your approach to massage?
Customized massage using heated tools, pain management modalities combined with relaxation techniques. I bring pain relief to my clients without creating more pain.
Athlete Spotlight – Kathleen Woodhead – November 6, 2018
It is time for another awesome athlete spotlight. This time we are running (skiing/hiking) in to an adventure with Athlete Kathleen Woodhead, and we are pretty stoked about it!
Know Your Therapist – Melanie – October 12, 2018
1. How do you describe your approach to massage?
My approach to massage therapy and goal every session is to help heal the client to the best of my knowledge and ability. To me not all massage therapy treatments are the same.
Sponsored Athlete – Tyler Mathews – September 28, 2018
Sydney Is Back – September 13, 2018
One of AMC’s own has come home after her journeys in Colorado. Sydney Fuller shared with us her experience, training, and growth this week on the blog:
No Mess Snacks – September 7, 2018
The school year is in full swing, and we’re all crazy busy – which makes healthy eating options all the more difficult to prioritize. So, here are three quick, no mess, no fuss snack recipes:
Athlete Highlight – Melanie Denton – August 7, 2018
We sat down with Melanie as she closes in on training and prepping for tri nationals. Here is just a little bit about her journey:
It’s Time For A Physical – August 2, 2018
It is August. Where has the time gone?? Crazy to realize kiddos will be going back to school at the end of the month, and fall sports are soon about to kick off. As a company that focus heavily on health and wellness through massage, we would just like to remind all of our busy parents to SCHEDULE their middle school and high school student’s sports physical!
Jump On The Cupping Train – July 19, 2018
When Michael Phelps showed up with purple marks across his back, and arms, during the Olympic games in Rio in 2016 everybody collectively wondered what in the world had happened to him.
Mix Tape Friday – July 6, 2018
Summer 2018 is here in full force, and it’s Friday, so, you know what that means…. Friday jam list summer edition!
Know Your Therapist – Andrea – June 28, 2018
1. How do you describe your approach to massage?
I approach every massage with an open mind because even though there is a commonality to how our bodies hold tension and pain, every situation and every perspective is different. After 15 years of practicing I still learn something new nearly every day.
Matters Of The Sun – June 1, 2018
Summertime is finally here, as we were all reminded this past week with temperatures cracking 100 degrees in Austin! And with the return of summer, AMC is here to remind you to PUT ON SUNSCREEN. Like you have heard before, it is so important to your health, and easy to forget about.
De Stress Yourself – May 25, 2018
RESS. Unfortunately it is a common factor in many of our lives. Wether it be from work, bills, or other means, learning to manage stress is critical to maintaining good health overall. At AMC we know if you’ve heard it once, you’ve probably heard it a hundred times – ‘You need to destress!’.
Athlete Spotlight – Carrie Eckermann – May 10, 2018
Our girl Carrie finished her FIRST EVER tri this weekend! We are stoked for her and proud to call her one of our own. Carrie came to us a few years ago with a background in massage therapy and an awesome attitude ((she literally got here the day ACL started and said yes to doing massage at the festival)).
New Therapist Deal Coming To An End – April 27, 2018
Joining our team is the lovely Marie and Andrea. They are both awesome therapist ready to get to work! Book a massage with Marie or Andrea before May 1 and receive $20 off any length massage 60 minutes or longer.
Calling It Keto – April 20, 2018
The Keto diet is all the rage right now, with articles littering your news feed calling it the ‘new miracle’ fat burner on one end, or the ‘Keto flu’ on the other. Here at Austin Massage Company we know proper education is key to wellness, so, let’s cut through the hype and get to the facts about what the Keto diet actually is:
Boston Knowledge – April 13, 2018
With the Boston Marathon coming up here are five fun facts about the race from ESPN!
What Is Ashiatsu?! – March 23, 2018
Ya know you have seen the name, but ya still have no clue what Ashi Massage is… Let us tell you:
It’s The Driveway Baby! – March 15, 2018
It’s that time of year again – no, not allergies or SXSW, we are talking about the Driveway Series baby!
What’s The Difference?? – March 9, 2018
At the Austin Massage Company a question we are often asked is “what is the difference between a spa and sports massage?” So, this week’s blog is dedicated to looking at three of the biggest factors that separate a clinical sports massage from a trip to the local spa.
Mix Tape Friday – March 2, 2018
It’s the first Friday of the month and we are rocking it out! Going back to our mix tape days with some awesome 90’s jams. Join us, won’t you??
The finish line is always worth it – By Allison Macsas – February 23, 2019
It would be easy to write a quick recap highlighting all of the successes of last Sunday – a win, my third Olympic Trials qualifier and an overall smooth, strong run.
Post Marathon Recovery – February 15, 2019
Ready for the Austin Marathon?? We have prepped you ((a few times)), given you tips for the day of, and let you know we will be at the FINISH LINE rocking it under the massage tent. So what more do you need to know? Well, post race recovery will soon be on your mind… So here are some tips from us on getting over the hump!
Pick Me Up Snacks – February 9, 2019
Hungry? Here are some healthy snack ideas that won’t make you want to run for the drive through line.