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Elements Massage Austin, TX   78717


Mon - Sat 9am - 9pm
Sun 10am - 7pm
Same Day Appointments Available

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Massage FAQs

Must I be completely undressed?

You should undress to your desired level of comfort. About half of our clients prefer to be completely undressed, while the other half prefers to keep their undergarments on. This is completely up to you. You will undress and dress in the privacy of your massage room and will be securely covered by a blanket and a sheet during your massage session.

What is included in the session time?

A session consists of massage, time for you to dress and undress and time to communicate with the therapist to make your massage truly customized. Each time you visit an Elements Massage™ studio you will go through our service path called The Elements Way®. This is done to ensure each and every massage session you receive from us meets or exceeds your expectations.

How much should I tip?

Many clients are unsure if and/or how much they should tip their massage therapist. We recommend you think of your massage therapist as you would a waiter in a restaurant. Our studios’ therapists love what they do and your tip may reflect your appreciation for their service. We recommend tipping percentages be based on the full price of a regular massage, rather than the discounted price.

How often should I receive a massage?

For those who use massage as preventative care or to manage daily stress, one massage a month is common. Weekly sessions may be desirable if you are receiving massage for injury relief or to relieve chronic tightness that is interfering with your daily life. There are many people who incorporate massage therapy at least twice a month for optimal therapeutic relief.

What does a massage therapist’s license or certification mean?

A license means that a massage therapist has met the requirements and paid the fee to legally practice massage in your city, county and/or state. To obtain a license, a massage therapist will usually have to complete a minimum number of training hours at an accredited or accepted school or training center and will have to undergo a full background check prior to receiving that license. Each state has specific licensing and/or certification requirements for massage therapists.

Will I be covered during the session?

You will be properly covered or draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. No areas will be exposed without your consent. You should always let your therapist know if you are uncomfortable for any reason during your massage session.

What are some of the popular Modalities of Massage

 

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is probably the most common massage. It is relaxing with commonly a light-to-medium pressure during the massage session. Most salons will have this modality as a requirement. In this class, students learn their core elements, including effleurage, compression, petrissage, friction and many more techniques. The students perfect their flow and rhythm during this course.

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue is used to manipulate the deep tissue. This technique is moderate-to-hard pressure. Students use elbows, knuckles, forearms and fingers to penetrate deeper into the muscle to help with tension release.

Trigger Point

Trigger Point is another technique that is commonly used and paired with deep tissue work. Massage therapists find specific points on the body that may trigger a referral response in other areas of the body. Clearing the blockages along these pathways will help to elicit a more profound release.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage incorporates basic massage techniques while the client is positioned on her side or with correct cushions. This positioning is also helpful when dealing with individuals who cannot lie face down on our tables, such as with surgery, discomfort or injury.

Special Populations

Special Populations massage is applied to the disabled, geriatric and other populations who require unique consideration. Students will accommodate their clients and alter pressure, techniques and duration based on the population they are working with. This is enhanced with our applied learning opportunities where our students engage in events where a certain population may not have access to our facility.

Hot Stone/Spa Techniques

Hot Stone/Spa Techniques are among the favorites to learn for our students. Along with getting to learn the techniques the students also get to receive each massage to know what it should feel like. Hot stone is one of the more specialty massages that attract a lot of interest. Hot stones are used to relax the tissues on a deeper level and are considered one of the most relaxing massages out there. The rocks provide heat, compression, and the therapist’s slow rhythmic massage is very appealing. Spa techniques are combined in this course such as aromatherapy, scrubs and other basic spa techniques. It’s a way our students learn to enrich the massage experience.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is another technique that is gaining popularity. This massage helps to treat neuromuscular coordination, muscle tension, muscle injury and tissue dysfunction. This massage incorporates stretching, deep tissue and site specific. Our students need to be aware of contraindications and special indications before performing a sports massage. Knowing restrictions are essential.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is where therapists manipulate connective tissue using friction, cross-hand stretches and vertical stretches to loosen the body’s connective tissue. This helps the body to relax on a deeper level.

Lymph Drainage

Lymph Drainage is a modality that uses very light, circular massage in the direction of the body’s lymphatic flow. This technique is helpful to reduce swelling after surgery or injury, cellulite reduction and may also improve immune system function.

Craniosacral

Craniosacral is another technique to help the massage therapist feel, interpret and move energy through the client’s cranium, spine and lower back. This technique can improve structural imbalances in the body.

Massage therapy is so much more than just one type of technique​

What is your Cancellation Policy


24-Hour Cancellation Policy:

As a courtesy to the therapists who rely on their schedules being full, and when you have an appointment, are waiting for your arrival ~  please ~ if you need to change or cancel your appointment, give us a 24-hour notice to avoid being charged a $35 late cancellation fee for your session ($45.00 fee for 90 min & $55.00 for 2hr sessions)

 

What are the benefits of massage therapy

The Benefits Of Massage


What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
Ease medication dependence.
Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
Increase joint flexibility.
Lessen depression and anxiety.
Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
Reduce spasms and cramping.
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
Relieve migraine pain.

A Powerful Ally
There's no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:

Decreased anxiety.
Enhanced sleep quality.
Greater energy.
Improved concentration.
Increased circulation.
Reduced fatigue.

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

Profound Effects
In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:

Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
Preterm infants have improved weight gain.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat postsurgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.