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How to Use Pressure Points for Pain Relief

Using pressure points for pain relief is an important part of massage therapy. After all, pressure points have been identified as useful in treating a variety of pain and ailments in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Indian Ayurveda, and Siddha medicine. What is a Pressure Point? Your body is covered in pressure points – which are referred

What is Myofascial Release Therapy?

Myofascial Release Therapy is a common technique used in massage therapy. It is focused on relieving tension caused by tight and inflexible myofascial tissues, which can result from past injuries, inflammation, surgical procedures or trauma.  As a Massage Therapy School in Austin, Texas, we incorporate myofascial release therapy into our curriculum as it is a

What Makes a Good Massage Therapist? 5 of the Most Important Qualities

What makes a good massage therapist? This is a question many of our students ask when they begin massage therapy school. There are certain qualities in a massage therapist that can make them stand out against the competition, causing clients to seek them out and stick with them over the years. First and foremost, it’s

Massage Therapy Schools in Austin: 5 Questions That’ll Help You Find the Right Program for You

Enrolling in massage therapy school in Austin is a big (and exciting) endeavor, but it’s also a huge (and important) decision. The program that you choose can impact the course of your education, as well as your future career. Some schools will naturally offer a better fit than others, so you want to take time

How to Succeed as a Massage Therapist: 6 Inspiring Tips from Licensed Massage Therapists

Want to know how to succeed as a massage therapist? It starts by enrolling in massage therapy school, earning a solid education and gaining hands-on experience, but it doesn’t stop there. We talked to several Avenue Five Institute graduates who now work full time as massage therapists to discuss their careers and how their education

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