Pampering with a Purpose The power of human touch has long been recognized as an imperative contribution to our sense of well being. From ancient societies to the modern “Digital Age,” touch (or lack thereof) remains a crucial facet of interpersonal communication. Greek Mythology’s King Midas wished to Dionyssus for everything he touched to
How Do You Know if Distance Learning is Right for You?
Distance Makes the Brain Grow Smarter… Decisions used to be simple, didn’t they? Wide ruled or college ruled paper. Peanut butter and banana or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Rollerblading or biking. As adults, we have to make seemingly monumental decisions that feel as if they could crush our entire world or elevate our lives
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
8 Benefits to Getting a Swedish Massage in Austin at Avenue Five Institute
Avenue Five Institute offers a relaxing Swedish massage in Austin that’ll refresh your mind, body and spirit. Read on to learn more about the health benefits of getting a Swedish massage. A Swedish massage is a common type of massage in Austin, Texas, and all around the world. It combines light to medium pressure with long
Meet Kathy German, Massage Program Director at Avenue Five Institute!
We proudly introduce you to Kathy German, our Massage Program Director! Kathy started her career with a Business Degree from Texas A&M University. After acquiring experience across various areas of business, including banking, consulting, and transportation, she was fortunate enough to experience a life-changing Reiki treatment. As Kathy describes it: “My world opened up and I knew
What are the Most Surprising Benefits of Getting a Massage?
If you’re not a fan of getting regular massages just yet, you are definitely missing out on a lot. How many times have you heard your co-workers ramble on about how utterly relaxing massages are? Or maybe you’ve seen videos of how to give relaxing massages to your partner? Day spas, beauty salons and even
Is It Your First Time Getting a Massage? Here’s What You Need to Know
Those who haven’t tried booking a massage therapy session yet might feel intimidated at the thought of disrobing in front of a total stranger, and having their bodies touched intimately. But if you belong to the group of people who have yet to try getting a massage, you are definitely missing out on a lot.
Can Massage Therapy be Used for Lower Back Pain Treatment?
After sitting in front of the computer almost all day, standing or walking around for hours, don’t you usually feel pain in the lower part of your back? Experts say that 80% of all Americans, at some point in their life, are going to have back pain. This is something that you definitely would not
The ABCs of Getting Started as a Pro Massage Therapist
If you’re considering a career as a massage therapist, there are a few things that you need to know. Doing your research about the field will give you an idea about how popular it is as a career option. You will also learn which establishments employ massage therapists, how you can start your own massage
Practical Tips about Different Aspects of Being a Massage Therapist
Unlike any other line of work where you can treat clients with utmost professionalism, the fact that massage therapists have to deal with their patients through touch make it more personal. The good news is that you can still turn the massage session into a 100% professional treatment, as long as you take the necessary