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
The Effects of Massage Therapy on Anxiety
We Are All a Little Anxious. According to a 2020 Pew Research study, one-third of Americans suffered from heightened levels of psychological distress as a result of COVID-19. The federal stay-at-home orders, social distancing requirements, mask mandates, and varying state orders paired with the volatile coronavirus case numbers are particularly troublesome for those who suffer
10 Ways We Celebrated Our 10th Anniversary at Avenue Five Institute Beauty School in Austin
“Reflecting back on this amazing journey, I am reminded of our original purpose: to help students pursue life-improving career changes… I am extraordinarily proud of all the lives we have affected.” – Brandon Martin, Avenue Five Institute Founder & CEO. July 5th marked a very special day for Avenue Five beauty school in Austin,
Meet Rick Pinette, Massage Program Instructor at Avenue Five Institute!
Get To Know Our Rock Star Team We are extremely proud of our talented team of experienced educators. We always say that, “they’re not here because they have to be but because they want to be.” Day in and day out they are fully committed to helping students learn, grow, and pursue their career goals. (#TeamAve5!)
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
Does Massage Therapy Lower Blood Pressure
The Benefits of a Massage Therapy Program in Austin, Texas Having high blood pressure is no joke. High blood pressure increases the risk of having a stroke or heart attack – both of which can be fatal. Living a healthy and active lifestyle can help you avoid one of the most infamous silent killers: Hypertension.
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
Planning to Start a Salon or Day Spa Business? Here’s What You Need to Know
Even if the economy is down, a lot of people will still make use of the services provided by day spas and beauty salons. Why? Primarily, because such personal care services are difficult or cannot be duplicated at home. Looking and feeling good is also something that most people are willing to pay for, no