Thank you for checking out my website! This is the home page for my massage, bodywork, and changework practice, The Well Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage + More. I’m glad you stopped by.
If you would like to schedule a session, you may either book your own session by clicking the green button below or call or text me at 512-507-4184. If you have any questions, please call, text, or email me at thewellashiatsu at gmail dot com.
Current specials: $15 off gift certificates (give a $75 massage for $60 or a $105 massage for $90). This offer is good through the end of 2013.
Also: If you get my newsletter and you refer a new client to me, you get HALF OFF your next massage. To be added to my newsletter email list (never more than once a month), email me at thewellashiatsu at gmail dot com.
Ashi-Thai practice sessions are 90 minutes long and like receiving passive yoga. Currently offered on a donation basis, until I get certified.
Craniosacral practice sessions are also 90 minutes and offered on a donation basis until I get certified.
Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage
Ashiatsu barefoot massage is a delicious experience for most everyone who experiences it, and many prefer it to any other form of massage! Using long, deep strokes, Ashiatsu refreshes and detoxifies your body, releases trigger points, loosens adhesions, and invites spontaneous spinal adjustments. It presses the stress right out. I control the pressure from “light” (as in a light-pressure Swedish massage) up to my full body weight. Some Ashi-Thai stretches can be added if desired.
90 minutes Ashiatsu $105, 60 minutes Ashiatsu $75
These 90-minute sessions use compression and passive stretches to stimulate and open meridians. Often described as “passive yoga,” Ashi-Thai combines elements of traditional Thai massage with Ashiatsu. It is performed on a massage table instead of a floor mat, and I use my feet to work on your body.
90 minutes of Ashi-Thai (on a donation basis)
Sessions take place either in silence or with low-volume nature sounds. You remain fully clothed except for shoes and anything constricting.
In classical craniosacral therapy, I connect with your feet, sacrum, and major cranial bones. You may experience relaxation, release, unwinding, warmth, shifts, ease, expansion, and a deeper sense of “being in your body”.
I also do craniosacral sessions focusing on jaw issues, so if you have TMJ disorder, bruxism, or other jaw issues, come see me.
In biodynamic craniosacral therapy, I connect gently with your body to facilitate healing from the inside out. You may experience a deeper sense of calmness and being centered, a resetting of the nervous system from stress to relaxation, and a strengthening of your body’s innate healing capacity.
90 minutes classical craniosacral therapy, 90 minutes biodynamic craniosacral therapy (both on a donation basis)
Deep Massage (Lauterstein Method)
A massage doesn’t need to hurt to work deeply. Deep massage is soothing and not to be confused with a deep tissue massage (trigger point work or myofascial release). The Lauterstein method (part of the reason Austin’s David Lauterstein was inducted into the Massage Hall of Fame) is an elegant method of smoothing and releasing your fascia (connective tissue) to create structural change and energetic balance. When you get off the table afterwards, you feel put together in a better way than before.
90 minutes deep massage $105, 60 minutes deep massage $75
Hot Stones Massage
Like a traditional Swedish massage, but with hot stones gliding over your muscles, warming and soothing, melting your tension away. Imagine receiving this on a cold day, coming into the studio, getting onto the heated massage table, being warmed up with my warm hands and coconut oil, and then having hot stones used on your back, legs, arms, neck, even between fingers and toes!
90 minutes hot stones massage $105, 60 minutes hot stones massage $75
Based on evolutionary NLP work by Nelson Zink, as taught by Tom Best, peripheral walking takes you out of “normal” foveal (focused) vision and into the field of peripheral vision. Using a special training device that attaches to a one-size-fits-all baseball cap (both supplied), I help you prepare, and then we take a walk on a nearby trail. People give us funny looks, and we just smile at them, keeping Austin weird!
Warning: if you don’t enjoy learning something new, calming your nervous system, and experiencing altered states of consciousness, this activity is not for you! Available for up to three people at a time.
Two hours, $100
You know who you are! Prenatal massage helps your body adapt to the changes of pregnancy and get/stay more relaxed. Gentle, soothing side-lying massage (propped with pillows) with special attention to low back, hips, feet, head, and other areas that need it. Does not include massaging the abdomen. Regular prenatal massage makes a wonderful gift for the mama-to-be.
90 minutes prenatal massage $105, 60 minutes prenatal massage $75
Reiki is a hands-on healing technique that also reduces stress and increases relaxation. The therapist gently lays hands on your energy centers (chakras) so that healing energy may flow where most needed. Reiki sessions are done fully clothed and in silence.
90 minute Reiki session $105, 60 minute Reiki session $75
Sports massage has many benefits, including injury prevention, stress reduction, focus, wider range of motion, pain reduction, and shorter recovery. Includes stretching and percussion (hacking). If you’re a competitive athlete scheduling around an event, please schedule early to get the best times.
I’ll also share with you some best-kept-secret remedies for muscle pain that many athletes don’t know about, because they don’t advertise.
90 minute sports massage $105, 60 minute sports massage $75
This is what comes to mind for most people when you say “massage,” and there’s a reason for that: a good Swedish massage releases tension and relieves pain by working on the fluid body (i.e., moving your blood and lymph), generating a detoxifying reaction that leaves you feeling refreshed and renewed. If desired, I can intuitively (based on your body’s needs) integrate other modalities into your Swedish session, including reflexology, body mobilization, stretching, acupressure, deep massage, trigger point release, and Reiki as needed — even a little Ashiatsu, if you want to try it without committing to a whole session. We’ll talk. Many people make a point to get one regularly — weekly, monthly, or whatever works for you.
90 minutes Swedish/integrative massage $105, 60 minutes Swedish/integrative massage $75
The best results come when you commit to receiving regular massage. Buy a package and use all of them yourself, share with another, or give some away (gift certificates available). You can use them any time (they never expire). Save $25 on three 90-minute sessions, or save $15 on three 60-minute sessions.
Three 90-minute sessions $290, three 60-minute sessions $210
Once we’re in session, if 60 or 90 minutes is not enough table time, you can add 15 minutes to any massage. You might enjoy Reiki at the end or have me use the extra time on your feet, hands, neck, face, or scalp.
15 minutes extra $15
Outcalls are the ultimate luxury, allowing you to savor that post-massage state of well-being and deep relaxation without having to face traffic, because you’re already there! Outcalls are available only for established clients with a table set up at home. I charge a travel fee of $25 per trip in the Austin area, so if you line up two or three recipients, you save. I do not offer Ashiatsu barefoot massage on outcalls at this time.
90 minutes outcall massage $130, 60 minutes outcall massage $105 (you must call me to book an outcall massage)
What clients say
Here are some blog posts about my work:
- Who just loves Ashiatsu?
- What Ashiatsu clients say about it
- What clients say about integrative massage
Other blog posts about massage can be found by clicking on “massage” in the tag cloud to the right.
You can also read reviews on Yelp.
Finding my studio
The Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trail is a block away, and bike racks are available.
It’s accessible by car from I-35 and Mopac, with 15th/Enfield being a good cross street as seen in the map above.
The studio is located across 12th from the ACC bookstore/car park and shares a parking lot with Dynamic Reprographics. You may park anywhere in the lot for free. Look for the sign below:
Thank you so much for reading about my practice!
MaryAnn Reynolds, MS, LMT, NCTMB
“Tension is who you think you are. Relaxation is who you really are.” ~ Chinese Proverb
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