A holistic approach to beauty and wellness

At The Spa at Rough Hollow, we use non-surgical procedures and techniques to help you look and feel your best. We believe beauty and wellness go hand in hand, and our treatment plans reflect this philosophy. Our massage therapies can help restore overall wellbeing, reduce stress, and keep your muscles and tendons in good health by increasing blood flow to each area.

Do you feel tense and stressed?

In this day and age, a large proportion of society experiences stress on a regular basis. With busy jobs, sedentary lifestyles, and the worries and anxieties of our day-to-day lives, most of us could probably benefit from a massage now and then. Massage therapy can help reduce stress levels and help you relax. Many medical professionals also recommend massage therapy as a form of pain management for medical conditions such as fibromyalgia, digestive problems, heart disease, and even cancer. You might benefit from massage therapy if:

  • You suffer from frequent headaches
  • You have bad posture
  • You work a desk job and don’t get much exercise
  • You feel stressed or anxious
  • You are sore and tense from working out 
  • You are experiencing pain in your back, shoulders, or neck
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Benefits of massage therapy

When your massage therapist manipulates your muscles, tendons, connective tissue, and skin, the blood flow to your muscles is increased. This action will speed the delivery of essential nutrients and help your body heal at the cellular level. Your body starts to respond after your very first session. Other benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Improved immune function
  • Lowered blood pressure and heart rate
  • More rapid recovery
  • Better sleep quality
  • Higher energy levels
  • Enhanced flexibility
  • Pain relief

What type of massage do I need?

Massage is a broad term that includes many forms of manipulation or pressing of soft tissue. Some techniques are very gentle, while others are rougher. Depending on your symptoms and preferences, one particular type of massage may be better suited to your needs than another. We will recommend the best type of massage for you. Common types of massage include:

  • Swedish massage: The most common form of massage, Swedish massage is a gentle technique that involves long strokes, deep circular motions and tapping. 
  • Deep tissue massage: This form of massage targets muscle knots and areas in deeper muscle layers to improve painful trouble spots. In deep tissue massage, the strokes are slower and more forceful. 
  • Trigger point massage: Trigger points are sore, painful spots in muscles. When pressure is applied to a trigger spot, it causes pain in another part of your body. Trigger point massage focuses on resolving these knots. 
  • Sports massage: Similar to Swedish massage in technique, sports massage is used to help prevent and treat injuries in athletes or people involved in sports activities.

How to prepare for a massage

Getting a massage is pretty straightforward. However, certain tips can help make your massage more enjoyable and effective. Staying hydrated is extremely important. During a massage, toxins are released into your bloodstream. Drinking plenty of water or herbal tea will help flush these out. Eating right before a massage is not recommended. Feeling full or bloated during a massage can make the experience less relaxing. We recommend eating at least an hour before your appointment.

Meet with our wellness experts

We invite you to meet with us privately to find out more about what massage can do for your overall health and wellness. We are proud to serve patients in and beyond Austin, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Barton Creek, and Spicewood. We are also honored to serve patients from Scottsdale, AZ, and the surrounding areas.

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