All of our massage therapists are experienced and trained in advanced modalities to create a customized massage for each client. We specialize in integrative massage incorporating a variety of modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, myofascial trigger point release therapy, structural integration, lymphatic drainage, cupping and craniosacral therapy as needed. We also offer relaxation massage using heat, aromatherapy and sound therapy to help the client fully let go of the concerns of daily life while on the table.
Swedish massage- This is a gentle form that uses relaxing flowing long strokes, vibration, kneading and deep circular movements to help relax and energize you
Sports massage-This is geared toward active people who use the massage to help prepare for upcoming events, prevent or treat injury. A variety of strokes and stretches are used.
Deep tissue massage- This technique is slower, and uses deeper strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue and is effective to relieve pain and muscle tension
Myofascial trigger point release- this technique focuses on releasing tight band of muscles that can form after injury or overuse, it is very effective for pain relief and increased range of motion
Cupping- this technique is an ancient modality using suction to increase blood flow enhances circulation and provide pain management
Structural integration-This technique focus on the fascial connective tissue of the body working to stretch, lengthen and soften tissue to restore postural balance, ease of movement, and a general feeling of well-being
Craniosacral therapy- This is a gentle, subtle and profound modality uses hands-on techniques that focus on the wave-like rhythmic pulse that goes through the entire body, to bring the body into balance and relieve stress, tension, release trauma and create a sense of peace in the body.
Samantha received her bachelors of biological science with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology in 1997, she has been in practice as a massage therapist since 2003 with over 2000 hours of training and a focus on pain management, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial trigger point release, structural integration, profession specific and sports massage. Samantha has over 2000 hours of training in clinical massage working with acute injury and chronic pain, she works in clinics, massage schools, construction sites, and onsite in high intensity locations such as sports events, large art installations and festival job sites. She has a deep pressure to get right to those problem areas and works with her clients to help their body reduce pain and improve posture while still providing a safe and effective massage. She has taught anatomy, kinesiology, pathology and massage technique at massage schools and clinics in the states and abroad. Whether it is relaxation, release of those annoying knots that won’t go away or pain management, Samantha will customize the perfect session for your individual needs.
Trish graduated from the Star Institute School of Therapeutic Massage in Austin Texas in 2003. She then went on to further her training in Thai massage at the Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2005. She's an avid learner of many modalities of bodywork including Swedish, Thai, and Lomi Lomi, and loves to blend these styles to create a customized experience. An artist at heart, she channels her creativity into the world of connection through touch. When she is not doing bodywork you can find her hiking around our beautiful Austin with her daughter, foraging and soaking in nature, or relaxing on her deck enjoying a warm mug of dark coffee
Natalia is an experienced and attentive massage therapist who is an expert at customizing the perfect session for pain and stress relief. Healing an injury with alternative modalities led her to the world of holistic healing, in particular massage. She received her certification in massage at the Muscular Therapy Institute, studying the Ben Benjamin style of Muscular Therapy, in Boston, MA. She has worked at a variety of health and wellness clinics, alongside western and holistic medical practitioners, with athletes, artists, computer engineers and loves each and every client and the challenge of providing them with an amazing massage. Natalia studied at Lesley University completing a degree in Holistic Psychology, which helps fuel her understanding of how our mind and emotions play a huge part in their effect on our bodies. Learning about nutritional needs, psychosomatic studies, and yoga all help play a part in Natalia’s sessions.
Ariana received her massage license from the Lauterstein Conway Massage School in 2015. Her passion for wellness is deeply rooted in supporting others who have experienced anxiety, depression, and trauma. In her work, she is especially inspired by those who embody a commitment to living curiously, mindfully and authentically to balance and take power of their mental and emotional wellbeing. She humbly aims to simplify self-care so that others have more room to discover and pursue what fulfills them the most. When she's not massaging, she's adventuring, seeking out local creative gatherings, music, comedy and delicious eats!
Help new therapists coming out of school get a start and get a discounted massage. Our hand-picked apprentices will spend a year undergoing advanced training and working with our clients to gain the experience to join the expert therapist team at Ace of Cups
45 min $50
60 min $67.50
90 min $101.25
Angie Baublit has discovered profound healing within from healing others through somatic work. She graduated August 6th, 2018 from the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School. She is thrilled to bring her enthusiasm & fresh skill to Ace of Cups and looks forward to the enrichment that this community will bring her. The culture of massage therapy has expanded her compassion and deepened her capacity to make meaningful connections to others in a variety of ways, especially through touch! She strives to listen to the story the client is telling her (verbal & through attentive touch), and use her knowledge of anatomy to meet the needs of the client.
Angie lives by the principle of giving only from a full cup. How does she fill her cup? Various forms of dance, cooking (and eating!), leisurely early mornings watching thunderstorms with coffee in hand, meaningful conversation with loved ones, travel & adventure, music, being a lifelong learner, and studying all things magickal!