We are located in My Salon Suite - Westgate
4477 South Lamar
Austin, TX 78745
We are i Hands of Chi has been in the Health and Wellness arena for more than 2 decades, studying the biggest issues and finding ways to help people back to where they want to be.
Knowing that today’s client is more than a one size fits all situation, Hands of Chi provides a list of services that can better facilitate their needs. Many variables can contribute to the pain felt in the body, requiring different modalities to be used in concert. The extension of the quality of life has been the driving dream of Hands of Chi since the beginning of 2000. Life is to be enjoyed and we are here to help you get back to it.
We are busier than we’ve ever been since starting Hands of Chi over 10 years ago and we are so thankful! But that does mean that we are currently booking 4-6 weeks out and many folks have chosen to reserve a regular weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly appointment time. So if you know you need or want a massage in the last few months of 2022, this is your friendly reminder to plan ahead and BOOK NOW! 🙏🙏🙏
How do you find your way OUT of a negative rabbit hole? Start with gratitude for a few small things and let that grow into more…before you know it you’ll be out of the negativity roller coaster ride! Yes it’s important to acknowledge your worries and fears but why is it better to not allow yourself to get swallowed up by them? Because your brain and nervous system will be healthier as you age AND the important people in your life need your light to shine its brightest. 🙏
We are finishing off September with one last educational post (for now) on our amazing network of FASCIA! 🕸🕸🕸
According to Kinetix practitioners, “Fascia holds our subconscious memories and unprocessed emotions.
➡️ Nerve signals (feelings, perceptions, thoughts and energy) travel through the water rich fascial system, creating neural loops (automated behaviors).
➡️ Fascia houses the entire lymph (detox) system.
➡️ Fascia responds to chronic fear by thickening and densifying to protect us.
➡️ Fascia release increases blood circulation, stimulates the body to produce its own collagen and hyaluronic acid (allowing tissues, nerves and joints to self-repair), opens detox pathways, moves lymph, improves muscle + organ function, restores structured water and offers opportunities to release stuck emotions, memories and traumas from the body.
➡️ Every memory of being loved or violated, held or punished, celebrated or shamed, and the faint (or rowdy!) remembrance of what it is to be a unique and authentic Soul...it all lives in the body.
➡️ One of the most healing experiences we can have as human beings is to feel MET by another person while we are in pain. To be in the presence of someone who is unafraid and leans in closer to say “I see that you’re hurting and I bet there’s a good reason for it. Let’s explore this together.””
WOW! Do you realize how incredible our bodies are? And how important it is for your body, mind, and soul to move bring more flexibility to our largest sensory organ? Yoga, stretching, joyful movement, deep breathing, and massage are some methods for healing trauma and injury.
It makes our hearts burst with happiness to work with the most amazing people! Thank you for supporting what we love to do! 🙏☮️💓
Fun Friday! Here’s an old video promo for one of our couples massage workshops. We have always loved giving these and are discussing when to do more in the future. ✌️🤩
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and enjoy this beautiful weather! 🍂🍃☀️
Couples Massage Class - May Enjoy a fun and romantic date night together while learning how to massage each other at home. Massaging each other at home is a wonderful way to unwind from...
Happy first day of Autumn!
🤣 Can you resonate with this adorable little pug?
Book a 90 minute session instead - it’s the best bang for your buck! More time to dig in to areas we find along the way and more time for your nervous system to regulate.
✨A few photos from our little trip out to Alpine,TX ✨
They have a saying there “Austin may be weird but Alpine is far out”✌️
We got to take a ride over west Texas in cub plane, visit McDonald’s Observatory for a star party, and just wonder around at a slow, slow pace. We are feeling refreshed, inspired, and in love. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
Howdy friends! It’s time for another little lesson about !
“Fascia at its most basic level is several layers of connective tissue that is just below the skin’s surface and basically encases our entire body. However, giving it more detail, fascia is much more than that. I have long heard the analogy that fascia is like a spider web of connective tissue and the truth is that visually it really does resemble that.
Another analogy that I have recently come across was written by fitness coach Brooke Thomas. She compared fascia to an orange. Yes, you heard me correctly, an orange. She states that an orange has the skin that you have to peel but what you are left with is an orange with each wedge encapsulated in a “fascia” and within that wedge is more little structures encapsulated in this fascia. Well our body is the same way.
Our entire body, each muscle, tendon, and ligament is encapsulated in fascia, just like that orange. Every structure has its own little fascia sheath that then spider webs out and encapsulates our whole body. So when we tell you that everything is connected, we truly mean everything in your body is connected. Connected by the fascia.”
Read more ➡️ https://oahuspineandrehab.com/fascia-as-told-by-a-massage-therapist/
Your is your longtime friend. It’s been through it all with you and it’s always open to new experiences. Give it memorable experiences of joy, gratitude, and peace by creating new habits and thoughts patterns. Our bodies are truly amazing! Take care friends…you deserve it and so does the world around you! 🙏🙏🙏
Brad always moves like a ninja (of course 😎), but do YOU only move like a ninja when you’ve got a darn leg cramp? Your body is telling you that it needs help! We suggest trying therapeutic massage, stretching, foam rolling, and asking your healthcare professional (such as ) about magnesium supplementation too.
What health practice is completely free and provides far reaching benefits to the quality of your sleep, mood, focus, and metabolism? The answer…Morning sunlight viewing for at least 10 minutes! So do something good for yourself and go for a daily morning walk without sunglasses. ☀️Mother Nature provides it all for us. 🙏🙏🙏
Thank you for all of the amazing work you do and share with the world.
Life is a balance - you can’t have rest without hustle and you can’t have hustle without rest. 🙏☮️
You know it’s gonna be a great day when it starts with a by the most harmonious team in Austin! Feeling happy and thankful to work together and with wonderful clients! ✌️🖐✌️🖐
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We love what we do! 🙏💓🙏💓
FASCIA: Something all bodyworkers are aware of but is finally receiving the attention it deserves! Fascia is so frequently omitted from anatomy illustrations and removed from cadaver dissections before any pictures are taken that very few people actually get to see it or know it exists. When Brad and I took a cadaver class a few years back, we only got to see a small piece of fascia that they left out for us but FR:EIA is baring all! Fascia is the richest sensory organ in mammalian bodies, interconnects ALL of our movements, and studies are proving what seasoned massage therapists already know…fascia is where stress and trauma is stored in the body. For instance, those who have a high ACE score (Adverse Childhood Experiences) are more likely to deal with chronic pain and tightness throughout their lives. Massage can help 🙏
Visit abmp.com to read on.
Keep up the hard work…you got this! 🙏
Stumbled upon this infographic through a chiropractic page we follow and wanted to share for our clients experiencing low back pain. 🙏
What is Chi? ✨✨✨
In Chinese medicine, Chi translates as “Vital Energy” and is the force that makes up our entire existence. Chi includes our blood, lymph, flesh, movement, thoughts, emotions, etc.
When our Chi becomes stagnant or depleted due to physical or emotional stress, it can manifest in our bodies and minds as pain, tension, exhaustion, illness, and other annoying symptoms.
At Hands of Chi, we use massage and reiki to work with your Chi. Massage and reiki can release stagnation and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit.
Read more about Chi ⬇️
A little inspirational humor 😜 when the world feels like everything is turned upside down and sideways - protect yourself and your energy with self care, love, and compassion for the human condition.
Radiate peace…first, because it’s good for your heart and mind…and second, because the world needs your peace. 🌈☮️💓
Hands of Chi and our unique 4HAND🙌 🙌 massage is still going strong after 11 years! We feel so blessed to do this harmonious work and serve others together. Thank you to every person who trusts us to support their wellbeing, we are so grateful everyday! 🙏🙏🙏
We are big fans of NSDR aka Yoga Nidra or Naps! Those moments you “loose consciousness” during your massage are REALLY wonderful for your brain and your well-being. 🙏
Article link: https://www.vastdiversity.com/nsdr-recharge-brain/
Deep, long held stretching is where the real relief from stiffness and pain takes place. You only need a few poses that are held for longer periods, coupled with deep breathing, to send signals of recovery and relaxation to your muscles, fascia, and brain. Try this wonderful yoga session for athletes and let us know what you think! You deserve to feel good.😌🙏☮️
Did you know that Emily is a Vagus Nerve informed bodyworker? She is passionate about creating a happier and healthier community, one vagus nerve at a time. 🌈☮️💓
“Receiving massage in specific areas of the body has been proven to improve vagal tone. Better vagal tone has been associated with improved:
☀️heart rate variability
Can a Vagus Nerve Massage Really Work? A vagus nerve massage doesn’t directly massage the vagus nerve. Rather, it is a massage of areas that are in close proximity to the vagus nerve.
We love bringing peace & pain relief to corporate environments. It’s so wonderful that well-being at work is becoming more of a normal thing. The hardworking & amazing people at sure do deserve a break to let us help rejuvenate their chi!
📸: Brad tickled me in the second photo 🤣
“People love massage for its relaxation properties as well as its lessening of muscle pain and soreness, but they may think that targeting the neck, shoulders, and back is the best way to get those benefits. Massage therapists and hair stylists alike understand that scalp and head massage is also a valuable practice, especially for people who have chronic headaches or jaw pain. New and seasoned massage therapists should brush up on their scalp massage skills to provide relief in a way that may be overlooked when focusing on other areas of the body.”
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