The Castle Hill massage therapists are experienced professionals who exceed the state standards in training and continuing education. Our goal is to help you attain lasting results within the cozy, relaxing environment of our downtown Austin spa. Our staff specializes in one or more of the following types of massage: Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, and Swedish/Relaxation. We also provide special types of bodywork like Ashiatsu, Pregnancy Massage, and Cupping – visit the spa services page to learn more about these services.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue treatments use more pressure to release muscle tension. The focus in this style of massage is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia. Deep tissue work is beneficial to dissipate scar tissue and relieve chronic pain. While a deep tissue massage should not cause pain, some discomfort may be expected as the therapist works to release knots and adhesions. Soreness and slight bruising may occur after receiving deep work, but these should disappear shortly after the treatment.
Myofascial release refers to the application of gentle, sustained pressure on soft tissue restrictions during the session. Much like other styles of massage, myofascial release is a technique engaged by therapists to relieve pain and regain range of motion from constricted areas. The term myofascial refers to the layer of tough membranes that envelope, connect, and support the muscle tissue. The goal of using this hands-on technique is to specifically reduce pain caused by overly tight (sometimes called “stuck”) myofascial layer underneath the skin’s surface.
Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared towards athletes and those who workout hard and often. Using various techniques, a sports massage therapist is able to achieve a specific goal when working on the athlete. Sports massage is often used to help prevent injury, prepare the body for athletic activities, maintain optimal condition, and/or help athletes recover. This style specifically targets the release of tight muscles and will help improve flexibility, reduce pain and increase the range of motion in restricted areas.
SWEDISH AND RELAXATION
The best-known type of massage; sometimes described as a “relaxation massage.” This full-body treatment will ease tension, increase blood oxygen levels, decrease muscle toxins, and improve circulation. The terms Swedish and relaxation massage are used interchangeably. Recipients of this style can expect broad strokes with firm pressure across the entire body.
We offer five different enhancements to create a truly custom experience! Choose from any of the following enhancements to create a massage session personalized to your liking: dry brushing, body wraps, aromatherapy, and more! View the massage enhancements.
MEET OUR 360 MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS
Originally hailing from Ohio, Denise started off in the music and film industry. It was while working in the Wardrobe Department for the Cleveland San Jose Ballet that her passion for massage was sparked. She received her Massage training from Lauterstein-Conway and became a licensed LMT in 1998. Her specializations include deep tissue, prenatal, sports, and Swedish massage. Denise believes in focusing on circulatory refreshment in her massages, and each massage is customized to the needs of her clients.
When Denise isn't working with clients, she spends her time volunteering, having worked with BCRC Breast Cancer Resource Center and Austin Over the Edge for Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas, and has also been a certified Peak Pilates instructor since 2006.
Certifications: Licensed Massage Therapist
Joined the CHF Team in: 2017
Kyle graduated from the Lauterstein-Conway massage school in 1996. Her interest in bodywork began after seeing a loved one benefit from massage during a post-collision physical therapy program. Since she was certified in 1996, Kyle gained experience in a range of modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, craniosacral, Thai massage, stones, cupping, prenatal, lymphatic, energy/vibrational therapies, and Ayurvedic techniques. She believes in a mind-body connection and feels it is a privilege to work with clients, finding ways to improve everyday function and overall outlook.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Joined the CHF Team in: 2018
Summer Greenlees has been a certified yoga instructor since 1997 and a licensed massage therapist since 1998.
Summer works with clients of all ages and fitness levels, utilizing a holistic approach that supports a healthy lifestyle and incorporates yoga and massage for total wellness. Below are a list of modalities that Summer offers:
Summer spent 12 years attending births as a doula and discovered the amazing benefits of prenatal Yoga during her first pregnancy. This led her to do extensive training in in prenatal and postnatal yoga and massage therapy. Summer effectively trains and prepares expecting couples for an optimal, positive birth experience using the tools of yoga and massage therapy along with breathing and movement techniques for moms to decrease stress, reduce pain, and create greater ease during birth.
Summer received the “Best Massage Therapist” award from the Austin Birth Awards in 2013.
Summer's Yoga Classes and Yoga Therapy sessions are based on a somatic approach, strongly inspired by her Yoga teacher, Donna Farhi, and her decades of experience with yoga, bodywork, and maternity support. Summer’s yoga therapy practice specializes in movement repatterning for reducing strain and tension in the body during the everyday movements of life as well as movements of the client’s exercise and fitness or yoga practice.
Her yoga series classes taught privately or in a small group session provide a foundation for the beginner or seasoned yoga practitioner to discover or re discover his or her own way of moving and being in yoga practice that is truly integrative and supportive of the individuals highest well being and personal wellness goals.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Her additional certifications include:
Joined the Castle Hill Fitness Team in: 2018
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Originally from Lake Charles, LA, Melissa attended massage school in the early 90's after discovering the powerful effects of reflexology from her mother. She moved to Austin a few years later and has been practicing massage ever since, spending over a decade at Lake Austin Spa and more recently was the Spa manager at Yoga Yoga. When she's not working, Melissa enjoys Yoga, walking, and hanging out at Barton Springs.
Melissa believes in the benefits of having a meditative experience during massage. Her sessions incorporate deep work and ayuervedic methodologies, including using herbal infused oils, to help clients relax and let go.
Joined the Castle Hill Fitness Team in: 2019
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