The Kinesio Taping® Method provides support and stability to muscles and joints without affecting the range of motion. Kinesio® Tex Tape is applied over the muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and support movement on a 24 hour a day basis. Use of the taping method is designed to facilitate your body’s natural healing process.
Kinesio® Tape can be used for a variety of reasons, from headaches to foot problems, and the tape is 100% cotton and breathable. Tapings usually last 3-5 days.
Kinesio® Tex Tape is used to:
- Re-educate the neuromuscular system
- Reduce pain
- Enhance performance
- Prevent injury
- Promote improved circulation and healing
- Reduce swelling/inflammation
The Kinesio Taping® session at Castle Hill Fitness require an initial 1-hour assessment to determine body mechanics for the affected area. This allows our certified practitioners to give you the best results. Follow up kinesio tape sessions can be added on to massage treatments.
MEET OUR DOWNTOWN KINESIO TAPE PRACTITIONERS
Massage Therapist (Sub)
Bio/Qualifications Michelle Metzler, NCBTMB is a nationally certified massage therapist and has been a member of the American Massage Therapy Association for nine years. She received her training in Wisconsin at Blue Sky Educational Foundation. In addition, she has also earned a certification in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy. Michelle specializes in therapy for the relief of pain, increasing range of motion, and performance enhancement. Her extensive knowledge of anatomy, hard work, and energy has given her the opportunity to work with many world class athletes and performers. For the past four years, Michelle had been traveling and working as part of the medical team for Riverdance. Not only has she worked with dancers, singers, and musicians, she has also in the past worked with professional and Olympic athletes. She could not be happier with her decision to move to Austin and looks forward to continuing her passion of helping and caring for others through massage therapy and baking!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Joined the CHF Team in: 2006
Massage Therapist & Master Trainer
Rachael specializes in neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue sports massage, and myofascial and trigger point therapy. She received massage training in a nationally accredited 750 hour program at the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutic in 2001. In 2003, Rachael earned Neuromuscular Therapy certification with the founder of the International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapies, Judith Delaney. Rachael is currently in the process of becoming qualified to help assist in teaching the classes with Judith Delaney.
For the last two and a half years, Rachael has been massaging professional, Olympic, University of Texas, amateur, and weekend warrior athletes. In order to understand the process of injury more clearly and how to educate the client about how to help themselves, Rachael earned her Personal Training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2007. She is a self-proclaimed education junky who enjoys painting, exercising, and spending time with family. Before becoming a massage therapist, Rachael was a middle school teacher for ten years and in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer Kinesiotape practitioner
Joined the CHF team in: 2008
BOOK A TRAINING SESSION
One-on-one sessions are only available to book online at this time. To book a duo, trio, or group please contact Rachael
(Initial Kinesio Session)
(Follow-up Kinesio Session)
(Add-on Kinesio Session)