I know that sometimes life happens, plans change, we get sick. I will never charge you for a cancelation. However, there are a few considerations when it comes to cancelling or rescheduling.
All I ask is you let me know that you cannot make it, even if it's an hour or half hour before your session. No shows cost me money and time, and sometimes I have a waiting list of people to get in. I can usually get someone else in if you cannot make it. When you don't call or text to let me know, it is time I cannot get back.
Traffic in Austin sucks, sometimes your commute gets held up from unforeseen circumstances. I always allow 30 minutes between clients in case of such instances, so a few minutes late is no problem. If you are 15 or more minutes late, however, I will ask that you reschedule, or I can work on you for the remaining time allotted, but you will be charged the full rate. If you get here 10 minutes early, come on in!
I wouldn't work on you if I am sick, and in turn I do NOT want to work on you if you are sick. Please reschedule!
"Wonderful atmosphere, expert knowlege, magical hands, and great pricing make this one of the best massage experiences I've had." - Felix Morgan
"Hunter is an extraordinary massage therapist. I feel very lucky to have found him, and I'm only sorry that I travel so much that I cannot see him on a more regular basis. Very, very highly recommended!" - Anton Nell
"Hunter has a very intuitive and skilled touch. Not only is his massage enjoyable, it's also very therapeutic. In this day of Groupons and terrible, heartless massage, it's nice to find someone who is caring and knowledgeable. Skip the search and spend your hard-earned dollar getting exactly what you want." - Naomi Ochoa
Anyone looking for a professional massage must check this dude out. I've had good massages before, but I've never had an exceptional massage until now. Run, don't walk. - Troy Bodely
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Are you new to massage and have questions? Feel free to speak up! Communication is key to a long lasting, trusting client/therapist relationship.
More than anything- any agenda or any purpose- my goal is to instill in those who come through my doors the value of touch. When you touch someone, you are not only connecting with their physical, but you are forming a connection with their spirit, their emotions and intellect. We all come to massage for different reasons. Whether it be for silence and relaxation, or pain management due to overwork and repetitive motion injuries- or simply to be touched- hopefully you will leave my table feeling complete. And maybe a little taller.
I am educated in many modalities, clocking upwards of 1000 hours in class room experience and countless hours of hands on experience. My touch is intuitive, nurturing, firm when needed, soft when needed, and all points in between. I do not bring my own agenda. I hope to foster a relationship of communication, openness and honesty. I want to know what you hope to get out of the session, and I will do my best to provide that. I offer not only an incredible sensory inducing Swedish (along with free aroma therapy), but I specialize in deep tissue which mixes myo-fascial release, table Thai massage, and sports massage. I work on athletes pre- and post event, and maintenance in between. I work on musicians with repetitive motion strain, or anyone with any kind of repetitive motion injuries, whether it be occupational or movement from daily life.
I work out of my home in Northwest Austin. It is clean, cozy, pet and smoke free and shower is available. I also offer spa therapies including salt and sugar scrubs. All sessions begin with an intake to assess your needs, so please arrive at least 10 minutes early.
Long, fluid strokes. Gentle passive stretching and rhythmic rocking. From the touch of a feather (sometimes with actual feathers!) to a firm nurturing caress. Swedish massage is a general relaxation session, with only specific deep work if requested. This session induces your senses of touch, aromatherapy* piques your sense of smell, and tranquil soothing music relaxes your sense of sound. All done in a cozy, clean, safe space. Cut out the world.
*aroma therapy can be avoided for those sensitive to smells
General to specific work designed around the different modalities I’ve learned over the years that I’ve found to be the most effective in treating chronic and acute pain. I will utilize myo-fascial release, trigger point therapy and Thai massage adapted for the table and Swedish techniques to optimize the session. Can be full body or specific spot work for muscle groups. My aim is to start superficially and then melt into the deep muscle fibers. Half of the session (or sometimes all the session) can be done without oils or creams. Passive and active stretching is included to articulate and loosen the joints, and stretch out muscle groups for deeper work. I do not believe in re-injuring the client, I hope to expedite the recovery process, not prolong it. Need a combination of both Swedish and deep tissue? A session of relaxation with deep work on trouble areas is my idea of a great time. You will receive the benefits of both sessions.
oohh-la-la-spa (must be booked 24 hours in advance)
Sugar and Salt scrubs. Invigorating. Messy. Wonderfully fun. These are extensive sessions (although you can ask about an express scrub), that include a vigorous full body rub with exfoliating gloves followed by a dry brushing to promote circulation and then the home made scrub is applied briskly. Followed by a long, hot shower.
What’s the difference between Sugar and Salt and which one should you get? All scrubs are home made with sugar, sea salt, fractionated coconut oil, grape seed oil and 100% pure essential oils.
Sugar- The more gentle scrub. It is recommended for those with sensitive skin, as it is less abrasive. The grains are smaller than salt. It also will not irritate any area that may be broken or cut. Good for dry skin.
Salt- Abrasive. Deep exfoliation. Removes impurities, absorbs toxins. It actually hydrates the skin. Should not be used on broken or inflamed or sensitive skin.
A scrub by itself lasts approx 60 minutes. You can also choose to do a scrub/ massage combo session that lasts approx 120 minutes. YOU WILL NEED TO SHOWER AFTER THESE SESSIONS. Bathroom and shower are cleaned daily, fresh towels will be provided.
"Touch comes before sight, before speech-
it is the first language, and it always tells the truth"
I grew up in the desert of New Mexico, and settled into Texas in 2001. The southwest will always be my home, where my spirit is and where my heart is, and I love Texas tremendously. This great state's spirit and land has helped me grow into the person I am. I currently reside in Austin, a place that encourages individuality, welcomes diversity, and offers a wealth of alternative therapies.
As an independent male massage therapist in Austin, I work hard to ensure your comfort. No matter your background, your faith, your heritage, your politics, your orientation- everyone is welcome through my doors. You have a safe space on my table. You own your time with me. Do with it as you wish as long as we are all respected.
Sessions are by appointment only. For faster response, please call or text. I do not answer blocked or unknown numbers. Please include your name in your introduction if you text.
4716 Duval Rd, Austin, Texas 78727, United States
Monday - Friday: 10am - 8pm