Owner, Barbara Robinson, her daughter, Laura, and granddaughter, Sarah, attended Austin Schools of Massage, beginning October, 2005. They graduated in May, 2006 and received their licenses a few months later. Barbara completed renovations on their new office and opened at the current location on August 7, 2006. Sarah has since moved out of state, but Barbara and Laura continue to practice at Tranquil Retreat.
Shiatsu is a manipulative therapy developed in Japan and incorporating techniques of anma (Japanese traditional massage), acupressure, stretching, and Western massage. Shiatsu has a strong reputation for reducing stress and relieving nausea and vomiting. Shiatsu is also believed to improve circulation and boost the immune system.
Shiatsu is done with the client comfortably clothed and on a floor mat.
We are currently in our sixteenth year in the same location. We have six therapists on staff, each with their own techniques and training. Our therapists are continually seeking new modalities to further their own knowledge and bring it to you. We strive to make you feel comfortable and relaxed while in our care. As a local owner, we anticipate being here for a long time and look forward to serving you.
Do you have loyal employees working hard for you every day? Reward them with a chair massage. We can come to your location and customize an event for you and your employees. Rates are based on the number of therapists that you need and the length of the event. Most chair massages are 10-20 minutes in length, and a therapist needs about 5 minutes between each massage. We provide the therapist(s), chair, schedule and permission forms. All you have to do is schedule your employees.