Our mission is to help you feel and move better throughout life by reducing pain and building a foundation of mobility, strength, and balance, through massage, acupuncture, and movement therapies.
Myo was founded in 2006 by Catherine Collett and Levi Cory as Austin’s first quality-driven massage studio specializing in Pain Management and deep tissue massage. As practicing therapists ourselves, our vision was to raise the standard for therapeutic massage in Austin, by gathering and nurturing a community of the best massage therapists. Since 2018, we bring that same vision to therapeutic movement. Together, massage, acupuncture and movement classes provide the foundation for pain relief, better movement, and better living.
Do it Well
We believe in doing things well. “Well” as in high quality. “Well” as in healthy. “Well” as in with integrity. “Well” as in sustainable in the long term. We make this central to each choice, from the quality of the services, classes and products we offer, to the way we compensate our staff and manage our back office. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
Love What You Do
We hire therapists and instructors with a passion for their work and a drive for continued learning. That passions shines through in every massage and class, helping you feel better and more capable of doing what YOU love.
Our massage and movement therapists may seem a little magical – oh, who are we kidding, they really are! But they are also grounded in knowledge, cutting-edge techniques, and applied functional science. Human anatomy and movement patterns are staggering in their complexity, and creating change takes both art and science. There will always be unknowns, but the more we know, the better we can target the root causes of pain, imbalance and tension. We come from a place of science, inquiry and exploration: we want to know what works, how it works, and why. We know quite a lot about the body, and we’re always learning more.
Listening is the heart of what we do. We listen to your history, goals and preferences with our ears, your posture and movement habits with our eyes, your mobility, restrictions, injuries and inflammation with our hands, and your emotional and energetic states with our intuition. Listening informs everything that follows. Come be heard.
To achieve lasting results, it takes practice, consistency and support. We’re building a community that supports wellness, healthy living, and functional fitness. For us that starts with supporting our staff in embodying their own wellness and professional development. We’ve already built a strong community of massage therapists. 83% of our current therapists have been with us at least 3 years, and a few have been at Myo since the very beginning in 2006. We plan to say the same about our movement instructors in 2030!
Raise the Bar
We take quality seriously. This starts with our extremely selective hiring process; we hire only the most skilled and knowledgeable therapists and instructors, and our average team member has over 13 years experience. This matters because even with natural talent it takes time to develop the touch skills, precision, and depth of knowledge necessary to get lasting results. Once hired, we offer one on one training and mentorship to ensure they have mastered the specific techniques they offer with us. And now, with the Myo Institute, we are taking that training even further. We’ve made it our life’s work to raise the bar for massage and movement therapies in Austin.
Join the Movement!
Our bodies respond to the way we use them. When we segment our time and energy into distinct categories like work time, family time, screen time and gym time, and if we spend most of that time restricted and immobilized by chairs, cars, shoes, repetitive movement routines, and cultural customs, our bodies respond by becoming segmented and stiff. This means that even when we do move, parts of us remain isolated, weak, and sedentary, while other parts may be overworked to the point of injury. Myo is part of a growing “Movement Movement”, a community of trainers, physical therapists, bodyworkers, and other massage and movement therapists who share the belief that functional strength, mobility, and overall movement ability and freedom are more important than calories burned or pounds lifted. Everyone can gain from better movement, whether you are an elite athlete or just starting out. Our goal is to support you in recovering from injuries, restoring movement, and developing a movement practice that incorporates high quality exploratory movement in everything you do.