I have been coming to Integrative Sports and Wellness and love it. I have seen everyone from spine surgeons, physical therapists, and other muscle specialists and none of them have really been able to help me or lead me in the right direction. In just the few first weeks i went here my activity level completely changed and I can now play golf again pain free the way that i have always wanted to. I can play 18 holes now when i could only play 12-13 holes before my back completely gave out. I love the Kinesio Tape that Dr. Russ puts on my back. In fact that first week I was able to play 36 holes in 2 days and my back was barely even sore after my round. Treatments are definitely helping me! I look forward to the rest of my treatment plan. Thanks for giving my life back. Jake R. Lakeway Tx

Jake R
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Massage Therapy

Massage is no longer considered a luxury but has become a mainstream method in natural healing and well-being. In fact, many of today's doctors are prescribing various forms of massage therapy to compliment traditional medical treatment for illness, stress relief, injury and pain. In today's fast-paced, hectic and stress-filled world, it is one of the most effective ways to reduce and ease the tensions of daily life. A personalized massage experience combining several massage techniques that focus on your specific needs. Your therapist and doctor can help you decide what your needs are. Massage therapy can improve your life mentally, physically and emotionally.

Some benefits are:

  • Improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues.
  • Promotes relaxation and reduces levels of anxiety and stress.
  • Relieves muscle tension and pain.
  • Increases flexibility and mobility.
  • Helps clear lactic acid and lymph fluid, which reduces pain, stiffness and inflammation in muscles and joints.
  • Improves posture.
  • Strengthens immune system.
  • Increases mind-body connection and overall body awareness.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a form of massage that is used on an athlete before, during, and after they participate in a sporting event. Sports massage is one method of preparing an athlete for superior and peak performance. Massage helps to promote flexibility of the body, improve neuromuscular firing patterns and increase circulation to muscles.

Along with preparing an athlete’s body for a sporting event, sports massage helps to reduce muscle tension and stress, as well as relieve the pain of stiff and swollen muscles. Sports massage is also a great way to help relieve muscle fatigue. 

What are the benefits of sports massage?

One of the main benefits of sports massage is to help relieve the tension and stress that tends to buildup in the soft tissues of the muscles during sports training, as well as sports events. How sports massage is used depends on the individual needs of the athlete.


During traditional Swedish massage, the muscles are stroked and kneaded to encourage them to relax, to release toxins, and to improve circulation. Sometimes a heavy pressure is necessary to get muscles to release and relax.

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue massage uses slow strokes and deep pressure across the grain of the tense muscles. It is applied with more pressure and to deeper layers of muscle than Swedish massage. There is evidence that deep tissue massage helps break up and eliminate scar tissue.


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