Aloha, Rising Spiralers!
At this very moment, I am lounging hammock-side in Hawaii at the Hui Ho’olana Yoga Retreat Center under the most beautiful rainbow, relaxing and re-centering after such an amazing year. (Believe it or not, the photo above is totally, completely, 100%, no-filter-for-realsies.) While this yoga retreat is an opportunity to expand my massage and yoga practice in paradise, it is also an opportunity to step back, appreciate progress, show some gratitude, and begin planning our future together at Rising Spiral. We’ve been so busy these past few months: enhancing our skillset with new certifications, refining our business model to meet a growing demand, and building a dream team of therapists and yoga instructors that offers you the most innovative bodywork in Austin. We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you to the moon and back for your support of the Rising Spiral dream. You are the reason we love what we do.
First and foremost, a big congratulations to Natasha for graduating from our mentorship program! Over the past year at Rising Spiral, Natasha has completed roughly 300 hours of one-on-one training, mastering Rising Spiral’s signature massage style while perfecting her own unique approach to bodywork. She has even created her own massage modality! (Ask her about our new Sridaiva–inspired massage; you won’t be sorry you did!) By the New Year, Natasha and I will have also completed the much-awaited Master Myoskeletal Therapist certification course. To the best of my knowledge, we will be the only fully certified myoskeletal alignment therapists in Austin. Myoskeletal alignment therapy incorporates deep tissue, joint stretching, and myofascial mobilization techniques for sports and deep tissue massage, functional movement therapy, and pain management. These mentorship programs and advanced certifications keep us at the top of our field, ensuring that every massage you receive at Rising Spiral will be the highest quality bodywork in Austin, regardless of your therapist.
In honor of this advanced certification, I will be raising my rates as of January 1. The new price structure for bodywork with Julia for all 2016 appointments will be as follows:
60 minutes: $130
90 minutes: $165
120 minutes: $200
If Julia’s new rates don’t quite fit your budget, consider giving Natasha’s amazing hands a try. Natasha’s rates will remain at the same low rate, and she is now offering $20 off your first massage with her until the New Year. If you suspect you’ll be back for more (and we know you will!), get more bang for your buck with a package: purchase a package of 3 for $15 off per massage and a package of 6 for $20 off per massage. Packages are available with Natasha only, and are available here.
There are only a handful of appointments available with Julia until late March, so please schedule in advance to keep your massage schedule consistent. If you’d like to see all of your upcoming appointments in one place to be sure you are on the books, you can log in to your (or register for an) account with our online booking service. Appointments with Julia made over one month in advance are subject to cancellation/rescheduling in case of emergency or holiday. If we must cancel your appointment for any reason, we will alert you well in advance and make it our priority to find a time slot that works for you.
And finally, please join us in welcoming Kate Campbell to the team! Kate is a master yoga instructor and Sridaiva therapist who many of you may recognize from your Friday morning Sridaiva classes. Kate has been teaching yoga since 2009 and has over 1000 hours of training in vinyasa yoga, hands on assisting, and the Sridaiva Bowspring system. She specializes in movement therapy that blends movement based assessment and the Sridaiva Bowspring alignment system to encourage transformation in body and mind. For more info on Kate or her practice, check out her bio on our website. Kate has just begun the advanced bodywork mentorship program here at Rising Spiral, and we hope to add her to our massage schedule no later than the first of the year. We are so honored to have her on the team; I know you will LOVE what she has to offer from yoga mat to massage table!
As we introduce some exciting changes over these coming months, we invite you to keep your feedback coming. If you have any questions, curiosities, complaints, or suggestions, lay ’em on us! Contact us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you’d like to speak with Julia directly, feel free to give her a ring at (512)200-3909. Your honest feedback is the best resource we have to ensure that we are giving you what you need, every single time.
So much love,
Julia and the Rising Spiral Team
P.S. Words cannot express our appreciation for referring us to your friends and family, so instead of simply saying “thank you,” how does a free massage sound? Every time you send someone our way, we will enter your name in our monthly raffle, and your next massage may be on the house! Raffle winners will be pulled on the last day of every month. And suggesting us on social media or writing a review of our services totally counts as a referral! Post your positive experiences at Rising Spiral on Yelp or Google Review, or simply tag us in a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram post, and we will happily add your name to the drawing for a free massage with Natasha.
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Thanks so much for spreading the world, treating your friends to amazing bodywork, and helping our dream grow!