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Healing Massage and Chiropractic Care Go Hand in Hand

Therapeutic Stress and Pain Relief by Licensed Massage Therapists at Affordable Prices, and in One Convenient Location!

Massage therapy…it’s not just about self-indulgent “me time”.

Did you know there are numerous proven health benefits that result from massage therapy? The most commonly thought of rewards include relaxation and stress-reduction. But did you know that it also lowers blood pressure, enhances circulation, and increases lymphatic flow, which helps the body flush away toxins and strengthen the immune system?

Those are just a few of the benefits of massage therapy.

Therapeutic massage is proven to ease numerous chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis. It relieves many types of migraine headaches and enhances rehabilitation after surgical procedures. It even helps improve your posture.

Massage therapy may feel decadent but you’re actually doing your body a service. Stress and tension create a host of health problems. If you’re experiencing stress, it lowers your body’s defenses and you’re more likely to get sick. Stress creates stiff, sore muscles, causes headaches, and digestive distress. If you’re stressed out, you probably aren’t sleeping well or eating right, either. Massage therapy helps you feel better. It lowers your heart rate, relaxes muscles, and increases endorphins.

Those who have suffered injuries can also benefit from therapeutic massage. It helps improve flexibility and range of motion and lessens pain. Whether you experienced a sports injury, were hurt in an accident, or suffered an on the job injury, massage therapy is often instrumental in returning you to optimum health.

There are many Austin massage therapy clinics and spas that offer therapeutic massage, so why choose Active Life?

Because they are also chiropractic assistants and not only will you receive an expert massage, you’ll also get a spinal and body analysis and wellness evaluation valued at $200 at no additional charge!

You see, Active Life is an Austin massage therapy and chiropractic clinic that provides a variety of natural treatment options including chiropractic care that can help enhance your overall health and well-being. We want to help you look and feel your best. Pressure on the nerves that run through the spinal cord and affect every one of your bodily functions may be causing you to experience health problems that could be relieved through gentle chiropractic techniques. In fact, it’s known that therapeutic massage works best when paired with postural exercises and spinal alignments!

Active Life offers a plethora of treatments including a variety of massage therapy techniques, deep muscle massage, chiropractic care, nutritional guidance, and rehabilitation.

If you experience back or neck pain, headaches, pre- or post-natal discomfort, foot problems, carpel tunnel, have suffered an injury or developed a chronic pain condition, turn to Active Life for relief.

We’re here to help.

Don’t forget to ask about our money saving “Massage Club” plans when you call or come by!

Contact Active Life at 512-474-5433 (LIFE)


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You're in Gentle, Healing Hands at Active Life Chiropractic Clinic in Austin...

  • The therapists are so knowledgeable...and I really liked the open flow of the place.  I liked the 3-front approach of massage therapy, physical therapy, and chiropractic care.  I have gone to chiropractors before that adjusted you and sent you on your way...and a day later everything was exactly the same.  I went in with a pinched nerve in my neck and after a couple months of treatment, I was feeling better than ever.  After the physical therapy and MRT, I realized that I actually had a neck.  I still do the excersies that Kim gave me to do almost every day...and my posture is dramatically improved. You definitely feel cared about here.
    Debbie M.
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow... – I am 53 yrs young with a long history of bad posture but very active nonetheless. The years took their toll on my body and it became more painful to run and exercise as I got older. Even sitting in front of a computer was not comfortable. I had chronic back and neck pain. I went to many chiropractors over the last ten years. All did chiro adjustments in different ways and alleviated my pain, BUT none have made nearly the difference that Active Life has made in my life. I had read about the Graston technique from other sources and thought it would be beneficial for me and found that this clinic practiced this procedure. However, much to my amazement they also offered SO MUCH MORE! This clinic has a complete team of the finest professionals I have ever encountered, from the front desk to massage and physical therapy, and chiropractic. You walk away with so much more than chiro adjustments. This clinic is committed to your healing and health and has the most knowledgeable team that will provide whatever it takes to make that happen. In the three months that I have been going there, my posture and spine have made tremendous significant improvements from the physical therapy exercises, deep massage body work, chiro adjustments, Graston and other therapies. There is absolutely no reason for folks to accept growing old with aches and pains, when there are professionals committed to making bodies the best they can be at any age! Thank you Active Life for making me the best that I can be!
    Diana L.
  • Best Chiropractor in Texas! – Active Life is AWESOME!! This is the first chiropractor that REALLY relieved my symptoms by correcting my original problem. I originally went in to see them due to a rear-end collision I sustained -- I was back to better in no time. The entire staff is great. They even have a special therapist there named Victor who is key in helping your body exercise new muscles to break old patterns of illness. Finally, I have to second another poster about Chris -- he is the *BEST* at what he does -- his massage is amazing and everytime I left there I felt like I had spent the day at the spa. The first time he gave me a massage I almost cried it was so good. They also have a great, caring front desk that really works with you to get well. This is honestly the first time I can say that I've ever looked forward to going to a chiropractor. My treatment is complete now (unlike other chiros who milk your injury forever) and I can say I still feel amazing. I am planning now to set up some maintenance visits so I can stay on the right track...Well done!!
  • Thank you Active Life! – I am a 52 year-old child psychologist. I ruptured my right achilles tendon playing basketball with the neighor kids 5 1/2 years ago. I've had almost constant pain ever since due to complications that caused an unusual amount of scar tissue. I've been in physical therapy three times for a total of 12+ months; had a lot of deep tissue massage; and acupuncture. These interventions have helped temporarily but the pain comes back and makes it hard for me to work at a desk or drive. Two orthopedics have told me my only remaining option is more surgery but they are not optimistic about outcome. I learned about the Graston Technique from a magazine article. I live in San Antonio, and Active Life Chiropractic Clinic in Austin was the closest provider of that treatment. I've made the drive from San Antonio to Austin for 8 Graston sessions. I had immediate improvement in pain reduction after the first session and it has been sustained. I have almost no pain and stiffness now and I'm optimistic I'll continue to see improvement.. I used to take a lot of ibuprofen and naproxen and now I don't need it. I am very grateful to Dr. Schade for improving my qualty of life. She and her staff really care about helping people feel and live better. I am very glad I learned about the Graston Technique and found Active Life Chiropractic Clinic. I have recommended both to several coworkers, family and friends.
    Geoff G
  • Chiropractic works. It's been around since the late 1800's. The challenge is to find the RIGHT chiropractor. I have been treated by nearly countless Chiropractors over the years. (Many amazing and, unfortunately, quite a few NOT so good. In fact, pretty awful--from questionable skills to used car slime financial & scheduling approaches.) I have worked in several chiropractic offices--from front desk, to teaching yoga therapy & providing deep tissue body work. I was married to one of the best chiropractors on the planet.  Point is, I can save you a lot of headaches & stress--two of the VERY reasons you may seek chiropractic care! I have been searching for the right chiropractor in Austin, Texas for 7 years. I have recently found a whole HIVE!! I say hive because the whole place is positively BUZZING with good vibes and healing activity!(one of my requirements for the RIGHT office is that everybody from the front desk to the back is positive & caring.) Excuse the metaphor mix, but I hit the JACKPOT at Active Life Chiropractic Clinic. There are several chiropractors at Active Life, offering a unique, diverse, customized & effective chiropractic experience. You can choose one, or as I do, one for each of my multiple personalities! I am also extremely impressed and satisfied with all the various physical therapies such as massage (relaxing to deep), Graston (my FAVORITE new discovery to erase scar tissue & pain--look it up!)& ART (active release technique). The friendly, positive & skilled therapists also guide you through a personalized series of stretches & strengthening exercises to speed your progress & keep you on track at home. My only complaint is that I never get to sit and wait in the welcoming waiting room ;) The minute you walk in, you are whisked to the back where the magic happens.  Muscles stretched and massaged, scar tissue melted away, bones adjusted, vertebrae aligned & nerve pressure and pain relieved...I emerge into a more relaxed world of vivid colors and brighter attitude, ready and more able to create, move freely & enjoy life! Give yourself or someone you love this lasting GIFT--ok, go ahead, insert cheesy orchestrated elevator music here--the gift of health. But, in this case, this is not a paid commercial. It's a true testimony from a very picky & demanding patient that has truly found a place of healing. Treat yourself to a series of chiropractic adjustments at Active Life Chiropractic in South Austin. It will adjust your attitude, too!!
    Jake J.
  • I love the people at Active Life. Six months ago I went in with a shoulder injury that caused sharp pain and limited the mobility of my left arm. Dr. English and Dr. Schade took plenty of time to talk to me during my initial consultation and performed x-rays and mobility tests to determine the extent of my injury. My treatment initially required me to go in three times per week for the first six weeks. It wasn't always convenient or fun, but it certainly was effective. They have three components to their treatment (for my situation anyway) - rehabilitation, massage and chiropractic. Rehab consists of stretches and exercises that are specifically targeted to your condition. I always worked with Kim and she's great - very friendly and helpful at keeping me motivated and on task with my exercises. Listen to her advice on posture. Massage isn't just a general massage to make you feel good. It's focused on your troubled areas and it's very effective. It doesn't always feel pleasant, but it works. Most of my treatments were done by Steve. I found him to be incredibly knowledgeable and I'm confident that the work he did on me was key to my recovery. I could write an entire review on how awesome Steve is. The final piece of the puzzle is chiropractic. I believe they have five chiropractors on staff and I was treated by all five of them. They were all really good. I was happy with all of them and completely trust any of them do an adjustment, but if I was going to recommend just one of them, it would be Dr. Gore because of his personal approach and the extra time and care that he put into the treatments. But again, they were all great. My treatment wasn't cheap, but it was absolutely worth every penny. They provide value for their services. A couple pieces of advice for anyone going to Active Life... When you're doing rehab, Kim will probably give you some exercises to do at home. Do it! Don't slack... it'll help speed up your recovery time. The more effort you put in, the better your result will be. Don't be afraid to ask questions. They're there to help you and you may as well get your money's worth. They'll talk to you about diet, exercise, posture, health and whatever else you want. They're very nice people. If any of the massage therapists or chiropractors stand out to you and seem to help you more than others, you can ask to see them specifically. They're a team at Active Life and you'll be helped by a lot of people, but they recognize that sometimes certain people click and they're happy to accommodate requests like that. These days, I feel great. I couldn't be happier with my treatment at Active Life and currently I still go in twice per month for maintenance. I want to stay healthy and my visits will continue to reduce in frequency, but I believe I'll be a patient at Active Life for life.
    Matt L.
  • The chiropractor I was using at this office moved but the massage service here is great! I just got a massage from Jon Toerner with Acui Therapies at the Active Life Healing Center and it was amazing! This was the 2nd massage I have gotten from Jon and they just keep getting better and better. He figured out exactly what I needed from just one visit. It was the perfect balance between relaxation and deep tissue. I feel so relaxed and rejuvenated. I practically floated off the massage table and skipped out of the place. The price was great! I would highly recommend Jon for your next massage.

    Meghann O.
  • my massage by natalie was amazing! i felt like a different person leaving and almost forgot what my first name was. she worked my  body to the core!!!

    Melissa C.
  • I cannot say enough about how grateful I am for these guys.  Everyone who works there is genuinely kind and sincerely cares about your treatment and healing.  Everything from physical therapy, massage to chiropractic treatments, my results have been great so far and I've only been going for about 2 months.  It's a blessed place, for sure and I highly recommend their services.

    Paul D.
  • The folks at Active Life have created a warm and nurturing and even fun environment for people healing from injuries. The chiropractors are all very professional. The rehab massage team is amazing--and are the very best at finding just where it is you need hands on. The mini gym where they have you warm up is just the right size with equipment to warm up on and to learn how to do effective exercises at home. Highly recommended also for their very flexible scheduling.
    Peggy K.
  • I'm pretty sure Dr. Schade has healing powers. I came in this week with a bulging disc and had basically no range of motion and a lot of pain. She, along with the physical therapist, got me on the road to recovery right away. Within a few days, the recommendations they gave me had me feeling so much better. Each treatment is at active life is individualized, something I didn't experience elsewhere, and I like that they value physical therapy, massage, and yoga to compliment the chiropractic experience. I followed my massage therapist Kim Telles here with Acui Therapies. She is amazing as well. I've seen a lot or chiropractors and massage therapists over the years and both of the best are at active life chiropractic.
    Sunee C.