Be Well Austin’s (BWA) approach to wellness combines therapeutic body treatments—including Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Acupuncture, Zen Shiatsu, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Advanced Massage Therapy—with education, lifestyle coaching, yoga, and mindfulness based practices to address the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.
Our aim is to identify and address underlying patterns of behavior that cause pain and disease in order to promote long-term health and vitality for our clients.
It is a collective of independent therapists and healing practitioners and I have been a part of this group since 2013. Housed in two neighboring Craftsman style bungalows in Central Austin, the Be Well Austin center offers a tranquil, safe, and healing environment. I am excited to be one of BWA's specialized practitioners who will collaborate with one another (with client approval) to provide clients with a seamless and integrative plan of care.
A little information about me:
For over a decade, I have been working with people in all stages of cancer and those people who have medically complex health issues, and can offer safe, relaxing and beneficial massage sessions that are tailored to meet each client's needs. I am dedicated to provide safe, effective, comfort-oriented massage sessions for all of my clients. Research is starting to show that oncology massage may reduce nausea, pain, fatigue and stress for cancer survivors as well as improve one’s energy, sense of well-being and sleep.
I also offer therapeutic and relaxation massage sessions for those who want (and need) stress reduction and pain relief.
My massage therapy education has also included hospice, palliative care and massage for those at end-of-life. I can travel (for an extra charge) to your home, hospital, assisted living or care facility for this type of massage session.
In addition, I am also a certified manual lymph drainage (MLD) therapist and lymphedema therapist (Foeldi/Vodder method) and have worked with people who find that this type of relaxing treatment helps those who have allergies, are pre-and-post surgery, are interested in detoxification, experience lymphedema or are at risk for lymphedema.
MLD is a gentle, non-invasive bodywork technique that stimulates the flow of lymph fluid. It is often used pre-and-post cosmetic surgery and as a way to assist with lymphedema. MLD has been shown to be very effective as being part of a treatment plan to help people manage their lymphedema.
In addition, MLD is very effective for many concerns including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from surgery, radiation therapy, and assists to effect strengthened resistance to illness. It is a gentle, non-invasive bodywork technique that stimulates the flow of lymph fluid. The slow, rhythmic strokes gently stretch the skin and connective tissue creating a gentle pumping action that increases lymphatic flow.
The address locations of BWA are 1908 (Be Well Austin Bungalow) and 1906 West Koenig (Be Well Austin Yoga House), Austin, 78756. We are located on the north side of FM 2222 (between Burnet and Woodrow/Lamar) - closer to Burnet. The Montessori School and the Paragon Prep School are across the street from us.
Where does Geri Ruane work? On which days?
I offer my massage therapy services on Mondays, from 10 am - 7 pm and on Fridays 2-7 pm, by appointments only, at Be Well Austin Yoga House, 1906 West Koenig.
For parking, clients are asked to park in the front of The Yoga House (near the front steps). Geri's car will also be parked there and clients may park next to her vehicle. It may be easier to park in the front instead of in the back lot.
If you park in the back lot, turn north on Camino Real off of Koening Lane (where King Florist is) and take an immediate left through the parking lot gate, proceed to the end of the lot behind the blue-gray two-story house. It’s a few steps from behind the house to our front door.