Grateful Day Massage & Professional Cuddling

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​​​​​​I work with each client in order to develop their individual wellness programs. Prices vary depending on the type of treatment and length of session, however, I recommend your first session be at least one hour to allow plenty of time to assess your problems, discuss your treatment goals and demonstrated any stretches or exercises which may be recommended.

Contact me @ 512-593-2435 or (it is NOT ok to contact me for the purposes of solicitation of any kind) with questions and to book your appointment today. Gift certificates are available.




Platonic Cuddle Sessions

Half hour: $55

1 hour: $80

Just as babies and children need touch and affection to survive and thrive, so do adults. Caught up in the stress and minutiae of our lives, we sometimes forget that, yet the need never diminishes or goes away. To feel safe, nurtured and connected through platonic, compassionate cuddling and touch is vital to our physical, mental and emotional health. ​My talents for listening, compassion and quality of touch as a licensed massage therapist naturally lend themselves to the art form that is platonic, compassionate cuddling and touch. As such, I am deeply honored to serve my clients whether they are grieving, stressed, lonely, empty and exhausted or seeking deep relaxation. As with a massage therapy session, endorphins will be released facilitating a peaceful and relaxed state. 

I ask that you be receptive and let me take care of you as I engage all of your senses to help reconnect mind, body and heart. Questions will be asked at various points during your session as I guide you through an experience designed to make you feel safe, respected, nourished and honored. You will receive compassionate touch and being held for most of the session and will likely have your eyes closed with little desire to talk as deep relaxation manifests. New clients will receive a 15 minute phone consultation and at the beginning of their session, will be required to sign a contract of conduct and show their driver license. See the Platonic Cuddle Sessions page for more details & check out my professional cuddling interviews on KVUE and Spectrum News as well as my radio interview on Texas Standard.

Platonic Rental Friend Sessions

$60 an hour

These sessions are for those who want companionship to public outings and can include anything from going to a movie, a walk in the park, dinner, a sporting event or any situation in which someone finds themselves in need of a rental friend. The fee is payable before the session, the cuddle contract rules apply and there is no cuddling involved.


​According to the American Journal of Pain Management, massage therapy is proven to provide "significant reductions in acute and chronic pain and increased muscle flexibility and tone".

Other benefits include:

  • Reducing stress by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, thereby promoting overall wellness
  • Eliminating headaches
  • Relieving sore muscles and back pain
  • Increasing metabolism, assisting in weight lose
  • Softening connective tissue, thus freeing up joints and restoring a fuller range of motion
  • Increasing white blood cells by 85%, thus dramatically decreasing illness
  • Improving circulation by the dilation of blood vessels, relieving congestion throughout the body
  • Increasing lymph drainage by acting as a mechanical cleanser and hastening the elimination of wastes
  • Inducing relaxation which has a sedative, stimulating or even exhausting effect on the nervous system
  • Relieving mental and physical fatigue
  • Improving muscle tone by slowing an reversing muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity
  • Flushing the body of toxins and wastes, thus supporting the immune system

Swedish Massage is a nurturing, relaxing massage designed to relieve the effects of daily stress and reestablish the body-mind connection.

Half hour: $60

1 hour: $90

1.5 hours: $135

2 hours: $180

Prenatal Massage ​is a great way to reduce stress and relieve many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema. Pregnancy massage also reduces stress on weight-bearing joints and encourages blood and lymph circulation, not to mention it feels great!

1 hour: $85

1.5 hours: $125

Deep Tissue Massage promotes specific pain relief of muscles by applying moderate to deep pressure to antagonistic and synergistic muscles in order to restore flexibility and range of motion.

Half hour: $65

1 hour: $95

1.5 hours: $140

2 hours: $190

Reiki Energy Balancing and Healing. Reiki is the practice of transmitting healing energy through the hands based on ancient Japanese healing techniques. Specific hand positions that correspond to the major organs and energy centers (chakras) are utilized, thereby stimulating and amplifying the body's own natural healing abilities. Reiki is helpful for any ailment be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Reiki sessions are performed fully clothed and in addition, aromatherapy essential oils can be included. These are therapeutic grade oils that support the healing process and enhance the effects of Reiki.

Half hour: $45

1 hour: $75

1.5 hours: $110

Sports Massage is designed to flush out metabolic waste products from workouts or events, as well as stretch and release muscles between workouts in order to prevent injury. Sports massage is also effective in warming up muscles prior to participating in an event, such as a marathon. 

Half hour: $65

1 hour: $95

1.5 hours: $140

2 hours: $190

Sound Assisted Tissue Mobilization, SASTM is a form of soft tissue mobilization wherein the therapist utilizes specially designed instruments to detect and treat fascial restrictions as well as muscle knots and scar tissue. I utilize specially designed instruments to detect and treat fascial restrictions, encourage rapid localization and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation or degeneration. Treatment is designed to restore the client to their optimal level of activity with a minimal number of treatments.

20 minutes: $60

Reflexology ​is an ancient Chinese method of natural healing. By applying firm pressure with the fingers to specific nerve endings in the feet and hands, an impulse is conveyed causing a reflex response. This stimulates body organs such as the pituitary glands, lungs, bladder, kidneys, stomach and spleen to return to optimal functioning.

45 minutes: $80

Myofascial Release Therapy addresses the fascia which is the connective tissue that holds the body together. Trauma, postural distortions and inflammation can create the binding down of fascia, resulting in muscle, nerve joint and organ pain. Myofascial release restores mobility and relieves pain.

Half hour: $90

1 hour: $130

2 hours: $260

On-Site Chair Massage ​is a specialized style of bodywork that utilizes a variety of massage techniques. Chair massage is administered while the client is fully clothed, making it suitable for the workplace environment. Pressure applied to specific release points encourages the body to let go of tension, leaving the muscles relaxed with increased circulation and oxygen. Individual sessions range from 10 to 30 minutes and a minimum two hour commitment is required.

Call 512-593-2435 for pricing options.

Cancellation policy

Should you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, I require at least 24 hours notice. Same day cancellations or "no shows" are subject to a cancellation fee of 100% of the amount of the session missed, payable in full before the start of the next session.

"I've been looking for a top quality massage therapist in Austin for the last five years, and Kristi is the first one I've seen...

Wonderful massage!"

~Craig Bennett, Client