About the therapists...
Melissa McCabe, LMT/Owner
In Austin, Texas since 2007 after graduating from Shepherd University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in therapeutic recreation. Having grown up near the hectic Washington D.C. area, I appreciate a place where tension is viewed as a hindrance rather than the norm.
It is my mission to provide therapeutic massage to all who enter our doors, we communicate our approach and treatments, and offer the highest skilled therapists.
Form + Function Massage is not your average massage studio or business, we take our time, and tailor your experience to your needs, as it should be.
Meet Kenia, she's a small stature but she's filled with both serious power and personality. Massage became the obvious answer while seeking a career path that was fulfilling on both sides of the bar. Hailing from Michigan, she graduated from Irene's Myomassology Institute in 2012, giving her the 6 years of an integrated approach to massage therapy.
With this title in hand, Kenia uses several different modalities to address a variety of concerns and her passion for therapeutic assessment, injury prevention and personalized treatment shows with every session.
Rhys has a focused interest in the therapeutic and corrective side of massage. His techniques help clients gain range of motion, correct posture, and aids in self-care techniques. He worked predominantly with runners and power lifters prior to coming to Form + Function.
Specializing in Compensation Patterns and Deep Tissue techniques, Rhys can work with the everyday athlete, or the weekend warrior who suffers from neck, upper back, low back, and hip discomfort. As well as chronic pain sufferers, non-athletes, or just general tension.
Matthew began his career with massage therapy roughly 4 years ago after his father suffered a debilitating knee injury. Needing rehabilitation therapy for months after, Matthew was able to work alongside massage therapist and PT's to aid his recovery.
Using deep tissue, trigger points and other skills he picked up along the way Matthew strives to help clients recover and recuperate from daily life in Austin.
Well versed in a variety of skill John has over 5 years as an LMT. He has a great interest in the therapeutic side of massage and helping people gain better range of motion, posture, and self-care techniques.
Also John has a deep passion in connecting and empathizing with others, helping manage stress, anxiety, and trauma through massage and meditation. He practices and lives a yogic lifestyle with an emphasis on mindfulness in everyday life.
Her interest in massage therapy birthed a few years after obtaining personal training certifications (NASM) where she directed much focus on corrective flexibility. She has become familiar with the integrity of soft tissue, muscles and their fascia (connective tissue ) and how together their dynamic relationship functions to either promote or prevent optimal movement.
She then decided to go forward with pursuing a professional license in soft tissue manipulation in 2013. Since then she has further honed in on corrective modalities and as a high performance athlete she has taken an interest in techniques in sports massage and clinical modalities: Post Isometric Stretching(PIS), active release(ART), and myofascial release techniques. Her massage style is improving functional and sport performance while assisting pain management through orthopedic techniques.
She is currently enrolled in Texas State University working on a BA in Exercise Science with a focus in clinical Kinesiology and exercise physiology
Sophia has a passion for helping people in pain. Through massage she has found a fulfilling way to help others by providing a space to heal both physically and mentally. After leaving a career that revolved around high stress and anxiety it is refreshing to be part of a group that empathizes and truly cares about the wellbeing of others.
A Texas native, Sophia likes to spend her time outside exploring and traveling.
Abby has an immense passion for helping others seeking pain relief, soft tissue recovery maintenance, nagging aches and pains, as well as improving others overall muscular functionality. Abby has been practicing massage in Austin, Tx for 6 years. In that time, she has focused her education on the fascial connective tissue and its relationship to the nervous system.
Interweaving her use of Craniosacral Therapy and Deep Fascial Massage, she meets the client's individual preferences with a variety of pressure and techniques. Considering the brain's attachment to tension patterns in the body, Abby works to untether bad habits, recalibrate the nervous system and pave the way to pain free movement. -Massage has given her a deep understanding of muscular functionality, dysfunction, and what is needed to recover from exercise induced stress.
Katie loves her work and puts her heart into every massage! She gives deep pressure massage that still feels relaxing. Katie's specialty is digging in to stubborn shoulder/neck tension, as well as the low back/hip/glute area.
She starts with gentle warm-up strokes and gradually increases to a deep, sustained pressure. She wants to see you move towards a pain-free existence and will always make recommendations on how to care for your muscles between sessions!
While easing the body into a deep state of relaxation, she firmly gives the right pressure to the areas that need it, and leaves you feeling lighter and looser.
Bobbie is a Texas Licensed Massage Therapist and Massage Therapy Instructor. After beginning her holistic career specializing in structural integration and deep tissue massage in 2010, she integrated her love of creativity and mindfulness into her work as an Expressive Arts Coach.
Years of continual study and professional development have left her with a balanced and thorough approach to treating chronic pain and stress related illness in its various forms. Bobbie utilizes knowledge from her status as an aromatherapist, herbalist, bodyworker, creative coach, and Reiki Master to find the right approach to help clients to achieve their wellness goals.
Specialities include migraine, fibromyalgia, neuromuscular disease, palliative care, chronic pain, anxiety, and chakra imbalance.