About Your Therapist
Kevin Graef’s approach to bodywork is noteworthy for taking the time to feel what is going on with his clients and not rushing the unwinding of deeply held tension. As an instructor at Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, his teaching style reflects this same philosophy; he ignites the passion and curiosity that he discovers in his students and helps them to fully develop their massage skills. In his free time, Kevin enjoys flora, fauna, swimming, and eating clean and yummy foods.
Sara Bergeson’s style of massage brings you into a state where the body’s natural healing processes can occur. She uses a broad, firm, flowing pressure overall. For problem areas she incorporates a much slower, deeper compression to allow the muscle to release. She believes in the body’s natural ability to heal itself and to alleviate any pain it is experiencing, and loves using her skills in massage therapy to help people.
Samantha Saladino is a licensed massage therapist and yoga teacher. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in biological science, with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology. Her comprehensive massage training includes techniques such as Jin shin do, Pre- and Post-Natal, Lymphatic, Deep Tissue, as well as Yoga Teacher Training and Therapy. She has extensive experience working with injury and rehabilitation, buttressed by her Clinical and Sports massage training. A musician herself, Samantha is familiar with the body mechanics of different instruments. She customizes the perfect session to help each client receive optimal balance and manage their pain.
Renee Cahill is a compassionate therapist that has been practicing massage since 2010. She actively challenges herself to continually keep learning. Currently she is studying Zero Balancing and Ashiatsu massage. Her training to date includes Orthopedic, swedish, deep tissue, sports, pre-/post-natal and labor support, Shiatsu, Traditional Thai, aromatherapy, foot reflexology, the Brandon Raynor technique and Deep Massage by David Lauterstein. Renee utilizes a combination of techniques from these various modalities to effectively tailor treatments to each client’s individual needs. Her attention to detail from the moment the client walks in to the moment they leave completes every experience. She believes the client should leave relaxed, in less pain, with more movement and with self care information to empower their own healing.
Caroline Palumbo is a licensed massage therapist and Reiki practioner currently based in Austin, Texas. She grew up on the East Coast, where she was certified in Reiki and developed a passion for the mind-body-spirit connection. She received her 500 hour massage training at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin.
Caroline believes that healing happens from the inside out. Her goal is to work with you in a way that empowers and teaches you to find the healer within. Her passion for energy work is evident in her sessions, which may include craniosacral therapy, deep tissue massage, stretching, and Swedish massage.
Caroline maintains balance in her life by practicing yoga, meditation, and swimming in all of the beautiful natural springs in Austin.
Business Owner, Asenath Avinash, enjoys creating spaces where people can experience moments of trancendence, beauty, peace or healing. WorkWell Austin is home to many amazing therapists, healers and clients from all walks of life. Asenath tries to make this home as nourishing and inspiring as possible. In her free-time she practices permaculture, Buddhism, and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Diana Beilman, MAcOM, LAc. is a licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Reiki Master. She is passionate about helping people maintain their epic lifestyles and cultivate optimal states of being. She obtained her MSOM from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, and attended post-graduate clinical observation at the First TCM Affiliated Hospital in Guangzhou, China.
Diana specializes in women’s health, digestive disorders, musculoskeletal injuries and psycho-emotional imbalances. Her therapeutic approaches, skill set and scope of practice is far reaching, with the ability to treat almost any ailment or disease. Her treatment style is a fusion of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Esoteric Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation, Tung Style, Tan’s Balance Method, Usui Reiki, Shiatsu, crystal and sound healing.
Diana aims to unravel the source of illness, unearth the root of disease and peel away the layers of sickness to support a robust and thriving state of being. When she’s not in acupuncture mode, Diana loves to go camping, attend concerts, host events and travel. She also enjoys Taiji, Qi Gong, meditation, working out, salsa dancing and snowboarding.
(Tue 12:00-2:00, Wed 3:00-8:00, Fri 10:30-7:30)
Alexis Alexander, MAcOM, LAc received her Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University in 2006 and worked as a social worker in the healthcare field for 6 years. She received her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA in Austin, Tx in 2015, completing over 1,000 internship hours in the Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic, the Seton-Topfer Community Clinic and at Austin’s Council on Recovery. While in school she also studied the art of Pulse Diagnosis with Dr. William Morris and received her NADA Acudetox Certification. Alexis is currently enrolled in ICEAM’s Canonical Chinese Medicine Training Diplomate Program.
Alexis primarily practices Japanese Style Acupuncture. This style tends to use fewer, finer needles and can be done using non-insertive needle techniques with a blunt Teishin Needle. Alexis also incorporates the use of Moxibustion into treatment. Moxa (Artemisia Argyii) is an herb used to warm certain Acu-points with goal of increasing circulation and promoting healing.
When not treating in the clinic she can be found in the air at aerial dance studios around town and volunteering with Hospice Austin. She currently resides in Austin, Tx with her four legged friends Dodge and Nellie.
(Tuesday, 3:00-8:00, Wednesday 9:30-2:30, Saturday 10:00-8:00)
Originally from El Paso, TX, Michelle Gonzalez, MAcOM, L.Ac. received her BA in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin before graduating from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. Michelle is NCCAOM certified in chinese herbs and oriental medicince. She has post graduate work in Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture, Nada Auricular acupuncture and Reiki training.
Michelle is passionate about her work and is dedicated to helping her patients with compassion and care. Michelle is also bilingual and enjoys speaking Spanish. She has extensive experience in treating a wide variety of health conditions, including pain, allergies, psycho-emotional issues, woman’s health issues, fertility challenges, stress, facial rejuvention, weight loss, and addiction to name a few.
When not treating patients Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs and 4 chickens.
Jacqueline Milliken MAcOM, L.Ac, is a licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist. She obtained her Masters degree of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine from AOMA. She is licensed from the Texas Board of Medical Examiners, and is board Certified by NCCAOM.
Jacqueline uses an integrative approach to healing combining acupuncture, with Asian bodywork, and herbal medicine. She is passionate about helping people maintain their healthy and active lifestyles.
While attending the University of Akron, she learned about alternative medicine and its major impact on health. From there she was inspired to learn more about different ways of healing that didn’t involve heavy pharmaceutical interventions. Jacqueline treats a myriad of aliments such as muscle skeletal problems, sports injuries, psycho-emotional, and women’s health. She also specializes in cupping, cosmetic therapies, and Mei Zen facial acupuncture.
(Monday 10:00am -10:00pm)