Owner / Massage Therapist
Asenath Avinash knows massage! She practiced massage therapy for many years before opening WorkWell Austin in 2010 and has been a mentor, client and avid fan of some of Austin’s most wildly talented and knowledgeable therapists. Her love of people, community building and entrepreneurship, have helped her bring those therapists together at WorkWell Austin. A life-long creative, Asenath and WorkWell Austin especially support and promote Austin’s artists, actors and musicians. Outside of work, Asenath is deeply dedicated to her Buddhist practice, her son and to living a life that promotes peace and happiness for all people. Asenath loves to play music, write songs, enjoy nature, practice permaculture and wax philosophical in her blog posts for WorkWell Austin.
Massage TherapistSara Bergeson has been practicing massage since 2010. She loves massage therapy and also practices and deeply resonates with Energetic Medicine, which addresses the patterns that have been established in the non-physical levels of our being, patterns who’s effects manifest now on our physical being. She believes in our Divinity, it’s intelligence, and the body’s natural ability to heal itself and alleviate any pain it is experiencing. Her role as your therapist is to bring you into a state of allowing this healing to occur. She uses broad, firm, flowing pressure overall. For problematic areas, she incorporates a much slower, deeper compression, along with many other massage therapy techniques geared to achieve release of holding patterns. She also actively practices Reiki and offers sessions at WorkWell. “Thank You for complimenting your life with the healing I intend to help facilitate.” ~Sara
Massage TherapistKevin Graef has been practicing Massage since 2010. He graduated from The Lauterstein~Conway Massage School’s (TLC) 500 hour program, in Nov. 2010, and attended their Advanced Program in 2012. He has practiced through privately owned small businesses and, as well as practicing at WorkWell, teaches the 500 hour program and several workshops at TLC. His main areas of expertise are Body Mobilization and Deep Tissue. He tries to blend work that opens and renews tissues with work that feels good and relaxes his clients. Outside of Massage, he enjoys being outside immensely. He loves birds, especially hawks and owls (but all birds are cool!) He likes to hike, run, swim and go to the gym. Additionally, he fixes cars in his spare time and is always reading massage books to expand his work.
Massage TherapistRenee Cahill has been practicing massage since 2000 and has been practicing specifically in Austin since 2014. She has practiced in Hotel Spas, Events, Massage Clinics and has experience with private practice in her own home and out calls. Her main areas of expertise are Ashiatsu, Orthopedic, Ashi-Thai and Traditional Thai Massage. She also practices Swedish, Deep Tissue, Massage for Childbearing Year (pre-, post- and labor support), AromaTouch Technique, Myofascial Release, Shiatsu and Foot Reflexology. Outside of Massage, she loves to swing dance, knit, read, travel, hike and do Jazzercise.
Maggie Rounsavall has been practicing massage since 2006 and has had an interest in healing arts her entire life. She’s practiced in spas, chiropractic offices, has taught as a private massage and polarity therapy practitioner. Her main areas of expertise are Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point and Craniosacral Therapy. She studied at the Polarity Realization Institution/Spa Tech Institution in Maine. She has a certification in strength training and Craniosacral Therapy. Maggie enjoys continuing to study and learn. Polarity Therapy was partly developed using Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine and the knowledge is endless like looking into the universe.
Massage TherapistNatalia Macias has been practicing massage therapy and healing modalities for 10 years as of February 2017 and she’s also been a yoga instructor for the last 5 years. She has mostly worked in integrative wellness centers, like WorkWell, but has also worked in chiropractic settings, medical/doctors offices, as well as international retreats and spas. Her main area of expertise is deep tissue and sports massage. As a former dancer and yoga teacher, ergonomic movement has been at the forefront of her attraction to this work. As she’s evolved as a therapist and healer over the years, she is enjoying integrating a more subtle and energetic approach into her deep work. She loves to travel and enjoys working with children — teaching them Spanish and French in an alternative education setting. She is learning how to play the ukulele, and is a huge fan of seeing live music!
AcupuncturistDavid Taylor has been practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine since 2013. He practicied out of his home for a couple of years before moving to practicing at WorkWell in 2016. The conditions he treats most commonly include pain, anxiety and depression. His specialty is treating issues of the psyche, from general malaise and panic attacks to creativity and purpose. He incorporates guided meditations to help clients reflect on issues that are most important to them. Outside of acupuncture, he enjoys cooking for friends and family. As an herbalist, he’ll always have a special place in his heart for plants, and he’s gardened at home for several seasons and volunteers at local organic farms.
Samantha Saladino has been practicing Massage since 2003 and yoga since 1993. She has practiced in spas, chiropractic offices and taught. She is an international anatomy, kinesiology and massage technique teacher. She trains yoga teachers and teaches public and private yoga classes as well. Her main areas of expertise are deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports massage, myofascial release, injury recovery and prevention and alignment based Hatha yoga. Outside of Massage and Yoga, Sam loves music, her children, Jewish Studies, building community and gardening.
Heather McCan has been practicing massage since 2011. She practiced at Barton Creek Chiropractice and Premier Family Physicians before joining the WorkWell Family. Her main areas of expertise include Therapueutic Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. Outside of massage she enjoys running, music, art festivals and animals.
Sarah Loftus graduated from Lauterstein Conway in May of 2016 and has been working as a massage therapist since graduation. She has practiced in a deep tissue center with a spa like environment that operates more like a therapy clinic, marrying the healing and relaxing properties of massage. Her main area of expertise is deep tissue; she especially enjoys doing focused work. She regularly practices Swedish Massage as well. Outside of massage, she enjoys yoga, riding her bike, studying herbal medicine and makes botanical drawings. She also loves camping and hiking.
Stephanie Roughton has been practicing massage therapy since 2011. Aside from practicing at WorkWell, she works with private clients in her home office and is available to travel to clients’ homes as well. Her main areas of expertise are pre/post natal massage and energy work. As a mother of three, she has a deep connection to the nurturer in us all and feels it is an honor to be of service. She holds a space allowing for deep rejuvenation. Her intention for her clients is to release that which does not serve, to receive that which is in ones highest interest and to restore physical, emotional and spiritual balance. Outside of massage, she lives on ranch land outside of Austin where she holds camps for children, families and workshops for women and men. She is an artist and crafts woman currently creating dream catchers and jewelry. She enjoys being outdoors, drumming, singing, dancing, playing with children, making art projects, swimming and receiving massage.
Jessica Medellin has been practicing massage since 2009. She has practiced at spas and bed and breakfasts before joining the WorkWell family. She specializes in deep relaxation massage, fiber technique and particularly loves working with feet and facial massage. Outside of massage therapy she loves music, singing, creating mixed-media artwork, reading, traveling and being outdoors. And, of course, she loves to recieve massage as well! 😉
Kim Taylor is a licensed massage therapist, a Registered Yoga Teachar and is certified in the Vodder method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage. She has been practicing since 2016. She has practiced in spas and currently works in a chiropractic office when she’s not at WorkWell. Kim has a gentle, intuitive touch, which allows her to connect with clients on a deep level to understand their specific needs. You will leave a session with Kim feeling both relaxed and energized. Outside of massage, she teaches yoga and loves to hike and swim.
Massage TherapistErica Hnilo has been practicing massage for two years. She has practiced massage in chiropractic offices and college campuses throughout San Antonio, but she makes the commute to Austin because WorkWell is her home. Her main areas of expertise are ashiatsu, deep pressure, thai, and orthopedic massage. Outside of massage therapy she is an avid yogi and weight lifter and is working towards her 500 CYT — Certification in Yoga Therapy, a 500 hour yoga training. She is currently going to school to be a Physical Therapist Assistant.