Updated: Feb 26, 2020


Katie is a board certified massage therapist with over 15 years of experience. She received her initial training from Spa Tech Institute in 2005 in Portland, Maine . Since then, she has worked in a variety of hotel and day spa settings in New England, New Mexico, Georgia and now Austin Texas. She has done training in Ashiatsu, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Lomi Lomi, Swedish and reflexology. Katie holds a BA in Psychology and is a veteran of The United Stated Air Force. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and exploring her new home in Austin, Tx.


Denis has been practicing massage therapy since 2014 after graduating the Lauterstein Conway Massage School. He specializes in Deep Tissue and is proficient in Swedish and Sports Massage. Denis views massage therapy as the most fulfilling occupation one could ever have. 

Denis is a United States Marine Corp Veteran and the proud father of two sons. In his free time he enjoys painting, cooking, playing with his boys, and spending time in the green spaces around Austin. 

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Doug started his massage therapy journey in Hawaii at the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage where he completed an extensive 750 hour program. Since graduating over 16 years ago Doug has been working full time in resort spas nationally and in the local Austin massage scene for nearly 11 years.

Throughout his extensive career in massage therapy Doug has mastered several different massage modalities including Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Swedish, Thai and most notably Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. Doug has gained quite the reputation in the Austin area for his unique approach that blends his Aloha Spirit with therapeutic massage techniques.

A closer look at Doug's stylistic approach to massage reveals that his integrated protocol of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi and Thai assisted yoga massage techniques for deep but also relaxing body-work. He puts a big emphasis on a holistic whole body view of massage.

Personal Interest:

Doug’s personal interest are long distance backpacking, hiking at the Austin Greenbelt, swimming at Barton Springs Pool and the Pedernales River with his dog, and gourmet cooking.

Fun Fact About Doug: Doug spent a portion of his childhood in France and can speak the French language fluently.

Recent Reviews of Doug:

“Doug was great! First time and he was able to help immediately.”


“Doug does such a great Lomi Lomi massage. I'll be back again and again.”


“It was such a WONDERFUL massage, I had a 90 minutes with Douglas would definitely recommend him”


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We all know that feeling sitting on I35 or the Mopac moving at a snails pace, the frustration as you sit through 4 light cycles on S. Lamar Blvd. That feeling of tension in the neck as we stop and go or that ache in the lower back from sitting too long in the car eagerly waiting to get home. The amount of stress that builds up while sitting in traffic in unquantifiable for the average Austinite.

The bad news is that the traffic in Austin is only going to get worse. In 2017 the average Austin motorist spent nearly 66 hours stuck in traffic. Austin also climbed the latter to rank #14 of the most congested cities in the United States. The good news is there are ways to relieve the discomfort and stress that comes with traffic.

While Stuck in Traffic Don’t Forget to Breathe

You’d be surprised when paying attention that you’re probably holding your breathe in traffic more than realized. This sort of breathing is not good for our stress levels but is easy to remedy. Make sure to be taking deep intentional belly breathes with controlled exhalations. By focusing on this for even as little as a minute your body should start to feel more relaxed. This is an free remedy that anyone can do.

Post Traffic Stress Relief

Infrared Sauna

We know stress raises our blood pressure and one way to lower our blood pressure is with an Infrared Sauna session. Infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps circulation. Clinical research shows a reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Both are key factors in maintaining a healthy heart.

For more information on the effects of Infrared Sauna Sessions and heart health refer to our other article “What Does Science Say About Infrared Saunas and Heart Disease?”

Relieve that traffic headache, pain and stress with a massage

It’s never a bad idea to do an activity to relieve the stress of traffic right after being stuck in it for an extended period of time. One of the biggest therapeutic benefits of massage therapy is it’s ability to provide significant stress relief. We recommend a Swedish Massage for general relaxation but if your experiencing some chronic pain from your daily commute try a Deep Tissue Massage. Schedule a massage for after one of your weekday commutes so you have something to look forward to and relieve yourself from all of the negative health effects from traffic.

Now we've got you thinking about your daily traffic stress and you may be wondering - I wish there was a massage near me somewhere along my commute. Conveniently located at the Westgate Shopping Center on the corner of South Lamar and Ben White Blvd, commuter accessibility is some of the best in South Austin. You may also find it very convenient location to run any weekday errands with places like Central Market in the same shopping center.

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