Feel Damn Good came to life in May of 2020, though the concept had been long brewing before then. FDG is a thoughtful collaboration of techniques, clients, and ideas meant to shake up your idea of what a Damn Good Massage can truly be.

Owned and operated by Katrina Augostini, with sessions available with Sara Ilig, Manda Levy, and Katrina herself. 

This isn't just another massage studio. It's the best damn massage you'll find in Austin, for the best damn price. 

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About Sara

Sara comes to FDG with a couple decades' worth of experience in massage and bodywork as well as EFT (tapping). She knows her superpowers and she uses them well. She's highly skilled, attentive, and detail oriented in her massage approach, and she's a deeply present and supportive guide during EFT sessions. 

If you're feeling like your body is a bit sluggish, there's a lot of stress weighing on your shoulders, or you haven't found the therapist to get at a problem area in just the right way, Sara's got you. She's developed her massage approach over 20+ years in private practice, with help from Traditional Chinese Medicine tools like cupping and Gua Sha to add an edge to her deep tissue approach. Cupping can bring blood flow and pain relief to stubborn areas, while Gua Sha can address stiffness, pain, and general well-being. 

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Sara's warm energy and presence will put at ease as soon as you walk in, but her work isn'tfor those looking for a basic Swedish massage (she also does not do Pregnancy massage). Her massage style is attentive, thorough, and can be quite intense. Her multifaceted approach will address just about any issue you bring to the table, be it a kinked neck, persistent low back pain, or chronic stress/tension. 

Sara is also available for EFT (tapping) sessions to address emotional distress, long held personal development or past trauma blocks, and physical pain. This will be very beneficial if you have already made progress from counseling or therapy and are looking to continue to resolve personal blocks in a more down to Earth, less stuffy setting. Tapping is very accessible, and can be both fun and life changing. These are separate sessions from massage, but can be stacked for a dual session to really tap (pun intended!) into the powerful link between your emotional/mental state and your physical state.

About Manda

A former dancer, Manda pays close attention to her client’s movement and posture. “It’s incredible, the story a body can tell a bodyworker as they walk through the door of a studio.”. She addresses blocks in range of motion with both soft tissue work as well as deep stretching, all while incorporating breath work into sessions. Her work is slow and deep, allowing the muscles to unwind with a combination of pressure and patience. She approaches her clients with warmth and care, and employs a whole body & mind approach to bodywork.

 

Manda completed her initial massage training in 2000 at The Smith Institute. She has studied with institutions such as The Lauterstein Conway School, Texas Healing Arts and New Beginning School of Massage. She has specialized training in the low back and hip area (treating sciatica and piriformis syndrome) and relieving tension in the head, neck and jaw. 

 

She began her work in the destination wellness spa industry and has over the past decade focused on corrective bodywork, developing treatment plans for her clients. 

Moving into her 23rd year of massage, she continues to introduce distressed and tired bodies to the magic of freedom in movement.

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About Kat

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Kat is both business owner and massage therapist for FDG.  She's a problem solver and giver at heart. These attributes lead her to exploring kinesiology, medical settings, and ultimately massage therapy.

Kat has developed her technique to involve lots of movement, fluidity, and assessment, deeply listening to the body and all it has to say.  

Kat has a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from New Beginning School of Massage's LMT program in Austin. Immediately after graduating, Kat began a 6 month apprenticeship with successful and sought after therapist, Julia Traylor of Rise. Afterwards she worked with some of Austin's best therapists at Myo Massage, before moving to Generator Athlete Lab as one of the original therapists at the facility opening in September 2018. 

Kat transitioned from a solo out-call only practice to the single room studio for Feel Damn Good in the summer of 2020. FDG has grown since, and now occupies a beautiful two room studio on West 5th. 

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