What started as a fun way to reach clients through in-home sessions, turned into a perfectly timed collaboration between two local woman-owned businesses. Katrina Augostini is the founder of Kat Can Help, a small out-call only massage practice. Dena Kinate is the founder of Applied Pressure, previously located in Austin, Texas now relocated to St. Paul, Minnesota.
In March 2020, Katrina purchased Applied Pressure's Austin-based massage practice at 809 South Lamar and brought Feel Damn Good to life. FDG is a collaboration of techniques, clients, and ideas from both business, now owned & operated by Kat.
If you're an Austin client of Dena's looking to book a session at Applied Pressure, you're in the right place. Kat's style is similar to Dena's, and much of what you knew from Applied Pressure remains the same. We're still located in the same studio on SOLA, pricing and sessions are still the same. There's new art on the walls, but you'll find the same attention to detail and dedication to skilled work. If you're in Minnesota though, you'll want to check out Dena's new location in St. Paul.
Kat is a problem solver and giver at heart. These attributes lead her to exploring kinesiology, medical settings, and ultimately massage therapy.
She received her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009, transitioned to a Chiropractic Assistant shortly after, and then manual therapy through the New Beginning School of Massage's LMT program in Austin in 2014. 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. She remained as one of the lead therapists, working closely with the co-owners and athletes of all abilities, while also taking on the role of Assistant Manager. In 2019, Kat began her own out-call only massage practice, eventually leading her to the purchase of Applied Pressure's Austin-based facility in early 2020.
Kat has developed her technique to involve lots of movement, fluidity, and assessment, deeply listening to the body and all it has to say. Movement is vital to the human body, so expect lots of mobility work, active & passive movement, and discussion of self care.
Meet “The powerhouse”. Brianna (Bri) is a Sports Massage rockstar. She started at Applied Pressure as an apprentice to then owner Dena Kinate. Her raw talent and unique style have lead her to become an A+ bodyworker, gaining her own dedicated following of clients over the last couple years.
Bri specializes in a combo of structural integration & myofascial release type of deep tissue, with Active Release Therapy (ART) sprinkled in the mix. She is strong, intuitive, and has an extensive understanding of anatomy. Whether you need a thorough flushing of your quads or a targeted approach to neck muscles, she is your girl. Bri's sessions are deeply effective and powerful.