For David, massage is his life, not just a career. Receiving regular massage is his primary form of preventative healthcare. He has learned healing techniques starting as a child, directly from his father, who has been a massage therapist, counselor, and teacher since 1970. David is also a technical writer and computer technician so he has first hand experience of the chronic pains of being a desk jockey. His active lifestyle has also given him insight into recovering from athletic injury and repetitive muscular overuse. He has also dislocated his shoulder over 35 times, and has extensive experience recovering from and rehabilitating shoulder injuries.
David focused his education on therapeutic deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, sports massage, and orthopedic massage, and has integrated aspects of these bodywork techniques with the application of hydro-heat therapy. The heat from the hydrocollator hot packs penetrates the layers of muscle tissue to promote blood flow, which allows for a less painful, more deeply effective massage that also reduces much of the post-massage soreness.
David has practiced professionally since 2009 and has officially received over 1,270 hours of combined training from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and his father. He has worked with athletic teams at Colorado University at both the Denver and Boulder campuses and also volunteered massage at the Ronald McDonald House, and the Colorado Center for Resource Conservation.
David comes from the distant state of Vermont, and enjoy the many activities Northern California has to offer. He loves nature, hiking, exploring, board games, ultimate, and table tennis.
CAMTC # 27618