David Lauterstein is co-owner of The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and is the founder and teacher of Deep Massage: Lauterstein Method. He is a Zero Balancing faculty member and a member of the Zero Balancing Health Association and the Association for Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). He is the Presiding Chair of the Massage Therapy Advisory Board in Texas, under the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
David has been in private practice since 1977 doing deep massage, Structural Bodywork, then cranio-sacral work and Zero Balancing. He has taught at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy (1982-84), The Texas School of Massage Studies (1985-88) and at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School which he co-founded with John Conway in Austin, Texas (1989-present). He has been teaching workshops in Deep Massage (since 1983) and in Zero Balancing (since 1996) and gives workshops in the UK, Costa Rica and throughout the USA. Since the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to limit face to face workshops he has been teaching live on-line workshops on "Deep Massage for the Neck" and "Deep Massage for the Feet". He also runs online courses: "The Art of Massage: Ways of Touching" and "Intro to Deep Massage - the Lauterstein Method."
David has had his writings published in both books and journals and in his monthly newsletter: Putting the Soul Back in the Body. He is the former editor of the Massage Therapy Journal and has had articles published there as well as in Kindred Spirit, Massage Magazine, Massage and Bodywork, Positive Health and other journals. He is the author of the books Putting the Soul Back in the Body: A Manual of Imaginative Anatomy for Massage Therapists, The Deep Massage Book: How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork, and Life in the Bones: A Biography of Dr Fritz Smith and Zero Balancing, as well a recent on-line collection, The Art of Massage. He is also the composer of the CD, Roots and Branches, for massage and meditation.
David is active on Facebook with large followings on both his "personal" and his "professional" page. He is internationally known as one of the foremost advocates for the integration of science and art in bodywork.
He is based in Austin, Texas.