It’s so difficult to condense over a decade of knowledge, study, and experience into a single “specialty.” My career has provided me many opportunities for growth and development of my professional skills, and over the years I have learned so much from my students, my teachers, my bosses, and my colleagues.
I’ve built a sustainable and successful clientele in spas, clinics, and in private practice.
I’ve helped so many massage students master the fundamentals and achieve their dreams of starting their new careers.
I’ve worked with massage spas to train and develop their staff, grow their clientele, and increase revenue.
I’ve helped massage schools to train the next generation of massage therapists, increase student engagement, and improve MBLEx pass rates, graduation rates, and student job placement.
Now, I’d like to help you, too!
While my knowledge-base and skillset may be broad, my particular specialties are:
Massage: Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage
Education: Skeletal System, Bony Landmarks, Joints
Professional: Therapist Retention (reducing turnover)
& academic achievements
& titles held
I've taught and/or written
A.A. Psychology, Darton College
B.A. Biological Anthropology, Univ. of South Florida
Massage Therapy Diploma, Sunstate Academy
Esthetician/Facial Specialist Diploma, Sunstate Academy
Licensed Massage Therapist: MA61870 (inactive)
Licensed Facial Specialist: FB9761649 (inactive)
Licensed Massage Therapist: 26151 (Active)
Owner, David Holden LMT, 2015-present
Massage Therapy Instructor, Sunstate Academy (2015)
Massage Therapy Program Manager, Sunstate Academy (2018)
Dean of Academics, Sunstate Academy (2019)
Massage Therapy Instructor, Oregon School of Massage (2020)
Director of Education, Oregon School of Massage (2021)
Director of Education, Touchpoint Academy, Co-owner and Co-founder (2022)
Myofascial Mobilization for Neck and Shoulder Girdle
Deep Tissue Thai
Orthopedic Massage for Cervical, Low Back, Hip Conditions
Neuromuscular Treatments for Cervical, Low Back, Hip Conditions
FAPSC Educator of the Year 2017-18
Mindful Teaching Pro Certified Educator
NESTA Certified Yoga Instructor
ABMP Professional Member 2011-present
Therapeutic Hot Stone
Body Mechanics for LMTs
Social Media Marketing for LMTs