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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! 



 & academic achievements 


& titles held


& Accomplishments


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-founder (2022)

Prenatal Massage

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

Sports Massage

Prenatal Massage

Orthopedic Assessment

Postural Assessment

Body Mechanics for LMTs

Social Media Marketing for LMTs

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