David Lauterstein is a teacher, practitioner, and writer. He co-founded The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin in 1989.
David teaches and practices primarily Zero Balancing and Deep Massage: Lauterstein Method. His workshops are held each year at his school, as well as in Maine, England, and Costa Rica.
David is the author of Putting the Soul Back in the Body, The Deep Massage Book: How to Combine Energy and Structure in Bodywork, Life in the Bones: A Biography of Dr. Fritz Smith and Zero Balancing, and the forthcoming The Memory Palace of Bones, co-authored with Dr. Jeff Rockwell. His background prior to bodywork was in music – he has a CD of acoustic guitar for massage and meditation called Roots and Branches.
David’s private practice is located in Austin. He plans to teach a special 100-hour Zero Balancing Certification program through his school in 2023.
“I have practiced, taught, and written about bodymind therapies since 1977. I am continually fascinated.”
Experience and Certifications
- Certified in Structural Bodywork
- Certified in Zero Balancing as both Practitioner and Teacher
What others say about David’s books
The Deep Massage Book – “An absolute masterpiece! Written by a true master of this ancient craft; and a joy to read.” —Robert Schleip, PhD, Director Fascia Research Project
Ulm University, Germany
The Deep Massage Book – “If you purchase only one hands-on book this year, make this the one. It is the most innovative book for bodyworkers in the past 30 years!” —Bob King, national educator, industry leader Co-founder, Chicago School of Massage Therapy
Life in the Bones – “This amazing biography taught me more about the energy body and the origin and evolution of mind/body therapies than I have learned in 30 years of practice and teaching.” —Paul Sibcy, MA