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David Lauterstein, LMT, Cert. ZB

David Lauterstein is Co-Director of The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin (founded 1989).  His private practice in bodywork

and coaching massage/bodywork is at Creekside Whole Health Center, 1209 Parkway in Austin. 

David has been a therapist for over 40 years and a teacher since 1982.  His primary trainings were in massage therapy with Bob King, Structural Bodywork with Rolfer, Daniel Blake, Cranio-Sacral Therapy with earlier students of John Upledger, and, since 1986, Zero Balancing with its founder, Dr. Fritz Smith, MD.  David has received

the Educator of the Year Awards from AMTA, from the Aliiance for Massage Therapy Education, and is inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.

He is the author of three books, “The Deep Massage Book: How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork”, “Putting the Soul Back

in the Body:A Manual of Imaginative Anatomy for Massage Therapists”, and “Life in the Bones: A Biography of Zero Balancing and Dr Fritz Smith”.  He has taught workshops throughout the U.S., for many years in the UK and in Costa Rica.  He teaches primarily his method of Deep Massage and Zero Balancing. 

He is a core instructor in the Advanced Program for Clinical Massage and Bodywork at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and a Zero Balancing faculty member.

His private practice at Creekside consists primarily of Zero Balancing and/or Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method.  Both modalities focus on the integration of structure and energy, with the goal of helping the receiver or student relieve pain and tension, and support them, through advanced bodywork, in becoming a healthier and more fulfilled person in mind, body and spirit.  Zero Balancing focuses on the structure and energy of the whole person through the bones and joints; Deep Massage through the soft tissues. 

The benefits of Zero Balancing and Deep Massage may include:

·      Improved structural alignment

·      Relief from chronic and/or acute muscle tension

·      Heightened energy level

·      Deeper relaxation

·      More graceful, easier movement

·      More peace of mind

·      Heightened creativity

·      Greater emotional balance

·      More self-acceptance

·      An uplifting of Spirit

·      Relief from pain that other modalities may not have fully relieved



Contact David:


or call 512-785-3156.

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