Continuing Education at Downeast School of Massage, Waldoboro, Maine

DEEP MASSAGE: The Lauterstien Method – How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork

October 22nd, 23rd, & 24th, 2020

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-5pm each day     21 CE Hours

Sunday (for past students of Zero Balancing) (click on this link)

Early Registration$450.00
(with $150 nonrefundable deposit by Aug. 13)

Late Registration:  $525

(with $200 nonrefundable deposit no later than Sept. 13)

Course Description:

Special Three-day Intensive for new students of Deep Massage, as well as past Deep Massage students wanting advanced understanding and techniques.

“If you touch the soft tissues in a manner that causes the nervous system to relax and energy to flow, you will have the optimum therapeutic benefit.”

Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method enables the massage therapist to engage with the logic, vitality and beauty of the human body and is David’s unique approach to structural and energetic bodywork. It has its roots in the traditions of Rolfing, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and Zero Balancing.

David’s teaching will broaden your anatomical knowledge and your understanding of the dynamic life of soft tissue. The effect of the work is unique and deeply satisfying to the mind and spirit, giving your clients a new sense of themselves.

This class will have a mixed study group; first-time students, and students who have studied with David in one or more previous workshops. The mixed group will be in lecture/discussions together, and then break out into their specific level of study to practice techniques with individual supervision. David will also do some work on each student, so they have will have a more precise and positive experience of what Deep Massage is and should feel like.

Students can undertake the full Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method Practitioner certification, which these workshops count towards. Please contact David direct for details if you are interested in becoming certified –

About David’s Deep Massage Book“the most innovative book for bodyworkers in the past 30 years!” – Bob King, founder Chicago School of Massage Therapy


All who currently work with therapeutic touch. Please also see below for specific workshop prerequisites.

Course materials

David Lauterstein’s ‘Deep Massage’ book is required course material for all participants. The book is available from the Downeast School or directly through the publisher as paperback or e-book:

Deep Massage I

This will give new students the skills to complete a Deep Massage session that addresses the entire body. At the heart of this method is the ability to touch energy as well as structure, simultaneously and consciously, with soft tissue “fulcrums” (systematic techniques for engaging the soft tissues and nervous system simultaneously). This will include an exploration of David’s model of Seven Dimensions of Touch (which is an essential workshop as part of the full Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method certification process). Students also learn how to use observation skills (‘working signs’) to optimize touch and session design. You will be able to carry out a complete session at the end of the course.

Deep Massage II

For attending students who have already completed DM I, this will introduce different ways to address specific areas of the body. You will refine your understanding of Deep Massage theory; learn techniques for deeper muscles as well as innovative ways to work in side-lying positions. Prerequisite: DM I

Deep Massage III

There are the words, then there is the song. DM III both deepens and elevates the theory and practice of Deep Massage. Students will explore how to integrate the fulcrum and the Seven Dimensions of Touch into their massage, adding wisdom and artistry to their work, and deeper satisfaction.  Prerequisite: two or more previous DM courses.

Instructor Bio:

David Lauterstein, LMT, ZB faculty, founder, Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, has been in massage and bodywork practice since 1977 and has become one of the most highly respected international educators in the massage therapy realm – inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame, recipient of awards from AMTA and the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education as “Educator of the Year.”  David regularly teaches in England, Costa Rica, and throughout the U.S since 1982. He is the author of Putting the Soul Back in the Body, 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. His background prior to massage therapy was in philosophy and music composition (BA, U of Illinois, 1972). He is known worldwide as the foremost proponent for combining art and science in dramatically effective bodywork and massage therapy.

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