David Lapp

Passionate about integrating massage and fitness into our wellness routines

I never intended to pursue massage therapy as a job; even though that's how it turned out.  The best part is:  It doesn't feel like the kind of work that I'm used to.

It all started because I wanted to learn another hands-on skill that I could add to my repertoire.  Before I went to school for massage at the Harrisburg Area Community College in 2010, I hadn't even had a massage before!  My first massage was actually a fraction of bodywork by another student as we were learning to massage.  Eve...

I never intended to pursue massage therapy as a job; even though that's how it turned out.  The best part is:  It doesn't feel like the kind of work that I'm used to.

It all started because I wanted to learn another hands-on skill that I could add to my repertoire.  Before I went to school for massage at the Harrisburg Area Community College in 2010, I hadn't even had a massage before!  My first massage was actually a fraction of bodywork by another student as we were learning to massage.  Ever since I graduated high school, I've been very much into fitness.  My sore muscles responded so well to that first partial student massage that I was hooked!  As time went by, I started to understand the importance of massage and how it was more necessity than a luxury.  My recovery time after exercising decreased and the other pain from muscle-related soreness went away.  After I graduated and saw what kind of effect my massage had on people, I decided that massage was the right path for me.  I've had such positive feedback that this doesn't feel like the typical job that I was used to, so now I find myself dedicated to doing massage full time (and teaching fitness on the side).

My primary experience has been dealing with a variety of specific issues and relieving muscle tension for those that exercise on a regular basis.  I try to move my clients from that specific work to a relaxation maintenance massage once we've successfully managed their chronic issues (whether it be pain or tightness).  Most of my clients currently come in for specific work - short, half hour sessions to relieve some particular pain they're having.  I find myself working with a lot of people with low back pain and other issues in their hips and upper back.

I spend a lot of my free time researching massage and other techniques to help my clients get the most out of my work.  When my nose isn't stuck in a book, I'm usually rock climbing or practicing martial arts.

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Licenses
Massage

PA # MSG007496

Education
2010

Harrisburg Area Community College

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Carlisle Family YMCA - Lead Massage Therapist / Group Fitness Instructor

I really enjoy everyone at the Carlisle Family YMCA. Everyone there is so friendly! The members are so health-conscious that making massage an integral part of their wellness plan is simple! I also thoroughly enjoy my class participants, as I'm a certified Les Mills Body Combat instructor and have a TRX Group Fitness certification.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Fitness services

by Lana on Apr 19
Everything was perfect except I thought the room could be a little darker....
by Anonymous on Apr 18
Great massage, very relaxing. Thank you so much! Look forward to coming back.
by Ilia on Apr 17
Very good overall experience. Nice ambience and very accommodating staff. Highly recommend!
by Susan on Apr 13
Excellent service. Excellent massage. I can definitely recommend David. Professional. He cared about my comfort level and applied just the right amount of pressure and technique. Thanks so much for such a positive experience!
by David on Apr 12
David was awesome. It was a very comfortable environment. I'm a bit of a train wreck but David worked through it. I highly recommend him..
by Greg on Apr 11
David did an awesome job!
by Theresa on Apr 11
David was very nice and professional. His massage technique was wonderful. I really enjoyed everything while there. Great job!
by Lisa on Jan 26
Was very relaxing and David did a great job
by Anonymous on Feb 13
David is the best massage therapist I have ever been to, and I have been to many over the last 25 years. He is very professional and always resolves my pain issues.
by Ryan on Jan 13
Thorough and fast - thanks!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Mobile Swedish Massage
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Sports Massage
  • Chair Massage

Fitness

  • Other

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