David Clinger

"Do everything with passion."

David retired from factory work on February 1, 2004. During 31 years of manual labor, the last nineteen of which he served on the factory’s Health and Wellness Committee, he looked for ways to stay healthy and ways to help others be more productive as a result of the wellness program. A runner since age 25, David competed in races and participated in the 1983 Boston Marathon. As a runner, he looks for ways to run faster while developing proper muscle use. When his muscles are tight, massage ...

David retired from factory work on February 1, 2004. During 31 years of manual labor, the last nineteen of which he served on the factory’s Health and Wellness Committee, he looked for ways to stay healthy and ways to help others be more productive as a result of the wellness program. A runner since age 25, David competed in races and participated in the 1983 Boston Marathon. As a runner, he looks for ways to run faster while developing proper muscle use. When his muscles are tight, massage helps to keep them lengthened and flexible. Massage’s most salutary benefit is the release of upper body muscles, enabling David to run with agility. Observing the fruits of a good massage, he decided to become a Massage Therapist several years before retirement. To prepare for a second career, David graduated from the Blanchard Valley Academy of Massage Therapy in 2002. He has been practicing since January 2003. Along with the intensive training to become a Licensed Massage Therapist, he pursued other related coursework: Advanced Sports Massage; Muscle Release Technique; Hydrotherapy; Reflexology; Infant and Pregnancy Massage; Chair Massage; Myopractic Deep Muscle Therapy & Postural Balancing; as well as Somatic and Myofascial Release. Having completed 140 hours of Lymph Drainage Therapy at the Upledger Institute, Inc., he is certified to work on clients with incomplete lymph systems or edema. After the 14-day course, David passed the National test, becoming the first Nationally Certified Master Medical Massage Therapist in Ohio. Certification enables David to work on the patients of other medical professionals. His goals are to earn a place in the medical community of Northwest Ohio, build bridges with local healthcare providers, and create more well-being for their patients. In order to work with Orthopedic Massage and Pain Management, David completed 100 hours of direct training with James Waslaski at his Center for Pain Management and became the first certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist in Ohio. Currently, David continues to study with Erik Dalton on his specialty—Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT)—at the Freedom from Pain Institute. David teaches with Dalton and senior teaching assistant, Paul Kelly, throughout the US and Costa Rica. With certification in Medical Massage, Orthopedic Massage, and Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, David combines the wisdom of these therapies into a whole-body treatment program. Massage–David’s passion–is fueled by the profound satisfaction of helping others achieve a healthier life. The decision to open the Wellness Center was the culmination of a lifetime devoted to a healthy personal life and public service.

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My Services
Licenses
Massage

OH # 11826

Education
2002

Blanchard Valley Academy of Massage Therapy

Certificate in Therapeutic Massage