David Newman

Soft Tissue, Manual Therapist, Muscular and Injury Specialist- Vaccinated

(FULLY VACCINATED 4/30/2021) I went to California State University, Northridge, California, intending to be a medical doctor/premed major but had to alter course and delay my graduation to assist my mom who had breast cancer.

I studied anatomy and physiology and had to hands-on talent back then. I got my early training in massage by massaging my pet poodles.

I couldn't afford to do student teaching at Loyola Marymount University, California to become a teacher so I started training in muscular ...

(FULLY VACCINATED 4/30/2021) I went to California State University, Northridge, California, intending to be a medical doctor/premed major but had to alter course and delay my graduation to assist my mom who had breast cancer.

I studied anatomy and physiology and had to hands-on talent back then. I got my early training in massage by massaging my pet poodles.

I couldn't afford to do student teaching at Loyola Marymount University, California to become a teacher so I started training in muscular therapy and sports massage and was trained privately to work at the Four Seasons Hotel and Beverly Hills Hotel. I worked on Vice President George Bush who became President of the U.S. a month later.

I worked at Premiere Chiropractic and Sports Medicine in Redondo Beach, CA and met Dr. Richard Semel who mentored me for one-on-one soft tissue mobilization and advanced manual therapy for 3 years. I became the Director of Soft Tissue Therapy at the clinic.

I've completed 650+ Massage school hours on top of all that, including Sports Massage Therapy.
I've trained massages therapists, Chiropractors to do soft tissue therapy in their clinics.

I've worked on over 25,000 people since in 1986. My technique is detailed and I don't need to cause pain in my treatments to get the improvements inn the client.

I keep training and learning new techniques and I read a lot.

For hobbies, I play the piano, which is the same hand technique that keeps my hands strong and healthy. I'm the only storyteller who has memorized and performs 14 short stories by O. Henry(The Gift of the Magi, The Last Leaf...)




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

CA # 3409

Education
1980

California State University, Northridge,

Anatomy and Physiology

1987

The Sakelik School of Wholistic Massage

Therapeutic Massage

1990

The Sakelik School of Wholistic Massage

Advanced Training

1991

Dr, Ben Benjamin

Sports Massage Training, Cross Fiber Techniques

1992

Paul Grilley

Body Stretch Training, Reflexology

1997

Dr. Richard Semel, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Master

Soft Tissue Mobilization, Joe Horrigan Techniques

2001

IPSB- The Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

500 Hour - Massage Therapist Training

2002

IPSB- The Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing

Sports Massage Therapist

2021

Dr, Steve Tunnell

On-going soft tissue mentorship

Experience
Bodywork

Hillcrest Country Club, LA, May, 1999-Present

Specialized soft tissue therapy, sports massage, and muscular treatments for the members of the club. Members engage in swimming, running, tennis, and golf. I'm the Director of Massage and Sports Therapy and have a room at the club itself.

Dr. Andrew Weiss, medical doctor referral source

I get referrals from the orthopedic surgeon, Andrew Weiss, MD for frozen shoulder therapy and all injuries related to the body musculature.

Independent Contractor for Muscular Therapy

Private muscular therapy, sports massage, and manual therapy. Jan. 1987-Present

Felix Canout Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

Referrals from Felix Canout, Physical Therapy for sports injuries, car accidents, and other injuries. 2004-Present

Joubert Physical Therapy

2009-Present Manual therapy training for their staff, treatment of soft tissue injuries for patients.

Premiere Chiropractic and Sports Medicine

1997-2005 Director of Soft Tissue Therapy, staff training in soft tissue mobilization, manual therapies. Treatment of patients with pain, range-of-motion problems, and general tightness of musculature, including headaches and neuropathy.

Cynthia June Sakelik and Associates

1987-1990 On staff for The Four Seasons Hotel and Beverly Hills Hotel

KIIS FM Radio

Massages for Rick Dees and staff

ABC Television

Massages for Rick Dees and staff

James Rakestraw, DC

Massages and muscular therapies for patients of the clinic. April 1987- June, 1988

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Skincare services

by Wendy on Sep 18
Perfect on the pressure points
by Alyssa on Jul 16
David was wonderful.
by Anonymous on Jun 17
David was absolutely fantastic! After months of suffering with thoracic outlet syndrome, he helped me to understand my pain and how to recover from it. His massage was amazing and very effective at treating my disorder. I will definitely be seeing him again. Thanks!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Mobile Swedish Massage
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Other
  • Mobile Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Mobile Couple Massge
  • Mobile Myofascial Release
  • Mobile Sports Massage

Skincare

  • Facial

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