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David I love your newsletter!!! And I bought your new book/class. Thank you for the variety of classical interpretations of life.XXOO
Deep Massage saves the day!

A longtime client referred someone to me. The woman he referred contacted me saying that she heard I was an excellent "Masseuse" and she was in need of massage. I booked her for the last session on Friday.

She arrived 30 minutes early (luckily my waiting room has a wide array of reading material) and filled out the health intake I'd left for her. When we sat down to talk about how I could help her I asked when she last had massage. She said her boss had raved about someone for years and she finally tried this woman a few months ago and it was the worst experience she ever had. The massage was terrible, the therapist was talking and checking her phone and acting crazy.

This client had some pain from doing yoga positions and was very high energy (Type A personality). I suddenly felt that I was auditioning to be her therapist and it made me slightly nervous, even after 22 years of practice. However, I know that DEEP MASSAGE is always fabulous and just put my faith in the work. Half way through the session she picks up her head and says "This is AMAZING". ("Whew," I thought).

After the session she said it was the best massage she ever had (and I'm thinking - well, to be fair she'd just had the worst massage she'd ever had so that might have helped....haha) And then she gave me a HUGE tip of $45 and wants to send her daughter and all her office mates to me. She said, "I want you to give my daughter just what you did for me". Deep Massage Rocks!
Hi all lol
any graduates in Orange County CA. looking for a great massage therapist!😀😄😃
Good Morning and Happy Friday Deep Massage Society! We just wanted to remind everyone that the amazing David Lauterstein will be returning to teach Deep Massage at our Jungle Campus in Costa Rica this May!

Please follow this link for more details about this opportunity.
Happy we had an exciting 4 day workshop learning to work with the person through the skull. Many new Zero Balancing fulcrums, anatomy, and inspirations - thanks to Judith Sullivan and her wonderful assistant teachers!
What is your opinion on waterfall massage?
Town Hall is now preparing Welcome Kits for new families that are moving into our community.

These new families are looking for a new EVERYTHING!

Town Hall contacts these new families each week as soon as they move into their new home.

These new families will find new places to eat, work out, wash their car......they need a new Hair Salon, Spa, Auto Repair Shop, Optometrist, Dry Cleaner, Pet Groomer, Day Care Facility, Florist, Nail Salon, get the idea. They are actively seeking new local businesses and creating new purchasing patterns. They will become someone's next new local, loyal customer.

Town Hall will direct them to you before your competition even knows they are here.

Since our Welcome Kits are exclusive, and we can only accommodate one business per category, I would ask you to kindly let me know if you are interested in being featured in our local Welcome Kits.

I would like to schedule a time when you are expecting me so that I may drop off a sample of our "Welcome Kit" and explain the program in greater detail.

Please reply with your availability or call me at your earliest convenience.

For a faster response, or if you prefer, feel free to text me on my cell which is listed in my signature.

Pam Dugdale
(512) 516-9213
[email protected]

WHY... would the true Yeshua say...
that him and the biblical Jesus shall never agree

Parable Yeshua and Jesus

Wisdom 12:28-34
Come now and hear again this parable:

For it so happened that on a certain day,
Yeshua of Nazareth went walking by the sea,
and in the heat of the day he rested himself beneath the palms

Now there came unto him this Jesus Christ of the Christians
wearing garments made red with blood,
and he desired to contend with Yeshua, seeing that he was alone

And sitting himself down,
Jesus Christ and Yeshua spoke unto one another all that day

And in the evening tide,
when the wind caressed the waters of the sea
and the birds of the air made ready their nests,

Yeshua rose from his place and speaking unto Christ, said:
My friend, I fear that you and I shall never agree

And Yeshua turned himself again unto the children of his soul,
being made joyful that he should walk among them

But Christ, rising from his place,
turned himself again unto the doctrines and creeds of the faithful;
muttering to himself always concerning the works and deeds
of saints and martyrs, popes and preachers

Hear now this great mystery and ponder:

For this Yeshua of Nazareth whom these men would call Christ,
even he is the Father of your soul, being Emmanuel unto the children of men

Why, therefore,
would you let such teachings as these men would afford,
separate you from the Father who loves you?

Is Jesus not really Jehovah...??

In Zechariah 12 JEHOVAH is speaking (verses 1 and 4).
In verse 10 Jehovah says,

"They shall look upon ME whom they have pierced."

This can refer to no one other
than Christ (compare John 19:37 and Revelation 1:7)

In Isaiah 43:10-11 and 45:21
JEHOVAH declares Himself to be the ONLY SAVIOUR.

There is no other Saviour besides Him!

According to the New Testament,
Who is the ONLY SAVIOUR (Acts 4:10-12)?

In Isaiah 45:21-22 JEHOVAH says,
"Look unto ME and be ye saved...there is none else."

In John 3:14-16 we are told to look unto the crucified One to be saved!

In Isaiah 45:21-23 JEHOVAH says,
"that unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear."

Exo 13:21
And the Lord went before them
by day in a pillar of a cloud-
by night in a pillar of fire

But, who exactly is this Jehovah??

We find the answer in the new testament!!

1 Cor 10:1-4
I would not that you should be ignorant
how that all of our fathers were under the cloud...
for they drank of the spiritual Rock that followed them:
and that Rock was Christ.

and ..WHO.. is Jehovah?

The Biblical Jehovah ...preachers hide from you

Eat Your Children

I will wipe Jerusalem from the face of the earth,
making it a monument to their stupidity

All who pass by will be appalled
and will gasp at the destruction they see there

I will see to it that your enemies
lay siege to the city until all the food is gone

Then those trapped inside will have to
eat.. their own sons and daughters and friends

They will be driven to utter despair
(Jeremiah 19:6-9 NLT)

Mass Murder

This is what the Lord of hosts has to say:

I will punish what Amalek did to Israel
when he barred his way as he was coming up from Egypt

Go, now, attack Amalek,
and deal with him and all that he has under the ban

Do not spare him, but

kill.. men and women, children and infants,
oxen and sheep, camels and asses (1 Samuel 15:2-3 NAB)

The people of Samaria must bear the consequences of their guilt
because they rebelled against their God

They will be killed by an invading army,
their little ones ..dashed.. to death against the ground

their ..pregnant women.. ripped open by swords"
(Hosea 13:16 NLT)

Cursed be he who does the Lords work remissly,
cursed he who holds back his sword from blood
(Jeremiah 48:10 NAB)

God Will ..Kill.. the Children of Sinners

If even then you remain hostile toward me and refuse to obey,

I will inflict you with seven more disasters for your sins

I will release ..wild animals..
that will ..kill.. your children
and destroy your cattle,
(Leviticus 26:21-22 NLT)

Let's not let the biblical imposter
feed the true GODs Children any more s**t

"And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes,
and thou shalt bake it with dung
that cometh out of man, in their sight.

And the LORD said,
Even thus shall the children of Israel
eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles,
whither I will drive them." (Ezekiel 4:12-13)

Tell me truly...

What kind of ..loving father...
would ever even ..contemplate..
feeding his darling Children s**t??

Truth can be found...Sharper than a two-edged sword!!

and truly it will ..offend.. many-
who really aren't looking for it...nor really want it

Religion's way to God...
is based upon the murder and death of Yeshua the Sacrifice

God's way to God...
is based upon the Life and Example of Yeshua the Begotten

What would you think
about a parent who ..lost.. their children

I tell you truly...

You have never been lost nor needed to be saved
by the murder of an innocent person

Did you not know...

It wasn't Yeshua’s blood that gives us eternal life…

It is his words and his example that gives us life

What does Yeshua himself,
say about the doctrine of "blood atonement"

Wisdom 14:53,54
For such exaltation as GOD would give
comes ..not.. by reason of my death upon the cross,

but it is my word which gives eternal life,
for the words which I speak are spirit, and they are life

What shall it profit a man
if he believe in my death and burial,

or if he take delight in my resurrection
but does not the things that I say?

For I have left unto all who will,

an ..example..

that they should follow in my steps,
that they might become even as the ..Only Begotten.. of the Father

Wisdom 14:58-61
hear and understand this mystery that you may learn wisdom;
for to shed blood does not atonement make

The doctrine of original sin and blood atonement
was contrived by men ..after.. Yeshua’s death

Yeshua did not die for our sins...


Blood Atonement is a lie

A ..doctrine.. of men who knew not God-

attempting to “cover up” the murder of God
with some kind of acceptable reasoning

When I see the children on tv
who have cancer, or have missing limbs,
or have been severely burned, and/or deformed ....

My eyes are full of tears

and believe me,
no one knows better than I

that I am not nor will ever be
near to having the perfect love of God.

Truly, a God of Love ("perfect love")

would have to not only be
totally miserable over such things as these

but he would have to be crying every day,
all the time, always

The crying could never stop
without eventually turning to out right anger

that these ..things.. should be no more!!

It's Finished !!

Now let me see if I got this right

The blood of Jesus is so awesomely powerful....

yet, upon his most significant death of all deaths-

nothing changes!!

Satan was immediately and officially defeated-

nothing changes

the conflict was over, settled for once and all-

nothing changes!!

It was finished

The penalty for ..ALL.. Sin, paid in Full-

nothing changes!!

The atrocities continue-
nothing changes!!

Creation was not immediately and instantly made a new-

nothing changes!!

Yes, my friends...

nothing changes!!

lets not insult our own intelligence
and use our heads on this...

if Satan has indeed been
immediately and officially defeated-

Who is the only one left...

responsible and accountable
for the atrocities that still continue??

hmmmm ... maybe ... just maybe-

the all powerful Biblical jehovah/jesus
who to be in total control of all things
and yet never accountable-

nothing changes!!

The real truth about Blood Atonement

Did the precious blood of the true Yeshua-
whom many of you ..believe.. to be Jesus

pay for all Sin for all time (Past, Present, and Future)

If the Sacrificial System was true and forshadowed
what the true Yeshua would come and accomplish;

Only a Priest in the lineage of Aaron

could transfer all the sins of the children of Israel
to the head of the Sacrifice

Lev 16:21
And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the goat,
and confess over him ALL the iniquities of the children of Israel
and ALL their transgressions in ALL their sins,
putting them upon the head of the goat

Were the sins that were being put upon the sacrifice
committed sins or non-committed sins?

They were the "committed" sins of the children of Israel

It was those sins and only those sins that would be gone forever

Since this one sacrifice, had nothing to do at all
with the ..future.. sins of the children of Israel

The same ceremonial sacrifices would continue
as the children of Israel committed future sins

Now, follow me through on this...

When the true Yeshua
met John the Baptist at the Jordan River,

who was indeed the very ..last..
Priest in the lineage of Aaron-

Did he or did he not...
take the sins of the world upon his head at his Baptism?

Were the sins that John the Baptist put upon Yeshua
the committed sins or the non-committed sins of the world?

They were the "committed" sins... of the entire world

Yes the sins of the entire world that had been committed-

Those sins, only those sins!!

As forshadowed, this sacrifice
had nothing to do with the non-committed sins of the future

If the Biblical account was true...

Then Yeshua, your sacrifice...

had to have the "committed" sins of the world
on his head before he was killed

His sacrifice would be meaningless to the world
if he was killed without the sins upon his head

Let's go back in time...
to the Sacrificial System and imagine this:

If the Priest was lazy one day and decided NOT
to put the sins upon the head of the sacrifice-

but decided to just kill it and be done with it

Would this be acceptable to Biblical Jehovah?

No Way!!

The sins had to be
ON the sacrifice before it was killed-

no other way would be acceptable
than the very way Jehovah required it to be done

Now then..

Let's say the Priest had a change of heart...

and felt guilty for not having performed the ritual
exactly as God had required it to be done

and so he went to the already ..dead.. sacrifice
and proceeded to now put the sins upon it-


Can you tell me...
that you really and truly believe-

that this secondary effort
would be acceptable to the Biblical Jehovah?


So tell me...

Why is it that most Christians are taught to pray daily
putting their sins upon a sacrifice...


Is this after the fact effort ever going to be accepted
by the angry wrathful God of man's Bible?


Only those sins ...

that were on the head of the Sacrifice before it was killed
would be gone to the satisfaction of the Biblical Jehovah

Here is the ..LIE.. of "It is Finished"
Here is the ..LIE.. of "Blood Atonement"

Upon the Death of Yeshua
the Salvation of the Human Race was completed

The required ..payment.. of Blood and Death for sin-

should have been immediately satisfied
at the very moment Yeshua was killed

And there's another big problem
with this lie of blood atonement...

Any future sins of the people living at this time
not to mention the sins of those not even born as yet

could never ever be put upon an already dead sacrifice

Thus, we would have to have
another Sacrifice, another Savior, another Murder-

Nothing was ever FINISHED...

Ponder this for a few thousand hours:

The reason Jehovah had no problem with the Cross
was because he wasn't watching jesus being murdered...

He was watching the true Yeshua being murder
which when finished would allow him to switch masks
becoming ..jesus..

Completing the deception of allmost the entire world

If Yeshua (whom many believe to be Jesus)

..had.. to die

for ..your.. sins

Then you are "in agreement"

with the "murder" of Yeshua
by religion and the imposter god of man's bible

and if you are "in agreement" with this ..atrocity..

You are also ..guilty.. of the crime itself

Even the very thought
of being ..washed.. in his blood is atrocious

as is the ceremonial cannibalism...

of drinking his blood and eating his flesh

We do not inherit sin-
and ..we.. are solely accountable
for our own actions not anyone else’s


You and your ..truths.. of the true God
will ...not... be the "undoing" of our Church

We will murder you and replace you with Jesus
and the entire world will believe in him over you

Jehovah's reign of fear and servitude will continue
and your name and your memory will be forgotten

Who will you send and who will listen to them
as the entire world has already been deceived

The False Christ finally identified

Yeshua speaks of the false christs...
and ..their.. teachings of the ..False.. Christ

Who are they...
who almost deceive

We read that they are
"false Christs" and "false prophets"

But WHO are these false Christs and false prophets?

How will we know them?

What IDENTIFIES them as
false prophets, liars, and deceivers?

Here are just two Scriptures
where Yeshua gives us the IDENTIFYING SIGNS
of the these false teachers, and deceivers:

"MANY will say to me [Yeshua] in that day,
Lord, Lord [Master, Master], have we not:

[taught, preached] in Thy ..other.. Name [Jesus]?

B: In Thy ..other.. Name [Jesus]
have CAST OUT DEVILS [demons]?

C: And in Thy ..other.. Name [Jesus]
done MANY WONDERFUL WORKS [miracles]?

And then will I (Yeshua) profess
[plainly, openly, tell them to their face]

YOU THAT WORK INIQUITY [lawlessness]" (Matt 7:22-23)

"For MANY shall come in my name (Yeshua),
saying [that], I am [Jesus] the Christ,
and shall deceive MANY" (Matt 24:5)

Who are the "MANY" today who,
(1) Teach and preach in the ..other.. name of Jesus Christ?
(2) Cast out demons in the ..other.. name of Jesus Christ?
(3) Do MANY (not a few, but many) WONDERFUL WORKS
(not evils works, but good and wonderful works),
in the ..other.. name of Jesus Christ?


The Russians? The Chinese? The Muslims?
The Hindus? The Confucianists?
The Buddhists? The Jews?

The QUARTER BILLION Ethnic Religionists?


Do ANY of these worldwide religions
"teach, preach, cast out demons,
and do many wonderful works

No, they don’t!!

Well then,

WHO ARE THESE "MANY" who do these things?

Do not "MANY"

of the TWO BILLION CHRISTIANS in the world today,

"teach, preach, cast out demons, and do many
wonderful works IN THE ..OTHER.. NAME OF JESUS CHRIST?"

Then I would say that we have identified
the "many" that the true Yeshua warned us about

For the Biblical God,
so loved ..his.. world,

that he gave us
a "make believe" Son,

that whosoever
believeth in ..him..

should surely perish-

having never found
the true Yeshua.

More Eye Opening Truths:

The professional FB page of David Lauterstein, author of 'The Deep Massage Book' - "most innovative bodywork book in the last 30 years" and "Life in the Bones" from Upledger Productions.

For more info go to David Lauterstein (b. Chicago 1947) first love was music - folk, classical, blues, rock and roll, Indian. He studied Indian music in 1967 in Berkeley and received his BA in Music Composition in 1972. By 1977 re had transitioned to massage and bodywork as his primary interest. He studied at The Chicago School of Massage Therapy (1979), the Structural Bo

Operating as usual



There are certain people you encounter who you remember from first time you make eye contact with them. In 1988 I was a instructing a class and sat briefly across from a young woman, looked into her eyes and thought, “There really is someone at home there!” It was Cindy Anderson, who became one of the great teachers at our massage school for 25 years.

Cindy Anderson passed away yesterday. She had a diagnosis that predicted shorter life and she defied all expectations for many years. She was astonishing throughout her life – noted for incredible enthusiasms, big highs, fewer lows, and an infinite capacity for joy. In her last years her courage, good humor, and kindness – were amazing.

It has been a blessing to be her friend.
Thank you, Cindy


There are certain people you encounter who you remember from first time you make eye contact with them. In 1988 I was a instructing a class and sat briefly across from a young woman, looked into her eyes and thought, “There really is someone at home there!” It was Cindy Anderson, who became one of the great teachers at our massage school for 25 years.

Cindy Anderson passed away yesterday. She had a diagnosis that predicted shorter life and she defied all expectations for many years. She was astonishing throughout her life – noted for incredible enthusiasms, big highs, fewer lows, and an infinite capacity for joy. In her last years her courage, good humor, and kindness – were amazing.

It has been a blessing to be her friend.
Thank you, Cindy


"Literal Thorns in Literal Flesh" is a chapter in Ida Rolf¹s book, Rolfing. There she points out that challenges of our personal history may result in fascial restrictions that cause our movements - spiritually and physically - to be hard in unnecessary ways. Freedom, it turns out, is not something that can be "guaranteed" by a constitution.

I poignantly feel in my own life and in every client and student that the legacy of freedom provided by democracy means little without internal freedom. In recent centuries, calls to rise up and "lose our chains" have won us many precious external freedoms. But internal chains remain and can be as tightly binding as ever. Enslavement to social roles, to family-transmitted neurotic patterns, to the limiting ideas and behaviors of profiteering and bureaucracy, to the unhealed wounds within each of our biographies, to denying responsibility for one's own life - many of these limitations are as epidemic as ever. They cause each of us and our world deep pain.

The massage and bodywork movement calls for people to unite and free themselves. It reminds us that we have nothing to lose but our chains. The actual chains, ones we can touch, the points of maximum existential leverage, are in our physical body.
-- The Deep Massage Book

[05/24/21]   Deep Massage means first contacting people deeply through our bodymind. Here we focus on touch, but really we are moved by everything. Music certainly at its best is a way to deeply touch. And for the last many years the most powerful artist speaking to our depths has been Bob Dylan who is 80 today. Here is my list of my favorite 80 songs of BoB Dylan - give a listen to these whether you've never heard some or not for years. Happy Birthday and Thank you, Bob Dylan!

1. Absolutely Sweet Marie
2. All Along the Watchtower
3. Ballad of a Thin Man
4. Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
5. Blowin’ in the Wind
6. Born in Time
7. Bye and Bye
8. Crash on the Levee
9. Cross the Green Mountain
10. Dark Eyes
11. Desolation Row
12. Dignity
13. Don’t Think Twice
14. Drifter’s Escape
15. Forever Young
16. Freight Train Blues
17. Gates of Eden
18. Girl from the North Country
19. Going, Going, Gone
20. Gotta Serve Somebody
21. Handy Dandy
22. Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall
23. Hazel
24. Highlands
25. High Water (for Charley Patton)
26. Hurricane
27. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
28. Idiot Wind
29. If Dogs Run Free
30. If Not For You
31. If You See Her Say Hello
32. I Shall Be Released
33. Is Your Love in Vain?
34. It Takes A lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
35. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
36. Jokerman
37. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
38. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
39. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
40. Lay, Lady, Lay
41. Like a Rolling Stone
42. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
43. Maggie’s Farm
44. Make You Feel My Love
45. Mississippi
46. Never Say Goodbye
47. New Morning
48. New Pony
49. Not Dark Yet
50. One More Cup of Coffee
51. One Too Many Mornings
52. Only a Pawn in Their Game
53. Po’ Boy
54. Pressing On
55. Red River Shore
56. Ring Them Bells
57. Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
58. Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)
59. Series of Dreams
60. Simple Twist of Fate
61. Slow Train
62. Stuck Inside a Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
63. Subterranean Homesick Blues
64. Sugar Baby
65. Talking’ World War III
66. Tangled Up in Blue
67. Tears of Rage
68. The Man in Me
69. Tight Connection to My Heart
70. Time Passes Slowly
71. Tough Mama
72. Trust Yourself
73. Visions of Johanna
74. When I Paint My Masterpiece
75. When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky
76. When the Ship Comes In
77. Where Are You Tonight?
78. Working Man Blues #2
79. You’re a Big Girl Now
80. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

[05/22/21]   When I first began writing my biography of Fritz Smith, I decided to start like Michener did in some of his novels, like "Hawaii" where he first described the volcanic origins of the islands. So I started with the glaciers in Ohio. I got so into it and then going through early history of the earth and of healing throughout the ages that Fritz didn't really come to the fore until the 25th or so page!
Below I've put the opening paragraphs. It was fun but I dropped that format so that it naturally focused more on Fritz and Zero Balancing. Fritz was born and raised in northern Ohio - "Ohio's land is largely the result of glaciers that pushed down and scoured the land from Canada during previous ice ages, with the last one ended about 10,000 years ago after covering 2/3s of Ohio for about 2 million years with a sheet of ice that was estimated to be about 1 mile thick."

So here, just for fun, were the opening paragraphs. :)

Chapter One

What made that sound? The sky raking the ground? Flashing lightning revealed a landscape of solid ice punctuated by giant movement.

Glaciers, like titanic beings, rolled immense boulders around the deeper-lying sedimentary layers of limestone and shale. They exposed yet deeper rocks laid down in shallow seas, as old as 450 million years. The soil bulldozed by glacial retreat and advance, moving back and forth, side-to-side, in complex geologic rhythms; an unimaginably complex, eons long dance, formed striations in the soil – most ancient hieroglyphics of frozen water over and through earth. In the deepest layers of bedrock the history of our miraculous planet has been written. The hands of the glaciers gave our lands form – energy begetting structure as surely as does the early history of life, plants and animals beget our genetic and ultimately our cultural structure.

Yet deeper down through the mantle, underlies the metallic core of this world, its center 4,000 miles from the surface. The energetic interface of this layered earth we live on, specifically between the core and the mantel creates the magnetic field of the planet.

We embody solutions to the challenges of living in this world of structure and energy due to both giant and microscopic movements in time and space. Every human embodies vast rivers of influence from the very beginning of creation to the present day. That we could ever think of ourselves as being less than miraculous is the most stunning aspect of human being.

* * *

Life began on Earth about 4 billion years ago and for three-quarters of that time was only in microscopic form. The simplest plants and animals began in ancient seas about one billion years ago. Life on land has been here for the last 400 million years, the first mammals for the latter half of that time, and the first humans for 2 million of those.

As earthly life we have been here for vast millennia. Yet as humans we are newcomers, still getting our land legs underneath us.

"The body, in its genetic code, holds the long odyssey of the race. When our organs are working healthily and harmoniously, the joy that floods our being cannot be much different from what Adam knew."
- Stanley Kunitz


Excited that we've been asked to submit the new book I'm writing with Dr. Jeff Rockwell. This publisher is our first choice. We'd be in the company of many other fascinating, pathbreaking books. The title tentatively is "The Memory Palace of Bones." I'll let more details about its content remain in the realm of mystery. Meanwhile we will be working to refine it from the rough draft it now is - into a submittable form.

So if I post a bit less often here, it's because we'll be busy massaging the words and pictures into something even more true, good and beautiful.

Wish us luck and pluck!!
David Lauterstein

Excited that we've been asked to submit the new book I'm writing with Dr. Jeff Rockwell. This publisher is our first choice. We'd be in the company of many other fascinating, pathbreaking books. The title tentatively is "The Memory Palace of Bones." I'll let more details about its content remain in the realm of mystery. Meanwhile we will be working to refine it from the rough draft it now is - into a submittable form.

So if I post a bit less often here, it's because we'll be busy massaging the words and pictures into something even more true, good and beautiful.

Wish us luck and pluck!!
David Lauterstein


“With a stroke of my hand I open the dawn of a new world…”
~ Carlos Bulosan

Carlos Bulosan was a Filipino American author, poet, labor organizer, and activist.

“With a stroke of my hand I open the dawn of a new world…”
~ Carlos Bulosan

Carlos Bulosan was a Filipino American author, poet, labor organizer, and activist.

Photos from Deep Massage Society's post 05/11/2021

Today is the 92nd Birthday of the still-going-strong Dr. Fritz Smith, founder of Zero Balancing, long-time mentor and dear friend. I wrote his biography, "Life in the Bones", knowing and praying he had many more years, delighted that he is proving it true. He is a humble, living emanation of goodness, truth, and beauty in this world.


(the photo is from the very first day I met Fritz in 1986).

The Grammar of Fantasy, An Introduction to the Art of Inventing Stories [FORTHCOMING] — Enchanted Lion Books 05/10/2021

The Grammar of Fantasy, An Introduction to the Art of Inventing Stories [FORTHCOMING] — Enchanted Lion Books

An apt passage that can be apply to the "fulcrums" of Deep Massage and Zero Balancing - by Gianni Rodari – from “the Grammar of Fantasy”, Chapter I

“A stone thrown into a pond sets in motion concentric waves that spread out on the surface of the water, and their reverberation has an effect on the water lilies and reeds, the paper boat, and the buoys of the fishermen at various distances. All these objects are just there for themselves, enjoying their tranquility, when they are wakened to life, as it were, and are compelled to react and to enter into contact with one another. Other invisible vibrations spread into the depths, in all directions, as the stone falls and brushes the algae, scaring the fish and continually causing new molecular movements. When it then touches the bottom, it stirs up the mud and bumps into things that have rested there forgotten, some of which are dislodged, others buried once again in the sand.”

The Grammar of Fantasy, An Introduction to the Art of Inventing Stories [FORTHCOMING] — Enchanted Lion Books *This title will also be available on Bookshop , an organization that supports independent bookstores! Written by Gianni Rodari Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe Translated by Jack Zipes A collection of essays about fairy tales, folk tales, and their great advantages in teaching crea

ZBHA 05/09/2021


Next weekend is - the Zero Balancing Community Benefit - people are registering from all over the world. You can register for one or both days - there are so many great presenters and topics. I'll see you there!!

ZBHA If you can’t make it to the live broadcast, you can sign up to receive access to the materials post-event. Sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants. (If you sign up for Saturday, you’ll get access to Saturday’s recordings, but not Sunday’s).

[05/06/21]   Curious who among you out there really know the precise details of the anatomy of the shoulders and rotator cuff - and have worked very successfully with golfers.

Meant To Be – Lightly Tethered to the Earth 05/06/2021

Meant To Be – Lightly Tethered to the Earth

Wonderful lesson and story from my old friend and student, Mary Kunkel.

Meant To Be – Lightly Tethered to the Earth Meant To Be by Mary Kunkel · May 4, 2021 I’m a subscriber to the belief that things are meant to be, also known as the universe-is-unfolding-as-it-should theory. Neither of these are to be confused with the it-is-what-it-is doctrine which, in my opinion, is like Tony Soprano saying, “whaddaya g...

[05/05/21]   Super-pleased that my latest newsletter (focused on the theme of gardens of joy within and without) has been my most opened so far. We do send out to new subscribers who subscribe before this coming Tuesday and to anyone regular subscribers who hadn't opened it in a week. It is gratifying to feel the community of people who are interested.
Thank you.

Timeline Photos 04/29/2021

Timeline Photos

"Anxiety equals excitement plus inadequate supply of oxygen". ~ Fritz Perls, Gestalt psychotherapist.

In other words, excitement arises when anything grabs our attention. If, for some reason, we don’t then fuel this excitement with our breath, it turns into anxiety.

Another pioneering bodymind therapist, Wilhelm Reich, said, “All neurosis manifests as a restriction of breath.”

So its corollary is “All health manifests as a freeing of breath.”

How many more reasons do we need to convince us to breathe, breathe, breathe?

Newsletter Sign-up — David Lauterstein 04/24/2021

Newsletter Sign-up — David Lauterstein

Just finished the Building Bridges with Zero Balancing - with a focus on the feet. Here are the further resources I shared:

Nov. 28-Dec. 8 – Zero Balancing I and II with David - Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy -
class is half-full already!

Link to David’s “Tale of the Toes” and a youtube video for the "Toe Nestle" fulcrum

Subscribe to David’s freely monthly e-newsletter - - look at ”Art of Touch” page under “Anatomy” for more writings on the foot and other parts of us -

Workshops at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School -

Contact: [email protected]

More info on ZB, practitioners and classes -

Newsletter Sign-up — David Lauterstein A monthly newsletter with insights and resources that help us all shine a bit more brightly. Plus a little news, if I have any.

Timeline Photos 04/24/2021

Timeline Photos

Have you ever had a teacher that was so stellar you felt the need to have their picture put on a t-shirt for yourself and the entire class to wear? Well that's the kind of impact the beautiful soul that is Jake Lauterstein has had on his students. We know he will continue to have that effect on everyone he touches as he leaves TLC to tackle new pursuits.

"One of the things you hope for in education is when a teacher gives themselves fully to the students, the information they are sharing and the process that merges that classroom experience. Jake Lauterstein has been that teacher. He is a caring, thoughtful, empathetic and a positive force in Massage therapy education and to watch him work and see the students he has nurtured has been a gift to TLC and for that I am very grateful." TLC School Director: Mark Dauenhauer.

"I had the pleasure of teaching during the same time period as Jake for almost 2 years, and it was something I wish everyone had the chance to experience. Jake is calm, thoughtful, and goes one step beyond the call of duty of being a teacher to ensure his students succeed and thrive. I’ve learned so much about patience, empathy, and understanding from how he educates, communicates, and sometimes just listens. Jake is a rare and incredibly human being and I know he will continue to create positive changes where ever he goes!" Education Director: Cristel McCarthy

We love and miss you Jake!!!
TLC Staff

[04/21/21]   This Saturday I'll be doing a free one hour program on the feet with Katie Chase. I hope to help transform and nourish everyone's understand and appreciation of the feet and the transcendental and earthy roles they play in our lives and work.

Here's Katie write-up and information how to get on this Zoom call. The class is 11-12 CST. I look forward to sharing there with all of you!

from Katie Chase -
"I'm thrilled to be back in the swing of things with a new "Building Bridges with ZB" call upcoming on Sat, April 24 with David Lauterstein. WOOT!
Here are a few changes to how this is organized --
There is no need to register for these calls -- I've simplified it!
I'll send info approx 1x/mo, the day before and a 30-min reminder with the zoom links
There is no fee for the live call, and a request for a modest donation to access the recordings. (Info below)
What you'll find below --
Info on the call
Zoom link and call-in info
Info on how to access this and all recordings
I hope to see you Saturday, April 24!
With kind regards,
Building Bridges with ZB: The Structure, Energy and Culture of the Foot with David Lauterstein on Sat, April 24, 2021
The foot is intricate, robust and often taken for granted, even abused. This call will dive into the structure(s) of the foot, including bones and muscles, with a special stop to consider the phalanges and adductor hallucis. We’ll also discuss the culture of the foot from perspectives such as undervalued, bound as a method of oppression, and the literal and figurative potential it holds in moving life forward.
David Lauterstein is a national figure in massage and bodywork and faculty with the Zero Balancing Health Association. Join us for what will no doubt be an informative and insightful discussion.
Zoom Link and Schedule for April 24:
Saturday, April 24 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern
Add that to your google calendar, outlook calendar or yahoo calendar.
Zoom link opens 30 minutes early and we'll stay on for 30 min after the call for informal, non-recorded discussion (Translate that to your time zone)
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