David J Otto, LMT NCTMB“I can assist you in attaining your health and wellness goals using massage therapy.”

Las Vegas Lic. no. M12-99154-6-815672, Henderson Lic. no. 2006305142, Clark County Lic. no. 2000975-519, State of Nevada Lic. no. NVMT-103

David J Otto, LMT BCTMB

attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English – Secondary Education in 1991. In 2001, he attended and was certified as a Professional Massage Therapist at the Utah College of Massage Therapy (UCMT), Nevada Campus. In the 15 years since: David worked as a licensed massage therapist with the Ritz-Carlton for 9 years in Henderson, NV;  in 2003, he opened and continues his massage practice, Hands In Motion, in the Cities of Las Vegas & Henderson and Clark County business jurisdictions. In 2008, David worked with Drift Spa at Palms Place, in Las Vegas, NV, for 4 years as a massage therapist.

He instructed over 450 massage therapy students at Steiner Education Group’s Nevada School of Massage Therapy [formerly known as the Utah College of Massage Therapy, Nevada campus] regarding their professional development and other massage modalities for a total of 6 years; David, in 2004, attended TMC School in Chiangmai, Thailand, for a 90-hour Traditional Thai Massage Thai government & NCBTMB certification.

David also co-founded, -developed, and -operated the Bodywork Concierge in 2008 for 2 years, a marketing/networking business in Henderson, NV, for bodyworkers and bodywork clients; and, in 2009, co-founded the Nevada Nonprofit Organization MWR Project Inc, to facilitate a large-scale, simultaneous massage therapy session to benefit a local healthcare-/medical-condition-related 501(c) Charity and the Massage Therapy Foundation in a one-day, occasional Expo, Attempt at the Guinness World Record®, and Public & Professional education-based course offering. David currently co-founds and -operates Anatriptic Arts, LLC – an organization providing Massage Therapist/independent contractor relationships for hire to medical facilities, businesses, and individuals seeking improving their Quality of Life through chair and mobile table massage therapy.

He has also been serving the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Nevada Chapter for 10 years, at times as its Delegate (past – Alternate Delegate, present), the Communications Committee Chair (present), Newsletter Editor (present), AMTA-NV.org Webmaster (current), and President & 1st Vice-President (past). David also co-organized the Las Vegas Massage Therapy Meetup networking group from 2007-2010.





1991 University of North Carolina, Wilmington – BA, English & Secondary Education 4 yrs
2001 Utah College of Massage Therapy, Nevada Campus – Professional Massage Therapist Program 815.5 hrs
2003 Utah College of Massage Therapy, Nevada Campus – Instructor/Teacher Assistant 1000+ hrs
2004 TMC School: Chiangmai, Thailand – Traditional Thai Massage, Thai government-certified 90 hrs
2007 International Institute of Reflexology – Registered Reflexologist 32 hrs

Plus, over 100 career-spanning hours of additional massage therapy education classes.


  • Serving over 8000 bodies and Clients.
  • 9 years of enlivening 5-Diamond service standards in the Ritz-Carlton spas.
  • Operating a successful massage practice built on trust, loyalty, and referrals.
  • 15+ years Marketing, Recognizing people as a task-oriented Manager, & Teaching like minds about the massage therapy trade & industry.
  • An active professional in the American Massage Therapy Association, professionally-credentialed as an NCBTMB-certified massage & bodywork practitioner, organizer of local professional networking and promotion of massage therapy to the public.