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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 19 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, North Las Vegas, & Henderson and Clark County business-license jurisdictions. In 2008, David worked with Drift Spa at Palms Place, in Las Vegas, NV, for 4 years as a licensed massage therapist.
He instructed over 450 massage therapy students at the Nevada School of Massage Therapy, fka: 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. Additionally, David co-founded and -operated 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 serves the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Nevada Chapter for going on 14 years as, currently: Government Relations Committee Chair, Education Committee Member, the Communications Committee Chair, and AMTA-NV.org Webmaster. In the past, he’s served as its President & 1st Vice-President, Delegate & Alternate Delegate, Newsletter Editor, and Member Committee Chair. 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 10,000 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.
- 19+ 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.