David Berkson is a nationally certified massage therapist (NCBTMB) with over 6,000 hours of experience. He specializes in myofascial release therapy and meridian therapy. Myofascial release therapy unlocks and releases joint and muscular pain through stretching and manipulating the body’s fascia, tendons, and ligaments. This outer fascia encapsulates a majority of the nerves and sense receptors. Meridian therapy connects and releases of the body’s neurological energy lines. These techniques also increase general flexibility throughout the entire body. David’s unique style of blending both eastern and western techniques takes his clients to a wonderful place of balance, which allows the body to regain a state of homeostasis. His techniques help people with neck & back pain, herniated discs, sciatica, scoliosis, sports injuries & torn or pulled muscles, among a long list of ailments.
David also uses a combination of deep tissue techniques, such as structural integration, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy & active release. These structural techniques along with restoring, releasing, and activating the fascial lines and meridian lines (similar to Chinese medicine) make David’s touch quite unique. If you like, David will also explore the cause of your pain or discomfort and will provide stretches and exercises for you to do at home.
Born in Chicago, IL, David moved to Colorado in 1979 to attend Colorado University at Boulder. In Colorado, David connected to nature and athleticism and obtained a degree in Kinesiology (back then it was called Commercial Recreation). David is convinced that pursuing health through movement is the best way to release the tension of everyday life. A natural athlete, previously in training for the Olympic ski team, David has traveled and trained throughout the world. He has been fortunate to meet world-class trainers and therapists, as well as learn and experience the amazing benefits of therapeutic touch. This one on one connection has been the healthiest form of healing he has ever experienced.
Currently, David works at various hotels and spas in the Aspen area. He also provides clients with in-home massage therapy treatments. He is licensed in Colorado, Illinois, and California and is a member of the American Bodywork and Massage Professionals.