About David Engstrom

Exercise, fitness, and an overall healthy lifestyle have been a major focus in my life from my teenage years as a competitive wrestler through my adult years as a practicing martial artist (Jujutsu). My first experience with Asian medicine, came via injuries sustained from my martial arts training in high school. In my view, being pain free isn’t enough.

I began my career as a respiratory therapist working in major teaching hospitals in Seattle and Dallas, Texas. During my career I have worked in neonatal, adult intensive and surgical trauma units, and emergency rooms. This experience has given me great respect for the technology of Western medical science and conventional therapies, especially in treating acute life-threatening illnesses and trauma.

"Give me 20 minutes, and I’ll give you a simple, natural plan to address the root cause of your body pain. Call to schedule your free-complimentary consultation now! So why wait?"

I am certified in Zenbody Therapy (Structural Integration), am an advanced (Level Two) practitioner of Physio-Synthesis, and am certified as a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I have a Washington State license to practice acupuncture and licenses to practice massage therapy in Washington State and Missouri.

A four-year stay in Kyoto, Japan introduced me to renowned practitioners of Asian medicine modalities, acupuncture, moxibustion, and manual therapy. I also began practicing the classical disciplines of martial arts and calligraphy. I was privileged to learn techniques passed down for generations.

My wife, son, and I visit her home town of Kyoto whenever we can. We visit family, friends, and enjoy the rich culture of the 1,200 year old capitol.

 

Credentials

Licensed Massage Therapist-State of Missouri (2018043060), 12/2018

Physio-Synthesis Level two training with Ida Thomas, November 3-5, 2017, La Crescenta, CA.
Physio-Synthesis Level one training with Ida Thomas, June 23-25, 2017, La Crescenta, CA.
NASM-CPT, Certified Personal Trainer (#1170084194), 06/2017
Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics-Massage Therapy Certificate, 08/2007
NCBTMB-Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (549240-07), 03/2008
Introduction to Zentherapy, September 18 & 19, 2010, Tacoma, WA
Certified Zen Triggerpoint Anatomy Practitioner April 2006, April 2008 and May 2010, Tacoma, WA
Certified Zen Bodytherapy Practitioner November 2006 and November 2007, Tacoma, WA
Licensed Massage Practitioner & Intra-oral certification (MA600026945), 07/2008
NASM-Corrective Exercise Specialist 09/2014
Diplomate of Acupuncture from the NCCAOM (#1171), 07/92
Licensed Acupuncturist/EAMP, Washington State (AC00000138), 08/92
Former board member and past president of the National Sports Acupuncture Association
Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Masters of Acupuncture, 07/92
Associates of Applied Science (Respiratory Care), Seattle Central Community College, 06/86

 

I started seeing David because my doctor had told me I needed back surgery and either hip or knee replacement. I wanted a solution that was less invasive, yet still effective. I didn’t expect David would be so instrumental in my path to self-discovery. I didn’t expect to become more grounded, more self-aware, or more in touch with my emotions and body. I had hoped only for pain relief, and what I got was a way to eliminate the cause of the pain. I encourage anyone who is seeking a holistic approach to health to spend time on David’s table.
— Leona, Mountlake Terrace, WA