Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method – How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork – Registration Closed! Walk-Ins Welcome!

Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method - How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork

with Jake Lauterstein, Jason Hammond, & Kevin Graef

Fri - Sun, July 13-15
Fri & Sat: 9am - 5pm

Sun: 9am-4pm

$325 **$225 for TLC Grads**

20 CE's

Registration is closed! Walk-Ins Welcome!

Prerequisite Reading: Students must purchase The Deep Massage Book by David Lauterstein and must have read pages 1-43 before the workshop.

Items to bring/wear for this workshop include:
-Tuition in full
-Note-taking supplies
-1 Set of Sheets per Day (2 twin, 2 pillow cases)
-1 Blanket
-Loose, Comfortable Clothing
-A light sweater or jacket is recommended as temperatures in meeting areas are sometimes difficult to control

You will have the rare experience of learning from three core faculty members at our school - Kevin Graef, Jake Lauterstein and Jason Hammond.  The level of supervision and support for each student will therefore be fantastic!

*Required text for this workshop: The Deep Massage Book: How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork by David Lauterstein. If you don't have it already, you can purchase it at the school or online HERE.
 About the Workshop:

Deep Massage - The Lauterstein Method will greatly enhance your understanding and interaction with both the structure and energy of the human being. In "Deep Massage 1 - How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork" will learn 30 new clearly articulated and demonstrated techniques that will add immeasurably to your therapeutic repertoire. Enhanced understanding of the body's anatomy - both structural and energetic - will result in greater inspiration and benefit for both therapist and client. In Deep Massage 1 you will immediately be able to use this work with all your clients.


  • 30 new Deep techniques for the back, pelvis, legs, front torso, shoulders, arms, neck, and head
  • How to affect fascia through the thixotrophic effect
  • The "fulcrum" model - a systematic method for cultivating optimized touch quality
  • How to simultaneously engage the myofascial and nervous systems
  • The 12 Working signs of mindbody healing - observation skills which facilitate greater therapeutic impact
  • A higher level of "psychomechanics" as well as body mechanics
  • The 7 Dimensions of Touch - deeper exploration of centering, enhanced movement, breath, graceful verticality, heart, understanding and inspiration

This class  singularly explores a new philosophy and practice of massage, an approach to touch therapy that affects clients deeply, not necessarily with more pressure, but with a more profound and vital connection. In a world where virtual reality holds prominence, hunger for the experience of actual reality becomes more pronounced and urgently necessary. Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method conveys a powerful therapeutic route for dramatically relieving pain and tension, optimizing wellness and wholeness of body, mind, and spirit.

This workshop will cover all the theory and techniques from David Lauterstein’s Deep Massage Book, reviewed as “the most innovative book in bodywork in the last 30 years,” which is the required manual for this class.

For therapists who wish to become certified in Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method, this class is the first 20-hour segment in the 60-hour Deep Massage: Certification Program

About the Instructors:

Jason Hammond_smallJason Hammond, LMT, L.Ac., is a massage therapist and acupuncturist in North Austin. He is devoted to learning how to cultivate wellness in the body and to help the body recover from sickness or injury. Jason attended the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in 2007 and received a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in 2010. Jason holds a 4th degree black belt in Kung Fu and a 4th degree black sash in Tai Chi and continues to train and teach Chinese martial arts.

Jake Lauterstein LMT, MTI, graduated from the 500-hour Massage Therapy Training Program at Lauterstein-Conway in 2013, and the 250-hour Advanced Program in 2015. Jake has been a Teacher Assistant and Instructor in the 500-hour program since 2015. His multi-faceted and creative approach to education encourages students to follow their curiosity, gain confidence in their technique, and develop their clinical expertise. His post-graduate education has included the study of modalities such as Zero Balancing, Shiatsu, Clinical Deep Tissue, and Hawaiian Temple 'LomiLomi' Bodywork, among others. He currently teaches Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Deep Massage the Lauterstein Method, Orthopedic Massage, Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathology in the 500-hour program. His background prior to massage therapy was in Humanities and World Music (BA, U of Oregon, 2013). As the son of TLC School Co-Director, David Lauterstein, Jake is honored to be continuing the tradition of deep learning and community found at TLC.

Kevin Graef headshotKevin Graef, LMT, MTI, graduated the 500 hour Massage Therapy Training Program at Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in 2009 and the Advanced Program in 2011. His approach to bodywork is noteworthy for taking the time to feel what is going on with his clients and not rushing the unwinding of deeply held tension. His teaching style reflects this same philosophy; he ignites the passion and curiosity that he discovers in his students and helps them to fully develop their massage skills. In his free time, Kevin enjoys flora, fauna, swimming, and eating clean and yummy foods.