12 Janani R. Govindarajan
11 Kate Beahan
I have been seeing David for craniosacral therapy through most of my pregnancy and after, between 2018-2019. And I can’t begin to express my deepest gratitude for all that I received though this journey. Knowing that I was in the hands of a knowledgeable therapist was one thing, also that he genuinely cared for my well being was totally another.
His sessions were so relaxing and meditative for me. I would go into this wonderful space of stillness and wouldn’t know the lapse of time. I had deep rooted fears, several related to pregnancy, and CST sort of eased it out for me. And even before I knew it I began losing my fears and anxiety gradually session after session. The progress was tangible. And what didn’t go away after the session sure did with his humour and personal experience that he later shared.
I also noticed my baby respond to the sessions. I personally feel that CST is the reason my baby is not fussy and feels calm and secured. She also did receive a few sessions after birth.
The best thing about CST is that the body just knows what to do. Although I was taking sessions for pregnancy related issues, I was also healed of my heel and knee pain which would make climbing stairs difficult.
I had faced few challenges post partum and David was very kind to accommodate me at short notice. I am ever so grateful for his kindness and care especially through the tough times. David belongs to this rare species of humans who is a through professional yet would go above and beyond to make you comfortable. I highly recommend the therapy and the therapist :)
–Janani R. Govindarajan
10 David Carlson
I love, love, love my cranial sacral sessions with David. They are such a gentle and supportive way of bringing my body into balance.
David's hands listen to my body and seem to know just where to go to release blocked energy and help restore my vitality.
He is perceptive, unpretentious and has a great sense of humour, bringing all these qualities to bear in his work.
I would recommend David most highly to anyone. In fact I have and do constantly.
09 Belinda Mason
I came to David over ten years ago with serious lower back issues. Within two months or so, he managed to single-handedly get me to a place where I was pain-free. This was after I had attempted multiple treatment modalities for months prior to meeting him... He was the only person who could undo the muscle spasms and return my back to working order. My monthly visits have kept the structural issues at bay, and they're also massively stress reducing. He has an expert grasp on the anatomy and physiology of the body and he also works intuitively. I don't know if I can ever leave LA because he's the only person I trust with bodywork. My life would be drastically different without his care and his gift.
08 Cole Williams
David is hands down the best therapist i have had through all of my years. Not only does he know about anatomy and physiology which in my experience most massage therapists don't really know about, he works intuitively—and i have to say most of the time he is right. I would consider him a real healer as well, and that is something you don't really come across often. Anyone would be lucky to experience one of his sessions.
07 Britten & Todd Wadler
Davids body work goes beyond traditional massage therapy. He is an artist, a healer, and surgeon at times. As an athlete and a trainer I understand the importance of taking care of the body, and Davids therapeutic work goes beyond fascial release. He gets to the root of the problem and has the power to heal you back to top performance levels. His understanding of body mechanics and how the system functions as a whole has helped me personally as well as many of my clients.
06 Dr Kevin Hsu
David has been our massage therapist for the past two years. One of the things that we love the most about David is that he is at his best when he is helping others! Whether you're looking to relax or realign, David is wonderful at listening to all of our concerns and addressing them properly. Not only is he a pro at relaxing tired & achey muscles he also knows how to calm the mind & soul at the same time. We always feel amazing after each session with David...as if the weight of the world has literally been lifted off of our shoulders. He knows the exact pressure points to hit and even works out knots and kinks that we didn't even know existed. We also love the fact that he is extremely reliable, punctual & always shows up to work with a smile on his face. If you are looking for all this in a masseuse then David is your guy! You won't be disappointed!!
—Britten & Todd Wadler
05 Karen Pasquini
I was referred to David for body work when recovering from spinal surgery.
Experiencing a frustrating level of post operative tightness and pain, I was immediately reassured and impressed by David’s knowledge of biomechanics, the muscular system and the challenges of recovering from surgery.
David worked to release and alleviate the tightness and pain that persisted after the procedures. I started feeling relief after the first treatment.
He not only understands the body and the complexity of its responses to injury and surgery, he makes you feel comfortable from the get go.
I’d happily recommend David to anyone!
—Dr Kevin Hsu
I saw David for craniosacral therapy. David truly has gifted hands! He reads and listens to the body in a very intuitive way. He did some work around my occiput and upper neck. I felt my whole body shift and reorganize. My neck felt so much better. I also experienced a greater sense of calm and well-being. David’s work is invaluable! I can’t recommend him enough!
03 Becky Hutner
David Stoltz cured my back pain! And that’s just for starters. I say this because he addresses the mind/body in a way that few practitioners know how to do, or do well. His massage (which is top notch) attends not just to the body, but also to the emotional pain that often hides beneath the layers of muscles and tissue. When giving a massage, David relies on both his mechanical skills, and his intuition, which together give him an almost sixth sense ability to knows where he needs to go to bring the highest level of relief and healing. In addition, David is a highly skilled and gifted cranial sacral practitioner, a technique that releases stress and stimulates the body’s innate healing system. I consider myself not just lucky, but blessed, to have found David! And my back, which until very recently was in-need of a weekly visit to the physical therapist, is grateful to know him as well!
I’m a filmmaker so lots of hours on my feet, lifting heavy equipment, traveling and worst of all - extended periods of sitting in edit! The first time I hobbled in to see David, I’d been suffering from terrible, chronic back pain for about 6 years. He was the first practitioner to give me real relief. If you’re looking for someone with a therapeutic approach who isn’t afraid to apply the pressure for optimal results, he is your guy. By far the best therapist I’ve ever met. If only he’d move to London!
—Becky Hutner. London, UK
01 Al Fielder
I have been with David since the beginning of his journey with craniosacral work and I have known him for almost 40 years. He is a truly gifted craniosacral who takes a deeply devotional approach to his study and practice of the work. I don’t really understand the process but what I do know is this—a 45 minute session on David’s table makes me feel like I have spent hours in meditation. I would highly recommend David as a practitioner of this amazing work. He is also a delightful human being. You will not be disappointed.
—Ilene. Los Angeles, CA
I go to David for Bio-Dynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy and I find his work to be very powerful. He is a true healer. His work is energetic and I experience deep change, both physical and mental. I leave a session with David feeling refreshed and relaxed. I also feel a deep unwinding in my neck and back. I always feel taller after a session with David. I find this amazing because his touch is intuitive and seemingly light, yet the change he is able to bring about is profound. He goes deep without having to exert force. This is his magic. I recommend him highly to all my friends and to anyone who can experience his transformative work.
—Al Fielder. Los Angeles, CA