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Introduction to
Massage Arts Studios



After graduating from Skidmore College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, David Casner began playing keyboards in local bands - while concurrently working both as a clay sculptor and holding positions in both human services and counseling.

During the mid 80’s, David began working with his licensed massage mentor Jesse Barton. Fifteen years later, he attended the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy studying Massage Therapy - completing his certification in the summer of 2002.  He followed with his New York State License in the autumn of 2002. 

David has had additional training in “Nuad Bo Rarn” Thailand Medical Massage, Hawiian Lomi Lomi, Cranio Sacral, Polarity, Shiatsu (known as Japanese acupressure), Advanced Thai Chair Massage, Side-lying Thai Table Massage, “Trager” Bodywork, Sports Massage, along with both Active and Passive Stretching.  

During 1990-92, David studied Usui Reiki with Reiki Master, and teacher, Randall Hayward. As a  teacher and practicer of martial arts, himself, David holds rank in International Black Belt from the World Tae Kwon Do Federation, the Korean Royal Court martial art of Kuk Sool Won, and Tenkara Karate. A practicer of Tai Chi Chuan – he taught Tae Kwon Do over 6 years, and opened the Saratoga Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Center Inc. in the 1990’s.

Learning the beneficial aspects of deep breathing, focus, body mechanics, and relaxing one’s energy flow, David now applies these calming aspects of martial arts principles to his massage therapy experience.


All massage is not created equal.
Have you ever left a massage feeling as though you could have gotten the same benefit from a nap?
Allow us to introduce you to Massage Arts Studios located in Saratoga Springs, New York
We strive to represent the highest standard of therapeutic massage practice.
Our therapists hold advanced training in a variety of techniques, certification
from an accredited institution, and New York State Licensing in Massage Therapy.
Many people go to the same therapist out of loyalty or because there is an established trust factor.
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