David O’Quinn graduated from the Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork in 2001 specializing in Structural Integration. Some of his other massage training includes Swedish, deep-tissue, myofascial release, Thai, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi and Hawaiian Temple Lomi Lomi, shiatsu, craniosacral therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, and Service Through Touch – presence-centered massage care for home bound, hospital/Hospice patients.
In addition to his private practice on Kauai, David worked for a holistic medical clinic for five years as a massage therapist, an Ayurvedic practitioner and a colon hydrotherapist before joining Siskiyou Massage in Ashland.
David has been a holistic practitioner since the early 1980s, serving as a teacher and an intuitive channel. At the time, he specialized in trauma-release therapy and alternative therapies for patients diagnosed with degenerative disease. He served as a case manager for an HIV/AIDS service organization on Kauai and has been a volunteer for Hospice and an AIDS caregiver. While serving on a board that organized the startup of an HIV/AIDS service organization in Fayetteville, Arkansas, he co-authored a volunteer training manual, which included a section on alternative therapies for AIDS.
Before his studies in massage, David earned a degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and became a Reiki II practitioner. Other training at the time included hypnotherapy Rebirthing, Trager therapy, and Touch for Health.
David has an intuitive, integrative approach to massage. He feels his job, during a massage, is to listen to the innate wisdom of the body and allow it to guide his hands during the session.