Director of Marketing, Anatriptic Arts Inc
Ryan made the first steps of his journey into the healing arts when he enrolled at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1995. While pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychobiology, he was drawn to Ashtanga Yoga and began to experience its benefits. Meanwhile, Ryan worked as a research assistant eventually authoring a paper on the negative behavioral outcomes of industrial environmental toxins.
After graduating with honors in 1999, he realized that in order to fulfill his passion for an integrative solution to health and wellness, he would need to continue his education outside of his original western medical direction. Ryan traveled around the US, Europe and Caribbean for the next 6 years before discovering that massage therapy might be part of the solution to helping people maintain their health and prevent disease. In 2005 he attended the Nevada School of Massage Therapy, where he received a broad education in massage therapy. Since then, he has gone on to specialize in Structural Bodywork, Craniosacral Therapy and Seated Massage. Ryan’s private practice, Therapeutic Bodywork, is focused primarily on medical referrals and in 2012 he began teaching at the Nevada School of Massage Therapy, where he helps students learn the art and science of massage therapy.
Director of Operations, Anatriptic Arts Inc
David became certified as a Professional Massage Therapist at the Nevada School of Massage Therapy (NSMT), Las Vegas, NV, in 2001. He has worked as a licensed massage therapist with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for 9 years (Henderson, NV). Since 2003, David: continues his massage practice, Hands In Motion (Henderson/Las Vegas, NV); instructed over 450 massage therapy students at NSMT regarding their professional development and other massage modalities over 6 years; in 2004, attended Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai (TMC – Chiangmai, Thailand) for a 90-hour Traditional Thai Massage certification course; worked with Drift Spa at Palms Place (Las Vegas, NV) for 4 years as a massage therapist. David has performed over 8,000 massage therapy sessions.
David has been serving the members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Nevada Chapter since 2006, currently as President & Webmaster. In 2007 and for 4 years, he was the Organizer for the Las Vegas Massage Therapy Meetup group of over 600 members. In 2009, David co-founded the Nevada nonprofit organization MWR Project Inc to benefit and promote research for a cure for breast cancer through “the BIGGEST massage ever”. He also has been volunteering for the Massage Therapy Foundation in various capacities since 2011 and has volunteered with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Subject Matter Expert.
(702) 659-5048 | Clark County, Nevada; Est. Sep 1, 2014
Principals: President & Secretary, David Otto; Treasurer & Director, Ryan Witholt
Anatriptic Arts was convened mid-summer 2014 with a simple idea: seated massage – doing it. David & Ryan’s cumulative Vision has become a multi-faceted model that makes specialty massage therapy services in medical or public service venues available to any person or company that finds value in increasing their, their staff’s, their patients’/customers’/clients’, or the Public’s Quality of Life.
The company is based and operates in the Las Vegas Valley – currently: services include in-home/-office/-hotel, on-site table or chair massage therapy. Anatriptic Arts is seeking to specialize in oncology and orthopedic massage therapies in relationship and conjunction with in- and out-patient hospital programs that seek to improve patient outcomes, improve patient experiences, and lower medical costs.
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