• HTO Interviews David Blum18:30

Raised the son of a physician in Los Angeles, California, I always felt that being a healer was my calling. I spent my part of childhood going on hospital rounds with my dad, eventually working in his office. While in college as a pre-med major, I wanted to see if being a doctor was what I really wanted to do so I got a job in a small hospital as a surgical orderly. I was able to observe many types of surgeries and learn from the surgeons. After a year and a half in that position, I decided that the lifestyle of a doctor wasn’t for me.

I volunteered in other departments in the hospital until I found what I thought was my true calling, Physical Therapy. I trained as a technician and eventually became a PT Assistant, passing the California State license exam in 1980. I worked in that capacity in California until 1991 when I moved to Tucson, Arizona and continued that work here. I attended many continuing education classes, becoming certified in a wide variety of therapeutic techniques. I even began teaching some of these techniques to others in the field. Although I enjoyed my work, I gradually became disillusioned with the conditions that were developing in the health care industry and began seeking out related fields where I could continue to utilize the skills I had learned and develop new ones as well.

It was serendipitous that I found Massage Therapy. I enrolled in the esteemed Desert Institute of the Healing Arts and graduated with honors. Immediately upon graduation, I began my new journey at the Center for Advanced Energy Therapeutics as an independent practitioner.

I am now able to provide for the needs of my clients unencumbered by insurance companies or the medical establishment. I love that I get to work one on one with my clients to provide the ultimate in care that is tailored just for their needs. I am always excited to begin a new journey with each new client and see just how far we can go together.


To get a better sense of who I am and how I approach my work, listen to the interview below.

About David B. Blum, LMT, CKTP