David Zulak RMT 

Retired March 27th 2024

"The time has come, the walrus said, to speak of many things..."

To let you know that, sadly, my retirement begins.

As of March 29th  I have become a gentleman of leisure: walking the dog, reading books, and cooking interesting meals. 

I want to thank each and every one of you for participating in my 30 year long career as a registered massage therapist.  You have trusted me with your pain, injuries, and life challenges. It has been my privilege to help and serve you.

The following are the names and phone numbers of massage therapists and osteopaths that I can recommend:

  • Devon Haimes RMT: Cobblestone Medicine and Rehab,                                      1 (519) 442-2237, Ext. 1,  25 Curtis Avenue North,  Paris,    (https://cobblestonemedicineandrehab.com/) 
  • Ashley Symington RMT, and Sara Hanson RMT: at Therapeutic Massage Counsel (TMC), 519.753.2959, 222 Fairview Dr. suite 203, Brantford. (https://tmctherapy.com/)
  • Caleb McCleary, Osteopath: Balanced Motion, 1-519-717-7404, 104-525 Park Road North, Brantford,  (www.balancedmotionosteo.com)


David Zulak MA, RMT, author of Assessment for Massage Therapy: a practical guide (Handspring Publishing 2018), has been a massage therapist since 1994, and an instructor since 1996. He has retired as of March 27th, 2024

David has a wide and diversified knowledge base. He has not only been an instructor at several schools in Ontario, Canada, He has also been the director of the massage therapy program for two schools, and for one of these he wrote the complete 2200 hour massage therapy program.

Over his teaching career, he has taught almost every course given at a school of massage therapy. However, his focus and interest has always remained anatomy, treatments, techniques and, of course, clinical assessment skills. Presently, David only teaches seminars for practising massage therapists and writing articles.

Since graduating as a massage therapist, David has pursued instruction in all osteopathic techniques, and in osteopathic principles and theory, totalling well over 700 hours of post-graduate education. He has been using an osteopathic approach within his massage therapy practice for over a decade, melding the two, with the intent to provide a more comprehensive approach to treatment for his clients. 

This approach to treatment may be referred to as osteopathic massage. It is not merely the addition of popular osteopathic techniques to massage therapy. It is a way of seeing the whole client within the context of their health, and maximizing their own healing abilities. Click the Osteopathy & Massage tab at the top of this page for more on this.