Founded in Austin by David Lauterstein and John Conway, The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School first opened its doors in 1989. With a mission of treating others in the manner as healing as the skills they teach, John and David created an environment which has nurtured thousands of students into becoming practicing LMTs (licensed massage therapists).


To provide the highest level of massage and bodywork education for our students as well as professional therapists, in order to promote therapeutic skills, economic success and personal fulfillment.


To make the world a better place through teaching the art and science of touch. We are dedicated to running the school in a manner as healing as the subjects we teach.


Educational Excellence

Our experienced instructors are enthusiastic and dedicated to teaching the highest level of massage and bodywork to each student. We support our students’ success as well as our graduates’ lifelong learning.

Student Support and Graduate Success

While therapy itself is fulfilling and fascinating, equally important is earning a good living doing something that you love. We support students through the business training in our core curriculum and career consultations available to all students and graduates.

Expertise in both Clinical and Relaxation Massage

Massage is an art and a science! The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School balances rigorous technical studies in massage, anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, with the development of each student’s creativity and quality of touch.

Dedication to the Power of Touch

Healthy touch connects us in a way nothing else does, providing profound physical and psychological benefits.


We are dedicated to continuously refining our programs and school. We respond to the changing needs of our students, staff, and community.

World Work

Each year TLC donates 5% of our net profit to non-profit organizations benefiting the massage and the local Austin community. Massage therapy is a primary antidote to so many of the stress-related diseases and conflicts in our world today. We benefit the larger community through our school’s unwavering commitment to the hands, heart and minds of our graduates and to the role that touch can play in creating a healthier world.

The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic has proudly trained Austin’s Massage Therapists for over 26 years as Austin’s premier massage school. Join the legacy and put your career into your hands today.