Dan Halpain, ABT, HHP, has been professionally involved in health and fitness for over 30 years. He is a former physical education instructor who has presented at workshops, designed curricula, and served as master teacher and mentor. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1984 with a degree in education and from Pacific College in 2002. Halpain is licensed by the state of California as a massage therapist and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA). He is an active professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
Halpain began studying martial arts in 1986 and currently holds the rank of Nidan in Shaolin Kempo kung fu. For the last 10 years, he has been studying the traditional Chinese internal martial arts of Bagua Zhang, Hsing I, and Tai Chi Chuan. He has provided taiji instruction for the University of California, San Diego as part of scientific studies on its effects on heart failure and mild depression. Specializing in tui na, his treatments are tailored to the specific needs of the client and may include Swedish/circulatory massage, deep tissue, stretching, external herbal applications, moxibustion, gua sha, or cupping.