Frederick Dost holds two therapeutic massage degrees, one from Santa Barbara, California's Institute for Holistic Studies (1982) and the other from the Fort Myers, Florida Academy of Massage and Skin Care (2004). With over 30 years in the industry, he has met many teachers throughout the years.
As an active member of the American Massage and Therapy Association (A.M.T.A.), he was amongst an exclusive group of massage therapists chosen and trained by the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee's Health Services Staff to be a sport masseur for international athletes during the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games.
In 1985 Dost joined a group of California massage specialists in
implementing a Resort Massage and Couples-Massage Classes program in the Luxury-Class All-Inclusive Resort, Eden II in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
From 1986 through 1993, Dost lived and worked in Switzerland. During the summer months he contracted with Luxury-Class and 5-Star Resort properties such as Zürich's Ramada Renaissance's LifeTimeFit Health Club and Hotel Zürich's Atmos Fitness Club.
During winter seasons he taught fitness classes and contracted as a massage therapist in spas and ski resorts such as Laax's Christalina Wellness Spa, Hotel Adula in Flims-Waldhaus and the Kurverein Braunwald, a pristine automobile-free resort in the central Alps.