Artwork in Florida
Frederick Dost has two specific 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) and over 32 years in the industry, he has worked with many business owners, teachers and massage therapists.
As an active member of the American Massage and Therapy Association in 1983, he was among a group of massage therapists chosen and trained by the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee's Health Services Staff to perform Sports Massage for athletes from the 26 nations competing in the rowing, kayaking and windsurfing events during the 1984 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 he lived and worked in Switzerland. During the summer months Dost 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.
In 2004 Dost updated his U.S. industrial massage license graduating from the Florida Academy of Massage and Skin Care and receiving an "Excellence in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions" reward. After a successful year on-call at the Inn on Fifth Spa and a Yoga Studio in Naples, Florida he worked at the Naples Ritz-Carlton Beach Spa from 2005 through 2008.
From 2008 through 2010 Dost transferred with Marriott International, Inc. to Orlando helping to launch the Neu' Lotus Spa at the SeaWorld Renaissance while continuing in private practice and industry research.
Instead of continuing practicing as a licensed massage therapist, today Dost has returned to his artwork and teaching healthy aging practices.