April Gibson

  • NC License #: 13118
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Specializing in Natural Pain Management

April Gibson, LMBT, was trained locally through Tri-County Community College's Massage Therapy program and is licensed in North Carolina. She is a compassionate healer, who embraced her training, knowing her sensitivity to your needs would assist in the therapy process. April specializes in Ashiatsu, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Neuromuscular, and treating neck and shoulder pain.

Many of the common ailments April treats are: migraine/tension headaches, general back pain, tendonitis, carpal tunn...

April Gibson, LMBT, was trained locally through Tri-County Community College's Massage Therapy program and is licensed in North Carolina. She is a compassionate healer, who embraced her training, knowing her sensitivity to your needs would assist in the therapy process. April specializes in Ashiatsu, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Neuromuscular, and treating neck and shoulder pain.

Many of the common ailments April treats are: migraine/tension headaches, general back pain, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and whip lash, among others.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

NC # 13118

Education
2013

Tri-County Community College

Therapeutic Massage

Experience
Bodywork

The Hesch Method

Integrated treatment of patterns of dysfunction throughout the whole body. For over 35 years, Dr. Jerry Hesch, DPT, MHS, PT of the Hesch Institute has treated individuals suffering from acute & chronic pain from hypomobility and hypermobility/instability from sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and dysfunction in joints throughout the body. Over the course of his career, Dr. Jerry Hesch, DPT, MHS, PT has developed a whole body approach to evaluation and treatment of connective tissues and joint dysfunction known as the Hesch Method.

NeuroKinetic Therapy

NeuroKinetic Therapy is a sophisticated form of manual therapy that combines motor control theory and manual muscle testing. The science of motor control theory states that the motor control center in the cerebellum stores all the coordination patterns of the body.

Myoskeletal Techniques

Myoskeletal Alignment is a term developed and coined by Erik Dalton, PhD, in the early 80s after seeing a need for a more integrative perspective on pain science as it applies to the human body. After spending years working as a certified Rolfer® and studying under legendary figures such as Drs. Vladimir Janda and Phillip Greenman, Erik realized a broader approach was needed to better help his clients in pain. Erik’s fascination with Janda’s upper and lower crossed postural model challenged him to design a way to incorporate and teach this basic, but powerful, discovery to the massage and bodywork community. In 1998, the Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques book and video set was released. This very popular MAT home-study course included Dalton’s “Dirty-Dozen” routines for assessing and correcting pain problems associated with Janda’s commonly seen “crossed posture” model. It was then that Myoskeletal Alignment — an integrative marriage of the work of Vladimir Janda, Rolfing, and manipulative osteopathy — was born. The MAT program was developed as a tool to help relieve our nation’s neck/ back pain epidemic. By incorporating muscle-balancing techniques with joint-mobilization maneuvers, manual therapists learn to quickly identify and correct dysfunctional neurologically driven strain patterns before they become pain patterns.

Ashiatsu

Ashiatsu is a bodywork form that applies therapeutic pressure (through clothing) to promote health and well being. Although "Ashiatsu" literally means foot (ashi) pressure (atsu) in Japanese, ashiatsu techniques also make use of knees, elbows, palms, and fingers where necessary and appropriate. By working with the body, Ashiatsu can heighten total (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) awareness. Treatments typically include stretching, stimulation or sedation of acupressure points/meridians, and structural alignment techniques. The work is effective therapeutically and clients will often feel the work deeply in their muscles, internal organs, and bones.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Apr 24
Cant wait to get back in there to see Mrs. Gibson. She is a magician. I can actually move my neck without wondering which neck muscle is going to break first. Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!!
by Jason on Apr 08
April, is very professional and on the cutting edge of massage therapy. Explains herself well in layman's terms, She always tells you before she does something that might hurt a little (No Surprises) I will be going back often.
by Anonymous on Apr 08
April is terrific. I am able to walk and move freely again.
by Tim on Mar 17
The 'Kracken'
by Lula on Feb 09
Liked the interest & efforts shown to control my chronic neck & back pain. I appreciate the continued efforts to find ways to help control pain over a longer period.
by Jack on Feb 08
Your progressive treatments are working and I look forward to a full recovery in my future. Others just tried to mask my pain & loss of flexability with short term applications that only had short term benefits, at most.
by Ron on Jan 28
THE BEST!!!!
by Ray on Jan 24
Thoughtful and knowledgeable.
by Anonymous on Jan 06
Unlike most massages, I now feel better for several weeks afterward - not just a day - and I've been going to Carolina Orthopedic Massage since 2015...
by Nicholas on Dec 26
The entire staff at Carolina Orthopedic Massage do an amazing job. :) Recommend to all...

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue

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