Jay Gibson

  • NC License #: 4220
  • 64

Specializing in Natural Pain Management

Carolina Orthopedic Massage grew out of Jay's passion for problem solving. The questions Jay investigates start with you and your journey in finding pain relief from a medical condition, chronic pain, or injury. Jay is committed to working with you to understand the dysfunction in your body and helping you fully recover from pain.


Jay is licensed in North Carolina as a Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT). What sets Jay apart is the specific knowledge he brings to therapy, an orthopedic persp...

Carolina Orthopedic Massage grew out of Jay's passion for problem solving. The questions Jay investigates start with you and your journey in finding pain relief from a medical condition, chronic pain, or injury. Jay is committed to working with you to understand the dysfunction in your body and helping you fully recover from pain.


Jay is licensed in North Carolina as a Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT). What sets Jay apart is the specific knowledge he brings to therapy, an orthopedic perspective. Orthopedic massage (OM) is a comprehensive system involving therapeutic assessment, manipulation, and movement of soft tissues to resolve pain and dysfunction. OM's focus is restoring physical movement and structural balance throughout the body for both prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain.

Jay's training includes study under Jerry Hesch, PT; Erik Dalton, PhD; and James Waslaski, all internationally recognized pain resolution and structural alignment experts. Jay's expertise allows him to find and correct your body's dysfunction allowing you to move freely and function properly.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

NC # 4220

Education
2003

Blue Cliff College: Gulfport

Massage Therapist

Experience
Bodywork

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release (or MFR) is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This alternative medicine therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.

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.

The Hesch Method

The Hesch Method of Manual Therapy is an innovative, effective treatment to restore normative whole-body joint function, developed by Dr. Jerry Hesch, MHS, PT, DPT. Treatment is available in Denver area (Aurora, CO, USA) (30 miles from the Denver International Airport). Education for clinicians is provided via workshops and home study / AKA Distance Learning. Dr. Hesch is active in presenting at conferences and publishing which is listed in several locations of this site. Hesch Method is brief treatment, which focuses on accomplishing goals over a short period of time, generally three visits. Joint dysfunction such as the types that require repeat treatment, repeat adjustment or manipulation can often be resolved or significantly improved within this time frame. For any recurring dysfunction, the client is taught self correction, thereby limiting client dependency on practitioners and reducing economic burden. Patients who are not having success in resolving musculoskeletal and nerve pain through traditional methods, are encouraged to explore this website, view Hesch Method assessment videos on the Hesch Institute YouTube channel, and consider visiting our clinic in Aurora, Colorado to experience a distinctly different approach to treating injuries and chronic pain.

Advanced Orthopedic Massage

James Waslaski is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He’s served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He’s developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self Care. His new book: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011. James is a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. He presents at state, national and international massage, chiropractic, and osteopathic conventions, including keynote addresses at the FSMTA, World of Wellness, New England Regional Conference, the World Massage Festival, and Australian National Massage Conventions. His audience includes massage and physical therapists, as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by John on Sep 20
Jay is a true professional. After my 1st visit, I was impressed with his involvement and interest in my medical situation. The consultation session was informative and thorough. He made no promises but assured me he would do his utmost to help me if possible. I realized during the treatment session that Jay is a very skilled and professional practitioner. I was impressed with the entire experience.
by Pat on Aug 19
everything
by Loralynne on Aug 18
Jay always seems to find the spots that need work on. Very personal person.
by Rudy on Jul 27
Jay has a very in depth knowledge of the human body, and his trade,...... his results Are astounding!
by Anonymous on Jul 16
Learning different exercises to help with improvement.
by Alice on Jul 14
Could not have been better.
by Anonymous on Jun 29
I have been going to Jay for a couple of years, he is very professional and is always current in all new therapies. I could hardly move when I began seeing him and I go now just to keep all the muscles moving. He is wonderful!
by Anonymous on Jun 16
Jay does a good job of communicating and monitoring your response.
by Lynda on Jun 09
Jay had been fixing me up for a number of years now, I do a pretty physical job and he works with different techniques to address ongoing body posture issues as well as the occasional injury
by Neil on Mar 09
very professional know's his stuff

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Medical Massage

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