Jay Gibson

  • NC License #: 4220
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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 or Coaching services

by Barry on Dec 23
Very thorough and professional. Experienced and knowledgeable.
by Sandee on Dec 12
Very professional, but made me feel comfortable at the same time. Explained all procedures throughout session.
by Anonymous on Dec 11
Jay Gibson is the best deep tissue massage I have ever had. I would recommend Jay to anyone that has any chronic pain.
by Anonymous on Nov 15
Patient, listened to entire history-- very kind-- He addressed specific main area of concern-- I left feeling measurably better and more flexible-- Thanks so much--
by Debbie on Nov 11
I had heard how good Jay was at his job but he definitely surpassed what I had expected. Very professional with a rexing bedside manner. After just my first visit I was given relief.
by kathy on Oct 11
I have known Jay for 7 years and this was the first time that I actually had a true visit with him and I felt wonderful with no pain for a good while. Jay had worked on me when we worked together, but it would only be for a few minutes to help me with my pain because we were working I couldn't do a full time slot. Wow I just can't even say how much I felt better.
by Eddie on Oct 06
Jay was very thorough and professional with the initial diagnosis. He worked skillfully and explained each step he was taking with me. He gave me very helpful moves/stretches to work on at home. But the most impressive part was the amount of pain relief I achieved in one visit is more than I have ever experienced anywhere else. I would highly recommend Jay Gibson and Carolina Orthopedic Massage.
by Anonymous on Sep 24
Jay, always gets the job done and I feel better when I leave.
by Debbie on Sep 22
I my impression with Jay was great. listen to everything .my first time every for a massage. I can already see a difference. in one visit.
by Greg on Sep 14
Best massage in town by far.

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