James Wilson

I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away. - Hedy Lamarr

Where to start in things like this? I never really know. 
But a bit of my back story:

In 2004 I survived my first of three major injuries. I survived a Traumatic Brain Injury after being thrown into a windshield of a box truck (kind of like a midsize U-Haul). After this happened, I couldn't put weight on my legs without shaking, my legs would give out without notice, I couldn't rotate my head for about 6 months. I had a really hard time in reading, writing, speaking, my words would just not com...

Where to start in things like this? I never really know. 
But a bit of my back story:

In 2004 I survived my first of three major injuries. I survived a Traumatic Brain Injury after being thrown into a windshield of a box truck (kind of like a midsize U-Haul). After this happened, I couldn't put weight on my legs without shaking, my legs would give out without notice, I couldn't rotate my head for about 6 months. I had a really hard time in reading, writing, speaking, my words would just not come out while speaking. 
I had to learn how to walk, speak, write and read. This compounded with issues with frustration, emotional swings, and ungodly headaches and much more. 

During my healing process, I discovered the benefits of energy work, self-improvement, and Medical Massage. I was able to gain benefits of massage through a friend of mine that would help when she was able to and when I was able to afford it.

I understood the effects of massage and decided that I wanted to do what I could to bring that to the world also.

After my third attempt at getting approval (school at that time had not been approved for Federal Financial Aid), I was able to be accepted into Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. 

This being after my second Traumatic Brain Injury (2009), school was a struggle. Though through my previous training and coaching I was able to find a way of not taking myself too seriously, being easy with myself and learning what my limitations were. Sometimes even learning of limitations while facing them. I had to learn when enough was enough. (Sometimes still learning this today).

I finally was able to get to the "hands-on" part of schooling and was all excited for the learning of Shiatsu. My goal and hopes was to bring the awareness and healing of Japanese Shiatsu, I found that I wasn't compatible with this modality!! I was surprised and a bit disappointed.

What I found excited for was Medical/Treatment Massage. Learning about Connective Tissue Disorders, Deep Tissue Massage and experiencing the benefits of this style of Massage. I was hooked and I decided that I was going to take this path in the journey of being a Licensed Massage Therapist. 

A few years later, I was looking at needing to start on Continuing Education. I was searching around and realized that exactly what I wanted to pursue was available. I found the work of Erik Dalton and Freedom From Pain Institutes coursework. a full 90+ hour course that focused totally on Medical Massage and helping to focus intent on what issues are causing the pain instead of treating the symptoms of the pain.

This was all after my third Traumatic Brain Injury, and the learning limitations had shown their ugly head again. This course took me a while to understand and implement. I fortunately still had a supportive group in my corner. I have been able to become the first fully certified Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist in Northern NY. 

Since this time, I have been able to help hundreds of people work to live a pain free life. Striving to ever better function and performance for runners, swimmers, bicyclists, manufacturing employees, office workers, gymnasts and Military Veterans. 

Through specific massage work, stretches tailored to each patient and a retraining regimen, anyone is suitable for this style of massage. 

Certifications:  Licensed Massage Therapist NYS
                         Licensed Massage Therapist FL
                         Certified Myoskeletal Therapist - Upper Body
                         Certified Myoskeletal Therapist - Posture & Pain

                         Certified Myoskeletal Therapist - Lower Body

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

NY # 025797

Massage

FL # MA 93864

Board Certified

# 617067

Education
2011

Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage: Syracuse

Massage Therapy

2016

Freedom from Pain Institute

Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy

2020

Temple Human Performance

PhysioKinetix

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Jason on Nov 21
Definitely helping me very knowledgeable about any questions I have definitely would recommend
by Sydney on Oct 31
Amazing...
by Lisa on Sep 18
Very relaxed attitude along with very professional healing skills. I have gotten bodywork for decades and he ranks at top level!
by Anonymous on Feb 28
Solved some of my issues. Others are still bothering me.
by Susan on Jan 23
I was grateful to find availability, last minute. As for the massage -it happened to be the perfect amount of pressure and style . My headache was relieved as well as tension in neck , shoulder, upper back . Impressive . Day after, feels great !
by Russ on Nov 15
I felt much relieve from my issues hip replacements and back arthritis
by Heather on Jun 26
We will all be sad to see you move away.
by Anonymous on May 18
Very well educated in massage therapy. All in all I would recommend him to everyone. Amazing service
by Veronica on May 17
Courteous, very respectable and professional. I had a great massage and can't wait to go back to help me with my stress, anxiety and so I can sleep better.
by Donald on Apr 03
James is a very professional and polite individual.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Pain Relief Therapy
  • Myoskeletal Alignment
  • Thai Massage
  • Mobile Myoskeletal Alignment

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