Jay Gibson is the Owner of Carolina Orthopedic Massage and has been a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist since 2003. He is a graduate of Blue Cliff College in Gulf Port, Mississippi. Jay grew up in Andrews, NC but moved away to serve his country as a Navy Seabee. Jay experienced back issues while in the Navy and decided to get his degree in Massage Therapy to learn how to help himself and others become pain free. Jay couldn’t stay away from the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina and moved back in 2003 to start his new journey helping others.
Jay modalities include:
Orthopedic Massage- Massage Therapy which is focused on treating painful conditions which affect the soft tissues of the body.
Myoskeletal Alignment- 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.
Hesch Method- This technique is performed using a series of spring tests to see if the joints are functioning properly throughout the body.
April Gibson is Co-Owner of Carolina Orthopedic Massage LLC and has been a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist since June of 2013. April learned the business side of things while working as Carolina Orthopedic Massages’ Front Office Manager while finishing massage school.
April’s passion for Massage Therapy stemmed from having a car accident in 2011. April was referred to physical therapy after her accident due to neck and back issues. It was there she met Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist Jay Gibson, the person that gave her true pain relief. That’s when she decided to change her major from Nursing and go into the Massage Therapy program. She wanted her community to experience the pain relief she received.
April’s modalities/meanings include:
Deep Tissue- Therapy that focuses on realigning layers of deeper muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, TMJ, sore shoulders, feet, hands, headache/migraine relief etc.
Ashiatsu- Is a Japanese word meaning “foot pressure.” The ashiatsu technique that we use is better described as a slow gliding over your muscle tissue rather than walking. Ashiatsu utilizes the feet as if they were hands. You can expect long flowing strokes along the muscle fibers, starting at the muscle’s origin point following the entire length of the muscles where it attaches. Feet can cover a larger surface area than hands thereby accessing an entire muscle group at one time. Your muscles are being essentially ironed out. The bars above her massage table are securely fastened to the ceiling, providing the support she needs to assure smooth, even pressure. Ashiatsu is the ultimate deep tissue massage.