William L. Wilson, L.M.T

2016-03-26 17.08.32William L. Wilson, L.M.T. has extensive experience working with individuals seeking relief from chronic pain associated with repetitive strain injuries, severe neck pain, whiplash, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, surgery, childbirth, migraine and tension headaches, low back pain, sciatica, rotator cuff injuries, tennis/golf elbow, wrist/hand pain, plantar fasciitis, etc.  The causes are many and the circumstances are often as unique as each individual.

William’s precise and detail-oriented approach uses a combination of Myofascial, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point therapies to address the underlying causes of muscular pain and limited mobility.  He does this by locating and reducing restrictions in the musculature and fascia of the body thereby decreasing the intensity of the pain associated with such restrictions.  He works with the client to increase the range of motion in the area of concern and to facilitate easier, more fluid and graceful movement.

William has been practicing in Oregon since 1999, after graduating from East-West College of Healing Arts in Portland.  He has worked with a variety of health care practitioners, including chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, osteopathic physicians, and counselors, to facilitate an integrated and holistic approach to each individual’s unique healing process.

Please call 503.956.9031 to schedule an appointment or to speak with William regarding any questions or concerns you may have.  He may also be reached by email at wlw7177@comcast.net.

What William’s Clients Say:

 I was referred to William by an orthopedic specialist shortly after I was injured in a Motor Vehicle Crash.  First off, William is excellent at processing insurance claims, which alleviated any stress of me having to worry about processing my own claims.   William had a different approach than previous therapists that I worked with; he was more about getting to the root of the problem.  He totally focuses on the area(s) that need healing versus just an overall feel good massage (although I am quite confident he is capable of any type of massage a client requires).  I was 100% satisfied with the treatments and impressed with his overall knowledge of the human body.  I was rear-ended yet another time and naturally my first choice was to go right back to William because I knew he could get the job done and work with me during my recovery process.  He is very intuitive and seems to know better than I do what areas need to be worked.  He is a master at his trade and I highly recommend William as a therapist.  – Karen, Portland

I originally started seeing William after a car accident and quickly realized his treatment provides much more than soothing sore muscles.  I have been receiving massage treatments from William for over 5 years now and completely appreciate his knowledge of the human body as well as the level of professionalism that he brings to his work.  William knows exactly how to manipulate my body to achieve the best results. I no longer need to tell him my troubled spots as he has learned my body and knows where to focus his attention.  – Dale, Portland

I am an artist, and work on my feet. My neck, back and feet are compromised with the hours I spend painting and working at the computer. Massage with William is the best thing I do for my overall health & state of mind.  I make the two hour drive once a week to receive the most blissful, therapeutic massage I have ever had.  It is both my reward, and my way of taking a preventative measure for my body. It is a highlight of the week. I feel liberated and serene when I walk out of his office.  The neck & shoulders are so complex. With William’s professional manor, commitment to health and thorough understanding of anatomy and structure, he knows exactly how to get to the root of the issue and release the area so healing can occur.  Thanks to William, I have a huge part of my life back, including my career.  – Carolyn, Astoria

William came highly recommended to me four years ago to assist in relieving the constant aches and spasms I was experiencing daily.  Since that time I have seen him almost weekly.  My body was a mess.  William was able to work with my tissue to help loosen the spasms and constrictions in range of motion.  He helped me with many ideas that eventually led to a diagnosis of Lyme’s Disease fourteen months ago.  I’m doing much better now with treatment for the disease.  If it hadn’t been for William’s encouragement, compassion, and creative professional skills, I’m not sure how I would have made it through those first three and half years. He kept me going and helped me to function so I could lead a somewhat normal life with a debilitating disease I didn’t know I had.  I will always be indebted to him for his kind but thorough work which allowed me to keep going. – Bruce, Portland

Other Things That You Might Want To Know About William

Prior to his career in Therapeutic Massage, William practiced landscape architecture for nine years in partnership with his wife, Kelly.  Their work has been published in various editions of Better Homes and Gardens, and is featured in Outside the Bungalow by Paul Duchscherer and Douglas Keister.  Kelly and William met while enrolled at HarvardUniversity’s Graduate School of Design, where they both graduated with Masters Degrees in Landsape Architecture in 1991.  Previously, William graduated magna cum laude from North   CarolinaStateUniversity in 1988 with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Landscape Architecture.  Although he no longer practices landscape architecture professionally, he still finds an ample outlet for his creativity in a multitude of ongoing projects in and around his home in southwest Portland, and his experience in architecture continues to inform his understanding of the architectural nature of the musculoskeletal system.

William lives with his wife (Kelly), daughter (Olivia), mother-in-law (Betty), dog (Aspen), and rabbit (Willow) and spends much of his “spare” time working on their home and garden construction projects, which range from woodworking to rock wall construction to painting to gardening to….you name it.  He is a veritable renaissance man and jack-of-all trades.  He retains his love of the outdoors from his days as an Eagle Scout and together with his family likes to spend as much time out-of-doors as possible, and prefers to hike, camp, snowshoe, ski, and bike – just to name a few – whenever time, weather, and opportunity allow.

What Therapeutic Massage Can Do For You!

†  Increase circulation.  Therapeutic Massage increases the movement of blood and lymph.  This promotes the removal of metabolic waste products and assists the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the target tissues.

†  Relax Muscles and Relieve Pain.  Therapeutic Massage can help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with muscle spasms and cramps.

†  Remove Adhesions.  Therapeutic Massage can be effective in breaking down adhesions.  Adhesions occur when two or more tissues are joined by scar tissue following an injury or disease.  Adhesions limit normal muscle function and range of motion and can be a source of pain.

†  Reduce Fibrosis.  Therapeutic Massage can help to alleviate fibrosis.  Fibrosis is the formation of excessive or abnormal scar tissue after an injury.

†  Reduce Stress.  Therapeutic Massage can help promote general relaxation and stress reduction.