"My preferred choice for deep tissue therapy is 
John Gifford's center, Motionwise."
Andy Weidenbach
Skating Coach
Detroit Red Wings

John Gifford's cure for wordy stretch books...

Essential Stretches (you'll actually use) is a stream-lined and easy-to-follow essential guide to stretching your muscles to keep them happy.  Check it out here.

Client Testimonials


"I have referred countless patients to John Gifford for over 15 years as I require the highest level of applied Deep Tissue & Trigger Point Therapy."
Dennis Dobritt, DO 
Pain Management & Pain Medicine

Since 1986, John Gifford has provided over forty-thousand sessions of a specialized deep tissue massage therapy known as Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® & Bonnie Prudden Exercise Therapy®.  He has additional extensive experience as a teacher, writer, professional speaker, and continuing education provider.  He is a Michigan Licensed Massage Therapist and member of the Ethics & Standards Board for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.  Additional information on John’s experience including his curriculum vitae can be found on the About John Gifford page.

"After receiving numerous requests over the years from dental hygienists to have John Gifford present, I decide to take their advice. I'm glad I did!  I loved having such an energetic and educational presentation..."

Cathy Vestrand

Vestrand Consulting Services



John Gifford has performed over 40,000 sessions of hands-on care. Additionally, through our educational programs, products, and consulting services, he strives to empower people to exert a greater level of impact towards the reduction of their muscular tightness and tension.

As one of the country's most experienced bodywork professionals with over forty thousand sessions of experience, John Gifford, has helped thousands of people find relief from muscular pain and tension.

In the NEWS

Latest Book!

  • Caring for your muscles 
  • Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy®
  • Sports & Trigger Point Therapy
  • Hear audio programs
  • See news items featuring John
  • other very cool stuff... 

John Gifford's Motionwise

  • Essential Stretches LIVE
  • Managing your Muscles Under Stress 
  • The Pain Free Dental Professional


John's knowledge was featured on fox 2 news Detroit.  See the video here.

  • Helpful Stretches
  • Motionwise Reports
  • New Client Packet 
  • Helpful links

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® • Bonnie Prudden Exercise Therapy® • Massage Therapies • Continuing Education