Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® & Targeted Massage Therapy

John Gifford is an approved provider of Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® as described in the best-selling book Pain Erasure, by Bonnie Prudden.

Bonnie Prudden ​Myotherapy® & Bonnie Prudden Exercise Therapy®

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® is the original method of trigger point therapy. It is a specialty certification within the field of massage therapy.  To defuse ‘trigger points’, pressure is applied to the muscle for several seconds by means of fingers, knuckles, and elbows. The success of this method depends on the use of specific corrective exercise for the freed muscles. Specialized tissue massage is included with this type of work to maximize the effect of working with the trigger points.


Massage Therapy Incorporating Stretching and Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy 
Sports Based Therapy incorporates deep tissue massage techniques combined with Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® and supportive stretching movements provided by the therapist.


My first suggestion is to schedule a Consultation / Assessment Session.  I leave time to provide a standard session at this initial appointment.

Loose fitting shorts and a tee shirt are suggested. Patients who are more comfortable wearing tights or sweat pants are encouraged to do so. For sports trigger point therapy that also incorporates massage, the client can be draped with a sheet to allow for the use of therapy lotions.

Hours of Operation
Standard hours*: Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays 6:00am - 9:00pm.
*Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends can sometimes be available depending on my travel/business schedule.


The initial appointment which includes the new client intake, evaluation/assessment and first session, is 139.00. This session may last up to 90 minutes in order to complete a full Consultation and Assessment and still leave time to complete a full session if you desire.  There are absolutely no fees for the Consultation and Assessment portion and no obligation of any kind to continue to a session of therapy after the Consulation and Assessment.   You may decide after the completion of the Consultation / Assessment portion if you choose engage in an initial, standard session. Limited (reduced session length) and Extended (added session length) sessions are available upon request and need. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Clients are encouraged to check with their current HSA or Insurance providers to discover if there are any possible reimbursements.

Unattended Appointments

Clients are required to pay for unattended appointments.  Exceptions to this policy are limited to instances where the client notified Motionwise® 12-hours prior to their scheduled appointment, or situations where Motionwise® contributed to the unattended appointment.

Scheduling an Appointment

Call 248.414.6800 to schedule an appointment. You may also Contact Us with your appointment request.  New Client forms and a map to the office can be found here.

Myotherapy, Bonnie Prudden's Complete Guide to Pain-Free Living written by Bonnie Prudden in 1984 to follow her best-selling book Pain Erasure