Bright IDEAs | Waslaski Wednesday: Massage Has Opened So Many Doors!

Published: April 15, 2015

Massage has meant so much to James Waslaski and he shares just how much. Be on the lookout for more of our Bright IDEAs blog series as we provide insight and insider information on our IDEA 2015 Conference educators right up to May 1!

Q. How does massage therapy affect other aspects of your life? For example, does massage therapy influence your hobbies, your relationships, and your outlook on the world?

A. I have been blessed to teach in so many countries. I just returned from teaching my 7th time in Australia and also taught in a retreat in Bali, Indonesia. I have also taught in Ireland, Scotland, London, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Canada, New Zealand, Greece, and so many other great places. I have had the honor of meeting so many amazing people throughout the world. I also have done an annual cruise seminar where I have co-taught with industry leaders like Erik Dalton, Dr. Tom Hyde, Aaron Mattes, George Kousaleos, Mike McGillicudy, Linda Solien Wolfe, Steve Cappilini, Lloyd List, Stuart Taws, Paul St. John, and so many others. Their work has transformed the way I look at the body and their friendships are priceless!

Stay tuned next week for more from James Waslaski, including his favorite Super Hero! We're calling this series, Waslaski Wednesdays!


James Waslaski, began his healthcare career as a paramedic in a trauma center and taught emergency medical courses. James served as Professional Relations Chair for Florida and received the 1998 FSMTA outstanding state service award. He also served as AMTA Sports Massage Education Council Chair from 1993-1997 receiving the AMTA National Officer Award. James was the 1999 recipient of the FSMTA International Achievement Award. James was inducted into The Massage Hall of Fame in 2008.

Currently, he is vying for the “Globetrotter Award” with his plethora of worldwide workshops! James’ courses specialize in sports massage therapy and complicated orthopedic conditions. His new book, Clinical Massage Therapy; a Structured Approach to Pain Management, is now available. Visit his website at