Bio for Douglas Nelson
Douglas Nelson is Board Certified in Massage Therapy and Therapeutic Bodywork, beginning his career in massage therapy in 1977. Seeing over 1,000 client visits annually, he is also the President of BodyWork Associates, a massage therapy clinic in Champaign, IL. Established in 1982, the clinic has three locations and a staff of eighteen therapists.
He is the founder of NMT MidWest, Inc., providing more than eighty workshops annually in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy™ across the USA. He has personally taught more than 12,000 hours of continuing education, while also being a neuromuscular consultant to professional and collegiate sports teams, dance companies, and a guest lecturer at the University of Illinois Medical School. Doug is also the president of the Massage Therapy Foundation.
Having published many articles in numerous journals and magazines, he is also the author of two books- Table Lessons: Insights in the practice of Massage Therapy and The Mystery of Pain. Doug is the recipient of the 2013 Educator of the Year and 2015 Pioneer Award by the Illinois Chapter of the AMTA and was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2018.