Tragedy changed my life.

In more ways than one.

I am Eric Wilson, A&E Medical Massage founder; I was working as a relaxation massage therapist when a car accident left me devastated with three ruptured discs, temporary paralysis, and not much hope.

Was I to be wheelchair-bound at 29 years old?
I saw doctors and did months of physical therapy with no relief and no movement. Physical therapy told me, “that’s about all we can do, you have reached MMI maximum medical improvement .”
As a military veteran, martial arts competitor, an active father of two young boys, and a massage therapist, that was a depressing and harsh reality to accept. I desperately wanted more and after endless research, found a solution in the form of a very knowledgeable massage therapist (the term medical massage didn’t exist yet). After a great deal of sweat, tears, and pain (yes, very hard work), I was on my feet again. After only six weeks, within four months I was walking, I had the quality of life back!

After this traumatic yet eye-opening experience, I found a new purpose within my own profession. My therapist became the catalyst to learning. His mentor became my new teacher. I went on to educate and travel the world to learn and teach the techniques. To help give people their lives back. Medical massage worked the muscles in a way relaxation massage did not. Feeling good took a back seat to the specific goal of quality, not quantity in life.

Becoming the first licensed Medical Massage Therapist in Florida was just the start. Now I have a renewed passion for helping world-class athletes, teams, and everyday people to perform at their best and live pain-free. My clients often tell me that I’m the first one in their search to bring actual relief. I can’t think of a better gift to share than to help others get back to the quality of life. 
  • Licensed Massage Therapist since 1991.
  • Master Certification and a National Certification in Medical Massage.
  • Since 1996 he has been dedicated to furthering his education in the medical massage field.
  • International Instructor of Manual Therapy and Active Isolated Stretching.
  • A past member of the Executive Board of the United States Medical Massage Association.
  • An active member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association since 1996.