Throughout this website you have seen nice words written about me and, as you read down this page, you will see some more. I want to be clear however, not all people who see me are success stories. For that reason I see a new client for one to three visits. After that time we will both have an idea about whether we will be able to make a significant difference. If we think we will, we’ll create a strategy for moving forward. If not, I will recommend to you someone I think can be helpful. As I write in the section MY GUARANTEE, I make a practice of knowing who are the best neurosurgeons, massage therapists, chiropractors, yoga teachers, Reiki healers, in the area. If I can’t help you, I will try very hard to find someone who will.
"The most amazing thing about Paul is his ability to understand structural patterns. He just looks at you and can tell what is going on – not only what the problem is but what may be causing it. He says "it's just experience" but I think it's more than that. Paul doesn't feel he has all the answers and is very willing to refer and work with other professionals. He can talk the language of traditional medical practitioners like surgeons and neurologists as well as alternative people like massage therapists and Pilates teachers. Paul Gordon is really unusual: a skilled healer of the first degree."
"As an orthopedic surgeon, I naturally consulted my medical colleagues when I was injured six years ago. I was also evaluated and treated by physical therapists, athletic trainers, and, eventually, a chiropractor. Each diagnosed me differently; no one succeeded in relieving my pain. Finally, at the suggestion of my father and two brothers, who all swore to Paul Gordon's skills, I made an appointment. After fifteen minutes, with careful observation and gentle touch, Paul was able to clearly explain his understanding of my problem; in three sessions my pain was gone and has remained dormant for over a year despite an active lifestyle. Paul bridges the gap between 'western medicine' and 'alternative therapies' by keeping a foot solidly planted in both worlds. I highly recommend him to anyone with musculoskeletal problems."
Christina L Cervieri, MD
"I've suffered from anxiety most of my life. Paul took one look at me and was able to tell how I change my body to protect myself. I've done lots of therapy and it's helped but Paul helped most. He showed me how the anxiety overwhelms me and how if I can just feel what it's going on, I can deal with it a little bit at a time. He doesn't make demands or push me. He's really respectful. He just gently shows me how to let go. I don't know how he does it (although he has tried to explain it many times) but whatever he does – it works."
"A gifted, experienced teacher/practitioner, Paul Gordon's work evolved from a skilled orthopedic perspective to a remarkably effective, gentle, biodynamic practice. he marries science with art, creating something very special."
Jeffrey Maitland, Ph.D.
Author: Spinal Manipulation made Simple
"I've been playing hockey since I was kid. Before I worked with Paul Gordon, I could skate. Its lots more fun now. These days I can glide."
"When my body needs work, I go to Paul Gordon. His vision, touch, understanding of somatic structure, and his ability to communicate with the soul by means of the body are a credit to the entire profession. A clear and dear man, I recommend him without qualification."
Tom Myers, Educator Author: "Anatomy Trains"
"Paul Gordon has the rare ability to synthesize the emotional and physical cause and effect of an injury. Not only do I refer my patients to Paul, he's the person I trust when my own back hurts."
Dayton Haigney, M.D. Rehabilitative Medicine
"I am a professional dancer, so topics such as centering, balance, harmony, emotions, truthfulness, being in the moment, communication and, of course PASSION are all part of my exploration of dance and life. No book I ever read can compare to the insights I have gained through my work with Paul Gordon. It has allowed me to dance/speak from my heart like never before. Paul has an incredible ability to create change, physically and emotionally, so that qualities like balance and harmony take on a real presence inside oneself. He's terrific and I recommend him all the time."
"I love having sessions with Paul Gordon. I've seen him in Cambridge and up in Eliot. Wherever he sees me, it feels safe and peaceful. It's great."
"I came to Paul Gordon because of a chronic back pain and in the course of helping me with that, he helped my family with something even greater. My husband and I had been trying for years to have a baby. Paul noticed that a contraction in my pelvis might be playing a role in our lack of success. I was aware of the tightness but no amount of stretching, yoga or psychotherapy had helped. With loving gentleness and sensitivity, Paul helped me feel and eventually release the guarding. The result is that we now have a beautiful little boy. We can never thank him enough. Also, my back has been great – until last week. Maybe I should call?"
"Paul Gordon’s integrity and depth, his understanding of human spirit and its relationship to biomechanics, are matched by his gifts as a teacher. I highly recommend him."
Leon Hecht, ND, North Coast Family Health
"Paul's commitment to continually expand his knowledge, hone his skills and deepen his practice is an ongoing inspiration to practitioners everywhere. His reputation as one of our very best bodyworkers is well deserved."
William Mueller, Lic. .Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Faculty of the New England School of Acupuncture
"I came to Paul because someone told me he was really good working with people's sore necks. He sure is. I sent my husband who has a bad back. Two out of two! But what really impressed us was how Paul worked with our three month old daughter. She had been suffering from constipation and what the doctor's called "colic." They said that "just give her a few months and she'll outgrow it." (We hadn't slept for weeks and weren't sure we could live that long.) Paul took one look at her, said that she had a "restriction around her sigmoid colon" and in ten minutes you could just see her relax. He barely touched her. That was the first decent night we'd had. We all slept! If your infant has things like colic or constipation, call Paul! He's great."
Former President, Seacoast Mother's Assn.
"Paul Gordon gives his clients a remarkable sense of safety, comfort and holding. His presence and way of being have allowed me - with surprising quickness - to consistently reach emotional places and understanding which had otherwise been inaccessible."
Ruth Masilick, Psy. D.
Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology
"Paul Gordon was one of my first - and best - teachers. I still consult with him because of his insight, knowledge and experience. As one who has been on his table, I can attest to the powerful effectiveness of his approach to Rolfing."
Laura J. Curry
Advanced Rolfer and Rolfing Movement Practitioner