Total Health Center pain relief

About the Practitioners


Scott K. Mathison, BS, LMT

Practicing since 1993 in the Elm Grove, Wisconsin area. I  utilize neuromuscular therapy, neuroenergetic release, myofascial release and other forms of pain relief therapy.

My mission is to create freedom and well being by practicing in the spirit of total health.

This is done by seeing the whole person and then treating the whole person. Too much of health care segments the body into separate parts to be treated. It is much more effective to treat that which cannot be separated -- you.

It is just as important I treat the problem, not just the symptom of the problem. Remember, a headache is not an aspirin deficiency.

My Story

I began my practice as a result of my search for freedom from pain due to a motorcycle accident. I know pain and I know how to help.

I was traveling 130 mph on a motorcycle when I got dust in my eyes and lost my vision. I was in an “S” curve at the time. When my vision cleared I was traveling across the gravel on the opposite side of the road. I woke up just before the ambulance arrived. 

Once the wounds healed and the surgery was over, just when I thought I was out of the woods on this thing, my body began to stiffen up. I couldn’t turn my head and had both a chiropractor and a doctor tell me I’d have to learn to live in chronic pain the rest of my life.  I refused to buy in and continued my search. That’s when I went for a massage.

I actually got worse after my first session; the next day I was walking inflammation. I called my therapist and she recommended another therapist who practiced neuromuscular therapy. I saw him for a half-hour and I was able to turn my head. So I set up another appointment.  As I got better, I inquired about learning more about neuromuscular therapy. A few “that’s more than a coincidence” events took place and I was off to massage school.

I went to massage school to find more answers. I didn’t know I would make a career out of it, but that’s what happened. It seemed right to leave the corporate world, and I began a full-time practice in February 1993.

I realize every day I was meant to be here, because statistically I should either be dead or operating my wheelchair with my tongue. I am privileged and grateful to be of service to others in pain.


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Alicia Walsh, LMT (Wisconsin licensed massage therapist) 

Introducing Alicia
Other good news is I have been training another therapist for several months.  She has joined me at the new office.  I have been sharing my years of expertise and development with her and she is ready to begin restorative and rehabilitative massage and bodywork.  Similar to myself, she will address the relief of postural distortion and pain.

Below is Alicia’s story.

Alicia’s Profile
I became interested in massage in 2009 after a lifetime of battling sickness.  I searched for medical answers on my own through crystal healing, holistic medicine, rehab and wellness.  I was eventually diagnosed with Lymes disease which developed into Fibromyalgia.  The doctor’s only suggestion to me was medication to help me have “a better quality of life”.  I thought there had to be more than just medication.  I did my research and found aerobic exercise and massage helped with the chronic pain. I became increasingly involved in my physical fitness, which has improved not only my physical body but my mind and spirit as well.

Ten years later, I graduated from The Wisconsin School of Massage Therapy. It is my goal to help every patient to get out of pain.  I am continuing to learn new techniques and therapies to better serve my clients.

Outside my practice, I enjoy spending time with my dogs, family and the outdoors.

She is offering a 6-month introductory rate of $80 for 60 minutes and $115.00 for 90 minutes.

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