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Gary W Addis, LMT
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is this spa massage??
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Five months ago, illness in the family forced my relocation from MS to GA so that my wife could care for her slowly dying mother.  In MS, I had a thriving private practice; in GA, I had to start from…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary W Addis, LMT Feb 1, 2015.

needing a referral
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Yesterday I treated a tourist who lives in Muskogee, OK.  On my table, her first experience with trigger point therapy.   I released four TPs, and she announced that she was pain free for the first…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Jun 5, 2013.

Iconic Foot Bath Scam
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When a client asked me to buy an Ionic Foot Bath for my shop, I investigated its claims, and discovered a slick scam.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Abram Herman Nov 5, 2012.

The Client List
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Are all of you aware of the sexualization of massage therapy being promoted by Lifetime Network's "The Client List" which will air beginning in April?  In this show, a beautiful young woman becomes…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary W Addis, LMT Mar 5, 2012.

 

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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Jimswife's discussion Supplies
"Best Massage is MW's chief competitor, I think.  Better prices, slightly, than MW. http://www.bestmassage.com/"
19 hours ago
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"right.  And I know it to be true. thanks, buddy"
Jun 19
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to gwyn franklin's discussion Salon/spa
"A spa/salon/pain clinic that actually encourages their therapists to work to relieve pain issues, often of long-standing, instead of concentrating on relaxation massages."
Jun 15
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Yep, I agree. It's a travesty, hell, a mortal sin that pain is often purposely mistreated by MDS, etc who damned well should know better. "
Jun 15
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Julisa Cordero's discussion Using towelettes or baby wipes before a massage
"A drying towel may be enough...an odorless short deodorant spray should stop any odor."
Jun 10
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
" bones are attachments for muscles...muscles move the bones.  So if there is a gap between the bones along the fracture, perhaps the opposing muscles are fighting a war, with the fractured bone as the battleground. "
Jun 4
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Why not trigger point therapy instead.  IMO, acupuncture is a weak second cousin to skilled TP therapy.  Acupuncture is supposed to stick pretty closely to the charts they are taught.  TP artists, such as Gordon (and I, to a lesser,…"
Jun 3
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Have you considered that the fall called a hairline fracture and the DC's :snap" finished the job?  With respect, Therese, I would never go to a chiropractor for such a condition unless xrays (MRI better) are taken and read by medical…"
Jun 3
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"good job."
Jun 1
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I injured it about 2012, in the gym...not warmed up enough before I went heavy benching.  A buddy took out about 15 tps the old way, in about a 2.5 hour session.  It got better, but acts up sometimes for weeks.  Partly it's…"
May 22
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"it's 6pm here in central FL and still 89 degrees-- and really humid.  A chiro will always claim a pinched nerve, an MD always is gonna pick up a needle.  I could sure use your help with my shoulder, it hurts even hanging down not…"
May 22
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The sciatic nerve doesn't become the sciatic nerve until it is a couple of inches out of the spine; inside the spine what becomes the sciatic nerve are nearly microscopic strands that come out of several vertebra.  So, respectfully, my…"
May 22
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The pain caused by entrapment of the sciatic nerve isn't fake: it is very real.  So, to me, it ain't fake.  DCs, and MDs always blame sciatica pain on the spine.  But the spine is seldom the culprit.  Examine the two…"
May 22
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Judy Collins's discussion Dress Code in Massage Schools
"Absolutely agree. Enforce dress rules. Scrubs are professional. Above all send any student home who wants to dress sexy..revealing (females) or butt cheeks revealing low rider pants. How they dress outside the school is their business but in the…"
May 11
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"a few hours after surgeries, even serious back ,hip and leg surgeries, patients are encouraged to get moving.  So it's good that she came on to you.  Encourage her to move to the point of pain, but not really push through it. "
May 6
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"amen, brother.  arthritis, all forms of it, cause visible "bumps", nodules like big, round dry (no pus, can't be palpated) swellings on the arthritic joints..  First to appear are usually the PIP joints of hands. …"
May 1

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http://garyaddismassagetherapy.com
In what year did you enter the profession?
2010
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone, Sports Massage, Abdominal Massage, Myofascial Release, Chair Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Lymph Drainage, Golf Ball Massage

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Is anyone familiar with "Emotional Freedom Technique" Therapy

This EFT evidently was begun by a David Feinstein, who purports to be a PhD psychologist with several award-winning books to his credit, and his wife Donna Eden, a specialist in her own brand of energy therapy. Neither claims any training or expertise in any therapeutic massage modality. The only website to confirm Feinstein's academic credentials seems to be a site owned and operated by his wife.



Practitioners of this EFT claim to heal even combat PTSD with one or two sessions of… Continue

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 4:26pm on August 14, 2013, Wilson Jordan said…

Gary, I read your post and I wanted to be clear whether or not I understood your findings.  You were able to feel a pulse in the foot, with your fingertips but not with the palm of your hands while hold the adrenal location in the foot.  You didn't say anything about whether or not you were able to feel a pulse in the adrenal region in the low back. Do you agree with that? The fact that you could only feel the pulse with the fingers and not the palm means "the adrenal circuitry is weak" and is over producing. Why because it is there as you witnessed but it is  not there strongly, which would indicate optimum health or just being okay.  They can't be off because there is a pulse what left is over extension without rest, hence the pulse is weaken from fatigue.  Now other symptoms begin appearing and will not completely go away until that pulse is strong again in both locations (low back and feet).  Adrenal issues can be worked but it takes a different kind of time than the hourly clock, cause them adrenals and kidneys don't care about our regulations about time. Body time as you know is not same as hourly time.  I would like to continue to share about whomever you are practicing on. Not to find out about there condition but to offer another way of enhancing what we already know. And, once again I do apologize and especially thank you for "being willing" to find out personally if what I was speaking was of any merit. 

At 10:41pm on April 25, 2013, Linda LePelley, RN, NMT said…

That's an offer I'd love to take you up on, LOL!! I don't fly. But I'm gonna figure something else out -- I'll get back to you on it! We just got back from Indianapolis, I taught a class there, it was great. I don't know about couples massage, though, I only do treatment massage for pain these days. Now, if the couple is old and arthritic, that would work. :)

At 9:23pm on April 25, 2013, Linda LePelley, RN, NMT said…

Hello Gary! Thought I'd stop by and see how you are doing? Well, I hope!

At 3:08pm on March 31, 2012, Daniel Cohen said…

Gary, I am sure you will do well. Some chair massage is done simply by getting permission to wonder through the executive offices asking if some one wants a massage. I work with HR and get paid by the company for hours on premises and they are responsible for having employees sign up for times. We do 3/hour so it is divided into 20 minute segments but the actual massage is 15 minutes allowing for paper work and sanitizing.

I suggest you talk with an HR person at a nearby large company that has work injury claims related to soft tissue and give a demonstration. Stress the company benefits of less fatigue, reduced repetitive motion syndrome, mental alertness, and etc.

Another avenue is to talk to the manager of a busy store nearby and get permission to do scheduled chair massage for shoppers. You charge the shoppers and the store gets an added attraction for free. You can then rent out the space to other therapists when you are not available.

I am sure you already have ideas and with experience will fine tune it. If you want to run anything by me, I am available.

Welcome on board very soon.

At 2:48pm on October 3, 2011, Linda LePelley, RN, NMT said…

We converted a spare bedroom into my clinic because it has it's own door to the outside. My work spaces look cramped because I can't walk any more. I just took the legs off my massage table, use a rolling task chair to get around it, and keep all my supplies close at hand. Haha!! I was so devastated when I realised I couldn't do "proper" massage anymore. I decided I was was "ruined" anyway, so I just tossed the rules on proper body mechanics and went about my business with the idea that I would just use up whatever was left of me doing the work I love. More than seven years later now, and I am no worse off because of it.

At 12:55pm on August 19, 2011, michael anthony said…
thanks , yea everything you say is true but we shall see what we shall see , i just got done with a class from garry adkins on sciatica was great and he is great as well check that out its a eye opening
At 9:07am on August 19, 2011, Daniel Cohen said…

Gary, I am not an Acupuncturist. Among my modalities I do Acupressure and KMT, a Korean form of Deep Tissue.

I agree with you, this sounds like a need to change therapy and apparently therapist.

 

Trigger point. Myofascial and Acupressure are what I would try. Acupressure goes very deep so don't give up on it along with acupuncture. Most Korean and Chinese MTs do this.

I wish the friend luck in finding the solution.

At 10:36pm on June 29, 2011, Kristy Savarese-Gerald said…

Hey Gary! It was great seeing you in a class with me finally! If you need any help with any of your classes just let me know!

 

At 10:55pm on May 12, 2011, Boris Prilutsky said…

thanks for friendship Gary.

Yours.

Boris

At 2:42pm on April 13, 2011, Stephen Jeffrey said…

Hey Gary thanks for this http://www.cmjournal.org/content/6/1/13

I may have to read it over and over but def get some good from it cheers man :)

 
 
 

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