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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.

Steve Jobs and cancer
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Look, I am a massage therapy student, just now undergoing training in the usage of Shiatsu and three of the hundreds of Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies. So, I don't claim expertise in any form…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Nov 15, 2011.

 

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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Therese Schwartz's discussion Hiatal hernia
"thanks, Gordon.  My problem with Upledger-style CST and Barnes-style MFR and scads of modalities unnamed,  is that, since the stuff they do can't be duplicated by an untrained (in that modality) MT, the technique's developers…"
Mar 20
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Therese Schwartz's discussion Hiatal hernia
"Sure! And I'm sure that Therese is eager to hear anything you want to say about any MT technique also."
Mar 19
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Therese Schwartz's discussion Hiatal hernia
"no deadline on this.  we take take as long as it takes to get everything said.  I'm sending you a private message. "
Mar 19
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Therese Schwartz's discussion Hiatal hernia
"Therese, you have responded with more courtesy than my assault on your favored modality deserved.  As you've witnessed in discussions with people skeptical about trigger point therapy, my response is often downright vicious.  I thank…"
Mar 19
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Therese Schwartz's discussion Hiatal hernia
"Therese, my opinion of CST was formulated after many visits to Upledger's website.  CST today is not the CST taught by its inventor Sullivan.  Upledger derived his whole body approach from his former close friend John Barnes'…"
Mar 19
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"excellent description of a trigger point formation.  Thanks, Gordon."
Mar 11
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gordon, that is the most complete explanation of downgrading/upgrading sensory nerve signals in order to decrease TP nociceptive pain prior to ever touching a TP you have ever given.  Excellent description! Thank you! "
Mar 4
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Trina Throckmorton's discussion A New Emotionally Based form of Massage
"Candles smoke, and smoke is a pollutant.  An essential oil scent diffuser is a better choice, I think. "
Mar 2
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Teagan McDonald's discussion Accreditation counts!...right?
"I'd love to watch the entire video. "
Feb 13
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Teagan McDonald's discussion Accreditation counts!...right?
"actually, yes, it can.  The Masters are showing the location of pressure points.  Pressure points...where nerve lies very close to the skin...pressure points that, when the covering muscle is hypertense or trigger-pointed, can cause…"
Feb 13
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Teagan McDonald's discussion Accreditation counts!...right?
"Gordon, you reside in and practice in an unregulated state.  I know you to be in the top tier in skills, knowledge of the body and hands-on experience.  I'm proud to acknowledge you as my mentor.  Quite on your own you have…"
Feb 11
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Teagan McDonald's discussion Accreditation counts!...right?
""accreditation" is precisely the right word.  For almost all regulated states establish standards for schools they will accept. If a school cannot earn accreditation, they are not acceptable in the majority of regulated states. …"
Feb 11
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Courtney Smith's discussion Working in 2 states....is it even possible?
"here in "the greatest nation on Earth", many things need to be improved.  LMT licensing is one of them"
Feb 11
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Abram Herman's discussion Massage Coalition Releases Statement on Entry-Level Analysis Project (ELAP)
"Maybe not enough.  But, sadly, the cost for that education will be upwards of $25,000..in student loans, because who has that much lying around.  No offense to those who entered the profession thru a 100-hr course-- the best massage I ever…"
Feb 11
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Teagan McDonald's discussion Accreditation counts!...right?
"If the school is not accredited, you probably will not be permitted to test. Many if not most regulated states will not accept credits from a non-accredited school.  The Boards must approve the student for testing; no one can show up at the…"
Feb 10
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Abram Herman's discussion Massage Coalition Releases Statement on Entry-Level Analysis Project (ELAP)
"thanks ,Abram.  Email today (?) gave the new hrs standard as 625?"
Feb 10

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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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