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History of the US on America's birthday.

A little known fact:John Hanson was selected the first president by the Continental Congress; he served with full presidential powers till a national election could be held in 1787..  George…Continue

Started Jul 4

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.

 

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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"amen to that, brother Gordon."
Aug 21
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Great job, as usual. The right lat tp might have led to the rest on the left.... or those on the right developed trying to countermand the hypertonicity on the left.  The body does whatever it needs to in order to maintain close to normal…"
Aug 20
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Not saying this is true with you or anyone else, but when I become constipated / bloated, within a day or so I develop muscle aches all over (just achy, not sharp TP type pains), and oftentimes also develop a low-grade fever-- flu like…"
Aug 18
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Amanda James's discussion Dry needling, is it in our scope of practice?
"First of all, as you know since you are a caring, thinking massage therapist, there's an awful lot of BS in our profession.  I unequivocally proclaim to be BS that anyone is "sucking" bad energy from a client's body.  I…"
Aug 15
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Amanda James's discussion Dry needling, is it in our scope of practice?
"Sure. Have you studied trigger point therapy? have you ever experienced it?  If you haven't studied it; haven't experienced the instant relief provided by a few minutes treatment by an LMT skilled in any of the techniques used to…"
Aug 15
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Amanda James's discussion Dry needling, is it in our scope of practice?
"once again, I agree with you.  But, in truth, everything an acupuncturist can do with a needle, a skilled NMT (i.e., trigger point therapies AKA acupressure) can do without violating the skin's protective barrier."
Aug 15
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Amanda James's discussion Dry needling, is it in our scope of practice?
"I agree with you Alfredo.  I'm not cognizant of all states' laws, but to my knowledge, in most states, acupuncture is considered an invasive procedure and therefore cannot be performed by LMTs.  With good reason. …"
Aug 15
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"have you checked for ligament impingement / damage in the hip?  I'm thinking principally the ischiofemoral ligament, which becomes tight during abduction of any sort The iliofemoral ligament keeps the leg stable when standing, so it could…"
Aug 12
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to J. Patel's discussion Booking Agent - Spahack App
"you shouls check out tor app ,compare it to Massagebook com.  It'll have to be really something to compete with other booking services. good luck. "
Aug 5
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Stephanie Greenwald's discussion How does the minimum wage boost effect people who have more experience in doing the same job?
"Actually, you are behaving like a petulant child.  Are you related to Donald Trump? "
Aug 5
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Stephanie Greenwald's discussion How does the minimum wage boost effect people who have more experience in doing the same job?
"go away, Pueppi.  i have no desire to converse with you.  Be respectful of other therapists, you won't have a problem with me...I'll gladly ignore you. "
Aug 5
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Stephanie Greenwald's discussion How does the minimum wage boost effect people who have more experience in doing the same job?
"Pueppi, what the hell does the more or less matter? She has more than a 1000 hours in classroom, and six years experience.  And she is earning only one dollar and fifteen cents more (or less) than an inexperienced new hire?  That just…"
Aug 4
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Grinning.  Must be top secret since so few of PTs, DCs and MDs and our very own MT gurus know anything about them. Hell, after the Pt treatments her next stop would have been in an operating room"
Aug 2
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Stephanie Greenwald's discussion How does the minimum wage boost effect people who have more experience in doing the same job?
"You love to argue, I see that.  But before elevating a fight, you should get your facts straight.  This is her comment: "If someone else just got out of school and gets hired for the same job. I'm only making a $1.15 more than…"
Aug 2
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Stephanie Greenwald's discussion How does the minimum wage boost effect people who have more experience in doing the same job?
"Stephanie, it may be the area you are in.  Fees charged clients can vary greatly due to population density, average incomes paid, etc.  I've worked in "depressed" areas where $10 per hour is considered good income, and a…"
Aug 1
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What is your website?
http://garyaddismassagetherapy.com
In what year did you enter the profession?
2008
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, Energy Work, Lomi Lomi, 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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