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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
"Yep.  Brutal to the tissue.  BTW, while we were talking about Graston, I had forgotten that the actual name for it is Gua Sha.  Graston evidently has pretty much hijacked the technique and made his name, and patented tools the new…"
21 hours ago
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gigliola's discussion A cor do Vestido de Dama de honra EM Primavera
"Este é um fórum inadequado para o seu comercial. E, além disso , o grupo exige que todos os lançamentos para ser em Inglês"
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Amanda R's discussion Clients who want deeper pressure
"Amanda, yeah, we all catch clients who have been conditioned to believe if it ain't painful, it ain't therapeutically beneficial-- and the more painful the treatment the more beneficial the effect.  As you learned in school and in…"
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Thanks, Therese.  George Washington had a serious case of laryngitis, and there was no antibiotics then.  So the doctors were desperate.  Best thing they could've done for the man was feed him bouillon soups and keep him hydrated…"
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I think Graston is a slightly more humane version of a popular 17th Century medical practice.  It's the modern equivalent of opening a vein to let the little bugs swim out of the body in the blood.  Father of the Country George…"
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to gwyn franklin's discussion Salon/spa
"I hear you, Gordon.  One answer is what IIan suggested, asking whether they have any issues that needs to be addressed, then suggesting the appropriate treatment and the therapist most qualified to administer it.  For assigning one of the…"
Jul 16
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to gwyn franklin's discussion Salon/spa
"Good response, IIan.  Spa-clinic do a great disservice to both the therapists and the clients when they ask for sex preferences.  If asked of relatively new-to-massage clients, almost all will choose a female MT: men because, well, they…"
Jul 16
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Stephanie Greenwald's discussion Wage theft
"Stephanie, I certainly agree with you about raising the minimum wage nationwide-- for one thing, the economy in every state that has instituted their own much higher minimum wage has grown.  (Increasing wages does NOT pull down the…"
Jul 14
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gordon, you've taught your fellow therapists a lot.  Detailing your treatments of clients is a chore, we know.  Maybe if you don't feel compelled to post to it regularly?  The thread won't die.  Even if you post to…"
Jul 14
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"in the article there is this: "In addition, many medical and dental programs in the United States devote as little as one hour in their curriculum to teaching pain mechanisms and pain management. Thus, most of our health professionals are…"
Jul 14
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"thanks "
Jul 11
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gotcha.  I imagined the accusatory tone.  You said, "I assume....".  My point is that after reading his posts for so long, and (I assume) watching some of his videos, by now you should know not assume that he knows-- you…"
Jul 11
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Pueppi, Gordon will certainly speak for himself, but, no, he isn't saying that at all.  Trigger points always have a central tender point.  Tendinitis/tendonitis/ligament tears produce pain that extend over a wider/ longer area. …"
Jul 11
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"In one of his textbooks, Chaitow devotes a chapter to it. and, yes, we can do it without the certification."
Jul 6
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Look more closely at his video, enlarge it to full screen, notice how deep his thumb is sinking into the tissue, and note where the rim of the illium is in relation to it.  Really, to me it looks like he's either on the lat, or possibly…"
Jul 5
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gordon, tell me if I'm wrong.  In this one of his videos, he claims to be treating a gluteus medius trigger point.  But isn't he working above the illiac crest? he appears to be…"
Jul 5

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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

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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.



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

Hey Gary thanks for this

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


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