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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.

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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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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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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

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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I don't doubt that-- if the person is active, a trigger point will eventually heal in those bodyparts that are regularly used despite the pain.  But if they allow the pain to stop the movement, it will get worse and worse and eventually…"
Jul 22
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"As you've said a few times yourself, sometimes clients are manipulated and told things that are not true in order to get them to have an expensive and debilitating operation.  They might even be shown someone else's xrays.   You…"
Jul 21
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"According to my textbooks and software, the sciatic nerve is formed outside the spine from several smaller branch nerves stemming from vertebrae L4 to S3; one sciatic nerve for each leg.  So, it stands to reason that pain in only one leg and…"
Jul 21
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Tui Na practitioners 7,000 years ago treated trigger points using ischemic compression in conjunction with basic "Swedish" massage strokes.  Of course, knowing nothing about the physical body, they blamed the dysfunction on imbalance…"
Jul 13
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I suspect that when there is no pain the condition was a long time developing.  As a teen I worked in textile mills.  Everyone who had been working their entire adult lives stooped over the machines had a huge dowager's hump, and a…"
Jun 28
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"in another forum yesterday, I got involved in a discussion about scoliosis. Two of the posters were claiming to cure/correct severe, chronic scoliosis in one session.  Not talking about trigger points, they are claiming to correct years of bad…"
Jun 27
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"But what may be the cause of a bulging disc? Trigger points pulling the lateral-superior of the vertebra.  The muscles of the spine are crisscrossed-- an X-- so if one of those wee strands is hypertense due to trigger points, it'll pull…"
Jun 18
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"True sciatica-- spinal nerve entrapment-- it stands to reason will involve bilateral hip and leg.  The sciatic nerve is conjoined throughout its travel down the spinal column, so what affects one leg and hip will affect the other. …"
Jun 18
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"they don't know tps, and had to call it something.  Lucky for her that they hadn't labeled it serious ligament tears or even bone damage that need hip replacement surgery."
Jun 16
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Amen, Maryshka.  Gordon is the Man!  There's a lesson in every posting he makes using plain and simple language, easy to understand. "
Jun 16
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Ysabel Wu's discussion Questions about Trigger Point, Myofascial.....
"Ysabel,  your English is fine; you express yourself well. 1-A) trigger point therapy seeks and releases trigger points (TrPs) that are usually referred to as "knots" in a taut band of muscle.  A trigger point is usually but not…"
Jun 16
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"my experience too"
Jun 15
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Peggy Burke's discussion Can anyone recommend a brand of shoe?
"Sorry, I must disagree about the cause of the flat foot syndrome.  Any shoe that cups the heel, allowing the foot to be flexed normally when walking is supportive of foot structures.  Next time you walk through a grocery store, notice how…"
Jun 9
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Peggy Burke's discussion Can anyone recommend a brand of shoe?
"I know that most LMTs operate with the notion that when it comes to footwear, less is more. Many work barefoot, or in socks.Me? I prefer the ankle support of shin-high boots.  .Bought them at WalMart, $49.  They look like Army combat…"
Jun 9
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"amen, brother. "
Jun 5
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Current research suggests that fibromyalgia begins with one neglected trigger point that limits movement due to the pain, and this in turn leads to the formation of a bumper crop of satellite trigger points, which further reduces movement. …"
Jun 5

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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

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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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