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Alaska is now a regulated state( a bad thing ).
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Diane Lake LMT, NCTMB asked me, after I'd made a chat coment. "Gordon, how does paying for continuing education restrict your freedom to learn?" In the past I've made lots of coments in here about…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Mar 2.

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 Not sure what this means?  But we touch skin, so I thought this was interesting.                                  …Continue

Started Dec 8, 2013

Do muscles controle movement?
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Just a question to see what kind of answers come up?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Therese Schwartz Dec 11, 2013.

A typical experience
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I had a new client the other day for an 80 minute massage. I asked him if there is anything that he wanted me to know.  He told me that he suffers from a herniated disc that he has had for a few…Continue

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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Kendra Wien's discussion Question on TMJ technique
"well to be fare. I haven't seen that dvd so? All I'm saying is if there are trigger points present. Whatever therapy you are doing , would have to make those trigger points go away in order to really help the client. Hmm. That's just…"
13 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Kendra Wien's discussion Question on TMJ technique
"A trigger pointed muscle is a shortened muscle. And muscles connect to bones. One of my tp clients told me that she had to actually change her seating and mirrors when she got into her car after one of her sessions. I find it really weird that often…"
17 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Kendra Wien's discussion Question on TMJ technique
"http://acutakehealth.com/tmj-think-muscles-for-jaw-pain I wonder if Lucau's DVD mentions the word Trigger Point? hmm. An interesting article on TMJ in the above link."
20 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Kendra Wien's discussion Question on TMJ technique
"If there is any reality to it, sounds like a gimmick to me. Most TMJ clients have a lot of Tender Point involvement. I've worked on a lot of headache people that didn't realize that there was a lot of jaw involvement. Even those that have…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Woops, I said GB meridian.. I ment to say LI meridian. "
yesterday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This guy came in for his 3rd session the other day. He was symptomatic free. The bottom of his right foot didnt hurt anymore, his abdominal area didnt hurt, and no headache in three days. However on palpation both the abdominal and foot were still…"
yesterday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"For hand pain, Ive always found it more common to find TPs in the Extensors, the hand itself, or the flexors. And I utilized the GB meridian to turn off that TP. "
yesterday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"any time someone reports hand pain, I always suspect scalenes to be at fault.  Nerves and veins vulnerable in lateral neck, though. "
Thursday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Well? I've just never come across very many Scalene TPs? I remember a long time ago I had a client with Scalene TPs, but I was unable to help him. I could help him now though. But that was then and this is now. "
Wednesday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gordon, scalenes in this part of the world cause a lot of hand pain.  The brachial plexus on its way into the arm runs behind the three scalenes before they dip beneath the clavicle and pec minor.  The scalenes lift the first and second…"
Wednesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Had a new client the other day that came in complaining of left shoulder pain. She brought her right hand accross her chest to touch the front of her left shoulder as she began describing her pain. She said its on and off, and often wakes her up at…"
Wednesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"In the attachment below is what I consider to be the problem with massage therapy. Not one mention of Trigger Points or Tender Points. In my opinion there is too much empahsis on Fascia. Next to nothing on Tender Points. A trigger pointed muscle is…"
Monday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"So very many TPs bit the dust yesterday. One of the clients has been suffering for years.. Sense being a teenager. Tons of physical therapy. Of course that did not work. The only kind of therapy that will work on a Trigger Point victom is a kind of…"
Monday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"that's the difference in your tp techniques, and the hard-pressure-for-five-minutes or-till-the-client-screams-stop method that most schools still teach (if they even discuss trigger points).  Most who do tp work really hurt the clients,…"
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Uhm.... No that does not happen( ZONKING ). Once the decision is made to do Trigger Point work, the massage mindset is gone. Its basically an exam over the entire body that the client participates in. They know that they have to tell me if or when I…"
Sunday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Do you get clients who just zonk out the first time a tp is compressed?  I definitely get an endorphine rush, and just zone out if I don't fight it.  So I always make a point to urge someone who comes because they r in pain to stay…"
May 16

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At 6:45am on September 16, 2014, Sadie Haney said…

Email me some videos at sadiehaney@gmail.com

At 7:21pm on June 28, 2014, Molly said…
My goodness, sir, when do you work on your clients? (she said, playfully). It seems like I have seen your name on every discussion I look at. I feel like an accidental voyeur or inadvertent stalker. Lol.
At 9:01am on May 15, 2014, Andrew Scheim said…
How is information exchange taking place? How much information is being proceesed per second? what coordinates all the body sytems? What coordinates one human being with his environment and in turn that environment with the greater cosmic body as barely understood by the greatest minds in physics.
At 9:26pm on April 25, 2013, Linda LePelley, RN, NMT said…

Hello Gordon! Just wanted to check in, hope all is well with you! 

At 12:33pm on December 11, 2012, peppermint said…

Hi Gordon,

I enjoy your "down to earth" posts!

Kathleen

At 7:35am on October 17, 2012, Gary W Addis, LMT said…

Hey, buddy. 

I just stumbled into a forum thread "Flat Back Syndrome". 

Your thoughts?  The MT could use your advice, I think.  Was posted on the 10th, and only two comments.  I suggested TPs in the iliopsoas and abs pulling the hips into anterior tilt.  Any advice yo ucan give the MT? 

At 6:42am on August 3, 2012, Therese Schwartz said…

Hi Gordon, just saw your friend request.  Thanks!

At 5:27pm on October 27, 2011, Bruce Robertson Smith said…

Hi Gordon, Thanks for the friend request. I just discovered this site and became fascinated with your thread "Just Dumping" on the how the Massage/Bodywork profession is perceived by the general public and other health professionals. It's a subject about which I have much to say. As one who has been doing this work for over 25 years but who just finally jumped through the hoops for the license I am experiencing a very rude awakening as to the realities of this field as a business and as a profession. I shall expand my thoughts as time goes on. I especially welcome the input of successful male MTs as I am discovering that obtaining bread and butter work in this field may not be in my cards. Spas and health clubs are not even responding to my resume, or if they do then it doesn't even progress to the practical part of working on someone to experience my skills.

I gather you're a martial artist. Me too: 1st Degree Black Belt in Kendo, Training in Chi Gong, Bagwa, Tai Chi and some Aikido.

 Thanks for connecting!

At 2:56pm on October 24, 2011, Linda Osborne said…
Thanks for the friend invite, Gordon.   I was enjoying reading your posts, ie: "Just Dumping", and just realized you are in Anchorage, also!  I look forward to reading more of the discussions going on here, and glad I found this site.
At 3:12am on October 14, 2011, Kelly Sanders, LMT said…
Gordon, docs have a tendency to name that which they have little or no experience with as fibromyalgia.  True FMS like RA can be very debilitating to the sufferer and it isn't all in their head; it truly is a myofacial pain, yes it does help releasin the trigger points but more helpful is a lifestyle change.  My FMS clients are on a 6 week program that has them journalize their activities and track their pain levels and onset occurences weekly.  We incorporate several holistic health modalities besides just massage into the treatment regime.
 
 
 

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