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Gordon J. Wallis
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Ok, here is the deal.....
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All the industry leaders, or some of them anyway... Come in here to sell their continiuing education deals for credit in order to maintain your license.. And I understand that, and it makes sense.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Dec 16, 2015.

Think on these things?
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I was debating weather to put this on the Typical Experience thread or make it a new thread. I decided to make it a new thread because its a bit different. Rightly or wrongly it shows the way I think…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis May 25, 2015.

Alaska is now a regulated state( a bad thing ).

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 Feb 18, 2015

Not sure?

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

Started Dec 8, 2013


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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Just thinking about what the physical therapists are having him do , is actually the exact opposite of what they should be doing. Think about it. They have a weakened damaged contracted muscle. In this case the Pectoalis Major. And they are making…"
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Here is something that fits into this thread well. It just amazes me because I see this all the time. Frequently. And it's something that's very wrong. And for the life of me I just don't understand how this can be? I recently met a…"
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Laura's discussion Portable table for mobile massage
"I don't do mobile massage. And I'm not sure if his tables are light enough for you? But his tables are of quality and rock solid. No squeaks."
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This is interesting. A while back a client came in complaining neck pain that has been getting progressively worse over the last month. She had very limited movement in her neck in general, but it was much more painful when she tried to turn her…"
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This is interesting.. a new client came in for a relaxing massage.. When I asked her if she had any aches and pains, she told me that she has chronic hip pain. She had been seeing a chiropractor for almost a year, but had to stop because her…"
Oct 8
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Lannie J. Jarvis's discussion Reflexology massage during pregnancy
"In the spa where I work we do pregnancy massages everyday. We have "The Body Support System"which allows the pregnant client to lay comfortably on their stomach. You can get a full body massage if you want. Massage is very good for…"
Oct 5
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"A few weeks ago I stopped off at a bar for an after work beer. The lady next to me was talking to an obvious friend about her low back pain. They were here temporarily for work and lived out of state. I noticed a lot of chiropractic terminology…"
Oct 4
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Oct 3
Gordon J. Wallis joined Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB's group

Continuing Education for Massage Therapists

Here's a wonderful opportunity to communicate about continuing education. This group was formed by Ariana Vincent, CEO of the Ariana Institute. Everyone is welcome to participate and post information related to massage continuing education.See More
Oct 1
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jason Lee's discussion Thai Massage Schools - Thailand
" I've never been. However I have known other therapists that loved it. Let us know your experience."
Sep 27
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I worked for 2 hours yesterday with a 70+ year old FMS sufferer. Never had a massage, been going twice weekly to a DC for seven years for whatever relief he could provide. Mostly he was putting her on one of those oscillating massage tables for 2-4…"
Sep 25
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I said she had a trigger point on her anterior left knee. I meant to say posterior left knee. The Popletius."
Sep 24
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This was interesting. A new client came in telling me that she just wanted to relax. She looked tired and kind of burnt out. Just like anyone would look when the really need a massage. When I asked her if she had any aches and pains she said yes..I…"
Sep 24
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The lady with the neck tremmers in the above paragraph. I'm working on her for free. Because I want to learn. Continuing education classes are valid and good. But every day, I have a continiuing education class for me. Her tremmers came back…"
Sep 15
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Julia Ann's discussion Do massages help in reducing stress?
"Short answere is yes. All stress, emotional or physical, shows up in the muscle structure of the body. A good therapist can release a lot of built up tension in the muscle structure of the body. Mind and body are one. Massage is very good for…"
Sep 12

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

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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!


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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