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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
"If nothing else is wrong, or especially during a relaxation massage, I always spend a lot of time working on the hands and feet. Especially the feet because I can sit down. The brain devotes a lot of attention to the inputs from those areas. Check…"
19 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"When I asked her what she needed from the massage today, she told me...."Mostly to relax I guess." That tells me there is something she needs besides relaxing. That usually means pain somewhere. I hear similar phrases like that quite…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Ive said this before. I'm writing in here because iive been doing this kind of work for thirty years. And I thought some of you might find it interesting as to how I think, or my particular approach to our work, especially or specifically when…"
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"Yesterday I had only one 25 minute massage. Today I booked solid from 11:30am to 6pm. Ya never know."
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"a wonderful testimony."
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I keep trying to end this thread, but I have such great passion for my work and our profession that I'm finding it difficult to do. The two articles that Lynne Brown posted about the so called latest research disavowing the validity of trigger…"
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I keep trying to end this thread. But I have such great passion for my work and our profession, that I'm finding it difficult to do. The two articles that Lynne Brown posted, about the so called latest research on trigger points , were authored…"
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Alexis Hauge's discussion Thinking about joining the field
"When I went to massage school many moons ago( 30 years) the anatomy/physiology class was easy. It was at a junior high level. Very basic. No where's near a college level anatomy/physiology class or current massage school level. Of course over…"
Thursday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Donna Valentine's discussion Parkinson's Disease Head Thrust Forward
"Go to YouTube, and type in Upper Cross Syndrome. There you will find a lot of videos on that very subject."
Thursday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Hmm, the nasty comements about me aren't there anymore? Too bad, for they validated my entire thread, and my last comment. Anyway, I'm ending this thread now. I said my point. No use saying the same thing over and over again to infinitum.…"
Wednesday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gordon, the willfully ignorant cannot be educated, for they know everything already.  They know trigger points are not real because, well, they can't find one.   "
Feb 14
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Lynne, I'm sorry you feel that way. I've been looking for an excuse to stop writing in here. I don't know how many people in here feel as you do. I think this will be my exit. Lol. Anyway, this is not about my ego. I know it sounds…"
Feb 14
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
Feb 14
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I would love it if you would re-post the entire thing, if you don't mind."
Feb 14
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Lynn, your first comment (which I was interested in and wanted to read the links) showed up.  But then this one showed up and appears to have replaced it, without any of your post in it.  Please re-post the original comment if you can.…"
Feb 14
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"A young women came in with the complaint of mid back pain and frontal headaches. She was in an auto accident a few months ago and her complaints have been getting worse. Her mother got her the massage with a senior therapist( me) in hopes of getting…"
Feb 12

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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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