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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 Knot in a muscle
"Gary. Haha, You did comment on this thread. Go back one page. Lol. "
18 hours ago
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Knot in a muscle
"I wasn't involved with this forum in 2011.  So, permit me to reply to the original question, "What is a knot in a muscle?" Knots-- noticeable, palpable knots-- can be cysts, soft or hard as a stone; can be a due to bruising and…"
18 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Knot in a muscle
"Haha !!! This is one of my first threads in here. When I first discovered this site, several years ago, there were several threads with a lot of intense arguments going on. Some of them quite vicious. A lot of personal insults. Later on, in a…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Just thinking now. And this is interesting. The young lady in the above paragraph had a C5 trigger point on the right side. The C5 trigger point has a special relationship to L1. They move in a synchronized manner during walking. L1 is the spinal…"
Monday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Had a couple of interesting clients the other day. Both, like everyone else, came into the spa expecting nice relaxation massages. After speaking to them briefly before their massages, I found out both had medium to long term pain problems. One was…"
Monday
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"So far it's a slow day. An 80 minute at 1pm, and a trigger point 25 minute at 4:30pm. Hopefully I will get another appointment latter."
Jan 11
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I asked her what she needed from the massage today. She told me that she is a connoisseur of massage, and gets a massage every week. And that she loves them. And was very excited about her massage today. She was a very nice women. I then asked her…"
Jan 10
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Just a short addition to this thread. One client told me she has constant right foot pain do to arthritis. It was trigger points. Another client was in physical therapy for a year because of shoulder pain. Supposedly because of a partial labrum…"
Jan 9
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This was interesting. I had a client the other day that was six months pregnant. Her incoming complaint was low back pain, buttock pain, and pain in the back of her legs. We have the Body Support System( a set of ergonomically designed cushions ) so…"
Jan 7
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Beth Kendall's discussion Massage for fibromyalgia
"ABMP s latest Massage & Bodywork magazine has an article on fibromyalgia. No surprise to myself I pretty much disagree with it. Now this all my opinion but, There was not one mention of trigger points. Not one. The dominant word I hear all the…"
Jan 1
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Beth Kendall's discussion Massage for fibromyalgia
"Here is an interesting article on fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome. The only part I disagree with is ,any point that's tender reguardless if it radiates a pain pattern or not, is a trigger…"
Dec 25, 2016
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Beth Kendall's discussion Massage for fibromyalgia
"There is no simple answer to your question. That being said, I have been able to help everyone that has come to me with that diagnosis. Two people I totally cured. The others, about a 40% to 50% improvement. Trigger points were greatly involved with…"
Dec 25, 2016
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"Listening to Steely Dan."
Dec 24, 2016
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"One of my clients that I'm working on came in with what he said was sciatica. Low back pain, numbness and tingling in his lower left leg from the nerves being pinched. He had so many trigger points in his lumbar area as well as his T spine and…"
Dec 24, 2016
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"One of my clients came into day specifically because of pain... She had won a gift certificate for a massage in another spa or clinic. She said it was the worst massage she has ever had in her life. She said it was so painful. The therapist told her…"
Dec 24, 2016
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"yep, as always.  Merry Christmas, brother Gordon."
Dec 23, 2016

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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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