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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 Camilla Ilves's discussion Massage Therapy – An Effective Remedy For Stress and Pain
"I would use the words essential oils instead of just oils."
20 hours ago
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Yep.  Brutal to the tissue.  BTW, while we were talking about Graston, I had forgotten that the actual name for it is Gua Sha.  Graston evidently has pretty much hijacked the technique and made his name, and patented tools the new…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
yesterday
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I didn't know that about George Washington and his unfortunate treatments until you posted here about it. Graston technique I guess is supposed to unstick adhesions, blah blah blah.  As we are well aware, it's not necessary to use…"
yesterday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Amanda R's discussion Clients who want deeper pressure
"Amanda, this is a challenging profession on several levels. The average career span for a massage therapist is something like five to seven years. Wear and tear on the body being one of the main reasons. You will get stronger, and learn to work…"
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"http://www.grastontechnique.com/home Here is their official site."
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I don't know? Good soft tissue work with the hands can do the job as good if not better. Soft tissue release, Active release breaks up adhesions. I just don't see the advantage of Graston technique?"
Sunday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Thanks, Therese.  George Washington had a serious case of laryngitis, and there was no antibiotics then.  So the doctors were desperate.  Best thing they could've done for the man was feed him bouillon soups and keep him hydrated…"
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pneNFQiCJFs There are a lot of videos on YouTube about Gratston technique. Here is one. To me, it's totally inefficient, uncomfortable , and totally never needed. Because it can only be done by a physical therapist…"
Sunday
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gary, that is a terrific description of Graston "therapy".  I can't imagine why anyone would think it's a good idea. "
Sunday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I think Graston is a slightly more humane version of a popular 17th Century medical practice.  It's the modern equivalent of opening a vein to let the little bugs swim out of the body in the blood.  Father of the Country George…"
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I said I was going to end this thread, but here I am again. I added another video. It's a testimonial video. She is a new client I saw for the first time a couple days ago. She has been in pain basically her entire life, as you will hear on the…"
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to gwyn franklin's discussion Salon/spa
"They try to do that where I work. Lots of clients will not schedule with a male regardless if they hurt or not. Of Course there are people that don't care if it's a male or female therapist. And some actually prefer a male therapist. But…"
Jul 17
Gordon J. Wallis replied to gwyn franklin's discussion Salon/spa
"I'm a male therapist in a spa. Often I've gone out to meet my next client only to have them say. I didn't know I had a male, then get up and walk out. Thats with both male and female clients. Sadly it's a big deal for enough…"
Jul 16
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Oh I will still be around. And if some interesting conversation comes up. I will put in my two cents. And I wanna keep making more videos."
Jul 14
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gordon, you've taught your fellow therapists a lot.  Detailing your treatments of clients is a chore, we know.  Maybe if you don't feel compelled to post to it regularly?  The thread won't die.  Even if you post to…"
Jul 14

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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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