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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
"Also for intellectual purposes, here is a chart that shows the T2-T9 relationship. I say for intellectual purposes only because it's not necessary to know in order to find a tender point( still fun to know though). A totally healthy body has no…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"It's a little agrivating that I can post only one attachemts at a time? Anyway, just for intellectual purposes I will show a dermatome chart that shows that T9 basically inervates that Serratus Posterior tender point area."
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"One of my regulars came in today, not for her usual massage, but because she was hurting. All her friends told her that she needs to see a chiropractor. However I had helped her out before when she was hurting, so she came to me. She complained of…"
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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"So far today. I have three massages booked. A 25 minute, a 50 minute, and an 80 minute. In that order. Not that it matters."
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"A while back one of my regulars called and told me that she was thinking about cancelling her appointment because of gas and pain in her abdominal area. A very unusual experience for her. I told her she should come in anyway because there is a good…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Trigger points in the abdominal area can indicate internal organ stress with symptoms such as nausea, bloating, gas, and so on, as indicated in the last paragraph or so in the attachment below."
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"In the attachment below are a few case histories of an acupuncturists experience with abdominal trigger points. Notice how long these people( Patients ) suffered before they were treated by this intelligent acupuncturist. Massage therapists,…"
Wednesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Yea the knowledge in Clair's $6.38 book was more then all the highly educated, highly paid physicians whe went to for her foot pain. She went to more then two physcians from the sound of it. Unexplained pain. Another thought. How long does it…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Yea you're right Therese. it's also obvious that the people that guide our profession don't know anything about trigger points. Clair Davies has a book. THE TRIGGER POINT THERAPY WORKBOOK. You can get it at Amazon. It's a $6.38…"
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Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Such good points, Gordon!  And I'm glad you got the repeat client who remembered how much you helped her before. The following are some of my thoughts that may or may not be accurate, but they are what I know as of this moment. We live…"
Monday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The average income for a Massage therapist in the United States is $39,800.00. Now some of you may make more, some of you less. But that's the average yearly income. Now we all know that Physical therapists, Medical doctors, Osteopathes, and…"
Monday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I had a couple of pain clients recently that are interesting. But I will just comment on one because she had seen an Osteopath prior to seeing me. When she first came into the room, I asked her what she needed from the massage today. She told me…"
Monday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Just to follow along with the above entry. Knowing this secret information causes me a certain amount of stress during my work day. Like today.. I think I have five or six hours of massage scheduled. I can safely assume some of them have been or are…"
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The client that was in physical therapy for 9 months emailed me last night. Said she is feeling way better. It's really sad if you think about it. It's so simple so simple simple. Yet nine months of useless therapy. The cost to the health…"
Sunday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"amen, brother.  arthritis, all forms of it, cause visible "bumps", nodules like big, round dry (no pus, can't be palpated) swellings on the arthritic joints..  First to appear are usually the PIP joints of hands. …"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gee.....Its the usual thing. I don't even know how to start this?? I had a young lady come in for a 50 minute deep tissue massage. She was in her twenties. When I asked her what she needed from the massage she said " Oh I just need to…"
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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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