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Alaska is now a regulated state( a bad thing ).
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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 this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Mar 2.

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

Started Dec 8, 2013

Do muscles controle movement?
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Just a question to see what kind of answers come up?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Therese Schwartz Dec 11, 2013.

A typical experience
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I had a new client the other day for an 80 minute massage. I asked him if there is anything that he wanted me to know.  He told me that he suffers from a herniated disc that he has had for a few…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis on Friday.

 

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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Tara Doyle's discussion Knot on each of client's erector spinae muscles
"There are some advanced acupressure techniques that magically take out trigger points in seconds. I'm thinking about teaching them at some point. Maybe next year."
yesterday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Tara Doyle's discussion Knot on each of client's erector spinae muscles
"The back muscles."
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Tara Doyle's discussion Knot on each of client's erector spinae muscles
"When the front muscles get tight, the back muscles get loose."
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
" My whole deal is destroying trigger points.. You can change lives. "
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Tara Doyle's discussion Knot on each of client's erector spinae muscles
"Uhm, I just re read the about paragraph.. There are some errors.. In one sentece above when talking about the Reciprocal Inhibition Reflex.. I said that when one side of the muscle gets tight, the other side gets loose.. I ment to say when one side…"
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Tara Doyle's discussion Knot on each of client's erector spinae muscles
"Just something to think about. As a follow up to what Chantel said in the above paragraph.. You could try this technique near the end of your massage or when your client turns and lays on their back. If you dig and dig on a trigger point a little…"
Friday
Chantel Martin replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I applaud you."
Thursday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"It's been a while sense I comented in here. I keep saying the same thing over again, so I thought I would give it a break. Had a new client the other day that came in complaining of left shoulder pain that she has had for two years. The Medical…"
Wednesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"A client came in the other day complaining of a sharp stabbing pain in her upper right back. It wakes her up at night. She thinks she will have to see a doctor. She had tripped and fallen down some stares a couple of weeks ago. The pain developed…"
Apr 4
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"That's a great letter!  Good work, Gordon!"
Mar 27
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Often times, if they come back for a few short follow up sessions ( four or five maybe ), even though they are no longer symptomatic, even the latent trigger points are no longer there. She just sent me this email ( attachment below ). Also, when…"
Mar 27
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Meg's discussion 1st table purchase recommendation for a new student?
"http://www.roberthunter.com This guy makes really good tables. They are solid with no squeeks."
Mar 27
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Just about everyone has a few tps, coming alive for a time, going back into latent mode till stress of some kind brings it roaring back.  You done good work, bro.  As you always do   "
Mar 27
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"It was an interesting day. A client told me that I first saw her back in January this year. She told me that she had chronic left hip pain for ten years, and had seen an Acupuncturist, Physical Therapist, and Chiropractor for it, all without relief.…"
Mar 27
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"15 TPs bit the dust today."
Mar 24
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Good job!"
Mar 22

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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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