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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
"Have not been busy these last few days. However I did have a new client the other day. And oh boy, she was hurting. So much so that she could not lay on the table, front or back for more then ten minutes. She has had chronic low back and leg pain…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The meridians are not just lines on the body. They actually represent various muscle chains. A muscle chain is a group of muscles that act as one muscle. There are specific places on each muscle chain( meridian ) that when touched in a specific way…"
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Am I right that it has to do with energy (nerve signal, nothing mysterious ) working on muscles and to a lesser dwgree, on the fascia that works with muscles?"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I'm going to talk a little bit about acupressure. I hope I do not offend anybody. But I have to say a few words. In the attachment below is a definition of acupressure. Quackwatch, views acupressure as a dubious practice. Of course they do,…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
""Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke"
Feb 4
Linda Rabah replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The power of massage therapy"
Feb 3
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"A new client came in the other day with right low back pain. I had met him a while back and given him my card. We talked briefly about trigger points and showed him one of my videos. He told me that he was feeling great, then decided to get a…"
Feb 3
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"When it initially happened nothing hurt or felt out of place? I had full strength range of motion with no pain. But obviously that POP, was something? At any rate its better now. By Monday, I'm predicting it will be good enough for me to do my…"
Jan 30
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Methinks even the small weight if used at an unnatural rotation angle might have popped it partially out of the joint.  Did you try initially to "pop" it back in, as you would a jammed finger or a doctor would a dislocated…"
Jan 30
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I injured myself while exercising, and have not worked for over a week now. A real bummer, and an economic hit for me. Sense I live beyond my means. The exercise I was doing was fairly benign. At least thats what I thought. I was lifting a 10lb…"
Jan 29
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I always tell a pain client that I can help them, even before I begin working on them. I don't worry about leading a client on or giving them false hope. Because if i fail, I fail fast. I usually know within the first session, and for sure by…"
Jan 27
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Tara Doyle's discussion Do you have a preference about the population you work with (specific needs, prenatal, seniors, etc.)? If so, why?
"The kind of clients that think they need to see a chiropractor. Trigger points are the culprit 85% of the time. And after thirty years, I'm an expert at making them go away. Proper advanced soft tissue work is exceptionally healing( more so…"
Jan 23
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"So far , about twenty trigger points have bit the dust today."
Jan 17
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Stephanie Greenwald's discussion How does the minimum wage boost effect people who have more experience in doing the same job?
"Pueppi, gave you a very good answer to your question or complaint. It fits in with my thread. " Typical experience." I'm actually making about the same or less then I did 25 years ago. And I'm a much more advanced therapist now.…"
Jan 16
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gary, I'm just thinking about what your teacher said to the father about his 12 year old sons shin splints. "Shin splints are a serious tendon sprain, so it will take months to heal." Unbelievable. She doesn't know what she is…"
Jan 12
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"There are more, but the point is made. Gary, I'm still laughing about your story. lol"
Jan 10

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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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