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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 Sunday.

Nothing about massage but,,

I like this quotation." I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.  I've lost almost 300 games;  26 tiimes, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I've failed over and over…Continue

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"80 trigger points bit the dust yesterday."
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"One of my clients that has had chronic back pain for years,  has just completed her 5th session.   She has been coming in every two or three days.   When I first worked on her it took an hour to clear out her trigger points.…"
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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"10 trigger points bit the dust today ."
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Muscles move bones.  "
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Maryshka replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"There IS truth to what you say Gary. I've had "chiro" clients tell me that they really only come in to see me, not the chiro but in order for their insurance to pay for the visit, they "have to" get a chiro treatment... ugh. "
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"great job, as usual.  Not only do you have the physical skills, you understand the psychology of pain"
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Wow! It was a cool day.  By that I mean, I was able to help a couple of people that did not expect to be helped.  I will talk about just one particular client.  Now I work in a spa.  So a lot of times when I bring a client into…"
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"40 trigger points bit the dust today."
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"There are a couple of things I believe is wrong with that attachment I posted above.  You don't have to stop doing what you are doing.  Like quit your job or quit typing.  A perfect example of that is my client that cured herself…"
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I read in a text book that is used in a local massage school that says( forgot the exact wording).   If you think you are getting carpal tunnel, go to a medical doctor for proper diagnosis.  And it was in bold print.  Carpal tunnel is…"
Friday
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"There's a LOT of money to be made doing surgeries.  Sometimes they are necessary; my client that was just here is a good example - almost 2 years ago she fell and broke the neck of her left femur.  Her first surgery was to put a rod…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Her surgery was done over ten years ago.  I did not ask her the details of her surgery( no time). I immediately started palpating for trigger points.  She very well may have needed the surgery.  Having said that.  I believe there…"
Friday
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Ha!  Yeah, I hadn't thought about it like that!"
Friday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Here, a couple Dcs are wise enough to do that, but some are even wiser, to know that if the MT takes awaay the pain, the customer might cancel the adjustment.  :)"
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Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gary, you may be glad to know that at least where I live, the chiro clients get a massage before adjustments.  Sometimes it feels like I live in a backwater when it comes to bodywork, but it's nice to know that we can get something right…"
Friday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Agree totally, Maryshka.  Seems that many if not most chiropractors who work with a massage therapist won't allow the MT to touch their patient until after the adjustments.  The massage, including TP work, should be done before the DC…"
Friday

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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.
At 8:55am on May 6, 2011, Alexei Levine said…
I appreciate your common sense perceptions.
 
 
 

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