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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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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"this a good article too! "
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"great article, brother. "
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The massage box intersects with the chiropractic box in this AMTA article. http://www.amtamassage.org/uploads/cms/documents/st_john_advances_in_soft_tissue_presentation.pdf"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Massage therapists think differently then chiropractors when it comes to anylyzing patient/client conditions. Chiropractors are considered 1st tier providers. Massage therapist aren't. Because of our education system , schooling, continuing…"
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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"No appointments yesterday or today. However, I'm fully booked tomorrow(6 hrs of massage). Feast or famine."
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Continiuing with the migrain client I talked about in the above entries. I emailed her a lot of information on trigger points along with testimonials from other chronic pain clients that I have been able to help. She emailed me back and is very…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Well here is the deal. Real migraines, you might be able to temporarily stop or dissipate, but never cure. However, in this ladies case. I don't think she suffers from true migrain headaches.. She had none of the migrain symptoms. Nausea,…"
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"my stepdaughter suffered with migraines from early childhood.  So bad, she'd be shut up in her room for 1 sometimes 3 days Drugs were a temporary help, but never completely eliminated the pain.  In her early thirties, I learned how to…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I have a strong feeling that's the case. Of course you never really know? However, to the extent that those trigger points are contributing to her headaches, they won't any more. "
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"yep, with you on the job I think her headaches will shortly be a historical anomaly she will remember but never feel again. "
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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"It's -10 degrees outside !!!"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Slight mistake. The big bad trigger point that I said was on the inferior angle of the left shoulder blade, was actually on the lower lateral side of the left shoulder blade. A slightly different spot."
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This is interesting. Not sure but pretty sure. A new client came in the other day. She was 60 years old, and never had a massage in her life. After briefly talking to her I found out she is a migrainer. She has been suffering with headaches sense…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Knot in a muscle
"Gary. Haha, You did comment on this thread. Go back one page. Lol. "
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Knot in a muscle
"I wasn't involved with this forum in 2011.  So, permit me to reply to the original question, "What is a knot in a muscle?" Knots-- noticeable, palpable knots-- can be cysts, soft or hard as a stone; can be a due to bruising and…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Knot in a muscle
"Haha !!! This is one of my first threads in here. When I first discovered this site, several years ago, there were several threads with a lot of intense arguments going on. Some of them quite vicious. A lot of personal insults. Later on, in a…"
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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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