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Gordon J. Wallis
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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 Gary W Addis, LMT on Tuesday.

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

Started Jul 30, 2013

 

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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"12 trigger points bit the dust today."
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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"It was a ONE trigger point day. It bit the dust."
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The roof of the tunnel is retinaculum...connective tissue.  It cant' clamp down.  So operating on it is just plain criminal.  This is how I explain it to clients. imagine a pipe that is used to guide nine ropes or cables and one…"
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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"A hundred trigger point day. I did not count.. Maybe only 80."
Tuesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Well in the case of the client today.  It was only the extensor muscles in her forearms.  From my experience, thats what it is most of the time.  I check everywhere.  But yea.  It can come from the front of the neck.…"
Tuesday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Scalenes or pec minor, or sometimes in the arm itself. "
Tuesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"One of my pain clients. I thought I wrote about her in here? But after scrolling through most of this post from the begining, I could not find her. She originally was seeing a chiropractor for shoulder pain. She saw him for weeks with no clinical…"
Tuesday
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"10 Trigger points bit the dust, with dramatic effect."
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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"10 Trigger points bit the dust, with dramatic effect."
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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"5 trigger points bit the dust today."
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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"20 trigger points bit the dust today."
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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"6 trigger points bit the dust yesterday."
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"The attached files below show how important the glute area can be.  So I think, if you are not uptight, the client won't be.  Just my thinking though.  Are there laws in some states that say you can not massage the BUTT?…"
Aug 13
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"Always. And like Derek said. If they have unerwear on, I just rub over the area without oil.  Every once in a while( once a year), a women may tell me not to massage her hips.  And teenagers I don't.  Today between two people…"
Aug 13
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"28 trigger points bit the dust today."
Aug 13

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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, Kathleen Deaton 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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