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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 Gordon J. Wallis 17 hours ago.

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 replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Here is another experience that fits into this thread.  A new client. Initially she told me she just needed to relax.. After I showed her a testimonial from a client that I was able to help out of pain, she told me that she does have chronic…"
17 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Abram Herman's discussion Give us your elevator speech! How do you convince someone to book a session?
"I've been doing massage for thirty years now.. And what I have found that works really good, and I only discovered this withing the last two years, are testimonials.  I don't need to talk very much.. For instance.. If i see someone in…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Not everybody I work on thinks they are on the edge of surgery or has fibromyalgia.   Most people have just a few aches and pains.  Not enough to make them run to a doctor or even get a massage for.  But its always trigger points.…"
Mar 22
Gordon J. Wallis commented on Dawn Lewis's blog post Examining the anatomy of the ankle
"Everyone now talks in terms of joints, bones, and facia.  Makes everything sound way more complicated then it really is. .  I had a client recently that had 100 trigger points on her body.  Even in her ankle.   After her session…"
Mar 22
Cari Diaz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"That is awesome !   You rock !"
Mar 21
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Therese Schwartz's discussion Hiatal hernia
"Well, a lot of people dont believe what I say.   But I know what I know, and can back up what I say with client testimonials and quoted words from intelligent people in various medical scientific fields.  However, what I dont know, I dont…"
Mar 20
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Therese Schwartz's discussion Hiatal hernia
"Uhm ok,  Gary you are my online buddy... So of course you want to know.   This is way back in the 80s.   I had a massage therapist friend.  Who at the time had been doing massage someting like eight years more them me.  Id…"
Mar 19
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Therese Schwartz's discussion Hiatal hernia
"If anyone wants to hear.  I can tell you my experience with CST.   And it does not mean its the truth.  It's just my experience.  This was a long time ago, before any one ever heard of Barnes, I think? lol"
Mar 19
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""There is much in this world which we were not taught.""
Mar 19
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Therese Schwartz's discussion Hiatal hernia
"A haiatal hernia is where the stomach pushes up through the small opening in the diaphram. The stomach is normally below the diaphram. I dont see how CranioSacral Therapy can help that? But I can't see how it would make things worse either. I…"
Mar 18
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"James Waslaski will be in Anchorage April 4th through 6th.   I'm not going.   But he is a highly experienced therapist.  Check the attachment. "
Mar 17
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"excellent description of a trigger point formation.  Thanks, Gordon."
Mar 11
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Here is  a perfect example of a trigger point lasting for years.  This client was in her 50s.  This is amazing to me."
Mar 11
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"When a client asks me what a trigger point is, this is what I tell them.  Your muscles are made up of bundles of cells.  They are long and skinny like the hairs on your head.  Wrapped around each muscle cell is an organelle called a…"
Mar 11
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Remember 70% to 85% of the pain people run to the doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors for is in or shows up in the soft tissue.  The other type of pain is much less often  and occurs 15%-30% of the time.  As massage…"
Mar 8
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"Muscular emotions- Every emotion expresses itself in the muscular system. Anxiety is tremendous excitement held, bottled up."
Mar 7

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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.
At 5:32am on May 6, 2011, Gary W Addis, LMT said…
Gordon, I gladly accept the friend invitation.
At 5:48pm on April 19, 2011, Mike Hinkle said…

Your comments about AMTA's arrogance.

 
 
 

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