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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 Therese Schwartz Oct 15.

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 Bencharat Morarit's discussion Deep Tissue Massage
"My opinion, it should never go deeper then HURT GOOD.  By that I mean, at a certain pressure there is a dual feeling of very sore(hurt), and a really good feeling at the same time.   If your client vocalized during a perfect deep tissue…"
2 hours ago
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Nice work Gordon!!"
Oct 15
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Glute TP gone in a second."
Oct 15
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Had a new client come in today with five years of left lateral rib pain.   She can't hardly touch it herself, and the pain often wakes her up at night.  Her ribs were broken durring some kind of accident five years ago.  Now the…"
Oct 5
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Out of my six hours work today, it was 5.5 hours of trigger point work.  One lady with a chronic shoulder problem is seeing a Rheumatologist.  She had at least 30 trigger points with most of them lacated in her right shoulder( all the…"
Oct 4
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"160 trigger points bit the dust today."
Oct 4
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"50 trigger points bit the dust today."
Oct 3
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"Zero trigger points today."
Oct 1
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"Zero trigger points today."
Sep 30
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The last couple of days have been trigger point days.  At least 180 trigger points bit the dust.  One client, a referal from another client came in with years of chronic back pain.  I did not ask her how many years. Bu it was years.…"
Sep 29
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"80 trigger points bit the dust today."
Sep 29
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"100 trigger points bit the dust today. Mostly on one person."
Sep 28
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Correction.  I've not personally cured tons of people  who had carpal tunnel.  I've showed tons of people how to cure themselves of carpal tunnel.  One lady just a month ago.   Based on Soft Tissue Release.…"
Sep 28
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"that's an excellent article, good info to pass on to clients.  "
Sep 27
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"http://www.softtissuerelease.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome As far as I'm concerned Carpal Tunnel is the most misdiagnosed non real problem thing out there.  I think it has been talked about on this thread?  Anyway,   Its easily…"
Sep 27
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Vastus lateralis.  IT band just defines an area far as I'm concerned.  He had a major trigger point there.  As seen in the attachments.   "
Sep 27

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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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