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Gordon J. Wallis
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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.

Alaska is now a regulated state( a bad thing ).
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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 this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Jul 18.

Not sure?

 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.

 

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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"100 trigger points have bit the dust in the last couple days."
4 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Rayburn Thomas Neal's discussion Choosing the best Licensed Massage Career for you!
"You would probably make more money working in a Chiropractic clinic. Or perhaps a first class hotel or Spa. That would be the case in Ohio or anywhere."
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"A new client came in not to long ago for an 80 minute massage. After I showed her a 17 second video clip of me releasing a trigger point in a clients low back, she then told me that she has been dealing with low back pain for the last year or so.…"
Sunday
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I tell clients all the time about those relationships - it's really important to understand that treating specific areas in isolation will lead to short-term improvements but in the long run, I need to treat the other end of the system as well.…"
Aug 25
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"That's right. And when you mention imbalances in the pelvis and sphenoid, I'm reminded of a chart I posted earlier in the thread. The young lady also had pain points in her jaw, neck, and cranium as well as other points on her pelvis and…"
Aug 25
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"None of the drugs can address imbalances in the pelvis and uterus that contribute to the issue.  We don't even talk to women about that!  Not to mention imbalances in the sphenoid which can contribute to endocrine problems (due to the…"
Aug 25
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"http://www.healthcentral.com/encyclopedia/hc/dysmenorrhea-3168945 It's interesting. There is really no reference to any kind of bodywork/manual medicine for the treatment of dysmenorrhea. When I try to talk to doctors, they won't give me…"
Aug 25
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"You can't complain about a testimonial like that!! "
Aug 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"A month ago a client complained about my massage. They refunded her the cost of the entire session. The next day I got called into the office and got talked too. But finally a client got it RIGHT !!!! lol"
Aug 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This attachment backs up what I've been saying."
Aug 20
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Here is the young ladies testimonial."
Aug 20
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Here is the last trigger point of the session."
Aug 20
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I will have to post the first video here."
Aug 20
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This young lady suffers from dysmenorrhea( painful periods ). She was in a lot of pain when I saw her the other day. I often find trigger points in the abdominal area of these women. The trigger points are there as a result of internal organ stess.…"
Aug 20
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Met an interesting client the other day. Her complaints were.. Chronic neck pain, chornic hip pain, painful periods, and a right rib that keeps going out. She has been seing other types of health care practioners for years. Well, her chonic neck…"
Aug 17
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Larry Mullins's discussion can a student massage therapist give massages outside of class to the general public as long as they don't charge ?
"And it would not be against the law if somebody wanted to give you money. You can give money to anybody you want. Right?"
Aug 17

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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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