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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 9 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 Maryshka's discussion Gua Sha therapy
"http://www.grastontechnique.com/ Gua Sha is an effective therapy, as you've experienced.  The chiropractors realized that too.  So they fine tuned it and only let chiropractors do it.. Like a massage therapist can't?  But…"
9 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"Only six trigger points bit the dust today."
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This client came in today.  It was ten days sense I last saw her.  She was still symptomatic free.  However she still had four low level latent trigger points that I released again.  But she feels fine.  So next follow up,…"
9 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to stacy lynn west's discussion Massage rates for therapy offices
"The attachments below follow up on what I just said.   "
9 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to stacy lynn west's discussion Massage rates for therapy offices
"If you are getting referals from MDs or Chiropractors for Auto Accident injuries , it's different then billing some ones health insurance that covers a certain amount for massage.  I know chiropractic clinics that are billing insurance…"
9 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Nothing real dramatic today, but in a sense cool.  One client after reading one of my testimonials told me she has no real problems but recently every once in a while her low back bothers her.  Not enough to see anybody for it.   So I…"
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"15 trigger points bit the dust today."
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"When one muscle gets tight another muscle gets loose."
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"50 trigger points bit the dust today."
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Saw this client for the second time. A few days ago she came in with her mom. The young lady was 17. She had been complaining about right hip and right back pain for several weeks. I found trigger points in her right glute med., piriformis, and…"
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"Six trigger points today, but they returned after they were released. I will attack them tomorrow."
Jul 22
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I don't doubt that-- if the person is active, a trigger point will eventually heal in those bodyparts that are regularly used despite the pain.  But if they allow the pain to stop the movement, it will get worse and worse and eventually…"
Jul 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gary your my friend.. You know that.  A herniated disc can heal.  The body heals itself as much a possible.  You get a cut, a few days later its gone.  Herniated disc takes a lot longer, but it heals.  I was massaging an…"
Jul 21
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"As you've said a few times yourself, sometimes clients are manipulated and told things that are not true in order to get them to have an expensive and debilitating operation.  They might even be shown someone else's xrays.   You…"
Jul 21
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"100 trigger points vanished between the hours of 2pm and 4pm today, with dramatic effect."
Jul 21
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gary, you can have true scatic nerve pain in one leg only.  I know personally.  I had a herniated disc.  It was horrible.  They wanted to operate, but I knew that if I gutted it out it would heal.  It took me 14 months. I…"
Jul 21

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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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