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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 3 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

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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"My take on acupressure is that though it can take out trigger points, but accidentally, if the acupressure point happens to be on top of a trigger point.  Acupressure puts the therapist in a "box" defined by meridians.  Trigger…"
3 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"If you watch the clip( a few paragraphs up) and look at the attachment below.  You will see my experience with acupressure and trigger points.    "
4 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Well Im talking about it now.  Its very difficult to teach online via just typing.  I'm not even going to try.  Think on things, and find your own answer.  I was on youtube for an hour today, looking at videos on Tui na and…"
5 hours ago
Sadie Haney replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gordon, I was going to ask you about your experience with acupressure and if it relates to trigger points. I am very interested in acupressure. "
5 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Bladder Meridian( attachment below). A more traditional chart."
6 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The attachments below go with the above reply. The Chinese call it the Bladder meridian. Thomas W. Myers calls it, the Superficial Back Line. Working with only 14 muscles makes it a lot easier."
6 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Using acupressure to wipe out pain. The meridians are not some kind of mysterious energy lines that flow chi through the body(as taught). They are kinetic muscle chains that function as one muscle. When I work on somebody, I'm working on no…"
7 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"10 trigger points magically vanished today."
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"Email me some videos at sadiehaney@gmail.com"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I had an Army guy come in today.  I'd seen him once before. He has chronic back pain.  A lot of it to do with his work.. Infantry.  They hike 30 miles with pounds on their backs.  They work hard.  He has been to…"
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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"Today. Thirty Trigger points bit the dust.. I think? lol"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Sadie Haney's discussion The Pressures of Being a Massage Therapist
"I tried posting a brief 40 second video of some of the work I'm doing.  And this site wont accept it..  Too bad.."
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Sadie Haney's discussion The Pressures of Being a Massage Therapist
"Well, ever sense I was a massage therapist, I thought I had my "POOP" together.  I was a Shiatsu Therapist when I got my license.  There was only one Shiatsu therapist on Maui at the time, and he eas 68 years old.  So I had…"
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Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"120 trigger points bit the dust yesterday."
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"Gosh I just wrote about another client.. And when I was finished and added it. It freakin vanished!. Bummers."
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"So far 11 trigger points bit the dust. One more massage left though.."
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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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