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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 Feb 22.

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.

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 7 hours ago.

 

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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This was interesting. Had a new client the other day. He likes massages and somebody bought him a gift certiridate for an 80 minute massage. He had no incoming complaints. He did mention that at times his low back bothers him. He can't sleep on…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gosh another good day. When I say good day, that means that I was able to help someone out of pain that they have been dealing with for a long time. I had two clients like that today. I will tell about one of them. Its just a lot of typing and…"
yesterday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"It was a pain on motion day. One guy came in with acute torticollis, he could only turn his head to the left. Well he came in a couple of days ago.. I worked on him for a half hour before he was able to turn his head pain free to the right. But that…"
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"Not one trigger point was found today."
Thursday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Bencharat Morarit's discussion Deep Tissue Massage
"I'm a nothing as far as certification goes. lol.... And I have no continiuing education credits to my name. Oh well. "
Thursday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Bencharat Morarit's discussion Deep Tissue Massage
"Well I agree with everybody on this thread. Words are easily misinterpreted depending on our backgroud and experiences. But for me, I hardly ever use what( I would call )deep tissue massage anymore, with the exception of maybe on a healthy athlete.…"
Wednesday
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"A twenty trigger point day.. A challenging day."
Wednesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Had a new client recently that came in for an 80 minute massage. When I asked her what she needed from this massage she said that she has a lot of tension between her shoulders that is getting kind of bad. I asked her if this discomfort was more…"
Tuesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Bonnie Bergara's discussion Medicare
" Question.....Does Medicare cover Chiropractic? "
Tuesday
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"It's my short day today. I only work from 3pm to 6pm. So far I have one 80 minute massage scheduled. Its a new client I think?"
Feb 23
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"50 trigger points bit the dust today. Including one abdominal one.. lol"
Feb 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Alaska is now a regulated state( a bad thing ).
"http://commerce.state.ak.us/dnn/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofMassageTherapists.aspx Here is the only notice given. I found out about it by accident."
Feb 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Alaska is now a regulated state( a bad thing ).
"Another thing thats interesting. This thing about Alaska Massage therapists being state regulated and all that goes with it.. Its going to happen in July. Any therapist that has been doing massage legally for less then two years will have to be up…"
Feb 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The attachment below was ment for this thread."
Feb 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"As a side note to the above. He told me that he was doing the exercises given him by the chiropractor religiously. Those exercises would only perpetuate his problem. He knows that now. TRUTH OFTEN REMAINS HIDDEN...LIKE A SHADOW IN DARKNESS --------…"
Feb 21
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This was interresting. A guy came in for a 25 minute massage. He just randomly got me. I asked him what he needed from this massage. He said " well I have low back pain, because one leg is longer then the other." Then went on telling me…"
Feb 21

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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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