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Ok, here is the deal.....
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All the industry leaders, or some of them anyway... Come in here to sell their continiuing education deals for credit in order to maintain your license.. And I understand that, and it makes sense.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Dec 16, 2015.

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, 2015.

Alaska is now a regulated state( a bad thing ).

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 Feb 18, 2015

Not sure?

 Not sure what this means?  But we touch skin, so I thought this was interesting.                                  …Continue

Started Dec 8, 2013

 

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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Just to follow along with the above entry. Knowing this secret information causes me a certain amount of stress during my work day. Like today.. I think I have five or six hours of massage scheduled. I can safely assume some of them have been or are…"
2 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The client that was in physical therapy for 9 months emailed me last night. Said she is feeling way better. It's really sad if you think about it. It's so simple so simple simple. Yet nine months of useless therapy. The cost to the health…"
2 hours ago
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"amen, brother.  arthritis, all forms of it, cause visible "bumps", nodules like big, round dry (no pus, can't be palpated) swellings on the arthritic joints..  First to appear are usually the PIP joints of hands. …"
6 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gee.....Its the usual thing. I don't even know how to start this?? I had a young lady come in for a 50 minute deep tissue massage. She was in her twenties. When I asked her what she needed from the massage she said " Oh I just need to…"
18 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I accidentally added my latest entry to this thread on the energy work thread that's been interacted with lately. Instead of re typing the whole thing again, I will post it as an attachment below."
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"In the attachments below is a good book. If ya wanna read on the more medically orientated side of soft tissue work. There is a history of or linage of Medical doctors, Osteopathes , Physical therapists, Scientists, and Chiropractors that do and…"
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This guy came in today. He is totally pain free now. He went hiking yesterday( against my recommendation ) with no discomfort at all. When I checked him out today.. Only a couple of minor pain points on his spine, none of which referred pain or…"
Friday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"amen to that."
Wednesday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I've read a couple of Chaitow's books; one of my school textbooks  was by him.  But he's another Boris: his way is the only way!  He needs a couple of sessions with a Trigger Point Whisperer.  :)"
Wednesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
Wednesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Ok, I forgot my attachment.. This is what arguably the wolds leading experts on all pain ( muscular as well as everything else )has to say about trigger points. When people say there are no such things as trigger points, or that trigger points…"
Wednesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This is something new for me. Pretty freakin amazing actually. I got a referral from a chiropractor. I haven't gotten a refferal from a chiropractor , medical doctor, or a witch doctor for that matter, in over 20 years.. Haha! All the referals…"
Wednesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"A new client came in the other day for a massage. When I asked him what he needed from the massage he said. Only hear to relax. I told him that after 30 years I was an expert at taking pain out of the body. He then told me that he has a rotator cuff…"
Apr 24
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"The pain neuromatrix chart, in the attachment, fits into this discussion. As massage therapists we can influence our clients sensory-discriminative input through or hands on bodywork, such as eliminating trigger points( one part ), and through our…"
Apr 24
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"Belief does influence the body. No doubt on that at all. I utilize that with every person I work on. But there are two parts to healing. Belief/placebo effect is one part, and often times that one part can make the difference in healing someone. But…"
Apr 23

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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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