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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 replied to Kristi Sanders's discussion Reasons to leave your massage therpapist
"The therapist asked me what I wanted from the massage. I told her, and she didn't do it. I remember a long time ago.. Gosh it must have been 25 years ago? I was going through a divorce. Extremely stressed out. I was on the verge of crying all…"
22 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Truth is a fact, and the fact can be understood only when the various things that have been placed between the mind and the fact are removed. - Jiddu Krishnamurti"
23 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis posted a status
"Some days are better then others. It was a real good day today."
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The above link about the Cervical/Lumbar relationship is Chiropractic Speak... But what everyone doesn't seem to realize is the fact that Muscles Move Bones. And a Trigger Pointed Muscle is a shortened( contracted )muscle. It's best to…"
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"https://franc066.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/r-equals-c-lovett-brothers/ Information that goes along with above paragraph."
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Kristi Sanders's discussion Reasons to leave your massage therpapist
"Here are some reasons to leave your massage therapist. 1. ( Pressure ) It hurt too much or it was too soft. 2. The therapist talked too much. ( I've been fired from my client for that reason ). 3. The therapist asked me what I wanted, I told…"
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Kathy Starr's discussion CEU'S
"http://ralphstephens.com/catalog/product_info_item_id_02.html This guy has a very good set of DVDs on Chair Massage if you are interested. And he also has DVDs on Marketing."
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Someone asked me why the jaw would effect the entire body? Well without getting into too much detail( you can do your own research ). The Massiter is inervated by C2. C2 is very important for neck rotation. Remember the client had some pain when…"
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Sadan Yagci's discussion Complementary skill in know-nothing novice
"There might be some videos of Esalen Massage on youtube. Its not exactly what you are discribing.. However, everyone that does Esalen Massage is not doing the same thing.. Its a flow and a rythem, sort of. There are DVDs on The Esalen approach.…"
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Sadan Yagci's discussion Complementary skill in no-nothing novice
"You have to have no limitations if you want to learn. If those are real limitations you discribed. Then don't go to massage school. Thats my advise. if you don't want to take my advice.. Get some professional massages, visit some massage…"
Jul 28
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Sadan Yagci's discussion Complementary skill in no-nothing novice
"Don't get me wrong. What do you want anybody in here to say? Go to massage school, you will love it? Or don't go you will hate it? I love being a massage therapist. I 'don't know if you will. I don't think anybody in here…"
Jul 28
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Sadan Yagci's discussion Complementary skill in no-nothing novice
"So you can't free your mind and learn anything new or different? Its stopped learning? "
Jul 28
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Kathy Starr's discussion CEU'S
"www.valguin.com www.authmethod.com ... Check their schedules to see when they and where they have their seminars."
Jul 28
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Sadan Yagci's discussion Complementary skill in no-nothing novice
"It doesn't matter. If you want to be a professional Massage Therapist you will have to go to a Massage School, pass their criteria, proceedures, and routeens. Then once you get your license. You can do what you want."
Jul 28
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This is cool. I work with around 50 or 60 people every day. I remember several weeks ago hearing in passing, one of my co-workers complaining of ear pain and possible infection. I didn't think about it because I of course was busy with my work…"
Jul 27
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Mike G's discussion Market Saturation
"Every place( city, town ) I've worked in has been saturated. One of the reasons( not the only reason ) people want to be massage therapists is because they think they will be rich making $50 to $100 an hour. After all, they can't afford a…"
Jul 25

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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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