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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 on Tuesday.

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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"My fibromyalgia client is slightly better."
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"Zero clients today. Hands got a rest."
Wednesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I want to add something to the above coment about the client with the hip pain. I'd seen her before. Two years ago. When I saw her two years ago.. When she came in the room, I asked her what she needed from the massage.. She said just to…"
Tuesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Another example of the misdiagnosis of pain. It's so typical. Sad too. But I type in here because I am a massage therapist, and everything I do is within my license. A client came in just wanting a relaxing massage to start her vacation off. I…"
Tuesday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I had a new client that came in for a relaxing massage. Just to get some tension out of her body. After showing her one of my testimonials she then told me about a knee problem she has had for a while, that made her stop running. Her knee started…"
Monday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"When I first started working as a massage therapist. I kept hearing or getting questions from clients about , or if I do reflexology. So I went to the book store and bought several different books on reflexology. I soon noticed differences between…"
Monday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"the back and foot are connected, via nerves.  the paraspinals are connected to internal organs, also via nerves. I argue against palpating a spot in the foot directly affecting an internal organ.  And by what flash of brilliance did Eunice…"
Monday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This is a good one."
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Won't let me load but one clip at a time."
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gary, a point on the foot can influence an internal organ. A tender spot along the paraspinals might be negatively influencing an internal organ. Not saying you cure cancer by touching a point on the foot. But subclinical and clinical stress in the…"
Sunday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"His shiatsu differed from previous versions, the next guy's version differed from Namikoshi's version, and today's practitioners make their own changes to ancient protocols to suit themselves.  Yet they insist that it's all…"
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Yea. Namikoshi. Actually, that was the first system I studied. Namikoshi Shiatsu."
Sunday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"ok, I confused the name with that of the "big thumb" Shiatsu guy, Namikoshi (?)"
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I accidentally deleted my video. Here is one. If it loads"
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Musashi was a master swordsman. But the meaning is the same."
Sunday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"so, in a real way, Shiatsu developer, Master Myamoto Mushashi is saying not to blindly follow in even the 7,000 yr old footsteps of TCM's dvelopers but to, after absorbing their teachings, cut loose and use our own minds to find our own path. "
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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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