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At 3:36pm on March 31, 2012, Gary W Addis, LMT said…

Thanks, Daniel. I may pick your brains later, when I know what questions to ask.

At 2:34pm on March 31, 2012, Gary W Addis, LMT said…

Daniel, as you might have picked up from my recent comments, I'm entering my internship on Apr 4...will be qualified to take the licensing exam (which I expect to pass easy enough). I'll still have 3 more months to graduate w/ my degree in Sept.  But I'll be licensed, and can begin seeking paying clients about June.

Lacking money for a full-scale startup, I'll seek work in casino spa, chiro office, etc and will take clients at home.  I have my website up already--not the equal of yours, certainly. But it attracts a few clients.  I plan to go after outcall business-- their homes for full body, their offices for chair massage. 

But I don't have a clue how to approach corporate for employee chair massage.  If you have any words of advice, I'll gratefully listen.  For instance, does the office usually pay for the employees, do they themselves pay, sensible rate to pay, should I go into this with another therapist or will that split the available clients too much-- all the things you wish you had known when you started to seek corporate clients.

With tax refund I invested in a quality chair and a table cart...have a supply of sheets and oils/lotions, so I'm raring to get started the moment I get license in hand.

At 6:25pm on March 4, 2012, Bianca Neuhof said…

Looks very intriguing, definitely something that I will need to look further into :)

At 8:01am on March 3, 2012, Bianca Neuhof said…

Hi Daniel, I am still quite new to Lomi Lomi. I do temple style and I'm yet to have given a pre natal Lomi lomi. The pre-natal massage I give is general relaxation massages.

At 4:41pm on February 16, 2012, Roeh Dale Gill said…

I started with LomiLomi growing up as well as fotofota, tolotolo, and amoamo. I learned from family who are from Tonga. I started Ma-Uri a little over 10 years ago. To me personally it's not too much of a difference outside of the belief system and it is a more uniformed process. The last thing you learn how ever is touch. They want you to be 100% in tune before you put your hands on any one.

At 2:36pm on February 16, 2012, Roeh Dale Gill said…

Thanks for the request!


At 9:51am on February 9, 2012, Moneca Yardley said…

hi daniel, i am addicted to hats and also to zero point energy tools...have you heard of them.  i belong to a group called Amega Global and i want to make sure that everyone on the planet will be part of this group in time.  please i hope i am not intruding but can you help me be the best business associate possible...i invite you to come into the world of Amega Global.

At 2:48pm on January 31, 2012, Heather Nicole Juergens said…

No, so my 1st step is to apply for a school?

At 7:51am on January 29, 2012, Bethany Ingraham said…

Hi! It's nice to meet you. :)

Have a wonderful day!

At 2:44pm on January 13, 2012, Shin-TAO Kimura said…

Mahalo nui loa Daniel !

Nice to meet you and you are doing great work here.

top of that you speek japanese ? wow.

please keep in touch, Aloha


At 12:14pm on December 20, 2011, Therese Schwartz said…

I hadn't heard anything about the baby's death - that is tragic.

The scientific evidence is the work that John Upledger did in the 70's to show movement of the cranial bones, and then also he worked with an Israeli physicist to measure what happens in the client's body during a treatment session.  They were able to show that the electrical resistance in the body varies according to the therapist's intention, and also that during a physical release the resistance drops very low - it's such a difference that from a different room the physicist could tell when a release was happening, simply based on the readings of his instruments.  That's what I can think of off the top of my head.  Oh, they also did studies on the effects of CST on PTSD in Vietnam Veterans, and now they are working with current veterans.

Do evidence based therapists attack everything?  I don't know much about that area but they seem to be generally aggressive.

At 12:01pm on December 20, 2011, Therese Schwartz said…

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for the friend request!

Have a great holiday season!


At 10:38am on November 20, 2011, marine aptsiauri said…

Hey, I'm glad we became friends. In Georgia massage is quite enough popular for medical therapy. Usually people use massage therapy for prevention of physical problems or for solving already existed problems. Personally I work in several spheres - medical, children and sport massages, also manual therapy and medical physical culture. I have also founded a learning-center where students can study all those spheres and it's quite popular. What about you?

At 9:14am on November 17, 2011, Wilson Jordan said…

Dan thanks for the invite...look forward to getting to know ya...Glad to see you are right down the road


At 12:43pm on November 1, 2011, YAW ATOSA said…
Thank you soo very much for the advice.I will check from AMTA and ABMP for the code of ethics thanks.I am the sole owner of the school in Ghana.....
At 7:36am on November 1, 2011, Dawn Waterman-Kelsey said…


Thank you so very much for answering my question. 

I had never encountered this 'twitching' issue, and am happy that I can now reassure my client.


At 10:03pm on October 19, 2011, Lena Kennedy said…

Hey Daniel!

Thanks for the info on the lymphatic drainage again. I think I'm gonna purchase the whole kit and implement it in my bodywork treatments.

At 10:17am on August 19, 2011, Gary W Addis, LMT said…

Daniel, thanks for the response. 


Over a dozen or more exchanges, I described TOS, the difference between TPs and acupuncture points.  Whew! a lot of work trying to educate someone!  I think the gent followed the advice and reports relief after a few minutes with a therapist who has his interests at heart.

At 8:40am on August 19, 2011, Gary W Addis, LMT said…

Dan, you are both acupuncturist and MT, correct?


A situation has arisen with an Australian contact.  For three months he has been visiting a similarly qualified therapist for an aching shouldr; the pain radiates down his arm into his hand.  For the entire visit the therapist has performed acupuncture, and nothing else.  No working of trigger points, no work for TOS, nothing but acupuncture.  And the pain is as strong as ever. 

I advised my contact to ask for TP work: the therapist became irate-- HE knows what is best! 


On the assumption that the therapist is milking my distant friend, I found an NMT-proficient therapist for him in Australia, and advised him to schedule an appointment.  As I told him, working trigger points and relaxing, especially TOS, will not cause him further harm, and may relieve the pain--something the other guy hasn't been able to do in three months.


Your thoughts? 

At 1:24am on August 16, 2011, Numu Sherpa said…


i !Danial ,how r u? here in Nepal actually people have no scope in Nepal yet, The government here dont have any academic level of studies at all Just for you have in your countryI was able to learn through a Spa training programme and just got a certificate for it and experience certificate.I do ayurvedic abdominal massage.

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