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False advertising? Good marketing? Or the truth?

I saw this illustration on a chiropractic website.  Is it the truth ?  I…Continue

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Upper Trapezius trigger point
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Arguably one of the most common trigger points that you will come across as a massage therapist is the upper Trapezius trigger point.  It’s almost universal.  In it’s dormant state( latent trigger…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Dec 15, 2018.

Things To Ponder.......body connections.......a deviation of the norm.......edge of the bell curve
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If you take a course or study Orthopedic massage, Medical massage, Rolfing, and others.  There is a great deal of emphasis on proper assessment.  Even if you work in a spa, and have only one minute,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Dec 16, 2018.

Cranial Work
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As recently as a few years ago, I use to think that any type of cranial work was just bull. Pseudoscience, and not real.  However, I don’t think that way any more.  Now I’m faced with people that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Oct 2, 2018.

 

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"“Belief in truth begins with doubting all that has hitherto been believed to be true.” - Nietzsche. 1844 - 1900"
21 hours ago
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False advertising? Good marketing? Or the truth?

I saw this illustration on a chiropractic website.  Is it the truth ?  I think it’s false advertising, and good marketing.  Actually brilliant marketing.  Because it’s what a great many of the general public believe to be true.  It’s accepted as fact by many, that subluxations, misaligned vertebrae cause those problems listed on the illustration.    Hmm ...  I’m not…See More
21 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jenna Frisby's discussion Getting new clients
"If you are really busy.  Does it matter if those two therapists are busy?  As a side note.   I’ve been a massage therapist for over 30 years, and I’ve never been booked weeks in advance.  A few days maybe.  So…"
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"“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” - Leonardo da Vinci"
Dec 29, 2018
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Things To Ponder.......body connections.......a deviation of the norm.......edge of the bell curve
"Here is some more made up b u l l s h I t.  https://youtu.be/U9hsf_mrcq4"
Dec 16, 2018
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Upper Trapezius trigger point
"As usual, I made a mistake.  My comment about the haters and doubters relates to my “ Things To Ponder” thread.  Where you can read a couple of their critiques.…"
Dec 15, 2018
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Upper Trapezius trigger point
"“ It is to be believed because it’s absurd.” - Quintus Septimus Tertullianus, 240 BC. As you can see from the last above entry.   I have my haters.  I can understand their doubt.  The hate part is interesting…"
Dec 15, 2018
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Things To Ponder.......body connections.......a deviation of the norm.......edge of the bell curve
"‘The truth knocks on the door and you say “Go away, I know it already” and so it goes away.’"
Dec 13, 2018
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"The good man must speak the truth - even though it seems obvious and happens often - Hans Talhoffer, 15th century Master ar Arms"
Dec 13, 2018
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Things To Ponder.......body connections.......a deviation of the norm.......edge of the bell curve
"Now here is anomaly.  An advanced system that somehow got into the box, that you may want to check out.   Again, it utilizes the nervous system.   https://www.neuralreset.net/index.html"
Dec 13, 2018
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Things To Ponder.......body connections.......a deviation of the norm.......edge of the bell curve
"https://www.massageprofessionals.com/forum/topics/upper-trapezius-trigger-point I should have made the above upper Trapezius thread a part of this thread. Be sure to check it out.   Because it’s all part of the same theme ..... OUT OF THE…"
Dec 13, 2018
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Things To Ponder.......body connections.......a deviation of the norm.......edge of the bell curve
"Another thing to ponder, and think on.  I never really thought about this until relatively recently.  In my many years of massaging, I’ve always massaged the hands and fingers.  But unless there was a specific complaint or…"
Dec 11, 2018
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"“ There is much in this world we are not taught.” — Master Kan , from the 70s TV show Kung-Fu"
Dec 9, 2018
Gordon J. Wallis posted a discussion

Upper Trapezius trigger point

Arguably one of the most common trigger points that you will come across as a massage therapist is the upper Trapezius trigger point.  It’s almost universal.  In it’s dormant state( latent trigger point ), it’s probably not a big deal, and almost any manual technique will get rid of it with little effort.  But in it’s active state, it can be a different story.  That one trigger point can cause major pain and headaches.  And not easily eliminated.  It can cause so much pain that a patient/client…See More
Dec 9, 2018
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Things To Ponder.......body connections.......a deviation of the norm.......edge of the bell curve
"I can tell I’m different.  Different in the way I think of massage.  When I say massage I mean bodywork in general.  That includes chiropractic, acupuncture, and physical therapy.  Any kind of manual approach ......…"
Dec 1, 2018
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"Major earthquake here in Anchorage. Scary."
Nov 30, 2018

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https://neuroversion.com/
In what year did you enter the profession?
1985

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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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