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by TrPAssassin
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: Did your MT massage your glutes
Replies: 48
Views: 38097

Re: Did your MT massage your glutes

Draping: if I'm working the back first I just tuck the towel into the clients underwear and pull them down to access the glutes. If working more on the legs I tuck the towel into the leg band of the underwear and tuck up allowing access to one set of glutes. This is how I was taught and I've never ...
by TrPAssassin
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?
Replies: 43
Views: 11911

Re: Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?

Fivefingers are my work shoes.
by TrPAssassin
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: Did your MT massage your glutes
Replies: 48
Views: 38097

Re: Did your MT massage your glutes

Whoa a bit crazy on here.... Honestly, I don't see why this is really an issue. If you are professional about what you do, the glues/pecs are just another muscle and over used ones at that. Draping: if I'm working the back first I just tuck the towel into the clients underwear and pull them down to ...
by TrPAssassin
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: What's the story behind your member name?
Replies: 191
Views: 157072

Re: What's the story behind your member name?

I came up with mine during the NMT section of my training and realized I was pretty good at finding TrPs. So it became my business name as well.
by TrPAssassin
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: You know you're a massage therapist when...
Replies: 146
Views: 124621

Re: You know you're a massage therapist when...

...you palpate your steak to see if it needs to be marinated longer.
by TrPAssassin
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: Scrubs
Replies: 9
Views: 2730

Re: Scrubs

See - now I think it would be strange to wear shorts :grin: What do you think of the Vibram shoes? They are interesting looking - do a lot of MT's wear those in your area - or is it considered more something that athletes wear? I work at a PT studio and it's all very sports related. Although most o...
by TrPAssassin
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Injury - Illness - Pathology - Procedure
Topic: Confused about a nerve impingement
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Confused about a nerve impingement

I think Jason may be on to something, could be Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) if so, what you are doing is good because no matter what kind of intervention is usually takes around a year to recover from. Also, how is the quality of movement and is there any pain on active/resisted isometric i...
by TrPAssassin
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Self Care and Body Mechanics
Topic: Martial Arts
Replies: 8
Views: 3854

Re: Martial Arts

I don't necessarily come from a martial arts background, nor am I currently practicing (due to lack of culture in my current location), but I took Judo courses while I was in Oregon. Each class had some form of meditation or Tai Chi to unwind at the end of practice, which was nice. It's all about u...
by TrPAssassin
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: Scrubs
Replies: 9
Views: 2730

Re: Scrubs

I work at a PT studio and it's all very sports related. Although most of my work is on chronic conditions. What I where to work is: black athletic shorts, my Harper's t-shirt (we get to choose our own shirts and then they just embroider them) and black Vibram fivefingers.
by TrPAssassin
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Self Care and Body Mechanics
Topic: Martial Arts
Replies: 8
Views: 3854

Martial Arts

I've just been browsing through the forums and I've noticed something. It seems that a lot of practitioners out there either come from a martial arts background or are currently practicing one. So what I'm wondering is: What martial art do you do if you do one, and how does it's principles or moveme...
by TrPAssassin
Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: Wondering what I could do with this degree
Replies: 17
Views: 4920

Re: Wondering what I could do with this degree

So in the States: You are not allowed to say/do massage as the primary treatment of a medical condition.

ex. person say they have schizophrenia you can't say that massage can fix that.

right?
by TrPAssassin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: Wondering what I could do with this degree
Replies: 17
Views: 4920

Re: Wondering what I could do with this degree

You could DO whatever you want with the degree. As long as you are not diagnosing or treating - just like massage. ..Or Treating? I'm not sure I understand what you mean by this. Here, massage therapists are not allowed to "diagnose or treat any condition". I think the poster meant, "As with massag...
by TrPAssassin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Energy Work Forum
Topic: unprofessional behavior??
Replies: 23
Views: 14490

Re: unprofessional behavior??

I'm not the most knowledgeable person on energy work but this is what I get from this: 1) Not quit sure if it's unprofessional. Everyone works differently with different clients. I work in a PT studio and a lot of my clients really enjoy chatting and joking, it's a good break from the daily grind fo...
by TrPAssassin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: Wondering what I could do with this degree
Replies: 17
Views: 4920

Re: Wondering what I could do with this degree

squash_blsm wrote:
You could DO whatever you want with the degree.
As long as you are not diagnosing or treating - just like massage.
..Or Treating? I'm not sure I understand what you mean by this.
by TrPAssassin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Injury - Illness - Pathology - Procedure
Topic: Need some effective chest techniques!
Replies: 6
Views: 2133

Re: Need some effective chest techniques!

The best techniques I find (especially for women, where you can't work the whole pec) are a combo of Passive Stretching, MET's, and PNF. You should be able to fine info pretty easy on all these techniques online.
by TrPAssassin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Obscure modalities (and others)
Replies: 87
Views: 80738

Re: Obscure modalities (and others)

Here's one that is only done by 2 people, Dynamic Calm. I learned it from the guy who invented it, he's working on his seminar and hopes to be able to teach it soon.

http://dynamiccalm.com.au/
by TrPAssassin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: Injury - Illness - Pathology - Procedure
Topic: Confused about a nerve impingement
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Confused about a nerve impingement

I have a client with a similar issue. I originally thought it was TOS (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome), he has upper-crossed posture, but the tests were negative. I checked the joint play of the Cx and things seemed ok. Eventually I found that a lot of his pain/tingling was caused by Subscap, but not all ...
by TrPAssassin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: Scrubs
Replies: 9
Views: 2730

Scrubs

How many of you wear scrubs as your uniform and why? Not to offend anyone, but here in Australia we think it's strange that MT's wear scrubs to work. Is it as common as we think? What's up with that?

BTW I am American but I did all my studying and live in Aus.
by TrPAssassin
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Massage - The Male Practitioner's Perspective
Topic: Increased Libido
Replies: 11
Views: 10174

Re: Increased Libido

For me I find that if I create a very professional environment in my clinic room it doesn't matter what happens in that room or how much skin I see all I look for is what I can fix or help with. As soon as I lay my hands on someone with the thought of healing all sexual thoughts go out the window, e...
by TrPAssassin
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Massage - The Male Practitioner's Perspective
Topic: The worst experiences I have had as a male MT
Replies: 78
Views: 76234

Re: The worst experiences I have had as a male MT

I've got to say there have been a lot of bad experiences had by all, but here in Australia I haven't had any issues with being a male practitioner. I work in a PT studio and I get a mix of men and women, and the thing I hear a lot of is that most people prefer a male practitioner because they believ...
by TrPAssassin
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Introductions and Birthdays
Topic: Trigger Point Assassin, Melbourne Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Trigger Point Assassin, Melbourne Australia

Hi everyone. I'm not sure what you would all like to know but.. My name is Josh I'm a Massage Therapist finishing up my Diploma in Remedial Massage. I run my own business in East Brighton in Harper's Personal Training ( http://www.Harpers.com.au ) I specialize in Triggerpoint Therapy and Sports/DT M...

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