Diary of A Massage Student
Final class for Quarter 1

You know it's a test day when you can hear the scritch scratch of nail filing while watching sequence videos.

10 min til test time...

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Diary of A Massage Student

Therapy Thursdays:

Thursday's class for quarter 1 is actually called Ethics and Communication, where we explore and discuss professional ethics, policies, learning and communicating styles, and keeping and maintaining healthy boundries.

It's also the day we each get to look into our souls and express some therapeutic tears.
I love my massage school family. I'm sure our sharing of deep personal values and being REALLY vulnerable is due HUGELY in part to our whole hearted teacher Lisa Nelson.

Lisa went on a much deserved Sabbatical the beginning of November. I'm looking forward to envisioning my practice (yeeep! 9 more months!) with our new teacher Darin but I can feel we plan to hold space for Lisa.

Before she went she left this story, ripe with life wisdom. The story was about a friend of hers that went up into a glider for the first time, this seemingly thin and un-motored toy. Her friend described the experience as strangely silent as she pulled the lever to release them from the plane dragging them. Soaring in the quiet, they looked for updrafts of warm air to ascend higher.
But not to stay there, since the higher you go, the less air there is to breath.

Much of this feels real for me now; as Lisa told the story, we in our training will want to seek out moments of uplift, but we can't stay in these places, otherwise we become unfocused and don't move forward.

And when we experience air sickness/life sickness/school sickness, we need to know when to scoot our butts back and plant our feet.

Quarter 1 is about a week away from being over.
I can feel the light headedness of gaining air and momentum. And I know at some point very soon I'm gonna need to plant my feet...

Warmly, Ashlen

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Diary of a Massage Student:
Week 9

My name is Ashlen, and I'm a Fall student of the Professional Liscensing Program at Discoverypoint. I can't believe it's over half way through my first quarter! The first 8 weeks felt like a blur of terminology and proper body mechanics. How often I've muttered "bolster!" when I've forgotten to remove the it.

It's also a relief to finally feel like my hands aren't two alien creatures when I un-drap and massage my fellow students. This work is hard, but in this community it is rich and worthwhile. I was told I'd get really close with my class and by golly, they were right!

So. If you've ever wondered "what's it like to learn professional massage?" or "how do you keep your hands from hurting?" or "what else goes into this 'healing stuff'?" I hope this provides a window.

The students of Fall 2017 have our sights on next Summer graduation. You are welcome to come along for this soul ride!

Warmly, Ash

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Seattle's Premier Educational Community for Therapeutic Massage Professionals
Community

We are a diverse group of individuals who are committed to upholding agreements as we support and challenge one another to live, grow and excel.

Balance

We choose to live in the creative yet calm tension created by the paradoxes of life, embracing neither the extremes not the mediocre middle.

Candor

We are committed to fostering an atmosphere of trust by being both honest and kind in our interactions with one another and the greater community.

Responsibility

We make individual choices within the framework of our community agreements and accept responsibility for our decisions.

Growth

We are willing to learn from our mistakes and integrate new skills and concepts so that we develop as individuals and members of the community.

Excellence

We strive to offer the best to each other through persistent study, interaction, experience and exploration.

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The mind cannot forget what the hands have learned.

John Zahourek

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Intuitive and Friendly

Our classes offer students a broad spectrum of learning opportunities and experiences facilitated by a seasoned and passionate faculty in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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Rigor & Heart

Students obtain a solid foundation in both the art and science of massage as they practice and develop the skills and behaviors necessary for personal and professional success.

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Professional & Advanced

Our instructors encourage graduates and experienced, seasoned professionals to explore, shape and refine their own unique vision for their careers through continuing education.

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Our beautiful space in the vibrant and eclectic Capitol Hill neighborhood offers a large open classroom with oversized windows and the latest massage equipment for hands-on learning.

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Class size is small with an atmosphere that is warm and inviting to create the optimal framework for positive study, faculty and staff interactions and fostering learning of the highest quality.

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Professional Massage 

Our program reflects current industry standards. Designed to be completed in 12 months, this is an experiential learning program.

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