Who needs a massage?? We have 2 openings left for our student massage clinic tomorrow night — Wednesday, December 6th — one appointment each at 5:30pm and 7pm.

Cost is $25, cash or check. (No debit or credit cards.) Use the "Book Now" button at the top of this page, or click the link below and book your appointment... quickly, before they're gone!

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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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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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Get Rid Of Winter Weather Blues With Massage Therapy

Get Rid Of Winter Weather Blues With Massage Therapy

The start of the New Year and winter weather blues can get you down and cause stress and anxiety. Massage therapy at DiscoveryPoint School of Massage can help you deal with cold winter weather. There are many benefits of having a massage that not only combats cold weather stress, but helps treat many other chronic conditions like back pain, arthritis, and high blood pressure. Here are some of the ways that a massage can help with cold weather and fatigue.

 

  1. Helps with SAD

 

Many people live with Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD in the winter. Many people who have SAD report that there is a major increase in their mood after a massage. One of the reasons is that the massage helps to release the tension and lowers the levels of fatigue that the person was feeling.

 

  1. Calming Effects

 

A professional massage is therapeutic, relaxing, and calming in that it eases muscle pain, soothes anxiety, depression, and improves sleep and blood circulation. Research has shown that a professional massage increases the level of available serotonin producing an overall sense of calm and relaxation.

 

  1. Increases Energy Level

 

In massage therapy, there are over 250 types of massages that are offered. Most times, different types of massages are combined to provide the most benefits from one massage. Nearly all 250 types of massage manipulate the tissues in a way that makes them easier to move. This makes a person feel like they have more energy because they do not feel as much pain, or have a hard time moving their muscles.

 

  1. Improves the Immune System

 

It is surprising just how much your mental health can affect your overall health. There is a link between mental health and overall health. This could be one of the reasons that many people become sicker more often in the winter compared to other times of the year. Furthermore, massage therapy increases lymph flow which contains white blood cells that fight off infections and bacteria. A professional massage helps with improving mental health and boosting immune function.

 

  1. Improved circulation and skin hydration

 

The cold weather environment is horrible to your bones, joints, muscles and skin. Cold weather effects all parts of the body internally and externally. Skin can become dry and cracked and your neck, arms, legs, and organs cannot function at regular capacity. Regular massage enhances blood flow increasing circulation, naturally lowering blood pressure, hydrating your skin, and improves body function.

 

For more information contact Discoverypoint School of Massage to find out how you can benefit from learning about massage therapy, as well as, receive a massage to combat the effects of cold weather on the body.

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