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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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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16 Common Reasons For Massage Therapy

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16 Common Reasons For Massage Therapy

There are many reasons to get a massage. Read on to discover 16 common reasons for massage therapy. A licensed massage therapist can help you improve your overall well-being and help you to maintain top physical and mental status. The benefits of massage therapy on the body, mind, and spirit are unlimited. Massage is a wonderful experience not only to use as an occasional treat, but also as an overall healthy lifestyle that supports self-care and general wellness. Those who suffer from various medical conditions use massage as an alternative form of medicine to treat and manage symptoms. Even though professional bodywork has too many benefits to list here, these are 16 common benefits for regular clients:

 

  1. Alleviate pain due to the release of endorphins
  2. Reduce stress
  3. Boost immunity and increase white blood cell count
  4. To feel good in mind, body and spirit
  5. Enhance exercise performance
  6. Relieve tension headaches
  7. Improve cardiovascular health
  8. Promote relaxation
  9. Relieve PMS symptoms such as bloating and mood swings
  10. Positive mood and happiness
  11. Ease chronic pain
  12. Ease neck tension
  13. To give yourself a relaxing and wonderful treat
  14. Increase blood flow
  15. Reduce anxiety
  16. Reduce fatigue

 

In conclusion, there are many advantages to incorporating a licensed massage therapist into your regular health routine. The most fascinating part about massage is that it helps ensure psychological and physical wellness and benefits for people of all ages all over the world. Bodyworks therapy benefits have been known for centuries, and has transformed massage therapy into a billion-dollar industry. Therefore, budget your time and money, and invest in your overall health by scheduling regular massages for yourself, or consider a career as a licensed therapist. It will be the best investment you will ever make.

 

At DiscoveryPoint School of Massage, you will discover the purpose, benefits and effects of massage. Discovery Your Path. Discover Massage. Discover Yourself.

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