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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Admissions Process

and we begin...

Professional Licensing Program

We look forward to receiving your application
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To Apply for Admission You Must

  • Be at least 18 years of age by start date.
  • Have graduated from high school or completed your GED.
  • Be physically and emotionally capable of performing and receiving massage with people of any gender (Facility needs for students with mental or physical disabilities will be addressed on an individual basis).
  • Complete the application process detailed here.

Transfers

DiscoveryPoint is pleased to accept transfers from other academic and licensing programs. Students applying as transfers to our Professional Licensing Program must meet all our admissions requirements and provide a transcript from their previous program(s). Credit will be awarded for comparable courses on a case-by-case basis for students who demonstrate competence in subject matter.

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The Application Process

  • Download/print catalog and/or application
    2017-18 DiscoveryPoint Course Catalog
    Discovery Point Application Form
  • Read and understand the contents of the catalog. The catalog contains information that will become part of your agreement with the school.
  • Complete a Novice class. If you are accepted into our Professional Licensing Program and enroll within one year of completing the Novice class, the $50 Novice class fee will be applied to your student fees.
  • Complete the application and submit it with all requested documentation.
  • Complete an admissions interview.

Trager® Program

We look forward to receiving your application
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Prerequisites

  • Be a current LMP, licensed to practice bodywork in their home location, or a 2nd semester student of DiscoveryPoint School of Massage. Students from other schools or professions may be admitted with permission of instructor.
  • Be physically and emotionally capable of performing and receiving Trager® tablework and Mentastics® with people of either gender.
    Display a philosophy, professionalism and maturity compatible with the practice of Trager, and DiscoveryPoint’s mission, philosophy, values, and professional standards.
  • Complete the application process outlined here.

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Application Process

  • Read and understand the contents of this DiscoveryPoint Trager Course Catalog
  • Receive at least one Trager session from a CTP
  • Complete at least 6 hours of Mentastics training or a Trager Introductory Day
  • Complete and submit a Trager Program Application with all requested documentation
  • Complete an admissions interview

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Transfers

We are pleased to accept transfers into the Trager Program at DiscoveryPoint. Transfer credit is awarded on a case-by case basis and must be accompanied by appropriate documentation. Transfers must also demonstrate the gate-way competencies for the Module Level(s) for which they wish to receive credit.