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Britt and Amber did their first chair massage gig volunteering for Friends of the Children - Seattle in Lakewood. What an experience. It was empowering to provide some relaxing time for the moms that attended. A great experince and one that filled us both up. Thanks for the opportunity đź’–
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Today the am Q3 students got to see a client centered massage start to finish.

We are learning outcome based massage and fascial work this quarter and it is transforming our practice sessions.

Integration is a key and DPSOM knows how to work it!
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What Is The Difference between Massage Therapy & Physical Therapy?

When it comes to massage and physical therapy, to most people they are one and the same. However, there are significant differences between Massage Therapy & Physical Therapy that you should be aware of when deciding on who to consult for therapy, or if you are considering going in to one of the chosen fields. Though both treatment modalities utilize massages and touch, their end objectives are different.   Read on to explore the major differences and similarities between the two forms of therapy below:   Professional Training and Style   Physical Therapist   Physical Therapists are highly...

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Massage Techniques 101

The most common massage technique is the Swedish massage, named after Pehr Henrik Ling, who published a medical style of massage movements in the 19th century that were adopted by the Americans years later. It is the basic Western-style massage based on the ideas of anatomy and physiology in which the sessions last from 50 to 90 minutes. Techniques can be slow and gentle or strong and invigorating and may include all of the most common techniques of movement along the body. Proper mechanics for the Big 3 Swedish massage strokes...

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March Madness Sports Massage Therapy

With “March Madness” upon us and with the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament kicking into high gear, there is bound to be a few twists and turns expected along the way! Along with performance, there is a lot of pressure on the athletes to bring their A-game in every tournament and although they are coming prepared mentally, their bodies are certainly not made of steel and they may experience athletic injuries such as:   Hamstring Strains: These are tendon or muscle injuries that affect the three muscles behind the knee...

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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...

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Massage Therapy Licensing 2017

Massage Therapy Licensing in Washington is now simpler than ever for 2017! If you are interested in becoming a licensed massage therapist, Washington State is the place to see your dream come true. If you want to qualify as a licensed massage therapist in the state of Washington, you will need to successfully complete a massage licensing program from a school that is approved by the Washington State Board of Massage, a division of the Washington State Department of Health. Read on to find out how easy it is to...

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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.   Helps with SAD   Many people live with Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD...

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Tis The Season For Massage Therapy

Tis The Season For Massage Therapy

The holiday season is a superb time for massage therapy. People share festivities and traditions with family and friends. You seek out long lost friends, as well as, hark back to the memorable times that you have spent together. Anywhere you look, you see the magnificent holiday decorations on display. The world tends to be in a fine mood and cheerful greetings are somehow exchanged with complete strangers. The whole thing seems to be in a right and perfect place, you think in the back of your mind, “why can’t...

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4 Degrees That Pay Off Immediately After Graduation

Despite a rebounding American economy, recent college graduates continue to struggle in finding decent wages in their fields of study. Unemployment among young graduates hit 7.2% in 2015 and the rate of underemployment peaked at nearly 15% in the same year – hardly comforting statistics for those about to begin their adult lives. But as much as the buzzwords “recession-proof” are overused, there are a few areas of study that offer immediate benefit to those who take up the challenge. 1. Network Administrator Despite the ever-growing need for reliable, secure network systems...

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Is Massage Therapy the Right Career for You?

As a career, massage therapy has some fantastic perks, such as accommodating a travel bug and being an all-around flexible and fun occupation. But that doesn’t make massage therapy the right career for everyone. To determine the answer to whether or not massage therapy is a good career choice for you, there are some things to think about… Ask some questions about yourself and your interests: Do you enjoy helping others and improving their wellness? Are you a good, clear communicator? Do you consider yourself (or have you been told that you...

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Next Novice Class February 21st—Don’t Miss If You Want to Enroll with Us!

If you’re interested in a career in massage, or just interested in massage in general, February 21st is a crucial date to mark on your calendar. We’ll be hosting our last Novice Class before our March 15 Professional Massage Program begins, and if you think you might want to become a professional massage therapist, you’ll need this prerequisite! At our Novice Class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of therapeutic Swedish massage, including how to use massage equipment and supplies and become acquainted with the basic strokes. If you just want to know...

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