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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The Trager® Approach: Neuroplasticity: Inspiring Change is in Your Hands

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change throughout our lives, is a recent finding that dramatically alters what we have learned about the structure & function of our bodies, and especially how patterns develop and change occurs.


  • How does this neuroscience revolution inform & open new possibilities for our bodywork sessions?
  • How can we cultivate our own neuroplasticity to feel more energized & rejuvenated by giving sessions?
  • How does neuroplasticity help us be more effective, facilitating the change that our clients seek?


In this one day workshop with Kathryn Hansman-Spice, we will explore how Presence, Fascination & Novelty are essential to requiring the brain. Through movement & touch, we will discover new ways to deepen and enliven our relationships with our clients to make our sessions even more powerful and enriching.


About Kathryn…


Kathryn Hansman-Spice, LMT and Trager Instructor, has been studying the body/mind connection for over 20 years. She integrates new neuroscience insights into her Trager sessions, community education classes, and the Trager Professiona Training Program. She is the owner of Pausibility, The Possibility in Pause, a body-based educational program. She now lives in Portland, OR, but maintains her LMT in Florida. She has been a massage therapist since 1980, and has trained in Swedish, Bowen, NLP, Craniosacral, & other forms, but her first love is the Trager Approach. She is inspired by the gentle support to the nervous system, inviting a peaceful, alert state of mind as a way of be-ing in the world.


April 30
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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DiscoveryPoint School of Massage
420 E. Pike Street, Suite 3
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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