We are #happytoshare we are again offering our Novice Class. 🔷 For those #students planning on enrolling in the #ProfessionalLicensingProgram. Next date 🔷AUGUST 15 🔷. Enroll now!We will open the #class to folks who just want to #learn some #skills for #friends and #family and not intending to #begin #massageschool, later this #summer. Check link in #bio if you are interested! 🔷...#dpsom #lmt #holistichealth #somatictherapy #holistichealing #nowenrolling #trynewthings #seattlejobs #seattle #summeractivities ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we share #4 from our 12 ways to succeed as a massage therapist. #4 Fulfill the #AdministrativeTasks for #Success as a Massage TherapistFirst of all, to create a #licensedcompany, you must follow the following procedures:Request the license of your #activities and #facilities.Get the official name of the company. Obtain a Tax Identification Number.Settle the Tax on Property Transfers and Documented Legal Acts.Perform Registration in the Commercial Registry.#dpsom #massageschool #careermoves #massage #massagetherapy #lmt #somatictherapy ... See MoreSee Less

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Continuing with our 12 ways to succeed as a #massagetherapist…#3: Complete the Legal Business Formation Successfully Before starting to set up a #massagecenter, it is vital to choose what #legal structure you will have. Deciding on what is the best company will depend on your corporation or LLC business formation preference.Furthermore, while choosing your legal formation, you must take into account these factors:Type of activities to develop.Number of partners.The responsibility you will carry.Initial Capital.Financial obligations.Above all, there are different types of companies, and you must value the various options before opting for one (sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC), Corporation (Inc.), etc.).#dpsom #entrepreneurlife #seattle #massageschool #beyourownboss #wfh #seattlesidehustle #holistichealing #massagetherapy #massagecareer #anatomy #legalizeit ... See MoreSee Less

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No. 2: Offer Some Popular Types of Massages for SuccessIn addition, let’s talk about a brief list of the most well-known and highly requested massage services.#SwedishMassageThis massage is the #mostpopular one around the world. It is based on relaxation massage moves designed to calm and soothe the nervous system. It consists of effleurage, tapotement, friction, petrissage, and vibration. These moves will help your #customers relax and may eliminate unnecessary muscle tension.#TreatmentMassageTreatment massage comes in many forms and modalities, and its focus is on recovery from injury or chronic pain conditions. We prefer the term #StructureSpecific (instead of "deep tissue"), as the appropriate treatment isn't always deep, but it requires #AnatomicSpecificity, and should never be painful. The therapist needs to listen to the #client, tune in to their body, and respond with the proper techniques at the depth & pressure most appropriate for the situation.#SportsMassageBefore and after #sports, #professionalathletes (and amateur ones!) can use massage to prevent injury, improve #flexibility, or speed up #recovery after an event. Overall, it can be a helpful tool to increase athletic performance.#PrenatalMassageThis massage serves to relieve discomforts felt during #pregnancy. If you receive massage during pregnancy, your nervous system has a chance to center and reset; some say the childbirth process may even become easier. In addition, massage can help restore balance to the mother’s body after childbirth.#Reflexology#Reflexologytheory presumes that each part of your body has a mapped #connection with a particular pattern found on your feet, hands, head, or face. Therefore, if the therapist uses specific pressure in one area, a corresponding effect may be felt in another area. This can be helpful in addressing structures that are hard to access, such as internal organs. ... See MoreSee Less

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📣LAST CHANCE TO ENROLL!📣We are again offering the #Novice #class for those #students planning on enrolling in the #ProfessionalLicensingProgram. Next date 🔷July 18 🔷. Enroll now!We will open the #class to folks who just want to #learn some #skills for #friends and #family and not intending to #begin #massageschool, later this #summer. Check link in #bio if you are interested! 🔷...#dpsom #massagetherapy #holistichealth #somatictherapy #holistichealing #learn #nowenrolling #seattle #wfh #trysomethingnew #learnmassage ... See MoreSee Less

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Things You Should Know About Becoming A Licensed Massage Therapist In Seattle Washington

Things You Should Know About Becoming A Licensed Massage Therapist In Seattle Washington

 

If you wish to practice as a massage therapist and you are not quite sure of how to get started, this article will provide you useful and insightful tips towards kick-starting your massage therapy training.

 

The benefits of therapeutic massages to the body are virtually endless. Not only does the physical body benefit from the therapy; it has a positive effect on the mind as well. People who have made regular massages a part of their routine, are known to have higher energy levels, greater flexibility, good joints, and more mobility. Little wonder why massage schools are becoming increasingly popular and offer a rewarding career choice and occupation.

 

Your training as a therapist will cover several topics; many of which are related to the human anatomy and physiology, especially the skeletal, muscular and facial systems. This knowledge is absolutely necessary for prospective massage therapists because they need to know the possible reactions of different parts of the body when they are massaged. The same massage technique cannot be applied to different parts of the body, hence the need to understand the human anatomy. Other topics that are covered include kinesiology and pathology.

 

In Seattle, licensed massage therapist schools tend to focus on the teaching the fundamentals of the most common forms of massage, such as Swedish, Myofaciall, Neuromuscular, Reflexology, and the Trager Approach, to name a few. Having a working knowledge of these different forms of massage therapy greatly benefits a therapist in catering to a wide range of customers by offering a wide range of services. This also increases the earning potential of the therapist.

 

An important consideration for anyone interested in becoming a massage therapist is the state where you intend to set up your practice. In Washington, all massage therapists are required to be licensed by the state, and must graduate from a Board of Health approved massage school first before qualifying for the licensing exam. Once a licensed massage therapist, you must maintain your license with required continuing education course work, and meet the professional and ethical standards of all health care professionals.  The state Massage Board, a branch of the state Board of Health, is responsible for monitoring all this.

 

Majority of the massage therapy programs available today also prepare the student to become nationally certified. So once you are a Licensed Washington Massage Therapist , you may choose to become nationally accredited, which can help you find jobs in the massage industry anywhere in the United States and internationally.

 

The possibilities are endless when it comes to job opportunities as a massage therapist. You can choose self-employment by taking on your own clients at a home office or an ‘out-call’ practice, or be an employee working in a spa or health clinic, or combine your practice as self-employed and employee.  You’re the boss, so if all this sounds appealing, get busy and check out DiscoveryPoint School of Massage in Seattle.

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