Beloved graduates, peers, friends, and community: It is with great sadness and tremendous gratitude that we share this with you: we will not be enrolling students for the Fall 2021 start... and likely not enrolling any future classes as well.We realize that many of you may be shocked, saddened, disappointed... and we are too. We’ve considered many, many avenues for keeping our doors open, but without sustainable enrollment numbers, we simply cannot continue. While demand for LMTs (nationwide and in WA) continues to grow, enrollment numbers continue to decline. This trend was underway when we first opened our doors nearly 10 years ago, and the pandemic has only widened that divide.We just graduated a lovely and talented group of grads. We are also firmly committed to completing classes (Q3 & Q4) for our final cohort with care, support, and professionalism. They will graduate and join the massage profession in March 2022.The silver lining in all of this, to be honest, is all of you — the students, teachers, and supportive community who have helped us (and each other) grow and learn and develop. We have treasured our time together and appreciate what you brought to us and the profession. You all are a gift, and we're grateful to know and grow alongside you.Remember, a Discoverypoint is neither the beginning nor the end, but a point along the way…part of the journey of our lives, our careers, and the stories we continue to weave. Thank you for joining us on this journey.💜 Pat, Lisa & Julie ... See MoreSee Less

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What Is The #Trager® Approach?The #TragerApproach is a #somaticeducation practice that helps people #experience themselves as #healthyandwhole. Developed by Dr. Milton Trager, it blends #touch, #movement, and #curiosity to #teach #clients to feel changes in their tissues and return to this feeling state to effect long-lasting changes.#dpsom #discoverypoint #seattle #massageschoolseattle #wfh ... See MoreSee Less

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#8 #Prepare the #InsuranceMost important, we are going to talk to you about insurance that you may need in your #business.#LiabilityinsuranceIn centers where skin treatment and touching client’s bodies is performed, professional and General Liability (#Malpractice) Insurance is critical. Hence, although it is not usual, there is a risk that the practitioner may cause damage to the #client. Many companies offer policy coverage for at least $2,000,000 limit per occurrence for less than $300 per year. Besides, a massage center must have a #CommercialInsurance with Civil Liability coverage to obtain the licenses.The most common coverage is the Civil Liability of Exploitation. This is responsible for the business activities. It also covers the damages that employees may cause when carrying out their work.The Employer’s Civil Liability covers the business owner if workers suffer injuries or death due to an accident at work.Multi-Risk InsuranceThis insurance covers the damages that can be caused by a fire or a flood in the #assets of the premises that are insured. It also includes glass breaks, moons, mirrors, etc. It is the insurance company that is responsible for the expenses that may involve the repair of the affected goods.The theft coverage is also #essential because in a massage center may have material quality and quite expensive.#dpsom #legalizeit #massagecareers #happyhealing #holistictherapy ... See MoreSee Less

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#7 Find a #StrategicLocation for #SuccessWhen choosing the location of the #massagecenter, it is best to separate yourself from the #competition. In big cities, there are already many massage centers, and you can find #pricewars and services. What you need to do is look for locations where there are almost no massage centers and little competition.To set up a massage center and have many #clients, you must try to locate it in a street where there is a lot of #movement. The massage rooms must be located in an area of the premises where the sound of the street is not heard. This condition is to avoid disturbing the #tranquility of the clients.A good idea is to locate the massage center in an area where there are people who work all day. In this way, receiving a massage when leaving work will be a perfect #opportunity for them.#dpsom #seattle #caphillseattle #massageschool #massagecareer ... See MoreSee Less

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#6 #Financing as a Licensed Massage TherapistThe initial #investment can be scary at first, but there are many ways to get financing for #massage therapist school and your practice. The primary source of financing to which #entrepreneurs go to set up a massage center is usually from #family and #friends. You can ask them to contribute #capital to your business. Also, they can help you later #promote your #business with #wordofmouth.On the other hand, the different sources of financing most used by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are:#Loans#Credit account#Leasing#Renting ... See MoreSee Less

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Tis The Season For Massage Therapy

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 it be like this each time holiday comes?”

 

Are you aware that the holiday season isn’t wonderful for all and sundry? According to the National Institute of Health, despair and sadness strikes about 18 million American’s annually. The holiday season could trigger feelings of depression and dread, anxiety and misery. With the additional demand of house guests, shopping, as well as, family reunions, come higher stress levels.

 

When you are strained or in a stressful condition, hormones such as epinephrine and cortisol mobilize energy from storage to your muscles, launching you into fight or flight mode. If you are engaged in this condition for too long however, there are notable increases in your heart rate, blood pressure as well as breathing. Reproductive system, digestive system growth as well as immunity system will shutdown. Continuous stress can therefore lead to depleted energy supplies, ulcers, and hypertension. This activity can result in sleep deprivation, depression, as well as, other conditions that can be incredibly unhealthy.

 

How will you cope with this additional anxiety, stress or holiday depression? Well the first and perhaps most important must be a consultation with your doctor. Your doctor might recommend treatment or medication. If you will choose a holistic approach to treating stress and anxiety due to holiday season, discuss massage therapy as an alternative to treatment with your doctor.

 

Massage therapy is a proven way of treatment for both emotional and physical stress. It is also an efficient way to get rid of depression and anxiety. Massage will boost the serotonin and dopamine levels in your bloodstream that reduces depression and stress. Massage also reduces cortisol, norepinephrine and epinephrine levels.  These are stress hormones and through minimizing them by means of massage you will efficiently reduce depression, stress as well as anxiety through holiday season.

 

For a healthier and more enjoyable lifestyle experiment with natural stress reliever like massage therapy, increase energy levels, as well as, enhance mental and physical performance if you treat yourself to any type of massage. It doesn’t matter if it is a Swedish, Shiatsu or Trager, it doesn’t matter. All massages are effective, as well as, advantageous with regards to stress relief due to holiday blues.

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