We're SO PROUD of our evening program graduates! Such an intelligent, fun, inquisitive, lively, and personable group! Truly beautiful human beings -- and truly capable therapists!

Watch out world, they're on fire and ready to make a difference.
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Diary of a Massage Student

The End of Quarter Two

Dear Diary,
Here we are, cohort of Fall 2017, in the midst of mid winter break. Where did quarter two go?

Here is a snapshot. In words and pictures (can you match them?)
The time went into getting our hands on muscles, uncovering them and naming them, remembering their actions for tests. The time was filled with study nests for epic anatomy tests, bonding over bones, opening sheep hearts and brains and eyes to make real connections to our learning. It was filled with laughter, wonder, grief, and as many anatomy puns and jokes you could handle. (Heart and Soleus forever will stick with me. Why? Your calf muscles are considered a second heart, their movement pumping blood back to your heart.)

And possibly the most important, we spent this time opening our hearts to each other in each of our most vulnerable, worn down and doubtful learning place.

There are many stories I could tell, but I'll leave here a story of transition:

It was a class with Lisa Nelson, who if you remember was the instigator of our Therapy Thursdays back in quarter 1. When we came into class there was a beautiful red carpet from Afghanistan sitting in the middle of the room. She didn't talk about it till the end. When she did, she told the story of another hand knotted carpet from Persia.
The practice of hand knotting a 6 foot by 5 foot carpet takes months, a circle of carpet makers working together, hundreds of thousands of tiny knots. What happens if a mistake is made in the pattern? Is the knot taken out? The carpet abandoned?
These carpet makers have a mentor that keeps an eye on the progress, and makes suggestions in how to adjust the patten so it fits together, it blends in. Take a closer look. Can you spot the oddity?

This is our work. From here on out, our schooling and learning isn't about studying for tests and filling in the right multiple choice bubble. It's about blending the pieces together. And the mistakes become part of the glorious whole. And we will need to find those who can be our mentors.

Outcome Based Massage! Quarter 3! Here we come! Let the messy learning happen!

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Diary Of A Massage Student
Happy Valentines Day!

It's our Quarter 2 final for MSA comprehensive, which meant knowing details of over 60 muscles. My brain is mush, but I have coffee, and I think I passed.

Have a glorious day!!
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Calling all LMTs! We're on the lookout for professionals willing to receive massage in exchange for quality feedback! Can we count on you? A colleague? (Why not both?)

Two times available: 9:30am and 11:45am on Wed 2/21.

No cost to you, just be willing to give feedback as a client. Sessions will be held in a classroom setting, and supervised by faculty. Click the "Book Now" button and jump ahead to February 21 to reserve your spot.

We need 22 LMTs total, so tell your colleagues and bring a friend!

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Who's ready for a great massage? We have 2 openings for tonight's Student Clinic -- both at 5:30pm.

Just $25 -- cash or check only. Book now -- quick, before they're gone! Thanks, and we'll see you soon.

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Get Rid Of Winter Weather Blues With Massage Therapy

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.


  1. Helps with SAD


Many people live with Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD in the winter. Many people who have SAD report that there is a major increase in their mood after a massage. One of the reasons is that the massage helps to release the tension and lowers the levels of fatigue that the person was feeling.


  1. Calming Effects


A professional massage is therapeutic, relaxing, and calming in that it eases muscle pain, soothes anxiety, depression, and improves sleep and blood circulation. Research has shown that a professional massage increases the level of available serotonin producing an overall sense of calm and relaxation.


  1. Increases Energy Level


In massage therapy, there are over 250 types of massages that are offered. Most times, different types of massages are combined to provide the most benefits from one massage. Nearly all 250 types of massage manipulate the tissues in a way that makes them easier to move. This makes a person feel like they have more energy because they do not feel as much pain, or have a hard time moving their muscles.


  1. Improves the Immune System


It is surprising just how much your mental health can affect your overall health. There is a link between mental health and overall health. This could be one of the reasons that many people become sicker more often in the winter compared to other times of the year. Furthermore, massage therapy increases lymph flow which contains white blood cells that fight off infections and bacteria. A professional massage helps with improving mental health and boosting immune function.


  1. Improved circulation and skin hydration


The cold weather environment is horrible to your bones, joints, muscles and skin. Cold weather effects all parts of the body internally and externally. Skin can become dry and cracked and your neck, arms, legs, and organs cannot function at regular capacity. Regular massage enhances blood flow increasing circulation, naturally lowering blood pressure, hydrating your skin, and improves body function.


For more information contact Discoverypoint School of Massage to find out how you can benefit from learning about massage therapy, as well as, receive a massage to combat the effects of cold weather on the body.

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