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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16 Common Reasons For Massage Therapy


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 form of medicine to treat and manage symptoms. Even though professional bodywork has too many benefits to list here, these are 16 common benefits for regular clients:


  1. Alleviate pain due to the release of endorphins
  2. Reduce stress
  3. Boost immunity and increase white blood cell count
  4. To feel good in mind, body and spirit
  5. Enhance exercise performance
  6. Relieve tension headaches
  7. Improve cardiovascular health
  8. Promote relaxation
  9. Relieve PMS symptoms such as bloating and mood swings
  10. Positive mood and happiness
  11. Ease chronic pain
  12. Ease neck tension
  13. To give yourself a relaxing and wonderful treat
  14. Increase blood flow
  15. Reduce anxiety
  16. Reduce fatigue


In conclusion, there are many advantages to incorporating a licensed massage therapist into your regular health routine. The most fascinating part about massage is that it helps ensure psychological and physical wellness and benefits for people of all ages all over the world. Bodyworks therapy benefits have been known for centuries, and has transformed massage therapy into a billion-dollar industry. Therefore, budget your time and money, and invest in your overall health by scheduling regular massages for yourself, or consider a career as a licensed therapist. It will be the best investment you will ever make.


At DiscoveryPoint School of Massage, you will discover the purpose, benefits and effects of massage. Discovery Your Path. Discover Massage. Discover Yourself.

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