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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#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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How Regular Massage Reduces Stress and Anxiety

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How Regular Massage Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Regular massage reduces stress, anxiety, and promotes good mental health. As a result of this, most people now value massage as an essential part of their health and overall physical condition, which consists of the body, spirit, and mind. Furthermore, massage therapy is the most common form of alternative and complementary medicine given to patients in hospitals and medical clinics for healing mental problems, stress reduction, pain and general health.

 

Massage rehabilitation is the oldest and easiest form of medicine dating back thousands of years. Massage is not just for luxury, but rather an asset to yourself and personal health. Massage can be described as the rubbing, pressing, stretching, kneading, and in other words influencing skin, joints, tendons, and muscles.

 

There are many different types of massage, but some of the most popular are:

 

Swedish massage therapy – This is the most common and well- known type of massage in the US. It involves kneading, circular movements, and strokes. The massage counselor uses lotion or oil when carrying out the Swedish massage therapy. It is usually very calming and relaxing.

 

Deep tissue massage – This type of massage is different from the Swedish massage therapy in that it targets the deeper layers of your connective tissue and muscles. It is usually performed on patients that are suffering from postural problems, chronically tight muscles, or a patient recovering from an injury.

 

Hot stone massage – This type of massage is similar to how it sounds. It involves placing hot smooth stones on some parts of your body so as to loosen the tight muscles. Occasionally, the therapist will apply gentle pressure with the hot stones. The heat from the stones provides a good feeling and an expansion of blood vessels to increase blood flow throughout the body.

 

Sports Massage – This type of massage does not require you to be a professional athlete. However, this type of massage treatment is used by people that live an active life and perform vigorous exercise. The main target of a sports massage is not for relaxation alone, but it helps to prevent injuries and promote athletic performance.

 

Trigger Point Massage – This type of massage targets some exact areas of your body, rather than the whole body. The therapist will identify the muscle responsible for the problems and will then apply deep pressure so as to relax and manipulate that part the body.

 

In the University of Miami, the Touch Research Institute has carried out a lot of research on massage’s effects on mental health and the outcome showed that massage therapy efficiently reduces symptoms associated with:

 

Stress

Anxiety

Depression

Other mental health conditions

 

Moreover, a lot of people treat themselves with massage frequently, which is good for physical fitness and mental well-being. When you perform massage therapy regularly, you give your body the overall health benefits to keep it functioning at top capacity.

 

Furthermore, most people encounter lots of anxiety and pressure with everyday life that results in a vast amount of chronic stress which can lead to abnormal health, higher risk of deadly diseases, as well as, many other ailments. Massage therapy is one of the best methods to relieve you from the excess stress and anxiety you encounter daily.

 

Massage therapy not only relaxes the muscles in your body; it can also place your mind in a state of deep relaxation too. Massage also prompts the discharge of brain chemicals called endorphins, which helps to fight against stress and increase your mood and well-being.

 

Also, massage therapy enhances the discharge of other relaxing hormones, such as serotonin and dopamine. By increasing the presence of these hormones, it will decrease the production of the stress hormone called cortisol.

 

Apart from relaxing your mind and body, massage therapy will helps your sleep quality, and enhances good mental health and clear thinking. Lack of good sleep can result in memory loss, slowed down thought processes, and also poor decision making. In conclusion, massage therapy can help to resolve many problem. Bottom line, regular massage resolves many physical and mental problems and will help you live a healthier and more comfortable life.

 

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