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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What Is The Trager® Approach?

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What Is The Trager® Approach?

The Trager® Approach is a massage therapy through movement developed by Dr. Milton Trager in the twentieth century. Dr. Trager developed the approach going back to his sickly childhood, and created the style that helped those with any neuromuscular conditions without adding in any medications. It is part of the somatic movement, which focuses on bodily movement and proprioception. Part osteopathy and part psychotherapy, the Trager® Approach creates an improved physical and mental state of mind for those who undergo it.

 

There are two versions of the Trager® Approach: passive massage or an active massage. The passive version is very much like a regular message or tablework, lying on a table, while a therapist applies gentle touch to the body. The therapist shifts the person in ways they would naturally move in such a style that the person feel as if they are moving freely on their own. The movements are never pushed and there is no pain or discomfort during the massage. The active version is known as Mentastics®, in which the patient moves themselves as part of their own daily routine with the same intent as the passive method.

 

The purpose of the Trager® Approach is to create a body relief of deep-seeded physical and mental thoughts that aid in deep relaxation, increase all physical movement, and clear the conscious. These removed patterns developed as a reaction to any accident, illness, or any type of physical/emotional trauma suffered in the past as well as, from daily stress. The method is popular because it does not need surgery or medications for such conditions; thus, it is listed as a form of alternative medicine. So, while it is not part of the orthodox ways of caring for conditions, it allows people to regain their strength through all-natural bodywork.

 

There are practitioners of the method around the world, as well as, classes to become a professional practitioner of the Trager® Approach. Any licensed massage therapist can become a certified Trager® practitioner through accredited education and by studying and mastering the integration. One session of a Trager® massage lasts an hour and does not use oils or lotions on the body. It is simply about moving the body is ways, such how we walk and how we sit, and keeping these motions intact for a time while under a semi-hypnosis state. The self-practitioners simply follow the same mechanism every day in structured form. This quality of effortless movement and self-care is kept and strengthened by Mentastics®, which comes from a combination of the phrase “mental gymnastics.”

 

The Trager® Approach is a simple form of body movement that can stop many stress-induced tension, body pains, and body stiffness and replace them with natural, pleasurable sensations. These actions are easy to do because it is tender and works everyone with different capabilities, from the athlete to the physically impaired. The Trager® approach makes one’s body feel ageless, full of energy, and free from the ailments that constrict them physically and mentally and daily in their lives. People can connect again to their body of such natural lightness of movement anytime and anywhere.

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