We are #happytoshare we are again offering our Novice Class. 🔷 For those #students planning on enrolling in the #ProfessionalLicensingProgram. Next date 🔷AUGUST 15 🔷. Enroll now!We will open the #class to folks who just want to #learn some #skills for #friends and #family and not intending to #begin #massageschool, later this #summer. Check link in #bio if you are interested! 🔷...#dpsom #lmt #holistichealth #somatictherapy #holistichealing #nowenrolling #trynewthings #seattlejobs #seattle #summeractivities ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we share #4 from our 12 ways to succeed as a massage therapist. #4 Fulfill the #AdministrativeTasks for #Success as a Massage TherapistFirst of all, to create a #licensedcompany, you must follow the following procedures:Request the license of your #activities and #facilities.Get the official name of the company. Obtain a Tax Identification Number.Settle the Tax on Property Transfers and Documented Legal Acts.Perform Registration in the Commercial Registry.#dpsom #massageschool #careermoves #massage #massagetherapy #lmt #somatictherapy ... See MoreSee Less

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Continuing with our 12 ways to succeed as a #massagetherapist…#3: Complete the Legal Business Formation Successfully Before starting to set up a #massagecenter, it is vital to choose what #legal structure you will have. Deciding on what is the best company will depend on your corporation or LLC business formation preference.Furthermore, while choosing your legal formation, you must take into account these factors:Type of activities to develop.Number of partners.The responsibility you will carry.Initial Capital.Financial obligations.Above all, there are different types of companies, and you must value the various options before opting for one (sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC), Corporation (Inc.), etc.).#dpsom #entrepreneurlife #seattle #massageschool #beyourownboss #wfh #seattlesidehustle #holistichealing #massagetherapy #massagecareer #anatomy #legalizeit ... See MoreSee Less

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No. 2: Offer Some Popular Types of Massages for SuccessIn addition, let’s talk about a brief list of the most well-known and highly requested massage services.#SwedishMassageThis massage is the #mostpopular one around the world. It is based on relaxation massage moves designed to calm and soothe the nervous system. It consists of effleurage, tapotement, friction, petrissage, and vibration. These moves will help your #customers relax and may eliminate unnecessary muscle tension.#TreatmentMassageTreatment massage comes in many forms and modalities, and its focus is on recovery from injury or chronic pain conditions. We prefer the term #StructureSpecific (instead of "deep tissue"), as the appropriate treatment isn't always deep, but it requires #AnatomicSpecificity, and should never be painful. The therapist needs to listen to the #client, tune in to their body, and respond with the proper techniques at the depth & pressure most appropriate for the situation.#SportsMassageBefore and after #sports, #professionalathletes (and amateur ones!) can use massage to prevent injury, improve #flexibility, or speed up #recovery after an event. Overall, it can be a helpful tool to increase athletic performance.#PrenatalMassageThis massage serves to relieve discomforts felt during #pregnancy. If you receive massage during pregnancy, your nervous system has a chance to center and reset; some say the childbirth process may even become easier. In addition, massage can help restore balance to the mother’s body after childbirth.#Reflexology#Reflexologytheory presumes that each part of your body has a mapped #connection with a particular pattern found on your feet, hands, head, or face. Therefore, if the therapist uses specific pressure in one area, a corresponding effect may be felt in another area. This can be helpful in addressing structures that are hard to access, such as internal organs. ... See MoreSee Less

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📣LAST CHANCE TO ENROLL!📣We are again offering the #Novice #class for those #students planning on enrolling in the #ProfessionalLicensingProgram. Next date 🔷July 18 🔷. Enroll now!We will open the #class to folks who just want to #learn some #skills for #friends and #family and not intending to #begin #massageschool, later this #summer. Check link in #bio if you are interested! 🔷...#dpsom #massagetherapy #holistichealth #somatictherapy #holistichealing #learn #nowenrolling #seattle #wfh #trysomethingnew #learnmassage ... See MoreSee Less

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Massage and COVID-19 Coronavirus

Massage and COVID-19 coronavirus is a topic that must be addressed and understood, especially in the massage industry. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19, popularly known as coronavirus, as a world pandemic. As of now, thousands of cases have been recorded with hundreds dead in the U.S., courtesy of COVID-19. Most noteworthy, as a massage therapists, you should be worried for the virus is transmitted through contact and spreads exponentially. Hence, that puts massage therapists at risk of infection since massage is entirely a contact practice. Moreover, as...

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Massage Therapist Sexual Harassment

As a massage therapist, sexual harassment is a growing concern. Furthermore, with the development of the #metoo movement, sexual assault is a hot topic for the therapist and their clients. Work is work they say. We are all governed by a system of beliefs and morals. However, some careers pose threats to our moral fabric. Featured Image Source: Pixabay For instance, the massage profession. Because, not once have we heard of sexual harassment by those we entrust with our bodies for massage. One stern warning to those in this risky profession:...

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Massage Therapy Events Washington State 2019

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Tax Tips For The Self-Employed Massage Therapist

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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...

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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,...

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Massage Techniques 101

The most common massage technique is the Swedish massage, named after Pehr Henrik Ling, who published a medical style of massage movements in the 19th century that were adopted by the Americans years later. It is the basic Western-style massage based on the ideas of anatomy and physiology in which the sessions last from 50 to 90 minutes. Techniques can be slow and gentle or strong and invigorating and may include all of the most common techniques of movement along the body. Proper mechanics for the Big 3 Swedish massage strokes...

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Advantages To Practicing The Trager Approach

There are numerous advantages to becoming a certified Trager practitioner when you decide to enter the profession of a Licensed Massage Therapist. One practice that will differentiate you from other massage therapist is by learning and mastering the somatic practice of the Trager Approach. Developed by Dr. Milton Trager over a period of 65 years, this innovative approach blends touch, movement, and reading the client’s habitual movement patterns. The Trager Approach is very effective in easing a wide range of conditions and can aid in healing body ailments comfortably.   There are...

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Prepping for Tax Time: Tax Tips for Massage Therapists

This time of year can be particularly complicated and stressful for self-employed professionals like massage therapists. As a massage therapist in business for yourself, whether you are a sole proprietor or independent contractor, you are consider to be self-employed and need to file a Schedule C or C-EZ, as well as a Schedule SE for required self-employment taxes. Start here to understand where you stand with filing taxes for the 2015 business year. The following tips and guidelines should help massage therapists navigate tax time with more ease and confidence. Keep detailed...

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