In 1998, Michael began his career as a massage and movement educator. While he has facilitated a broad spectrum of classes, his current teaching focus is in musculoskeletal anatomy, kinesiology, clinical and outcome based massage, professional ethics and communication. His passion for helping students discover the human body and how it moves makes him a demanding musculoskeletal anatomy instructor. However, Michael’s ability to temper high standards with his sharp wit, a keen appreciation for fun, and commitment to creativity make him a student favorite.⁠
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As “Pride Month” draws to an end, we want to remind our community and students what we stand for and what is innately our core. We view it as a privilege to operate our school in Cap Hill. We view it as an honor to educate such a diverse student body. We view it all as beautiful and we are proud. 🌈

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Love is love. 🏳️‍🌈 Today marks the 5 year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Celebrate this historic day by taking action to support the Black LGBTQ+ community. (📸: @photo_tatianakatkova @pride @awengchuol)
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Our seasoned and passionate faculty help to nurture and refine students’ clinical skills including communication, assessment, treatment, client education, and documentation. A student / teacher ratio of 14 to 1 in all hands-on classes ensures students receive quality feedback on a regular basis. For example, an average class size of 24 students will have 2 instructors, and a maximum class of 32 will have 3 instructors.⁠ ⁠
‼️Don't forget to register for our upcoming fall semester, click link in bio‼️⁠
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We are proud to be located in Cap Hill. Our voice stands with the culture this diverse and beautiful neighborhood represents. We know how difficult these times are, but real change rarely comes without hardship. We continue to stand with our community and black lives.
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Until yesterday, every night in our neighborhood looked like this. Lines of militarized police units gathered to stand off with protestors outside the East Precinct with a helicopter flying overhead. Yesterday, the police presence disappeared, leaving what has come to be known as the #capitolhillautonomouszone. ⁠

The status quo of sending police to solve every problem in the city is not working. The chilling sights of police in riot gear and military troops repeatedly using excessive force in our community perpetuates more violence and reinforces the call to defund the police. ⁠

We whole-heartedly believe changes are needed and we understand that such radical shifts require thoughtful discussion. To include your voice please send your thoughts to Seattle's City Council. They are meeting at 2PM today to discuss the city budget. You better believe these topics are on the table. ⁠

Some ideas that we've heard and liked include: a mental health and wellness department, peer mentoring department, food security teams, de-escalation team, remote medical technicians, crime reduction teams, public service workers, and public arts department. ⁠

Follow the link in our bio for a live stream of today’s City Counsel meeting. You can also check our stories today to see artist’s renderings of creative alternatives to policing as well as a links to send your own ideas to the City Counsel. ⁠

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We stand with you. We see you. We support you. We understand that ally-ship goes beyond social media or brief action and we are committed to continually standing up against racial inequalities. We are listening.
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DiscoveryPoint Faculty

World-Class Instructors To Guide and Nurture Your Career

Patricia A. Archer, MS, ATC, LMP

Co-Owner, Director and Instructor

Pat Archer has been a sports health care specialist and educator for over 35 years. Her combined knowledge and experience as a massage therapist and athletic trainer provide Pat with a unique blend of advanced manual therapy assessment and treatment skills. Her warm and personal style of teaching keeps students actively engaged in both their head and hands.

She is a popular and highly regarded speaker who has presented at state, regional, and national professional conferences. Her courses span a variety of manual therapy topics including event and clinical sports massage, lymphatic facilitation, orthopedic assessment, and manual therapy applications for specific injury management. Pat maintains a successful private practice at Seattle Somatics.

As an author Pat has published many journal articles as well as textbooks. Her texts include Massage for Sports Health Care, the workbook for a self study video course from Human Kinetics, and Therapeutic Massage in Athletics, published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

 

In addition, Pat along with Lisa Nelson, co-authored “Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Manual Therapist”, a textbook that provides all of the anatomy and physiology knowledge a massage therapist needs in a way they can better understand.

Julie Ann Darrah, BA, LMP

Co-Owner and Director

Julie Ann Darrah has worked in vocational training and post-secondary education for over 20 years.

Her knowledge and vast experience in school financials, administration, compliance, student services and teaching has thoroughly prepared her to be Discoverypoint’s Finance Director.

Julie’s keen intuition blended with her skills in communication and problem-solving make her a gifted director, educational counselor and advocate. Novice and Swedish massage classes provide added opportunities for her to share her contagious enthusiasm for massage therapy and demonstrate her compassion for students.

Lisa A. Nelson, BA, AT/R, LMP

Co-Owner, Director and Instructor

Lisa Nelson has worked professionally as an athletic trainer, massage therapist, and instructor. Over the past 25 years, she has served a wide variety of education communities as a teacher, curriculum consultant, administrator, faculty mentor and learning strategist.

Lisa enjoys the challenge of working with a diverse student and faculty population. She thrives in a collaborative environment that utilizes and challenges her communication and problem-solving skills. Lisa is regarded as being a good listener, creative strategist, passionate team member, as well as a patient and flexible educator.

Lisa has been privileged to speak at numerous teaching conferences throughout the US, published articles for vocational educators, and contributed to several textbooks in sports medicine, sports massage, and muscle anatomy.

 

Lisa and Pat Archer’s book “Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Manual Therapists”, is a clear, accurate, simple, and comprehensive A&P textbook that addresses the needs of students in manual therapy education programs. The book and more information can be found here on Amazon.

Michael Jacobus, BA, LMP

Instructor

Michael Jacobus graduated from the Stillpoint Center School of Massage in Hatfield, MA in 1996. Since that time,he has practiced massage both as a sole-proprietor and as an employee in a variety of work settings, including day spas, hospitals and clinical research organizations.

Over the years, Michael’s fascination with how the body responds to bodywork and movement has led him to pursue a wide array of advanced trainings, including certifications in the Trager® Approach in 2005, orthopedic massage in 2008 and yoga instruction in 2010. Currently, Michael is a lead massage therapist at Dreamclinic Massage in Queen Anne.

In 1998, Michael began his career as a massage and movement educator. While he has facilitated a broad spectrum of classes, his current teaching focus is in musculoskeletal anatomy, kinesiology, clinical and outcome based massage, professional ethics and communication. His passion for helping students discover the human body and how it moves makes him a demanding musculoskeletal anatomy instructor. However, Michael’s ability to temper high standards with his sharp wit, a keen appreciation for fun, and commitment to creativity make him a student favorite. As a clinical instructor he enjoys pivoting to a mentorship role, supporting students as they practice and gain confidence in critical thinking, treatment and professional communication skills.

Tel: 206-949-1489
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