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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The Trager® Approach: Neuroplasticity: Inspiring Change is in Your Hands

April 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change throughout our lives, is a recent finding that dramatically alters what we have learned about the structure & function of our bodies, and especially how patterns develop and change occurs.


  • How does this neuroscience revolution inform & open new possibilities for our bodywork sessions?
  • How can we cultivate our own neuroplasticity to feel more energized & rejuvenated by giving sessions?
  • How does neuroplasticity help us be more effective, facilitating the change that our clients seek?


In this one day workshop with Kathryn Hansman-Spice, we will explore how Presence, Fascination & Novelty are essential to requiring the brain. Through movement & touch, we will discover new ways to deepen and enliven our relationships with our clients to make our sessions even more powerful and enriching.


About Kathryn…


Kathryn Hansman-Spice, LMT and Trager Instructor, has been studying the body/mind connection for over 20 years. She integrates new neuroscience insights into her Trager sessions, community education classes, and the Trager Professiona Training Program. She is the owner of Pausibility, The Possibility in Pause, a body-based educational program. She now lives in Portland, OR, but maintains her LMT in Florida. She has been a massage therapist since 1980, and has trained in Swedish, Bowen, NLP, Craniosacral, & other forms, but her first love is the Trager Approach. She is inspired by the gentle support to the nervous system, inviting a peaceful, alert state of mind as a way of be-ing in the world.



April 30, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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DiscoveryPoint School of Massage
420 E. Pike Street, Suite 3
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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