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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Novice Class for the Beginner

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to our Covid Safety Protocols, this Novice Class is specifically for those interested in enrolling in the Professional Licensing Program.  About the class -  Novice is an introduction to therapeutic Swedish massage taught by one or more of our experienced faculty members. You will be introduced to: Guidelines for choosing appropriate massage supplies. Proper use of tables and other equipment. Basic grounding and centering techniques for massage. Proper mechanics for the “big 3” Swedish massage strokes; effleurage, petrissage, and friction. Basic massage sequences for the back and...

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Novice Class for the Beginner

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to our Covid Safety Protocols, this Novice Class is specifically for those interested in enrolling in the Professional Licensing Program.  About the class -  Novice is an introduction to therapeutic Swedish massage taught by one or more of our experienced faculty members. You will be introduced to: Guidelines for choosing appropriate massage supplies. Proper use of tables and other equipment. Basic grounding and centering techniques for massage. Proper mechanics for the “big 3” Swedish massage strokes; effleurage, petrissage, and friction. Basic massage sequences for the back and...

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Novice Class for the beginner

Novice is an introduction to therapeutic Swedish massage taught by one or more of our experienced faculty members. Whether you plan to study at DiscoveryPoint in the Professional Licensing Program or simply want to learn the basics of how to provide a good back and neck rub to friends and family this class is designed for you. You will be introduced to: Guidelines for choosing appropriate massage supplies Proper use of tables and other equipment Basic grounding and centering techniques for massage Proper mechanics for the “big 3” Swedish massage...

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Novice Class for the beginner

Novice is an introduction to therapeutic Swedish massage taught by one or more of our experienced faculty members. Whether you plan to study at DiscoveryPoint in the Professional Licensing Program or simply want to learn the basics of how to provide a good back and neck rub to friends and family this class is designed for you. You will be introduced to: Guidelines for choosing appropriate massage supplies Proper use of tables and other equipment Basic grounding and centering techniques for massage Proper mechanics for the “big 3” Swedish massage...

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Massage Therapy Education 2018 Washington State

Massage therapy education in Washington State, as well as, the U.S. and all over the world is booming and is going to increase in 2018. It’s an undisputed fact that massage therapy is one of the most rewarding and flexible careers that one can excel and achieve financial independence.   The demand for licensed therapists is springing up at different locations such as at spas, on cruise ships, fitness centers, offices, as well as, on demand freelancing.   Massage offers the client health benefits that cannot be overlooked and massage therapy education will make...

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Next Novice Class February 21st—Don’t Miss If You Want to Enroll with Us!

If you’re interested in a career in massage, or just interested in massage in general, February 21st is a crucial date to mark on your calendar. We’ll be hosting our last Novice Class before our March 15 Professional Massage Program begins, and if you think you might want to become a professional massage therapist, you’ll need this prerequisite! At our Novice Class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of therapeutic Swedish massage, including how to use massage equipment and supplies and become acquainted with the basic strokes. If you just want to know...

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5 Reasons Why Adults Make Excellent Massage School Students

At DiscoveryPoint School of Massage, we see prospective students coming through our doors from all walks of life, and all age groups. Whether it’s a young adult preparing to start their first career, or a retiree looking for a fulfilling part-time occupation, we know that going to massage school is an excellent choice for the adult learner. Here’s why:

1. Maturity
A good massage therapist isn’t just a skilled, hands-on technician – a good massage therapist is also a great listener and insightful observer. These traits are much more common in adult students in general, and very common here at Discoverypoint since the average age of our student body tends to be 30 to 34 years of age. That means our younger students get to learn from the maturity of older classmates, and those elders get a big injection of enthusiasm and fresh ideas from the younger generation.