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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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Tax Tips For The Self-Employed Massage Therapist

Tax Tips For The Self-Employed Massage Therapist   We all know tax preparation for massage practitioners can be complex. Here are some tax tips for self-employed massage therapists to make filing simpler. Above all, you may find it easier to file your own taxes or seek a tax professional for assistance.   Licensed massage therapists (LMT’s) are either employed by a company or self-employed contractors and are responsible for withholding. Being self-employed you need to send in quarterly withholding payments for Social Security, Medicare, and income tax on wages received.   Read on to discover...

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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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New Year’s Resolutions Include Regular Massage Therapy

New Year’s resolutions include all kinds of ways to better oneself and try to turn over a new leaf. Based on their life and goals, many people make diverse kinds of New Year resolutions. So if you happen to be someone who is confused about what resolution you should take on this year, then maybe you should consider doing something that will benefit your health tremendously. If exercising, dieting or even working out is not your thing, then maybe you ought to opt for regular massage therapy this New Year.   Most...

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Top Six Massage Methods

Massage is a therapeutic process that involves the application of pressure on body tissues using fingers palm, elbows knees and sometimes feet.  Massage offers tremendous healing and curative benefits that is intended to mitigate strain, discomfort and soreness while helping the body to unwind and remain healthy. In addition to all of the aforementioned benefits, massage has been known to facilitate enhanced circulation in the body while improving overall well-being.   While all of the relevancies and applications of massage listed in this exposition is by no means exhaustive, it becomes imperative...

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Massage Therapy Licensing 2017

Massage Therapy Licensing in Washington is now simpler than ever for 2017! If you are interested in becoming a licensed massage therapist, Washington State is the place to see your dream come true. If you want to qualify as a licensed massage therapist in the state of Washington, you will need to successfully complete a massage licensing program from a school that is approved by the Washington State Board of Massage, a division of the Washington State Department of Health. Read on to find out how easy it is to...

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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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