Friends: are you (or anyone you know) considering massage school? There's never been a better time to get started!

More options: this September — for the first time ever! — we will have both a morning class and an evening class starting on the same day. (Details in the comments.)

Save $$: You have 1 month to take advantage of our Early Bird Discount! $500 off tuition if you apply before 5pm on August 6, 2018.

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Dairy of A Massage Student

First Day of Student Clinic, Quarter 4
AKA How To Roll With The Flow

Today, we, Fall class of 2017 threw ourselves into the unknown that is Student Clinic. Not to say we weren't given explicit detail on how it would run, but all practicum is messy. This particular practicum has us set up temporary rooms, and for $25 we, under guidance, give hour long massages to strangers.

This entry isn't a play by play of this day. Or a worry about what is to come this quarter. Our last quarter.

This is a love note to my cohort and my teachers.

I am so grateful to these bright and dedicated humans. When I break myself against my own rigid perfectionism, you gather me up again. I am shown again and again, in small and important ways to let go, trust, forgive myself.
Trust and love this place of being a student.

I am grateful for your laughter, and jokes, and hugs, and permission to go cry and be held (because I cannot do all the holding, come to find out).

I am feeling quite blessed to feel my teacher's support, knowing they trust us, trust me, to learn what I need, ask for what I need. You all give me moments of grace under fire.

Thank you. I can see quarter 4 will teach me how to find my own ease.
Alright, loves. Last quarter. Here we go.

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The Trager® Approach

A somatic education practice that helps people experience themselves as healthy and whole

What Is the Trager® Approach?

The Trager Approach is a somatic education practice that helps people experience themselves as healthy and whole. 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.

The benefit of Trager for clients

Trager practitioners learn to read clients’ habitual movement patterns and teach their clients how to shift to more comfortable and efficient ways to move. This supports the clients in developing better function in their day-to-day lives. The  Trager Approach is remarkably effective and has been reported to ease a wide range of conditions. For example, a person with sciatica or Parkinson’s cannot, on their own, return to a normal level of body awareness that allows symptoms to lessen. Trager can remind them what the forgotten quality called “normal” feels like. This is done gently with touch and movement and without pain or discomfort. Once the client learns how to recall that feeling experience, it is possible (given practice) to return to it at will. In this way Trager practitioners help clients release deeply held patterns of tension which can allow discomfort and pain to melt away.

The Feeling...What Makes Trager® Different
Intro To The Trager® Program
How The Trager® Program Works
What Trager® Students Say

The master therapist is real, calm, non-judgemental, intelligent, sensitive, strong yet flexible, supportive, compassionate, empathic, and joyful.

John Barnes

The benefit of Trager for You

Many professional touch therapists have learned the  Trager Approach over the last thirty years. While each experience with Trager is unique, these practitioners all describe a common thread:  Their own work does not necessarily look so different, but it has been transformed.  They find themselves responding more deeply to what they are feeling in the client rather than following a protocol; working more from a place of curiosity; engaging the client as a partner in the healing process; taking much better care of themselves as a practitioner and finding a new level of joy in their work.

Trager Approach
Trager Approach

Trager @ DiscoveryPoint

The Trager Program at DiscoveryPoint is an exciting new way to prepare for certification as a Trager practitioner. This unique 246 hour experiential learning program meets weekly in order to offer participants consistent instructional feedback and support as they learn to facilitate the Trager Approach. Through a combination of classroom instruction, supervised practice, tutorials, and fieldwork, students experience, practice, and develop the knowledge, skills & attitudes central to being a Trager practitioner. Students also learn tools that they can integrate into their current massage or bodywork practices; ones which they can use right away. In addition to tablework and Mentastics®, the Program explores effective and appropriate professional conduct, interaction and communication practices, including client interview and education skills, feedback practices, and session documentation.

Trager Program Educational Goals and Program Calendar

Educational Goals

  1. Enter a relaxed yet highly-focused state of connectedness and facilitate client sessions from this state.
  2. Demonstrate the confident and competent application of tablework and Mentastics® to effectively facilitate, support and empower clients to release somatic holding patterns.
  3. Educate the public about the Trager Approach.
  4. Commit to continued personal and professional growth and development.
  5. Schedule final recommending tutorials and officially apply for Trager certification.

General Program Calendar

The Trager Program meets:

  • Mondays from 10 am to 5 pm, beginning October through June
  • Saturday and/or Sunday 10 am to 5 pm approximately once a month

Holidays include Thanksgiving Day weekend and a Winter Holiday break.

The Trager Program runs every other year only.
Detailed Trager Program Schedule

For more specifics, please call 206.552.6523.

Explore The Possibilities of the Trager Approach

Tuition

Tuition and Program Costs

Tuition $4,900.00

Administrative Fee (non-refundable) $50

Early Bird Discount -$400 if application received at least one month prior to program start.

Additional Costs (estimated):

Massage Table $400-700
Books: $50-100
Supplies: $20-80

DiscoveryPoint accepts cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard, Paypal

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