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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Why Study Massage Here?

Important Considerations For Anyone Contemplating a Career in Massage

A Little Background

An Introduction

DiscoveryPoint School of Massage is a vibrant professional education community that offers residents of the greater Seattle area the best in customized massage therapy training and education. Whether you are a new or transfer student, at DiscoveryPoint, you can develop and refine the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for success as a massage therapist.

All Discoverypoint instructors and staff work together to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that supports each individual in their pursuit of excellence in the practice of their chosen manual therapy. We look forward to helping you discover your path, yourself and a great career in the field of therapeutic massage and the somatic arts.

What To Expect

Your education will include course work in anatomy, physiology, pathology, massage theory and practice, communication, ethics, and business all based on current industry standards. Our commitment is to fully prepare you to attain professional licensure and thrive in your new career.

For LMPs

We also offer continuing education to support the professional development of all LMPs. Whether you are seeking a weekend CE class or a more extensive educational experience, you will find a wide variety of coursework to help you deepen and expand your current practice.

Getting Started – Choosing Massage & Your School

Choosing a massage school is an important decision, and like any other “big ticket” item you’re considering, there are some key things to look for:

  • Style and features – It is helpful to know what type of program you want when looking for a massage school. Do you want a program that offers extensive hours of training, or one that just covers the minimum state requirements? A program that offers a sound foundation in a few common techniques, or one that includes a little bit of everything?
  • Comfort –Consider the atmosphere of a school. Does it feel like a comfortable place to learn? Does it feel inviting? Institutional? Challenging? Interesting? Can you picture yourself learning there for six months to a year?
  • Service and support – When investing a sizeable amount of time and money we all want good service; to be assured there is ready support if we run into challenges. Be sure you believe a school’s faculty and staff is able to support your individual learning needs and goals. Ask some questions about their experience and methods of working with different learning styles. Check if they offer tutoring and other learning support in addition to regular classroom instruction. Consider what type of graduate services and job placement they offer.
  • Cost – We all look at the bottom line. Some of us are willing and able to pay more for an education while others just want the least expensive, or shortest program that will get them licensed. While cost of the program can be a deciding factor, it is also important to consider value.  Be sure to figure out the dollars per hour of training so that you are comparing the actual cost of any program. And remember, it is often worth spending a little more money for the right program.

When considering a school, be sure to think about your reasons for going to massage school:

  • Identify your top priorities – People have different priorities. Some of us want to be assured there is plenty of support to be successful. Others know it is important to have choices and options that provide them opportunities to direct and tailor their educational experience. Be sure you know what is most important for you. What are your interests? Your abilities? Your challenges? Remember, no one program is perfect, but one is the best fit for you.
  • Comparison shop – There are several options available. Be sure to visit the schools. Don’t shut out an option because it is a bit farther away, may cost a bit more than you think you may want to spend, or because they don’t offer financial aid. Remember, massage school is the foundation that will support your new professional life. Build a solid foundation.
  • Ask for the opinion of others – The perspectives of others can be really helpful. Seek out licensed massage professionals and ask their opinion. Ask your family and friends, the people who know you best. They can often offer insights you may not have considered, and be objective in ways you can’t.
  • Take a test drive – Real life personal experience cannot be underestimated. Take an introductory course like Discoverypoint’s Novice class to get a feel for the style of the school. And, for any licensing program you are considering, ask to sit in on a class or two.

Our Graduates Say It Best…