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February 21, 2018

7 Massage Therapy Buzzwords: Demystified

Whether you regularly spend time at massage therapy appointments or have considered a career in massage therapy, you’ve probably heard a few words that seem a bit confusing. Each profession has its own jargon, massage therapy included! Don’t be afraid to become well-versed in these massage buzzwords; knowing them can make you a better guest…

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January 24, 2018

Massage Gift Cards: The Under-Appreciated Present

Massages have long been a common gift throughout the holiday seasons. Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, or Valentine’s Day, a massage gift card can make anyone smile. However, many people don’t consider what it really means to give someone the gift of massage. Here are a few ways you may not have known you were…

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January 19, 2018

Massage Therapists and the Battle Against Cold & Flu Season

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As we enter the depths of the cold and flu season, massage therapists have an extra responsibility to their clients, communities, and themselves to prevent the spread of harmful germs and bacteria. We come in close contact with multiple people throughout our work day, which makes it especially easy to spread cold and flu-causing viruses….

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December 18, 2017

Marketing Massage During the Holidays

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The holiday season draws out millions of shoppers, all seeking to get the perfect gift for the people on their lists. For industries like massage, this can present a bit of a conundrum. Competing with the retail space’s pervasive grip on consumer attention, holiday spending, and brand awareness might seem simply impossible, but there’s actually…

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December 8, 2017

The Holiday Season in San Francisco

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Some of you just sang the melody in your head and got a little bit more excited for the holiday season. Some of you rolled your eyes and thought about how seasonal depression doesn’t happen in the summer months. Regardless of which camp you fall into, there’s…

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October 19, 2017

Reasons to Choose Massage Therapy as a Career

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Choosing a career is an important life decision. When considering the options, you want to find something that fits your personality, works with your lifestyle, and will be rewarding. Making the right career choice can mean the difference between loving or dreading going to work every day; when you spend 40 hours a week working,…

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October 17, 2017

What is Zen Shiatsu, and How is it Used?

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Zen Shiatsu is a unique massage technique, with origins in ancient China and Japan, that’s become extremely popular in Western culture. But what is it exactly, how can you learn it, and why should you even bother? We’ve got all the answers here. What is Zen Shiatsu, Anyway? Zen Shiatsu is equal parts science and…

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September 11, 2017

Ortho-Bionomy and Exploration of Movement for Massage Therapists

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Adding new techniques to your massage therapy tool belt is important as a professional. There are many existing techniques for massage therapists to learn and new ones are being developed every day. As a result, therapists should never run out of ways to improve their skill and understanding. One technique that can be valuable to…

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September 7, 2017

What’s the Difference Between a Massage Therapy License and Certification?

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A question we get a lot here at the San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork is, “What is the difference between a certification and a license?” In the world of massage therapy, people often use the words licensed and certified interchangeably. While each term represents the involvement of local government in the regulation of…

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August 2, 2017

Navigating San Francisco: Tricks and Tips for Getting to School

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Your preparations for any big endeavor will ultimately influence your success. Choosing to go to school to become a massage therapist is no exception. It requires that you set yourself up to succeed by planning out all the things that need to happen for you to be in class on time and mentally prepared to…

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San Francisco, CA 94103
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475 Valencia Street – 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-474-4600