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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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Paying for Your Massage Therapy Education

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Going to massage therapy school can lead to an amazing career that can be exciting and fulfilling. Going to school offers many perks as well, such as meeting new people, gaining mentors in your profession, and learning skills in an industry that you love. Education has many benefits, but it also has its costs. Paying…

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Why Learning Deep Tissue Massage Is Important

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One of the most popular styles of massage today is deep tissue massage. Aside from Swedish massage, deep tissue massage is probably the most requested massage technique. Because of its popularity, nearly all spas, clinics, and independent massage therapists offer deep tissue on their menu. It is for this reason that the San Francisco School…

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July 26, 2017

7 Key Techniques for Massage Therapists

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The world of massage therapy has many techniques that can be used to provide a client with a massage that is tailored to their specific needs. The human body is intricate and complex, making the job of a massage therapist a technical one. To effectively release stress and tension to help the client attain the…

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Six Questions Every Student Should Ask When Choosing a Massage Therapy School

Choosing which school to attend is a big decision no matter what you want to learn, but there are certain questions every potential massage therapy student should be asking. Not all massage educations are equal. We asked (and answered) six questions that every student should ask and every massage school should have a good answer…

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July 19, 2017

Why Continuing Education Is Important for Massage Therapists

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Becoming a massage therapist requires that you learn and practice a lot of different techniques and modalities. Becoming a massage therapist means you will have to learn about the human body, how it reacts to stress and tension, and ways to release and prevent future strains and injuries. There is a lot of learning that…

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June 27, 2017

Demystifying The Massage Therapist Certification in California

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In recent years, many laws and regulations in California have changed, making the certification process for massage therapists somewhat tricky. Luckily, it’s not as complicated as you might think. If you are thinking about beginning your training toward being a massage therapist, or are nearing the end and aren’t quite sure what comes next, we…

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