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March 30, 2019

Self-Care Quickie: Herbal Hydrotherapy Foot Bath

At the end of a long day where you have been on your feet massaging clients, a little self-care can help hit the reset button after closing time. You deserve it! One technique we have become fond of over the years is an herbal foot bath. This simple hydrotherapy treatment definitely comforts fatigued feet and…

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March 22, 2019

Craniosacral Therapy: An Overview

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive set of evaluations and techniques used to influence the function of the craniosacral system in the body. Developed by Dr. John Upledger DO, the therapy has been proven effective in treating a variety of different medical issues associated with pain and dysfunction. The therapy draws from an area of…

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March 19, 2019

Why In-Person Massage Courses are More Beneficial than Online

Are you considering a change in your career? Perhaps you’ve reached a point where you’ve grown bored with your office job, don’t see yourself there in five or even ten years, or maybe you just finally feel like you have the time to pursue your dream. Whatever it is, you’re here for a reason, and…

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February 21, 2019

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, 2019

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 11, 2019

SFSM turns 50

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Welcome to our first blog of 2019! Here we are at the beginning of a new year. This is always a time when people look forward with hopes for what opportunities the new year will hold. It is a time for reflection, forecasting, and putting plans into action. For us here at the San Francisco…

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December 5, 2018

Massage Certification Testing Changes in California in 2019

It has recently come to our attention that as of January 1, 2019 the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) will no longer be required to attain state certification through the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). However, this is only a temporary change. The removal of the MBLEx as a requirement for certification will only…

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October 23, 2018

Reiki: A Gateway to Healing

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation, and healing that has roots in ancient Eastern philosophy. It is built upon the idea that an unseen, innate life force energy flows through and animates each of us. If this life force energy becomes depleted, we are more susceptible to stress and illness. However, when…

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