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Category: San Francisco

April 26, 2018

What is Traditional Thai Massage?

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Thai massage, also called Nuad Boran, is an ancient, energy-based healing system that integrates aspects of acupressure with assisted yoga postures. Traditionally, Thai massage uses no oils or lotions and is performed on a mat on the floor with both the client and practitioner wearing loose-fitting clothes. Thai massage sessions are comprised of a series…

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March 19, 2018

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