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November 20, 2023

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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September 11, 2023

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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June 12, 2022

What is Swedish Massage?

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With so many different types of massage available, it can be confusing as to what they all do and what they are best suited for. As each massage is best used for different needs, injuries, or healing, and understanding the differences can be confusing. Swedish Massage is based on a modern, western, concept of the…

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December 15, 2019

SFSM Origins: Sarah Partos, Assistant Director, CMT

As part of our 50th anniversary, we’re delving into the stories of our indispensable staff to learn more about them and how they came to be a part of the school. This entry is from Assistant Director, Sarah Partos, CMT. Anyone who has attended SFSM in the last few years knows that Sarah is an…

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August 8, 2019

CONTINUING EDUCATION: AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR SUCCESS

It’s an undeniable fact that every body is different. Even though we are all composed of more or less the same stuff, we are all put together a bit differently and each of us ask our bodies to do different things for us. Some of us run, others swim, and some do little physical activity…

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June 8, 2019

Prenatal Massage and Why You Should Learn It

Prenatal massage, also known as pregnancy massage, is a modality of massage specifically geared to address the myriad changes that take place in the bodies of mothers-to-be. It provides the general benefits of massage therapy while also introducing some benefits specific to pregnant women. Once regarded somewhat dubiously as a risky modality, modern research has…

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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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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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