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600-hr Massage Therapist Program

Our curriculum supports motivated, caring people who aspire to help those around them through the power of therapeutic massage. Our students are offered the chance to learn in a classroom as well as in a student clinic so that they can practice and perfect the skills they have learned here before they enter the workforce. This way of learning excels in promoting a confident and knowledgeable massage therapist, while at the same time creating a comfortable and supportive learning experience.

Completion of the Massage Therapist Program at SFSM enables you to become state certified through the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) and also provides you with the core hours needed to become nationally certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Program Overview

The 600-hour Massage Therapist Program at the San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork can be taken by choosing one of a variety of convenient schedules. We’re dedicated to empowering independent, driven individuals to take hold of their education. That’s why we offer one program that covers a variety of massage and bodywork modalities. It is our goal to help create highly educated and talented massage therapists who can provide professional massage therapy treatments to a diverse clientele. While enrolled in our course, you will learn:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Body Mechanics
  • Massage Theory
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Business and Ethics
  • Neuromuscular Techniques
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • And So Much More!

A Highly-Recognized Institution

We are approved by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) and California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). We are also a National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) assigned school and are proud to have been granted institutional accreditation by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

We believe that our ability to become recognized by the regulatory bodies listed above further illustrates our determination to go above and beyond for our students and graduates.

Program Tuition

Registration STRF Books Tuition Total
$75.00 $0 $450.00 $7875.00 $8400.00*

The San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork has a variety of tuition payment options and financial assistance opportunities available depending on your needs and preferences. Please call to discuss your options and to determine eligibility.

* Price represents actual tuition and does not include possible payment plan origination and administrative fees. Please call for more details.

San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork

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

Massage Lab

Student Clinic
2973 16th St. Ste. 100
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-660-7727