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600-hr Massage Therapist Program

Register today! Our next massage therapist program begins July 8th – Financial Aid and Grants available for those who qualify!

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 (tracks). 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). SFSM is also a Title IV recognized institution and is eligible to participate in the US Department of Education Federal Financial Aid Programs (FSA).

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

Program Tuition & Financial Aid

Registration STRF Books Tuition Total
$75.00 $22.50 $250.00 $10,152.50 $10,500.00

The San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork is an approved Title IV Federal Student Aid institution and provides financial aid assistance in the form of grants and/or student loans to qualified students.

We also offer a variety of interest free and flexible tuition payment options depending upon your particular needs and preferences. Please contact us to discuss your options and to determine eligibility.

To begin the financial aid process, please fill out the free federal student aid application (FAFSA) by following this link. When prompted, please enter school code 042734. There is no obligation or commitment in filling out the FAFSA form. After submitting the financial aid application, you will be notified by our school in 2-3 business days as to your financial aid award. If you decide to enroll in the school, we will contact you and provide information on registering for the SFSM Massage Therapist program.

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We help you find a job!

The San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork is very pleased to be able to offer job placement services to all our program graduates. Upon successful completion of the Massage Therapist program, and the subsequent obtainment of the State of California’s Massage Therapist Certification, graduated students will work closely with a Student Services Representative to find the best available employment opportunities in the field of massage and bodywork. SFSM has built a very large and diverse network of employers in our 50+ years as a massage and bodywork training institution. Over these many years, employers have continually relied on us in their search to find qualified, dedicated and well-trained massage therapy graduates. Graduating from the San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork allows you to take advantage of these mutually beneficial and professional relationships we have fostered in our long standing history in the San Francisco Bay Area. While the San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork offers job assistance services, no guarantee of placement can be made.

San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork

School Campus
475 Valencia Street – 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Student Clinic
– Located at the 16th Street Campus
2973 16th St., Ste 100 – Ground Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103