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Student Massage Clinic

Student Clinic

Thank you for your interest in the San Francisco School of Massage Student Clinic! The fully supervised Clinic is a vital component of SFSM’s massage training and your participation is very important to the education of our students. SFSM graduates go on to work as massage therapists and bodyworkers in a variety of settings, including private practice, medical offices, sports clinics, resorts and spas.

**All clinic sessions will take place at our 16th Street campus location – SF School of Massage & Bodywork, 2973 16th St. Ste 100 (@ Mission Street). Please call the 16th Street location at 415-660-7727 if you require more information or directions.

To schedule a massage session please use our convenient online booking system. You will be able to choose an appointment time that works best for you and will receive instant confirmation upon booking.

>> Massage Gift Cards/Certificates are available online here or can be purchased at the Clinic.

  • Session rate: $45 per session.
  • All appointments must be paid in full at time of booking – Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and all debit cards accepted.
  • All appointments take place at our 16th St. campus location, SF School of Massage & Bodywork, 2973 16th Street, Ste 100, San Francisco, CA 94103, 415-660-7727.
  • We do not accept tips.
  • All student massage clinic sessions are 60 minutes long.
  • Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to check-in.
  • We are unable to accommodate requests for male or female student massage practitioners.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of our student clinic environment, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate Pregnancy Massage requests at this time.
  • Please be mindful of SFSM’s cancellation policy (see details below).
  • Massage Gift Cards/Certificates are available online here or can be purchased at the Clinic.
  • If you have questions, please call the 16th Street location at 415-660-7727, or e-mail clinic@sfsm.edu.

It is important that you are familiar with the policies below before arriving to your scheduled appointment.


The following are policies to which you agree to abide by when you book a session in the San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork Student Clinic.

COVID-19 Safety Measures and Procedures

Client Arrival Procedures

  • Clients arriving for massage session must queue in building hallway and maintain a distance of 6 feet apart until being retrieved by the student practitioner
  • Clients must have their own mask and be wearing their own mask upon entry – face masks MUST be worn at all times even during the massage session
  • Temperature check will be taken by student practitioner with temporal thermometer before going to massage room/bay
  • Brief health screening questions will be asked before proceeding to massage room/bay 
  • Clients must sanitize hands immediately upon entry to the student clinic space
  • Clients will be escorted directly to the session room/bay
  • Client will place clothing and personal belongings (keys, jewelry, etc.) in sterilized large plastic bin provided in the massage room
  • No more than 12 people will be allowed in the student clinic space at any one time

In-Session Procedures

  • No friends or family allowed to wait in reception area unless they are client’s legal guardian
  • Both practitioner and client must wear face mask/face covering during the entire session
  • Unnecessary conversation will be kept to a minimum
  • “Sneeze guard” plastic shield protector will be used over face area while client is in the face-up position
  • HEPA filter air purifiers will be running on full speed during and after the massage session in each massage room/bay
  • Practitioner will sanitize hands immediately before performing work on client and immediately after the session is complete before leaving the massage room
  • Clients must sanitize hands before exiting the massage room
  • Student practitioner will escort client to reception area and hand off to Clinic Manager/Instructor for processing
  • Client will exit through the street side exit door

Post Session Procedures

  • All used linens and blankets will be removed from room/bay and stored in sealed container in laundry room
  • Student practitioners will thoroughly disinfect and wipe down massage table and face cradle with hospital-grade disinfectant after each client 
  • Student practitioners will thoroughly disinfect all high-touch areas between clients (door handles, chairs, clothes hooks or anyplace clients will leave personal belongings, etc.)
  • Student practitioners will thoroughly disinfect large plastic container/receptacle used for client belongings (inside and out) after each massage session
  • Massage rooms/bays will be ventilated between sessions by opening door all the way and turning on ceiling fan and HEPA air filter at full speed

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