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CE Workshops

Continuing Education Workshops

Our continuing education workshops are primarily geared for the massage therapist wanting to hone their skills and learn new techniques. Additionally, we offer workshops in a variety of techniques and interests designed for those with little or no prior massage training. We are a National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) Approved CE Provider, and all our continuing education workshops are crafted with the greatest care by SFSM educators and the school director. Our CE classes cover a wide range of subjects from Reiki attunements to Deep Tissue massage and all workshop courses are approved by the NCBTMB.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. To reserve your space, payment in full or a nonrefundable $50 deposit* is required. The remaining balance of the workshop tuition must be paid in full two (2) days prior to the start of class. Please follow the appropriate link below to register online or feel free to call the school at 415-474-4600.

Cancellation Policy

If you have registered for a workshop and need to cancel, you must do so a week or more prior to the start of class to receive a full refund or credit minus the $50 nonrefundable deposit*. If you cancel less than one week prior to your scheduled workshop, you will receive credit only minus the $50 non-refundable deposit*. There will be no refund or credit for no shows or day-of-workshop cancellations.

*Workshop deposits are non-refundable under any circumstance.

Available Workshops

professional back massage

Saturday & Sunday
September 9 & 10, 2023
- 9am to 6pm
16 CE Hours Register Now


Instructor: Jim Berns

Ready to move your practice to a whole other level of sensitivity and releases?

The Phase 5 Ortho-Bionomy / Subtle Physical & Unwinding Techniques class combines sensitivity training with subtle physical releases. The Practitioner learns to follow the client’s self-corrective reflexes. These releases are excellent for people experiencing deep pain, including highly sensitive people who can not tolerate more vigorous work.

You Will Learn To:

  1. Feel and follow the client’s inner movements to help them unwind their patterns
  2. Use specific techniques to bring balance to your client’s body, both physically and energetically
  3. Develop more sensitivity in your hands and your whole body to be able to feel more ways to release your client’s holding patterns
  4. Work distally from a point to release the body more fully
  5. Barely move their body, yet release contractions deeply, easily, and with little effort

Bridging the gap of the body and the mind, the physical and the emotions, and the conscious mind and the nervous system allows our work to go even more deeply
within our clients and ourselves.

Ortho-Bionomy can be easily integrated into any bodywork session.

For many of you, this will bring you to the next level of the work that you have been studying in Ortho-Bionomy. For others, it will be the beginning of a whole other world of subtle work.

This class is a requirement for the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International ® Associate and Practitioner Training Programs.

No Prerequisite. Bring two sheets.

Tuition: $325.00  $295.00 – early bird discount extended until the start of class!

deep tissue massage

Saturday & Sunday
December 2 & 3, 2023
- 9am to 6pm
16 CE Hours Register Now


Instructor: Jim Berns

Ortho-Bionomy uses Osteopathic-based gentle body positions and movements to stimulate the self-correcting reflexes within the muscles and nerves. These responses can move the client out of pain and discomfort within 10-30 seconds. This method is very specific and structure-oriented.

‘Structure Governs Function’ is an Osteopathic principle that works with the understanding that when the muscular-skeletal system is balanced properly the functioning (blood, nerve, emotions, meridian) of the body will flow more efficiently.

Ortho-Bionomy is ainless for the Client and the Practitioner

Learn Releases for the LOWER EXTREMITIES Techniques that are:

  • Incredibly Effective for Pain Relief and Joint Mobility
  • Fast- within 10-30 seconds
  • Easy and Fun to Learn and Use
  • New and Different Tools To Use for the:
    • Knee
    • Patella
    • Femur head
    • Ankle
    • Tibia/Fibula
    • All the bones of the Feet

It is easy for the practitioner and can be integrated into any massage or bodywork session.

This Phase 4 class is NCBTMB approved.

Two Phase 4 classes are a requirement for the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International Associate and Practitioner Training Programs.

No Prerequisite. Bring two sheets.

Tuition: $325.00 ($295.00 if registered 2 weeks before the start of class).

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