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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

sports deep tissue massage

Saturday & Sunday
March 14 & 15, 2020
- 9am to 6pm
16 CE Hours Register Now

ORTHO-BIONOMY© / UPPER EXTREMITIES

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. In this class, you will learn Upper Extremities Techniques and releases for: Shoulders Scapula Elbows Wrist Clavicle All the bones of the hand We will also look at patterns of tension that begin in the hands and forearms and travel up into the shoulders and neck. We will examine the reflexive tension pattern of overusing your thumbs in your practice that affect your own neck, shoulders and back.

» Part of the Ortho-Bionomy Associate Training Program – Learn More!

No Prerequisite. Bring two sheets.
Tuition: $310.00 ($290.00 if registered 2 weeks in advance).

couples massage

Saturday, April 18, 2020
- 10am to 3pm
CE Hours Register Now

Massage For Couples

Instructor: Jeff Ford

Our extremely popular Couples Massage class instructs students in the basic principles and techniques of massage therapy for sharing with friends and family. By focusing on two to three different areas of the body, students receive multiple techniques to explore and expand upon at home. Nearly all hands-on practice, this fun class is a wonderful way to spend a morning with your partner or pal while learning to find knots and relax overworked muscles. Just bring yourselves and a snack and we’ll take care of the rest!

**Please bring a light lunch/snack**

No Prerequisite. Open to everyone! PLEASE NOTE: This class is NOT appropriate for pregnant women to participate in. Tuition: $180.00 per pair

professional back massage

Saturday & Sunday
May 2 & 3, 2020
- 9am to 6pm
16 CE Hours Register Now

ORTHO-BIONOMY© / SUBTLE PHYSICAL & ENERGETIC RELEASES

Instructor: Jim Berns

Ready to move your practice to a whole other level of sensitivity and releases? 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. I am excited to watch how this information gives you the tools and skills to assess and release even deeper holding patterns in your clients, and gaining more awareness of your own body in the process.

The Subtle Physical and Energetic Releases- Phase 5 Ortho-Bionomy Class provides you with the sensitivity, awareness and palpation skills to engage the client’s physical and energetic body. You Will Learn To:

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

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.

» Part of the Ortho-Bionomy Associate Training Program – Learn More!

The Subtle Physical and Energetic Releases- Phase 5 Class is a prerequisite for much of the advanced work in Ortho-Bionomy.
Tuition: $310.00 ($290.00 if registered 2 weeks in advance).

deep tissue massage

Saturday & Sunday
June 27 & 28, 2020
- 9am to 6pm
16 CE Hours Register Now

ORTHO-BIONOMY© / LOWER EXTREMITIES ‘STRUCTURE GOVERNS FUNCTION’

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. Learn LOWER EXTREMITIES Release 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 Painless for the Client and Practitioner

» Part of the Ortho-Bionomy Associate Training Program – Learn More!

No Prerequisite. Bring two sheets.
Tuition: $310.00 ($290.00 if registered 2 weeks in advance).

ayurveda scalp temple massage

Saturday & Sunday
September 12 & 13, 2020
- 9am to 6pm
16 CE Hours Register Now

Ortho-Bionomy© / Advanced Energy Releases

Instructor: Jim Berns
We are more than our muscles and bones. We are our energy, emotions, and all the experiences that have led us to this moment. How would it feel to connect to all of who we are?
 
Advanced Energy (Phase 6) Ortho-Bionomy provides you with the awareness and sensitivity that all around us and through us: our bones, muscles, and organs, there is energy. When we make contact with this energy in our clients and ourselves, we feel recognized and can respond at a deeper level. This level of Ortho-Bionomy can allow our clients to experience themselves profoundly, physically and energetically.
In This Class You Will:

  • Learn to make contact with more of your client’s essence: Physically, Emotionally, and Energetically.
  • Help your clients discover even deeper places of quietness and relief that will surprise them and you.
  • Fine-tune the energy of your own body in order to release your client’s tensions.
  • Amaze your clients by how little it takes from you to release their pain.
  • Have practical applications of integrating energy into your practice

The skills and sensitivity gained from this class can be used throughout your practice with any modality that you use.

The Phase 6 Class is a required class for the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International Associate, Registered Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner Programs.

**Part of the Ortho-Bionomy Associate Training Program – Learn More!**

No Prerequisite. Bring two sheets.
Tuition: $310.00 ($290.00 if registered 2 weeks in advance).

finger hurt

Saturday & Sunday
October 24 & 25, 2020
- 9am to 6pm
16 CE Hours Register Now

ORTHO-BIONOMY© / Exploration of Movement

Instructor: Jim Berns

Movement in the client’s body can tell us so much about where they are open and flexible and where they are holding old patterns of injuries and restrictions.

In the hands-on Ortho-Bionomy EXPLORATION OF MOVEMENT Class we will be adding movement as an additional tool to help our clients be more open, pain-free, and flexible. The hands-on Exploration of Movement Class gives you techniques and develops your sensitivity of moving the body on the table to evaluate where deeper blockages are, use hands-on movements to release the blockages, integrate at a very deep level in the body, and so much more.

In this Class, You Will Learn To:

  • Use Movement to Evaluate where restrictions are in your client’s body
  • Use very specific Movements to Release their Tension and Holding Patterns
  • Use Movement to Give Your Client a Deeper Experience of their own boundaries and edges
  • Use Movement to Create an Incredibly Fluid Flowing Treatment

One of the principles of Exploration of Movement is that certain muscle contractions and trauma are created through different kinds of movements – an accident, an emotional trauma, or a repetitive motion. We use gentle and painless hands-on movements to release that specific contraction or trauma. The body recognizes the movement and releases the contractions.

» Part of the Ortho-Bionomy Associate Training Program – Learn More!

No Prerequisite. Bring two sheets to class.
Tuition: $310.00 ($290.00 if registered 2 weeks in advance).

deep tissue massage

Saturday & Sunday
December 5 & 6, 2020
- 9am to 6pm
16 CE Hours Register Now

ORTHO-BIONOMY© / Ethics and Emotional Issues

Instructor: Jim Berns

How does it work, that when you are clear within yourself and with your clients about your own integrity, emotional responses, and boundaries, that this allows your work to go even deeper?

In the Ortho-Bionomy / Ethics and Emotional Issues class we will journey into the experiential discovery of how being clear within our body and our emotions can allow us to be better practitioners.

Within this 2 day Class You Will Learn To:

  1. Establish and maintain your own boundaries and grounding with appropriate flexibility.
  2. Practice where in our body we feel our center and core, how we can get thrown off center, and how to return to center in a more strong and solid place with integrity and respect.
  3. Know your skills, limitations, and blind spots.
  4. Embody the work in and out of session.
  5. Develop a response within yourself that maintains your core philosophy.

The skills and sensitivity gained from this class can be used throughout your practice with any modality that you use.

The Ethics & Emotional Issues class is a required class for the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International Associate, Registered Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner Programs.

» Part of the Ortho-Bionomy Associate Training Program – Learn More!

No Prerequisite. Bring two sheets to class.
Tuition: $310.00 ($290.00 if registered 2 weeks in advance).

San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork

School Campus
475 Valencia Street – 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-474-4600
Student Clinic
– Located at the School Campus
475 Valencia Street – 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-474-4600