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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

Saturday & Sunday
January 25 & 26, 2020
- 9am to 6pm
16 CE Hours Register Now

ORTHO-BIONOMY© / Spine and Pelvis

Instructor: Jim Berns

Ortho-Bionomy uses gentle body positions and movements to stimulate the body’s own self-correcting reflexes within the muscle spindles and neurotendinous organs. This allows the body to bring itself back into alignment and balance and out of pain within 40 seconds. It is a very specific structure oriented practice that is painless for the client and easy for the practitioner to learn and to utilize.

In this two-day workshop you will learn specific positional releases for the whole spine, positions to relieve neck issues, how to balance the ilium and sacrum, how to find releases, five specific lumbar referred reflex points and how to integrate this technique with other modalities.

**Part of the Ortho-Bionomy Associate Training Program**

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

couples massage

Saturday, February 8, 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 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

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).

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).

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