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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

pregnancy postpartum massage

Saturdays & Sundays
August 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2018
- 9am to 6pm
32 CE Hours Register Now

Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage

Instructor: Leah Kennedy

In this 4-day intensive class you will learn the basic physiological and anatomical processes of pregnancy and postpartum. Students will learn to create safe and comfortable prenatal positioning, technique, contraindications and modifications of your existing hands on skills and labor massage. We will also address specific musculoskeletal concerns such as low back pain, as well as edema, leg cramps and shortness of breath.

Prerequisite: 70 hours of previous massage training.
Tuition: $595.00 ($565.00 if registered 2 weeks in advance). Price includes “Comprehensive guide to pre and peri-natal Massage Therapy” by Carole Osborn Sheets.
professional reiki temple massage

Saturday & Sunday
September 22 & 23, 2018
- 9am to 6pm
16 CE Hours Register Now

Ortho-Bionomy© / Advanced Energy Techniques

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).

lower back massage

Saturdays & Sundays
October 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2018
- 9am to 6pm
32 CE Hours Register Now


Instructor: Karen Gramberg

This four-day workshop is offered to students who have completed Deep Tissue & Myofascial Release Level I or have completed Modules 3 & 4 in the SFSM Massage Therapist program or have completed the Bodywork Therapist program.

Subjects will include: Specific treatments for the feet, ankles and legs including the abductors, IT band, knee, quadriceps and psoas muscles and treatments to address the rotators of the hip, and the diaphragm. Techniques for the back, arms, rotator cuff and chest, anterior and posterior thoracic outlet; fascia/muscles of the skull and external muscles associated with the TMJ. Soft tissue strategies and rehabilitation techniques for the injuries frequently encountered in a professional massage practice including common injuries to the ankle, knee, hamstrings, rotator cuff, tendonitis of the elbow and overuse injuries of the wrist.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Deep Tissue & Myofascial Release Level I workshop *or* completion of Modules 3 & 4 in the SFSM Massage Therapist program *or* completion of the Bodywork Therapist program. Bring two sheets to class. Tuition: $595.00 ($565.00 if registered 2 weeks in advance).

couples massage

Saturday, October 20, 2018
- 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

dynamic stretching

Saturday & Sunday
November 3 & 4, 2018
- 9am to 6pm
16 CE Hours Register Now


Instructor: Jim Berns

ISOMETRICS Ortho-Bionomy® Freedom Through Resistance Class

Certain holding patterns or contractions need more of an ‘active’ approach in order to release them. The client may need to exert themselves to fully feel their patterns or contractions and release them. This is where the ISOMETRICS Ortho-Bionomy® Freedom Through Resistance Class comes in.

ISOMETRICS Ortho-Bionomy are great to use on:

  1. ‘Hard-to-get-to’ contractions
  2. ‘Type A’ clients
  3. ‘Emotionally’ stuck areas
  4. Active Children
  5. Contractions that seem to not want to release

This information is important to know and to be able to use as an additional tool. The feedback from clients is that the Isometrics was a surprisingly powerful release for their holding pattern, and yet it seems so easy, fun, and simple.

The ISOMETRICS Freedom Through Resistance Ortho-Bionomy Class:
  • Brings together even more deeply the Body/Mind connection.
  • Involves activating the reciprocal inhibition of the muscles in an Ortho-Bionomy approach.
  • Allows the client to actively get involved with their own releases.
  • Is the ‘Yang’ side of Ortho-Bionomy.
  • Strengthens the body to stay in its new released position longer.

The Isometrics Ortho-Bionomy Freedom Through Resistance Class is one of the elective classes for the Society of Ortho-Bionomy Associate Program and a required class for the Registered Practitioner Program.

No Prerequisite. Bring two sheets to class. Tuition: $295.00 ($275.00 if registered 2 weeks in advance).

deep tissue massage

Saturdays & Sunday
December 1, 2 & 8, 2018
- 9am to 6pm
24 CE Hours Register Now

Integrative Full Body Deep Tissue

Instructor: Art Riggs

The real benefit of any advanced technique is knowing how to incorporate it into the full body massage that most clients are accustomed to. How does the therapist perform therapeutic, deep work on the full body with smooth continuity for clients who do not want detailed “spot work”? This class answers that question and integrates the isolated segments taught in our Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release level I & II classes into a flowing, full body session.

Your clients will have the advantage of detailed therapeutic work on problem areas but also the pleasure of having their whole body feeling integrated so that the whole actually does equal the sum of the parts.

Prerequisite: Level I Deep Tissue/Myofascial Release. Please bring two sheets to class.
Tuition: $450.00 ($420.00 if registered two weeks in advance). 

San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork

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