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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

couples massage

Saturday, August 17, 2019
- 10am to 3pm
CE Hours Register Now

Massage For Couples

Instructor: Sarah Partos

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

pregnancy postpartum massage

Saturdays & Sundays
August 31, September 1, 7 & 8, 2019
- 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.
relieving back pain

Saturday & Sunday
September 14 & 15, 2019
- 9am to 5pm
14 CE Hours Register Now

Introduction to Muscle Testing and Functional Anatomy

Instructor: Bob Gazso

This two-day 14 hour muscle testing class aims to make you a more effective and efficient therapist by giving you a much needed window into the neurology of the neuromuscular system.  A manual muscle test can quickly inform the practitioner of the nervous system’s ability to recruit a muscle or muscle pattern.  This is information that visual assessment and palpation skills cannot provide.  This added “neuro” component is an invaluable diagnostic tool that will help the practitioner quickly identify the areas of dysfunction and efficiently hone in on the area(s) of treatment.

Some of the most cutting-edge bodywork techniques require practitioners to have experience in manual muscle testing.  In addition to providing you with an essential diagnostic tool-kit, this course will also lay an essential foundation for therapists who want to focus their career on neuromuscular bodywork.

In the Intro to Muscle Testing and Functional Anatomy class, you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of muscle testing
  • Sharpen functional anatomical knowledge
  • Enhance palpation skills
  • Learn how muscles work in systems and “slings”
  • Understand the relationship between applied kinesiology and massage therapy/bodywork
  • Use manual muscle testing to better understand the interplay of stability and mobility in joints

No Prerequisite. Bring two sheets to class.
Tuition: $290.00 ($270.00 if registered 2 weeks in advance).

ayurveda scalp temple massage

Saturday & Sunday
September 14 & 15, 2019
- 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).

lymph neck massage

Saturday & Sunday
October 19 & 20, 2019
- 9am to 6pm
16 CE Hours Register Now

ORTHO-BIONOMY© / CRANIAL I

Instructor: Jim Berns

This may be different from any other Cranial Class you have taken. In this class we will be using the Osteopathic Ortho-Bionomy principles to work on the Cranium.

We will be working with the:

  • Structure (Phase 4)- Skin, Muscles, Bones
  • Unwinding (Phase 5)
  • The dynamic of how relaxing the practitioner deeply relaxes the client
  • Reflexive patterns of the head to the rest of the body
  • Energetics of the Cranium (Phase 6)
  • Anatomy and Physiology, and Body/Mind Relationships

With the influence of the different nerves, blood, meridians, and brain stimulation going through the neck, head and face, the effects of this work can be quite powerful. It gives the saying “Get your head together” a whole other meaning.

The Ortho-Bionomy Cranial I Class can be applied to the Associate Training Program and the Registered Practitioner Program as an elective, and is a required class for the Registered Senior Practitioner Program.

The skills and sensitivity gained from this class can be used with any modality throughout the whole body.

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

Prerequisite. ONE 16 hour Ortho-Bionomy Class or permission of instructor. Bring two sheets to class.
Tuition: $310.00 ($290.00 if registered 2 weeks in advance).

deep tissue massage

Saturday & Sunday
December 7 & 8, 2019
- 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