Programs of Study
SFSM prides itself on the diversity contained within our curricula and offers students many opportunities to explore the breadth of bodywork while emphasizing practicality and functionality. Our comprehensive Massage Therapist Program, for example, includes 500-hours of instruction in the most in-demand and effective massage therapy and bodywork techniques, advanced anatomy and physiology, business development skills, therapist self-care, and body mechanics practices. This robust program is ideal for students who want a rewarding lifelong career in massage and bodywork and prepares graduates for state and national certification while providing a dynamic tool set for working with clients and their bodies individually for maximum benefit. Designed to address all the requisite aspects of a successful massage career, this all-encompassing course is ideal for students looking for plug and play ease in their curriculum.
The 500-hour Massage Therapist Program provides the student with all the detailed coursework, hours, and advanced skills required to gain the State of California's Certified Massage Therapist title and meets the requirements for the National Certification Board for Therapuetic Massage and Bodywork.
In this 102-hour course, students learn the basics of Swedish and other massage styles while developing the sensitivity and creativity to gear sessions to individual client needs. Offered in a 15 day full-time intensive schedule.
This 125-hour course will introduce students to eastern concepts of health and wellness, as well as philosophical systems such as yin/yang and five element theories, mindfulness meditation, and energy movement.