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 San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork also prides itself on the flexibility of our programs and continuing education workshops. For example, students may choose to complete our 250-hour Massage Practitioner training and then combine it with a variety of continuing education workshops to attain the 500 hour State of California CMT designation. Students who choose this option will work closely with an SFSM advisor to ensure that licensing requirements are met along with their personal massage training goals. This option allows students to tailor a custom-designed curriculum directly to their goals and gives students with training objectives somewhat outside the typical path to take only the classes and subjects that interest them, creating a truly unique massage and bodywork skill set.
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.
SFSM's comprehensive 250-hour program is specifically tailored to meet the CAMTC's educational requirements for the title of Certified Massage Practitioner through the State of California.
In this 125-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.
The 125-hour Advanced Massage course is ideal for graduates of the Fundamentals of Massage program, as well as the practicing therapist who is seeking a deeper understanding of the body.
This 250-hour course, designed to broaden the practitioner's skills and techniques, features popular classes such as Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Working with Common Injuries, and Cranial Sacral Therapy.
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.