Course of Instruction: The Sebastopol Massage Center offers a well-rounded course with curriculum covering several massage techniques.
Our emphasis in the Basic Massage Therapy course is Swedish/Esalen. In addition, the course includes Anatomy, Body Mobilization, Side-lying techniques, and an introduction to Trigger Points. The course also stresses professional ethics, building a practice and becoming part of the professional community.
The Advanced Massage Therapy course offers currently certified students an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of five additional modalities. Both courses stress the development of the therapist's own natural awareness and intuition. All instruction is provided in English.
500 Hour Advanced Massage Therapy program
MASSAGE - CLASSROOM DEMO. & PRACTICE.....75 HOURS
ANATOMY, THEORY, MARKETING, ETHICS, BUSINESS PRACTICES.....25 HOURS
DOCUMENTED PRACTICUM........50 HOURS
Pregnancy Massage...12 Hours
Chair Massage.......15 Hours
Sports Massage..15 Hours
Deep Tissue........12 Hours
Oncology/Serious Illness.....12 Hours
Therapeutic Touch-Part I......15 Hours
Therapeutic Touch Part II ....15 Hours
Theory Chinese Medicine/Meridian Theory ...25 Hours
Documented Work Experience....125 Hours
Hot Stone... 15 hours
Cranial Sacral ....18 Hours
Elder Massage....12 Hours
Oncology 18 Hours
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Download the PDF version of the Annual Report and Performance Fact Sheet- 150 Hour Program HERE
Download the PDF version of the Annual Report and Performance Fact Sheet- 250 Hour Program HERE
Download the PDF version of the Annual Report and Performance Fact Sheet- 300 Hour Program HERE
Download the PDF version of the Annual Report and Performance Fact Sheet- 500 Hour Program HERE
Therapies and Services
Stress Reduction Massage: Massage helps us manage stress by easing muscle tension, improving circulation, lowering blood pressure and creating a sense of well being.
Rehabilitation Massage: Physicians and Chiropractors commonly recommend massage to injured patients because they are aware of the benefits during the recuperative process. Massage relaxes muscles, increases circulation to the injured area, and helps restore mobility.
Sports Massage: Professional and weekend athletes alike benefit from Sports massage. Specifically designed strokes keep the athlete supple and flexible, increasing performance and reducing the risk of injury.
Pre-natal and Post-natal Massage: A nurturing massage eases the stress on joints and muscles that mothers undergo before and after delivery.
Deep Tissue Massage: Deep Tissue Massage is used to release chronic patterns of muscular tension using slow strokes, direct pressure, or friction usually on a focused problem area.
Techniques and Information: Breema, Shiatsu, Swedish, Reflexology, Chair, Pregnancy, Oncology, Acupressure, Trigger Points, Deep Tissue.