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Continuing Education

Sarasota School of Massage Therapy offers many continuing education courses for Licensed Massage Therapists.

In Florida, 24 hours of continuing education are needed to renew a professional massage therapy license every two years. At least 12 of these hours must be live in a classroom and directly relate to the practice of massage. The next renewal is August 31, 2021 for all Florida LMTs.

SSMT offers a wide range of classes for therapists looking to enhance their level of expertise.

SSMT is committed to operating as safely as possibly during this time. Class size will be limited to allow for distancing between all participants except those practicing on each other.

By enrolling in a seminar at this time, you acknowledge that the safety measures in place my impact student experience. This includes minor background noise from HEPA filtration units, as well as challenges with communication posed by face masks and shields.

SSMT is committed to providing the best experience without compromising safety. We've had several very well received seminars since we reopened for live classes last fall. We hope to see you in a class!

All students, instructors, administration, staff, and all visitors to SSMT will wear a face mask, with a nose-wire, that covers the nose and mouth.

SSMT will supply an ASTM rated Level 3 surgical mask to anyone entering an SSMT building. As an alternative to an SSMT-supplied mask, those entering a building may bring one of these cloth masks:

  • Cotton, silk, polyester, bamboo or a blend* with a pocket for a PM 2.5 (or finer) filter
  • Cotton (2-ply or more) (with or without a filter)
  • Polyproylene or Polyproylene/Cotton (with or without a filter)

These masks are less effective at blocking virus-containing droplets and should not be worn:

  • Gaiters
  • Bandanas
  • Handkerchiefs

SSMT will provide ASTM Level 3 surgical masks to those without masks.


Upcoming Classes

October 2 - 3, 2021 Thai 2: Side-Lying and Prone

An Ancient and Sacred Healing Art

 

October 17 - 17, 2021 5 Element Shiatsu, Theory and Practice

Integrate the ancient wisdom of Chinese 5 element theory into your practice with one 8 hour class

 

October 17 - November 21, 2021 5 Element Shiatsu

Certification is offered with completion of all three classes

 

November 7 - 7, 2021 5 Element Shiatsu, Miraculous Meridians

Expand your knowledge of Chinese 5 element theory with hands-on meridian channel palpation

 

November 21 - 21, 2021 5 Element Shiatsu, Discovering The Point

Learn the location and function of 5 element tsubos, or pressure points, and incorporate them into your shiatsu massage

 

February 26 - 27, 2022 Lomi Lomi

Hawaiian Healing Modality

 

April 23 - 24, 2022 Thai 1: Introduction to Thai Massage

Supine and Seated Positions

 

May 14 - 15, 2022 Thai Massage on the Table

Adapting Traditional Thai Techniques to be Used on the Massage Table

 

May 21 - 22, 2022 Transform Trauma

An Experiential Exploration of the Impact of Trauma on the Body

 

June 11 - 12, 2022 LuminEssence Face Lifting Massage

Expand your practice to a rapidly growing beauty market

 

July 16 - 16, 2022 Chinese Meridian Theory for Pain Relief - Headaches

The Practical Application of Chinese Meridian Theory for Pain Relief Through Massage

 

July 17 - 17, 2022 Chinese Meridian Theory for Pain Relief - Neck, Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist

The Practical Application of Chinese Meridian Theory for Pain Relief Through Massage

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