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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!

Students, instructors, administration, staff, and all visitors to SSMT will wear a face mask, with a nose-wire, that covers the nose and mouth. Acceptable masks are:

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

SSMT will provide ASTM Level 3 surgical masks and nose wires to those without them.

Gaiters, bandanas, and handkerchiefs are not acceptable face coverings.

Because of the risk of blood clots post-COVID, any student who has recovered from COVID-19 should not receive deep work on their lower limbs for at least four months after recovery, and they should understand there is an ongoing risk of blood clots post-COVID.

Students and instructors will also wear either face shields while in the classroom, except when receiving massage, or they will double mask. Shields will be provided by SSMT for use during the seminar for those who prefer one mask and a shield instead of double masking.

Beginning two weeks after the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (2nd dose for Pfizer or Moderna, 1st dose for Johnson and Johnson), vaccinated students and instructors may choose to wear just a single mask (an SSMT-supplied surgical mask or a cloth mask from the list above) when in the classroom, in lieu of double-masking or wearing a face shield. Those wishing to do so must submit a copy of their CDC vaccination card.

Upcoming Classes

May 15 - 16, 2021 Transform Trauma

An Experiential Exploration of the Impact of Trauma on the Body


May 22 - 22, 2021 Chinese Meridian Theory for Pain Relief - Headaches

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


May 23 - 23, 2021 Chinese Meridian Theory for Pain Relief - Neck, Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist

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


June 4 - 4, 2021 Laws & Rules Review

Required Laws and Rules


June 5 - 6, 2021 Therapeutic Strategies for Effective Pain Relief

Explore deep tissue structures that are at the root of most client pain


June 5 - 7, 2021 Nurturing the Mother - Pregnancy and Postpartum Workshop

Never turn a pregnant client away again!


June 12 - 13, 2021 Thai Massage on the Table

Adapting Traditional Thai Techniques to be Used on the Massage Table


June 19 - 20, 2021 MET Upper Body

Muscle Energy Techniques for the Upper Body


June 19 - 21, 2021 Integrative Reflexology

A Four-Theory Approach to Reflexology


June 23 - 24, 2021 Advanced Integrative Reflexology

Reset The Nervous System


June 25 - 25, 2021 Abundance Revolution

Create Greater Abundance with Ease and Flow


June 26 - 27, 2021 Thai Massage 2 - Side-Lying and Prone

An Ancient and Sacred Healing Art


June 26 - 27, 2021 LuminEssence Face Lifting Massage

Expand your practice to a rapidly growing beauty market


July 10 - 10, 2021 Using Ayurveda in Massage Therapy

An introductory course to Ayurvedic Bodywork


July 17 - 18, 2021 Comprehensive Cupping Therapy

Cupping Techniques for Revitalizing The Body


July 24 - 24, 2021 Chinese Meridian Theory for Pain Relief - Back

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


July 25 - 25, 2021 Chinese Meridian Theory for Pain Relief - Hip, Knee & Ankle

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


July 31 - August 1, 2021 Introduction to Muscle Energy Techniques

Improving Joint Function and Decreasing Pain


August 7 - 8, 2021 Lomi Lomi

Hawaiian Healing Modality


August 13 - 13, 2021 License Renewal Courses

Mandatory for Renewal

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