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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. On August 29 and 30 we held our first seminar since March, and it was well received. 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)
  • PM2.5 Surgical Masks
  • ASTM Rated Surgical Masks

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

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

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.

Upcoming Classes

March 6 - 7, 2021 Live Webinar - Reiki Complete Healing

All Three Levels


March 13 - 13, 2021 Live Webinar - Meditation Mastery

Learning Focus and Mindfulness


March 13 - 14, 2021 Reiki Master Certification

The Final Step in Reiki Training


March 20 - 20, 2021 Energy Hygiene

This course is complimentary to any type of hands on therapy and provides easy to use solutions to reduce fatigue and enhance well being


March 21 - 21, 2021 Fundamentals of Foam Rolling

This interactive workshop is designed to identify foam rolling techniques and how they can be used to improve health and performance


April 9 - 9, 2021 Ethical Considerations

Ethical Considerations in the Practice of Massage Therapy


April 10 - 11, 2021 Dynamics of the Breath

Releasing the core of pain


April 17 - 18, 2021 Introduction to Muscle Energy Techniques

Improving Joint Function and Decreasing Pain.


April 24 - 25, 2021 Thai 1: Introduction to Thai Massage

Supine and Seated Positions


May 1 - 2, 2021 Ortho-Bionomy® Phase 5

This class presents practical, gentle release techniques


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 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 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

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