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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


May 14 - 15, 2022 Myofascial Components of Head, Neck & Shoulder Pain

You will receive lots of bodywork, learn new ways to handle clients with chronic pain, and reconnect with fellow massage therapists


May 21 - 22, 2022 Transform Trauma

An Experiential Exploration of the Impact of Trauma on the Body


June 4 - 5, 2022 Introduction to Muscle Energy Techniques

Improving Joint Function and Decreasing Pain


June 11 - 12, 2022 LuminEssence Face Lifting Massage

Expand your practice to a rapidly growing beauty market


June 25 - 26, 2022 Thai 1: Introduction to Thai Massage

Supine and Seated Positions


July 9 - 10, 2022 NMT 2 - Upper Extremity and Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Injuries

Advanced Techniques for the Treatment of Pain


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


October 8 - 9, 2022 Thai Massage on the Table

Adapting Traditional Thai Techniques to be Used on the Massage Table


October 22 - 23, 2022 Therapeutic Strategies for Effective Pain Relief

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

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