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IPSB Foundations Class

 120 HOURS

This course is an introduction to the field of massage and bodywork It is the beginning of the self-exploration process and is the building block for further advanced studies. The program focuses on the traditional style of circulatory massage Body Mechanics, Body Psychology and Communications Skills.

This training is required to complete the comprehensive 550 Hour IMBP Program and the 550 Hour IEBP Programs. To gain licensure for CAMTC certification, completion of a minimum of 500 Hours is required. 

If you are new to the field of massage therapy and bodywork, the 120-Hour IPSB Foundations class teaches you the essence of the distinct 'IPSB Massage' style.

IPSB Foundations Instructors

Sabrina Ortolano, Toi Beaman Leal, Cyndi Ortolano,

Leslie Prell,  John Matsunaga

IPSB FOUNDATIONS

​AREAS OF STUDY

  • Anatomy/Physiology 

  • Body Psychology

  • Business & Ethics for Bodyworkers

  • Circulatory Massage Techniques

  • Client/Therapist Communication

  • Energy Balancing/Polarity

  • Health & Hygiene

  • Introduction to Deep Circulatory Massage

  • Joint Mobilizations

  • Self-Massage

  • Tai Qi Chuan / Body Mechanics

- CHOOSE YOUR -

Foundations Schedule

 120 HOURS

MODULE A

Mod A is Online 32 hours

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

8 Weeks 

2/2/21 - 3/25/21

Toi & John

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

8 Weeks 

7/6/21 - 8/26/21

Sarah

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

8 Weeks 

9/7/21 - 11/18/21

Toi & John

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

4 Weeks 

4/5/21 - 4/29/21

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

8 Weeks 

9/13/21 - 11/3/21

Toi & John

MODULE B

Mod A is In Person 88 hours

Dates TBD based on Health Department recommendations for in-person classes 

6:30 PM - 10:30 PM 

11 Weeks 

8 hrs a week

6:30 PM - 10:30 PM 

11 Weeks 

8 hrs a week

SAT 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

TUE 6:30 AM - 10:30 PM

5.5 Weeks 

12 hrs a week

FREE OPEN HOUSE

IPSB at LEI holds several Open Houses for new students regularly throughout the year. Staff members demonstrate techniques and introduce the Institute’s philosophy. These orientations are very helpful in presenting to students the school's warm and creative learning environment

- CHOOSE YOUR -

Foundations Schedule

 120 HOURS

MODULE A  |  Mod A is Online 32 hours

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

8 Weeks 

2/2/21 - 3/25/21

Toi & John

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

8 Weeks 

7/6/21 - 8/26/21

Sarah

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

8 Weeks 

9/7/21 - 11/18/21

Toi & John

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

4 Weeks 

4/5/21 - 4/29/21

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

8 Weeks 

9/13/21 - 11/3/21

Toi & John

MODULE |  Mod B is In-Person 88 hours

Dates TBD based on Health Department recommendations for in-person classes

6:30 PM - 10:30 PM 

11 Weeks 

8 hrs a week

6:30 PM - 10:30 PM 

11 Weeks 

8 hrs a week

9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

11 Weeks

8 hrs a week

SUN 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

WED 6:30 AM - 10:30 PM

5.5 Weeks 

12 hrs a week

SAT 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

TUE 6:30 AM - 10:30 PM

5.5 Weeks 

12 hrs a week

FREE OPEN HOUSE

IPSB at LEI holds several Open Houses for new students regularly throughout the year. Staff members demonstrate techniques and introduce the Institute’s philosophy. These orientations are very helpful in presenting to students the school's warm and creative learning environment

Wildlife

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INSTRUCTORS

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Cyndi has been a body-worker since 1995 and a teacher of massage therapy since 1998. Cyndi specializes in trauma rehabilitation, which ranges from pre-& post-surgery massage, scar tissue work, accident related trauma, repetitive stress issues, emotional/physical abuse.
Cyndi's approach to the body is gentle, personalizing each session to only work as deeply as needed to facilitate an unwinding in the muscular tissue.

Cyndi Ortolano

IPSB Foundations
Deep Tissue l  & II​
Hydro & Spa Therapies
Event Massage
Sabrina started her program at IPSB in 2003, launched her practice in 2004, added doula services shortly after, began teaching in 2006, and was a part of the administrative staff off and on for years.
She has been a part of the IPSB community since the start of her program and agreed to step into a leadership position in June of 2020, she is now the acting director as well as teaching several core classes. Sabrina is honored to be able to support our vibrant community and be a part of helping guide IPSB at LEI as it continues to evolve.

Sabrina Ortolano

IPSB Foundations
Aromatherapy - Essential Oils Basics
Contraindications & Pathology
Ethics & Boundaries
Toi has been a massage instructor since 2008, bringing her compassionate nurturing and light-hearted nature to her classes. Prior to becoming a wellness professional, Toi spent 25 years in Human Resources with a Fortune 20 company and is highly skilled in coaching and counseling individuals and groups.
 
She maintains a private coaching and massage practice in Los Angeles and is on staff with physical therapy and chiropractic office. She applies her passion for holistic wellness and strong belief in caring for one's mind, body and spirit equally in her practices.

Toi Beaman Leal

​​IPSB Foundations
Business & Marketing
Elder Care Massage Intro
Core Skills
Lori is a certified Massage Therapist and Visionary Craniosacral Therapist. She has studied many modalities of bodywork since 1986, such as Swedish, deep tissue, lymphatic massage, shiatsu and craniosacral therapy.

After working 20 years for massage schools, such as Heartwood Institute and Harbin Hot Springs in Northern California, and the institute of psycho-structural balancing (IPSB) in Los Angeles, Lori enjoy the bringing together knowledge and experience to offer yoga instruction, bodywork, movement, nutrition and body education. 

Lori Stewart

IPSB Foundations Mod A
In John's early career he was a professional photographer and also taught golf and tennis. He had long been the "family massage therapist" and the positive response he received influenced him to pursue massage therapy at the time he was seeking a career change.
 
John began his massage studies in 2000, and has volunteered his services as a teacher's assistant for over
1800 hours of classes. ​​

John Matsunaga

IPSB Foundations
Practicum IMBP

Sarah has been a massage therapist for twenty years and has a deep love for this work. She has attended over 500 hours of training at IPSB and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Science, at CSUN.

She is passionate about teaching anatomy because it helps bridge the gap between intuition and intellect. She believes that it gives a massage therapist the groundwork and language to understand how the body moves— deepening the practitioner's embodiment while providing the foundation to assess and communicate a client’s needs.

Sarah Pincus

IPSB Foundations Mod A
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OFFICE:
School of Integrative

Psycho Structural Bodywork

3400 Airport Ave Unit 25

Santa Monica, CA 90405

EMAIL: 

info@ipsb.com

PHONE: 

310-342-7130

SATELLITE LOCATION:

Temescal Canyon Gateway Park

Conference and Retreat Center  
15601 Sunset Blvd.,

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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Heart Touch

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Santa Monica, CA 90405