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Craniosacral & Massage Therapy School

- SINCE 1979 -

We have been teaching holistic bodywork and energy-work in the greater Los Angeles area for over 40 years

Our environment is rich with the opportunity for self-discovery and transformation, whether you are seeking a lasting and fruitful career as a therapeutic bodyworker, or simply looking for interactive learning with a welcoming holistic community that enables your personal enrichment and growth.

 Embark on this exciting journey of the healing arts. Take your next step today!

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People who go to IPSB have the lowest rate of injury, the best reviews, and the highest rate of return requests
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Why People Choose IPSB

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Learn the Yang short form with a direct lineage to the teacher who brought Tai Chi to the US: Cheng Man Ching.

The IPSB-style massage is derived from the ancient art form known as Tai Chi Chuan.
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Most massage therapists work 5-7 years before getting injured or burned out. Using Tai Chi principles to generate energy and utilize proper body mechanics reduces repetitive motion injury by activating large muscle groups rather than using smaller, easily injured muscles (i.e. thumbs, fingers, forearms). This ensures healthy careers that last decades.

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By learning body-mind principles, students gain a greater understanding of themselves. They have increased awareness of emotional sources of pain, healthier relationships with their clients, and healthy boundaries.

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IPSB has a robust community where students establish life-long friendships and connections. IPSB staff are all alumni, and provide ongoing support for students as they move into their careers.

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At IPSB we are all about meeting you where you’re at. We have a varied schedule and offer flexible, 0% interest, no early payment penalty, payment plans that are based on what works for you. Because you need a massage table to practice, your table cam also be built into your payment plan. The average program takes 18 months, but is based on both scheduling of classes and your availability to take them, some people complete it faster and some people add in electives and specializations to their payment plans, which takes longer.

Generate energy while you work, as opposed to using personal energy.


• IMBP Integrative Massage & Bodywork

• IEBP Integrative Energy & Bodywork

• ICSU Integrative Craniosacral Unwinding


IPSB Foundations


Anatomy & Kinesiology

Anatomy & Physiology

Ancient Thai Massage

Aroma Yoga Teacher Training


Business & Marketing

Chakra Sound Healing for Bodyworkers

Clinical Development


Craniosacal Unwinding

CPR / First Aid

Deep Tissue

Elder Care

Energetic Nutrition
Event Massage

Facial Marma Therapy

Human Energy System

Hydro & Spa Therapies

Kansa Facial Therapy & Gua Sha

Myofascial Massage

Oncology Massage

Polarity Therapy

Polarity Yoga

Prenatal Massage
Quantum Cranial Sound Healing


Self Massage with Foam Roller

Sensory Repattering

Shiatsu Anma Therapy

Spinal Renewal 

Sports Massage & Stretching

.... AND MORE! 

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2023 Open House Events

We hold FREE Open House events every month throughout the year,

both ONLINE & IN-PERSON in our classroom in Santa Monica.


Experience the wonder of our warm, creative learning environment. Learn about the wisdom of Tai Chi body mechanics from master practitioners. We are here to answer all your questions about our programs, and our vast offering of classes.


Be sure to reserve your spot at the links below.



WED | May 3rd, 2023

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Mon | Jun 5th, 2023

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

WED | Jul 12th, 2023

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

FRI | May 19th, 2023

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

FRI | Jun 16th, 2023

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

FRI | Jul 21st, 2023

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Can't make the next date?

Or call to speak to one of our friendly

Student Service reps for support!



For current classes and community events:

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IPSB is excited to announce next quarterly JOB FAIR
FRIDAY, JUNE 30 at 7pm PT

This free event is open to current students, alumni and anyone considering becoming a massage therapist with us. Come meet some local employers who are specifically looking for our alumni and hear about what they have to offer. You’ll have a chance to give them your info and set up interviews while there. This is a great way to see what job opportunities are in the local job market beyond private practice.


Refreshments will be served.

If you are an employer who would like to have a table at this event, email and she will send you the information to register.



After decades of experience in the healing arts, through IPSB and our sister school, Life Energy Institute International, the time has come to expand our reach and share healing and wellness to a larger community.  

Our mission is to support people in all walks of life with our experienced teachers and practitioners sharing the benefits of energy healing. 

We are fundraising to create community, scholarships, and programs to support students to train with our school to become Polarity & Craniosacral practitioners, teachers, and entrepreneurs.

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I fully paid for my program, but I received so much more than that. As I learned about myself and how I maneuver the world, a community grew up all around me.
I know that wherever I go;  I can reach out to anyone at IPSB (faculty, staff, students) and they'd be willing to share their experience and offer support.


- Anne D. // IEBP Student

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