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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!

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

IPSB Foundations

Advanced Modalities

Anatomy & Kinesiology

Anatomy & Physiology

Aromatherapy - Essential Oil Basics

Business & Marketing 1

Business & Marketing 2

Contraindications & Pathology

Craniosacral Unwinding

CPR / First Aid

Deep Tissue 1

Deep Tissue 2

Ethics and Boundaries

Event Massage

Hydro & Spa Therapies

Myofascial Massage

Polarity Therapy

Prenatal Massage

Sensory Repatterning

Sports Massage & Stretching

.... AND MORE! 

• IMBP Integrative Massage & Bodywork

• CICU Core Integrative Craniosacral Unwinding

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Upcoming 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.



MON | Dec 18th, 2023

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

WED | Jan 17th, 2024

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

MON | Feb 5th, 2024

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

FRI | Dec 15th, 2023

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

THU | Jan 11th, 2024

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

THU | Feb 22nd, 2024

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST


MON | Oct 2nd, 2023

6 pm - 7:30 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:

Open House Events
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The Next Job Fair Will Be In January 2024

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.

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IPSB is raising money to move the school to a larger location that will facilitate the establishment of a wellness clinic, storefront and allow us to stop sub-leasing classroom space to accommodate our program classes that have grown back to pre-pandemic enrollment levels.

The I Fund Women crowdfunding platform is one option to participate in the efforts. Our goal is to move before the end of 2023 so we can launch the new services in January 2024. The link below has a much more extensive explanation of our plans and Sabrina is available if you have any questions about the project and their vision for IPSB.



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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