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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


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.
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Upcoming Open House Events

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

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.

Email if you would like to receive a link to a previously recorde💻 ONLINE Open House with links to have your specific questions answered.

Free IPSB Massage Program Open House


THU | Feb 22nd, 2024

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

FRI | Mar 22nd, 2024

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

FRI | Apr 19th, 2024

7 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Free Craniosacral Unwinding Program Open House

THU | Jul 18th, 2024

6 pm - 7:30 pm PST

THU | Aug 22nd, 2024

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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Join the movement to empower individuals through the power of healing touch!

IPSB’s current building on Airport Ave in Santa Monica will be demolished next year to make way for a recreation complex. Our deadline to move was recently shortened by six months, so we will need to be in our new home by October 2024. It’s time for IPSB to have a new place to call our own, where we have space to best serve our students, alumni, and community. We’ve found our dream building that will allow us to do all of this, but requires a significant investment up front. 


We’re currently searching for investors and hosting an array of fundraisers that we’d love for you to be part of!  We are raising $350,000 to move to a larger location, where we can expand our offerings and establish a community center and wellness clinic. With our expanded space, we will be able to accommodate more students, provide more educational opportunities, and create a space where individuals can come together to learn, grow, and heal. Our goal is to create a vibrant community that supports health and well-being, and we hope you'll join us on this journey.


Amount Raised as of 12/2/23

Here's how you can #HELPIPSBGROW


Show your support by contributing to our iFundWomen campaign. As a thank you, each donation will receive one or more gifts from us. If you can’t donate, simply sharing the event with friends and family would help immensely. 


Starting in January, we will be releasing a yoga streaming membership! For a small monthly fee, you can access unlimited personalized yoga classes no matter where you are. Student memberships are free and alumni memberships are discounted. To sign up, please email 


All of our upcoming events are fundraising events for the new building. All profits will be part of the initial investment to secure our new home. Please join us for one of all of these events! You can do so by visiting IPSB’s Events Page

All profits from merch sales at the IPSB Boutique will also go toward helping us meet our fundraising goals!


If you’d like to help out in any other way, please reach out to Sabrina at

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The Next Job Fair is TBD

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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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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