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The Integrative Craniosacral Unwinding program teaches treatment and holding space for the cerebrospinal fluid, autonomic nervous system, and connective tissue system throughout the body, including classical, contemporary and esoteric craniosacral techniques.


Craniosacral is a therapeutic modality that offers a specialty training for the body worker, massage therapist, chiropractor, physical therapist, or anyone working in the healing arts with the body. 


Comprehensive Training

Craniosacral Unwinding teaches a thorough treatment of the connective tissue system throughout the body, from the tip of the toes to the top of the head. Students learn how to approach the client with healthy boundaries, honor the person and their innate healing process, and create a relationship that is noninvasive and client centered. 


As the person’s core energy becomes related to the work you have done, the tissue and the consciousness reorganize around the highest intelligence in the body and the work goes out far into their lives.


Through The Fascia

Craniosacral therapy is process work which speaks the language of cellular reality. The student learns to contact the tissue, the rhythm within the tissue, and move with the tissue in a way that honors the way the cells move – getting in touch with the cellular memory – which leads into the places that have become devitalized or overcharged.


A relationship is established between the tissue (which holds much of the unconscious memory) and the core energy in the body. The client thus becomes connected to the primary core of energy (PRR) which enables them to: relax tension, release energy blocks and open the energy pathways in the body, restore balance, and promote revitalization.


Polarity Therapy was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone (1890-1981), an osteopath, chiropractor, and naturopath who sought to integrate Eastern and Western approaches to healing modalities such as reflexology, acupressure, craniosacral balancing, yoga, and Ayurveda. 


Polarity works with life energy in all of its forms, using a comprehensive system of bodywork, exercise, nutritional guidance, and verbal counseling to bring body, mind, emotions, and spirit into a state of balance, harmony and vibrant health.


But Polarity is more than just a collection of techniques - at is heart is a set of principles about the balance and flow of life energy which Dr. Stone believed to be the underlying essence of all healing arts.


This is attested to by the growing number of health care professionals, such as nurses chiropractors, physical therapist, creative arts therapists, and massage therapists. When we are truly well, our bodies vibrate vitality and our thoughts and emotions are in alignment with our soul's truth. Polarity serves as the key to unlock the door to the source, thereby allowing for genuinely new choices.



Utilizing hands-on and off the body contacts, toning, breathing and gentle counseling techniques, this work embodies a full holistic health care system, and can be used to empower other modalities as well. Polarity Therapy works at the level of sub-atomic physics.


We offer this exciting new paradigm of energy healing. Come experience a taste of why this modality is waking up the health system as we know it. 

Craniosacal & Polarity Therapy


JULY 1st


 The prerequisites for enrollment in any program include: 


  • 18 years of age

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Government Issued ID

  • Satisfactory completion of an Application and Interview Process

  • $95 Enrollment Fee (for Massage Therapy Programs only)


Students may enroll in the 120 Hour IPSB Foundations course at any time during the year.  See schedule for upcoming classes.


Enrollment in the advanced courses of study are dependent on the successful completion of the prerequisite courses of study as indicated in each program description. Information on scheduled starting dates for advanced courses is available through the IPSB at LEI business office.


All instruction is in English. IPSB at LEI offers no visa or language services.


After application has been received and the student has had an on-site interview, IPSB at LEI Admissions will determine if the program and the prospective student are compatible.


A confirmation of acceptance may be provided in person, or emailed to the student upon completion of the interview process.


Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes. No classes are scheduled on legal holidays. Absences and tardiness will be recorded by the instructor of each class. If a scheduled class is missed, classroom hours and instructional material must be completed by the student at a later time. Makeup sessions may be personally arranged with individual instructors.

Failure to complete the hours of classroom attendance required for the course will result in an “incomplete” assessment by the Institute, and any Certificate of Completion or transcript will be withheld until all required hours are completed. Students who are absent more than 20 percent of the course are required to repeat the class. 


At the discretion of the instructor, a student may be dismissed from school for serious or repeated incidences of intoxication or drugged state of behavior. Possession of drugs, alcohol or weapons, exhibiting behavior that creates a safety hazard to others or disobedient or disrespectful behavior toward a student, instructor or administrator are also grounds for dismissal.


CAMTC approved programs have met minimum standard for training and curriculum, and training hours may be accepted toward education requirements for Certified Massage Therapist applicants. Applicants for CAMTC certification shall have completed at least 500 supervised hours with a minimum of 100 of those hours satisfying CAMTC specified subjects.

Attendance and/or graduation from a CAMTC approved school does not guarantee certification by the CAMTC. 

To apply for certification with the CAMTC, each student is required to: 

  • Submit a transcript request form to info@mylei.org or in person at the Students Services desk (the school will submit a copy directly to the CAMTC, and the FSMTB if student plans to sit the MBLEx exam). 

  • Complete a CAMTC Application (www.camtc.org).

  • Pay the fee - $200 (valid for 2 years),

  • Provide evidence that you are 18 years of age or older

  • Provide evidence that you successfully completed the curricula in massage and related subjects totaling a minimum of 500 hours from a CAMTC-approved school (by approved program or approved subject categories). Of the 500 hours, a minimum of 100 hours of instruction shall address anatomy & physiology, contraindications, health and hygiene, and business and ethics. 

  • Submit finger print information 

  • Submit 'Request for Live-Scan' form (DOJ will process and send to the CAMTC usually within 72 hours)

Total Cost for CAMTC Certification

$200 Application Fee

$25 Background Check Fee

All applicants are required to submit fingerprint information to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) via the Live Scan Process. Previously processed fingerprint cards or photocopies of fingerprint impressions are not acceptable. 


Board Certification is the highest voluntary credential attainable in massage therapy and bodywork professional with a distinct level of achievement beyond entry-level licensure. 


To apply for the NCBTMB Board Certification, each student is required to: 


Pass the BCETMB exam

  • 750 hours of education

  • 250 hours of professional hands-on experience

  • Pass a criminal background check

  • Agree to uphold NCBTMB's Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics

  • Agree to oppose Human Trafficking


Individual elective workshop classes are available at IPSB at LEI. All prerequisites must be met prior to being confirmed to attend any class. 


An application is required for all new students. All questions must be answered in detail. 

After the completed enrollment application is submitted, the applicant will be contacted to schedule an appointment for an interview with an Student Services member. This interview is to evaluate the application and to complete your new student orientation.


Students enrolling in advanced classes who have not completed the IPSB Foundations Program must submit documentation from an approved school showing equivalent training.


Acceptance in advanced technique classes may be subject to instructor evaluation and involve a fee.


Transfer credits taken at state-approved institutions other than IPSB at LEI must have content be closely matched with an IPSB at LEI course in order to be applied.


Students are required to provide a transcript from a state-approved school, and a request for the class they wish to transfer into. 


The following criteria may be used to evaluate the student’s mastery of theory and techniques presented within the program:




•Class participation: attentiveness, cooperation and enthusiasm

•Practical application of techniques to include demonstration of posture, breathing, sensitivity and concentration

•Satisfactory performance demonstrating knowledge of anatomy and physiology


Students will graduate and receive transcript credit only if all monies are paid, all assessments are passed and all assignments and hours are completed.


Missing hours and assessments must be made up within six (6) months from the scheduled graduation date. Make-ups after that date will not be accepted and the class is considered failed.


Though each student is solely responsible for learning the requirements of the class, students are encouraged to participate with fellow students in informal study support groups.


All courses of study offered at IPSB at LEI are approved by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction under the provisions of Section 94311(d) of the California Education Code.


All materials necessary for completion of the Fundamentals of Massage Program are provided with the exception of massage sheets (single), books and colored pens or pencils.


Some advanced and elective classes require the purchase of books and additional materials not included in tuition.


An onsite reference library is available which includes books across a range of topics relating to health and metaphysics. Students are welcome to utilize these resources while on campus. We request books not be taken off campus. 


All programs are non-residential. It is the responsibility of students to secure their own housing.


Class sizes are limited. CAMTC require no more than 25 students in any one class. For classes that reach their limit, students will be placed on waitlist, and will be advised prior to class if they have secured a place in the class. 


As a CAMTC-approved school, IPSB at Life Energy Institute maintains a comfortable, professional environment and students are required to dress according to the following dress code:   


  • Comfortable clothing that allows bending, stretching, lunging and kneeling is recommended (similar to attire for a yoga or fitness class).  

  • Clothing with long sleeves is not advised as students will be working with oil on arms and forearms. 

  • Appropriate coverage and support for breast area. No visible cleavage, undergarments, tube-tops, revealing or transparent material. 

  • No bare midriffs for men or women 

  • Layered clothing is recommended for temperature changes. 

  • Jewelry is not recommended to be worn in class.   

  • Clothing with sexual or illegal content (words/artwork) is not permitted.  

  • No long flowing material that can drag on client.

  • Hair should be appropriately restrained to avoid contact with client.  

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Career Possibilities

There are a myriad of opportunities available to our graduates. Since the body/mind connection is being widely recognized as the key to health, holistic body therapists are being added as a component to many healthcare pro-grams. Doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, health clubs and spas are now utilizing massage therapists to provide massage therapy in conjunction with the services they offer. Our graduates have also found employment as:


Private Practice

Chair Massage

Charity Fundraisers

Medical Volunteer Organizations


Fitness Centers

Health Clubs

Sporting Events

Sports Teams

Physical Therapy


Medical Offices


Medical Volunteer Organizations

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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

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FREE Craniosacral Open House

We hold several FREE Craniosacral Open Houses throughout the year. Come meet our instructors and learn about Integrative Craniosacral Unwinding and Polarity Therapy.  These Open Houses are very helpful in presenting to students the warm and creative learning environment found in our school. 

One of the most frequent comments massage therapists make about their occupation is, "I feel fortunate to have found work I love." 

A career in massage therapy allows you to help people in a meaningful way with a high degree of personal contact.

What I've learned at IPSB has been invaluable and insurmountable.  This school has equipped me for so much more than just proper and career-sustaining body mechanics.  I learned how to healthfully communicate and my relationship with everyone in my life, myself included, has grown tremendously.  Thanks, IPSB!

- REBECCA L.  / IMBP Graduate 2013

I went to IPSB@LEI for the skills, but I stay for the people. It’s a community that shares and supports my values.

Ginger C. /  IMBP Alumni 2012

My time as a student at IPSB at LEI was nothing less than transformational. The instructors taught me how to care for myself so that I could use my knowledge and intuition to help others. The community welcomed me with open arms and allowed me to flourish as a healing arts practitioner. My education at IPSB allowed me to get my state certification with which I could develop a private practice and put my life on a path to financial independence. 


Dean E. / IMBP Graduate 2018

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

What I've learned at IPSB has been invaluable and insurmountable.  This school has equipped me for so much more than just proper and career-sustaining body mechanics.  I learned how to healthfully communicate and my relationship with everyone in my life, myself included, has grown tremendously.  Thanks, IPSB!


Rebecca L.  /  IMBP Graduate 2013

“Craniosacral work is the Rolls Royce of bodywork.”  

John Beaulieu, ND, Ph.D.

Integrative Craniosacal Unwinding is a therapeutic modality that offers a specialty training for the bodyworker, massage therapist, chiropractor, physical therapist, and anyone working with the body in the healing arts. 

It teaches the practitioner how to use their palpation skills (to become present in their hands) to get into harmony, resonance and rapport with the fluidic nature of the body. 

It also teaches through treatment of the connective tissue system throughout the body, from the tip of the toes to the top of the head.

Craniosacral work is a complimentary adjunctive therapy to any other modality, on the tissue or at a fluidic or energetic level. Classes are open to new practitioners in addition to those currently practicing, such as: massage therapists, bodyworkers, chiropractors, doctors, nurses, acupuncturists and any other body-mind-spirit healing practitioners.

It teaches the practitioner how to use their palpation skills (to become present in their hands) to get into harmony, resonance and rapport with the fluidic nature of the body. 

It also teaches through treatment of the connective tissue system throughout the body, from the tip of the toes to the top of the head.

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




If a day surrounded by essential oils, soft linens, soothing music, and satisfied/happy clients sounds amazing to you, then you’re perfect for a career in massage therapy. Both you and your clients leave the appointment feeling rejuvenated, satisfied, and happy – minimal stress there!

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IPSB changed my life in such a positive way. I entered IPSB without much knowledge of the world of bodywork, and with the goal to just learn about how to become a massage therapist. But I gained so much more. IPSB is not just a massage school - it is a diverse, growing, and everlasting community of intelligent, selfless instructors, and curious and passionate students. I credit IPSB for opening my eyes to the sacred power of bodywork and energy and for providing me with an immense amount of personal growth.

Yenny Z. / IMBP student









were very satisfied, or satisfied, with their career choice. 


of massage therapists surveyed

"For me, the most inspiring theme of the program is learning/practicing aligned ways of being through Polarity principles of energetically flowing through the positives/negatives of life to find elemental balance through non-judgmental deep listening, as well as craniosacral techniques.  

Exploring an embodied neutrality in life is incredibly empowering and restorative as a human, which informs me as a practitioner.  Sharing space with the community of practitioners in the program is the sweetest icing on the cranial cake. "


- amy vh. // RPP student

Many of our students find their way to our school for the first time based on passionate recommendations from alumni students. Others attend an Open House and quickly grasp the special family-community environment and massage style that only IPSB offers. The IPSB Style of massage is known around the world as being an exceptional massage to receive, and notably, also to give, as it is founded in the graceful, flowing art-form of Tai Chi. The IPSB Style of massage sets our therapists apart in the industry, with many employers specifically seeking IPSB-trained practitioners owing to their sound body mechanics, highly-effective massage techniques, and clients who return - again and again.
Come experience the magic of IPSB for yourself,
at one of our Open House events. 

Or call to speak to one of our friendly

Student Service resps for support!


PHONE: 310-342-7130


Distance Healing Certificate

Our ability to tune into people at a distance is called distance healing.

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Open House Events

We hold several FREE Open House

events throughout the year. 

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


TUE,  October 13th, 7.00PM- 8:30PM 


WED, Sep16, 7.00PM-8:30PM

Start Your Massage Therapy Journey Today!

People who go to IPSB have the highest rate of return requests,

the best reviews, and the least rate of injury.

IPSB at Life Energy Institute

PHONE: 310-342-7130


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Programs & Workshops 


To realize your dreams of becoming a successful, thriving massage therapist or bodywork practitioner, we understand the significance of choosing a school and a schedule that meets your needs. 

 We welcome new program students who are changing careers as well as transfer students looking to complete their training.  We also offer individual workshop classes for practitioners from a variety of backgrounds (including massage, craniosacral/polarity therapy, yoga, acupuncture, nursing etc.) seeking CEU’s or special training to up-level their skills. We are regularly adding new exciting class offerings with instructors who are leading their fields. Chat with one of our Student Services Specialists about finding the right program or class for your needs.  It is our pleasure to support you on the path to fulfilling your dreams.


IMBP Integrative Massage & Bodywork Program

IEBP Integrative Energy & Bodywork Program


ICSU Integrative Craniosacral Unwinding Program

RPP  Registered Polarity Practitioner Program


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Craniosacral & Massage Therapy School

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Flexible morning, weekend and evening schedules

Flexible, affordable Payment Plans, pay as you go and avoid large debt at graduation

Online classes available.
Some classes are hybrid format.

In-person classes available.

Some classes are hybrid format.

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