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IPSB FOUNDATIONS CLASS |  120 HOURS

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THE IMBP PROGRAM STARTS WITH OUR

FOUNDATIONS CLASS

This course is the beginning of the self-exploration process into the field of massage and bodywork and is the building block for further advanced studies. It focuses on the traditional style of circulatory massage, body mechanics, body psychology and communications skills.

This training is required to complete the comprehensive IMBP Integrative Massage & Bodywork Program. 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.

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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
TUESDAY / SATURDAY

TUE 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM PST

SAT 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM PST

Jan 9th - Mar 23rd, 2024

IPSB Santa Monica - Rm 76

Beaman Leal & Matsunaga

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No class 1/13/23

Last class meet 9:30am - 1:30pm

TUESDAY / SATURDAY

TUE 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM PST

SAT 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM PST

 

Jul 9th - Sept 21st, 2024

IPSB Santa Monica - Rm 76

Beaman Leal & Matsunaga

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No class 8/31/24

Last class meet 9:30am - 1:30pm

TUESDAY / SATURDAY

TUE 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM PST

SAT 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM PST

 

Apr 2nd - Jun 15th, 2024

IPSB Santa Monica - Rm 76

Beaman Leal & Matsunaga

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No class 5/25/24

Last class meet 9:30am - 1:30pm

TUESDAY / SATURDAY

TUE 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM PST

SAT 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM PST

 

Oct 1st - Dec 14th, 2024

IPSB Santa Monica - Rm 76

Beaman Leal & Matsunaga

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No class 11/30/24

Last class meet 9:30am - 1:30pm

CALL 424-331-6964 or EMAIL admissions@ipsb.com to register today!

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FOUNDATIONS INSTRUCTORS

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John Matsunaga
John Matsunaga

IPSB Foundations

Practicum IMBP

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 over1800 hours of classes. ​​

Toi Beaman Leal
Toi Beaman Leal

​​​​IPSB Foundations

Business & Marketing

Elder Care Massage Intro

Core Skills

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.

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Beth Imai

IPSB Foundations

Teacher-In-Training
 

Check back soon for more info about Beth!

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Chanel Thomas

IPSB Foundations
Teacher-In-Training

 

Check back soon for more info about Chanel!

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