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IPSB Foundations Class

 120 HOURS

This course is an introduction to the field of massage and bodywork. It is the beginning of the self-exploration process and is the building block for further advanced studies. The program focuses on the traditional style of circulatory massage Body Mechanics, Body Psychology and Communications Skills.

This training is required to complete the comprehensive 550 Hour IMBP Program and the 550 Hour IEBP Programs. 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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THE IMBP & IEBP PROGRAMS START WITH OUR

FOUNDATIONS CLASS

Call 424-331-6964 or email admissions@ipsb.com

for registration information.

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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

MODULE A

Mod A is Online 32 hours

TUESDAY / THURSDAY

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

8 Weeks 

2/2/21 - 3/25/21

Toi & John

TUESDAY / THURSDAY

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

8 Weeks 

7/6/21 - 8/26/21

Sarah

TUESDAY / THURSDAY

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

8 Weeks 

9/7/21 - 11/18/21

Toi & John

MODULE B

Mod A is In Person 88 hours

FREE OPEN HOUSE

- CHOOSE YOUR -

Foundations Schedule

 120 HOURS

MODULE A  |  Mod A is Online 32 hours

MONDAY / WEDNESDAY

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST

8 Weeks 

1/9/23 - 3/6/23

Beaman Leal, Jacobovitz, & Matsunaga

MON / WED / FRI

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST

8 Weeks 

3/7/23 - 5/1/23

Beaman Leal, Jacobovitz, & Matsunaga

MONDAY / WEDNESDAY

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST

8 Weeks 

7/10/23 - 8/30/23

Beaman Leal, Jacobovitz, & Matsunaga

Call 424-331-6964 or email admissions@ipsb.com to register today!

MODULE |  Mod B is In-Person 88 hours

TUESDAY / SATURDAY

TUE 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM PST

SAT 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM PST

8 Weeks 

1/31/23 - 3/21/23

Beaman Leal & Matsunaga

TUESDAY / SATURDAY

TUE 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM PST

SAT 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM PST

10 Weeks 

5/9/23 - 7/15/23

Beaman Leal & Matsunaga

TUESDAY / SATURDAY

TUE 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM PST

SAT 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM PST

10 Weeks 

8/1/23 - 9/23/23

Beaman Leal & Matsunaga

Call 424-331-6964 or email admissions@ipsb.com to register today!

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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INSTRUCTORS

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John Matsunaga
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 over
1800 hours of classes. ​​

John Matsunaga

IPSB Foundations
Practicum IMBP
Toi Beaman Leal
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.

Toi Beaman Leal

​​IPSB Foundations
Business & Marketing
Elder Care Massage Intro
Core Skills
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Cyndi has been a body-worker since 1995 and a teacher of massage therapy since 1998. Cyndi specializes in trauma rehabilitation, which ranges from pre-& post-surgery massage, scar tissue work, accident related trauma, repetitive stress issues, emotional/physical abuse.
Cyndi's approach to the body is gentle, personalizing each session to only work as deeply as needed to facilitate an unwinding in the muscular tissue.

Anke Rice

IPSB Foundations
 
White Lillies
Sabrina started her program at IPSB in 2003, launched her practice in 2004, added doula services shortly after, began teaching in 2006, and was a part of the administrative staff off and on for years.
She has been a part of the IPSB community since the start of her program and agreed to step into a leadership position in June of 2020, she is now the acting director as well as teaching several core classes. Sabrina is honored to be able to support our vibrant community and be a part of helping guide IPSB at LEI as it continues to evolve.

Elizabeth Jacobowitz

IPSB Foundations
Sensory Reppatterning I, II, III, IV

 
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