Esalen offers three levels of basic certification in Esalen massage: For those already certified in massage by a state-approved school, the 100-Hour Course provides a Certificate in Esalen® Massage. The 250-hour Esalen® Massage Certification Course meets all core requirements of the CAMTC in California to become a Certified Massage Practitioner. Many of Esalen’s weekend and five-day workshops qualify for follow-up education credit, and can fulfill the requirements for the CAMTC 500-hour Certified Massage Therapist designation. Esalen also offers coursework to fulfill the 500-hour requirements for National Certification. For more information, go to http://www.esalen.org/page/esalen-massage®-certification-programs-overview.
The 100-Hour Professional Certificate in Esalen Massage Course offers a comprehensive training for certified bodyworkers who wish to add the Esalen approach to their professional repertoire. Esalen Institute pioneered many approaches that integrate body, mind, and spirit, and Esalen Massage builds on this rich history in the depth of its curriculum. It also offers an experience of the “bigger picture”, of how to use simple human touch to support healing within the whole person.
The course begins with training in centering, grounding, awakening the senses, and developing the art of being present. The initial focus is on quality of touch, Esalen’s holistic approach to massage, and the signature long strokes. By means of lectures, demonstrations, and supervised practice, the course moves into detail work and assisted movement, with attention to body mechanics and somatic considerations. Relevant Anatomy and Physiology concepts are also highlighted. Students will learn communication skills for interacting with clients in a clear, compassionate manner. This certificate in Esalen massage is open only to massage practitioners certified by an accredited school.
Upon satisfactory course completion, successful evaluation sessions, and documentation of thirty additional massages at your home site, an Esalen Institute-recognized Certificate in Esalen® Massage for 100 hours will be issued. The certification fee is $115. Esalen is an approved School by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (school code 2700571). This course is especially useful for those in the healing professions in working with their patients and clients. This is a professional training with limited admission. Please request an application form by contacting email@example.com or calling Esalen Reservations. Tuition is $3750 for standard shared accommodations and $2850 for a limited number of work scholarship bunk-bed accommodations. Other scholarship assistance may be available.
(An additional $20 materials fee is paid directly to the leader)
CE credit for bodyworkers;