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Esalen Massage and Bodywork Association

The Esalen Massage and Bodywork Association (EMBA) extends the study and practice of Esalen Massage® via an active, worldwide community of professionals.  

You can train in massage and bodywork at Esalen and in other locations worldwide. We’re approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Choose from introductory trainings to in-depth certifications in multiple domestic and international locations.

  • Introductory weekend and five-day courses for beginners.
  • A 175-hour massage practitioner training for a Certificate of Completion under license of the State of California Department of Vocational Education.
  • Specialized weekend, five-day or ten-day trainings for advanced practitioners. These can be added to the above massage certificate (up to a total of 250 hours), or to the 500-hour certification. 
Esalen Massage and Bodywork Association


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