are grateful for the many years of growth we have
experienced and all of the wonderful people, both
students and educators, who have found their way
to our institute. Every person has touched and expanded
the heart and soul of CIMSS.
Bureau for Private Post Secondary and Vocational Education
School Code #4901041
Bureau approval to operate means it is in compliance with the laws and regulations set forth by the
California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.
The Program at CIMSS massage therapy school blends the principles and practices
of bodywork with techniques for self-awareness. Emphasis throughout the program
is on developing
along with refined, compassionate, heartfelt touch. The concept of practitioner
self-care is enhanced as students develop balanced and fluid movements for
their hands-on techniques with a strong emphasis on utilizing exceptional,
skilled body mechanics. Using conscious breathing, stretches and visualization,
students learn to remain open and relaxed while developing greater physical
and emotional sensitivity. Grounding and centering techniques support awareness
of conscious presence for the practitioner. Many valuable skills are developed
over the length of the class and are supported by student participation both
within the classroom and while completing outside practice hours. Practice
hours serve as a building block for a future private practice as they usually
involve massage for family and friends who often spread the word along to other
people they know. Students can also be of service by volunteering practice
massages through some of the nonprofit organizations in their local communities.
A CARING ENVIRONMENT
We are located in the city of Sonoma just 7 blocks
off the historic Sonoma Plaza on West Napa Street. Our professional classrooms
are warm, light and comfortable.
Our small class sizes allow for maximum personal attention from instructors.
Our site has a kitchen area, handicap restrooms, office, and three private
treatment rooms for massage practice and professional massage and spa treatments.
are located next door to the famous Artisan Bakers for convenient tasty treats.
772 West Napa Street
California Institute of Massage
772 West Napa St
Sonoma, CA 95476
at California Institute of Massage
and Spa Services
The field of holistic health continues to rapidly grow. Massage is clearly
a frontrunner in the expanding awareness and maintenance of personal healthcare.
As a career-oriented training program, students who successfully complete these
programs will have the skills to set up and maintain a professional private
practice. Many of our graduates are also successfully employed, working both
part time and full time in a variety of settings: spas, chiropractic offices
and more, Some of our graduates have become involved in the field of education,
teaching in our programs here at California Institute of Massage & Spa Services,
and in massage schools throughout California and other states.