Seated Massage

Our unique certificate program in seated massage and social responsibility focuses on developing skills to engage and empower homeless and marginally housed people through therapeutic caring touch. Trainings include study and reflection in areas of social concerns, responsibility, action and transformation.

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Two training options: Intensive Training or Three Month Certificate Program

Earn a certificate in Seated Massage Therapy, Social Responsibility & Spiritual Practice

Students will be trained in:

  • Seated Massage Therapy

  • Spirituality of Care and Compassion

  • Study and Reflection on the Social Issues of Homelessness and Poverty

  • Self-Care Practices

  • Supervised work in the Community is an essential part of the program.

 

Training / Orientation Program

This is an intensive  program for people who are already certified massage therapists who wish to volunteer with Care Through Touch. Students will study and reflect on the social issues of homelessness and poverty, learn self-care practices, talk about spirituality of care and compassion, and learn additional seated massage skills.  

To Apply: Email Office@CareThroughTouch.org to request an application and begin registration. An application will be emailed to you and an interview will be scheduled upon receipt of your application.

Tuition: There is no charge for this program

 

Three Month Program

Class Dates : TBD - Based on availability of applicants

This 100-hour training program is designed for people with little or no massage experience. It consists of 3 modules over a 3-month period. No previous massage experience is required. Classes for each module are held 3 consecutive days, one week each month. Between modules participants engage in a minimum of 41.5 hours of supervised service work in San Francisco, do assigned readings, reflect on their experiences through written field site reflection reports, and engage in spiritual practices that strengthen their commitment to serve wisely, skillfully and compassionately.

To Apply: Email Office@CareThroughTouch.org to request an application and begin registration. An application will be emailed to you and an interview will be scheduled upon receipt of your application.

Tuition for the training program is $700. This includes classes, materials, community supervision and student liability insurance. Payment plans are available as well as full or partial scholarships.

Compassionate Aging Program

Dates: May 18-19, 2019, 10:00 - 4:30

Dates: May 18-19, 2019, 10:00 - 4:30

Our Compassionate Aging program is a spiritual care program committed to bringing about healthy, helpful and meaningful relationships between volunteers and elderly women and men who are are experiencing homelessness or who are marginally housed in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Training for volunteers will consist of a 2 day workshop pertinent to health issues regarding aging; social issues unique to those aging in poverty (economic, social and spiritual); spiritual concerns; self-care and spiritual practices to ground one in the art of compassionate presence.

To Apply: Please contact Mary Ann Finch by phone (415) 344-0302 or Email Office@CareThroughTouch.org

Tuition: There is no charge for this training program.


For additional information or to register, call us at (415) 344-0302 or email office@carethroughtouch.org
For shorter training programs please see our upcoming Workshops