As the global health issue of COVID-19 brings about changes daily, many of us are facing new challenges in our professional and personal lives. As a community, we are all each other’s support system and we will get through this together.
As of March 13, 2020, some classes have been postponed, and others have moved online until further notice. As of June 19, 2020, massage has opened in the state and Culver City. Stay tuned for our re-opening date announcement!
We are here to answer your questions about class changes and to assist you navigating this time to effectively complete your course of study.
Question: When will the school re-open for in-person classes
Answer: At this stage with Culver City's clearance to re-open, the school is anticipating to open for on-campus classes in July 2020. We will be introducing a new hybrid class structure: we'll maximize our online class presence, while holding hands on clinics on-campus. We are closely monitoring the situation and developing health and safety guidelines for re-opening.
Question: What classes are affected by the COVID-19 quarantine?
Answer: The following classes have been postponed:
Hydro & Spa Therapies
Sports Massage & Stretching
Myofascial Massage I
Question: Which classes are being offered as online classes instead?
Answer: Yes! The following lecture classes will be hosted online or online/on-campus.
IPSB Foundations (Hybrid: 30 online, 90 on-campus, Mo-Thu Mornings, 6/29- 7/20)
Shock and Trauma in the Biodynamic Body Part I
Ayurveda: Facial Marma
Business and Marketing
Question: When will I be able to re-take a class that was postponed?
Answer: If the class has not been moved online, stay tuned for updates on it's next offering.
* You can re-take all online classes for FREE again online; if you took a class on-campus you can re-take it online with a 75% discount.
Question: Where can I find more information on COVID-19
California Department of Public Health
U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
CSU Chancellor’s Office
U.S. Department of State
Johns Hopkins Real Time Map
County of Ventura
Ventura County Public Health
Santa Barbara County Public Health
Question: How can I keep up-to-date with class information from the school?
Answer: Join our Facebook and Instagram pages - there's a lot of useful information available there. We also send out electronic newsletters. If you are not receiving these, please let us know so we can update your email address in the system.
Question: Is it safe for me to massage my clients right now?
Answer: Please follow your county's guidelines for re-opening. ABMP strongly encourages massage therapists to suspend their practices on a short-term, temporary basis to ensure the safety of the therapists and their clients.