Founded in 1977 as the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing and later renamed the International Professional School of Bodywork, the school quickly became fondly known as IPSB. IPSB is noted for its commitment to excellence, the quality of its faculty and staff, and the quality of its students and graduates. Not surprising, IPSB is institutionally accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA), is a member of the Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI), is approved as a CEU provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and as a CE provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). It is also approved by the Department of Education to offer Title IV funding and Federal Student Aid to students who qualify.
The faculty at IPSB maintains a high standard of professional competence based upon developing and maintaining the practitioner’s own psychological and emotional well-being, as well as the practical application of bodywork and massage. Combined with the curriculum’s design to integrate and harmonize the student’s body/mind and to cultivate the attitudes, techniques, and skills necessary to support clients in their growth and change, IPSB students enter the field as true professionals in massage and bodywork prepared for a wide variety of practice.