Santa Fe School of Massage

Santa Fe School of Massage


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I am sooo happy to have attended and graduated this school. Thanks for addressing the mental/emotional and spiritual with the physical. That the basis for my choosing this school. I know graduates over the years came from around the world. What will become of the graduate pictures?
The last week of our Big Spring Cleanse Sale!
A great reference guide for the Massage Therapist wishing to learn more in Aromatherapy. The Fundamental Basics of Aromatherapy Plant Essences (A Journey of 69 Plant Savvy Essences) By Robin Michaels. Available on (Books), kindle version also available (1 Feb.2019)
For those of you who are submitting to the blog, the deadline is next Friday! 11/30/18. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

WHEREAS: The United Nations Environmental Programme declared that a global shift towards a vegan diet would help save the world from devastating hunger, widespread fuel shortages and catastrophic climate change. Each day, a person eating a vegan diet saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 square feet of forested lands, the equivalent of 20 pounds of CO2, and one animal's life; and

WHEREAS: Each year, 10 billion land animals are killed in the United States for food, 58 billion are killed worldwide, and 2.7 trillion sea animals are pulled from our oceans. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction, and every day, up to 137 plant, animal and insect species are lost forever due to rainforest destruction for grazing and feed crops. We are currently undergoing the largest mass extinction in 65 million years; and

WHEREAS: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization concluded that the livestock sector was one of the most significant contributors to the planet's most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. Each year, animal agriculture produces 32 billion tons of carbon dioxide and 3.7 trillion pounds of excrement; uses 34-76 trillion gallons of water; is accountable for 20-33% of all fresh water consumption worldwide, the desertification of 1/3 of the planet, and 91% of Amazon rainforest destruction; and has created more than 500 dead zones in our oceans; and

WHEREAS: The American Dietetic Association declared that appropriately planned vegan diets are healthful for all life-cycle stages, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence. The ADA also declared that vegan diets are associated with lower blood cholesterol, lower risk of heart disease, lower risk of hypertension and type-2 diabetes, lower body mass index, and lower overall cancer rates; and

WHEREAS: Vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, cafes, and markets are plentiful in our city, and we enjoy ready access to vegan-friendly coffee shops, brew pubs and theaters. Moreover, the availability of both delicious and nutritious vegan alternatives to our favorite foods, such as cheese, ice cream, burgers, and hot dogs, allows us to indulge in delicious meals while doing the least amount of harm to ourselves, the animals, and our planet.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Alan Webber, Mayor of the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, do hereby proclaim November 2018 as, "Vegan Awareness Month"
November 1, 2018
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What are your clinic hours?
Life changing info!

The Santa Fe School of Massage is an independent, artisan school of healing located in the high desert healing community of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Formerly the Scherer Institute of Natural Healing

Operating as usual

Introducing you to a new Massage school! 06/22/2021

Introducing you to a new Massage school!

Hi everyone! We are not re-opening, but there is a new school in our old space. Check in out!

Introducing you to a new Massage school! We want to introduce you to a new massage program in Santa Fe, located in our same SFSOM building at Siler and Agua Fria! Bodymechanics School of Massage is new to Santa Fe, but not new to massage edu


Hi everyone! We want to let you know about the new school that moved into the Siler Road location we left when we closed the Santa Fe School of Massage.
Here's some info from them. We hope you check them out!
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"The Bodymechanics School of Massage - Santa Fe offers an advanced massage therapy program that specializes in deep tissue massage, structural bodywork, injury treatment, medical and sports massage therapy. We are excited to bring our 788-hour massage program to Santa Fe, offering both day and evening classes.
Bodymechanics School is new to Santa Fe, however we are not new to creating excellent massage therapists. We have over 20 years of experience in Washington State, and our Santa Fe staff has as many years of experience teaching massage therapy in the southwest. Our caring and supportive program is ready to welcome you to our family." and

Santa Fe School of Massage 03/04/2021

Santa Fe School of Massage

Our school is closed, but its legacy lives on in all our graduates and the ripple effect of their work and their hearts in the world. We love you all!
We will not be responding to notifications on Facebook, so please go to our website to see how to contact us.

Santa Fe School of Massage “The Santa Fe School of Massage completely changed the trajectory of my life in every positive way. I’ve been in practice 20 years now and have been able to touch so many people. The ripple effect begins here.”– Brendan T. Casey DC, ATC, LMT  1999 graduate 06/21/2020

Update about our school

Update about our school: A letter from Cathy, Keith and Lonnie 06/14/2020

Our Precious Nervous System

"Life is available only in the present moment."
- Thich Nhat Hanh 06/12/2020

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice Note 1: This article is continually updated to ensure each item is accurate and needed today. Note 2: Achieving racial justice is a…


Cathy's friend, Jenn Wood, took this photo at a protest with 15,000 people in Berlin, Germany on June 6. 04/30/2020

Bodywork and Covid-19

Bodywork and Covid-19 04/25/2020

A Way to Connect

A Way to Connect: Healing Meditations with Cathy Black on Mondays at 6:30pm MDT.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SFSOM will be closed for the time-being AND we will be postponing our Spring 2020 class until further notice.

Further information on our upcoming programs and re-opening will come as we continue to gather more information and clarity on the ever-changing nature of this virus.

We want to encourage you all to adhere to the social distancing to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe during this time. This virus is dynamic and smart and we all want to be vigilant and do our part.

In this time of uncertainty, fear and hardship, we also want to remind everyone to STAY CONNECTED in any ways you can...use your self care “toolbox,” spend time focusing on the power of deep breathing, get outside (safely) if you can, find things that ground you in this turbulent time. And remember to look up, to smile, to laugh and to love deeply.

As a school, we are still here. We’re here for you all and we are sending endless love and light to each and everyone of YOU ❤️

#santafeschoolofmassage #santafe #massageeducation #massageschool #covid19 #pandemic #socialdistancing #closure #love #presence #lovedeeply @ Santa Fe School of Massage


Wishing everyone...
🌱calm in the chaos
🌱feelings of peace
🌱ample love
🌱and endless grace in this very uncertain and ever changing time in our lives🕊🙏🏼

#stayconnected #leadwithlove #bekind #calm #peace #pandemic #socialdistancing #santafeschoolofmassage #santafe


Class of Inspiration~Renewal • March 13, 2020 🎓

You truly are an inspiration and renewal of energy through your love, light and hope.

Although we’re in an unusual time in our lives right now and we were unable to hold a graduation for you all...we commend your deep hearted and sweet ending. We celebrate you in spirit...yesterday, today and onward as you begin your journey of bringing so much beauty, love, kindness and healing to this world.

On behalf of all our staff and faculty, we send you off with ample grace, hugs and all the love in our hearts. Thank you for sharing the gift of your presence with us for the last 6 months.

Congratulations! 🎉🎊You did it!

#santafeschoolofmassage #santafemassage #newmexicomassage #bodywork #massageschool #massageeducation #graduation #celebration #classof2020 #love #light #peace #wellness #massage


Hard to believe that in just over a week we’ll have another wonderful class going on this wall of graduates. Making it our 103rd graduating class of SFSOM.

We are blessed in this school to get to see so many incredible people everyday, every program, every year...blossoming into unique healers who go out into our world and help make it better.

Let the countdown begin! 🎓

Are you also interested in this path? We’re still accepting applications for our Spring 2020 class, beginning on March 30th!


#massagetherapy #massageschool #santafeschoolofmassage #santafemassage #massagenewmexico #newmexico #bodywork #massageeducation 02/27/2020

Reminder! 2/28 Free Talk - Palliative Care & Massage

Join us Friday evening, February 28 at 6:30pm for a FREE TALK with Emilie and David!


We’re still accepting applications for our 6-month Massage program that starts 3/30! Call the school if you want to learn more about the amazing world of Massage Therapy. 02/17/2020

2/28 Free Talk - Palliative Care & Massage

Join us 2/28 from 6:30-8pm! Free Talk on Palliative Care & Massage 02/13/2020

Help Amy N Detox home organized by Ken Lin

Amy has been a TA in some of our Biodynamic Craniosacral classes. We love her! Please consider helping. Ken Lin Help Amy N Detox home My aunt was visiting family for the holidays and had a pet sitter staying in her home in New Mexico. Unbeknownst to my aunt thi


Thank you to everyone who came into our Open House tonight, on this chilly snowy eve. We appreciate sharing time with all of you.
Reminder: our Spring class still has a few open spots. Class begins March 30th! Stop by the school or call us if you want more information about our program.
Have a lovely evening!
#sfsom #santafeschoolofmassage #massageeducation #lmt #education #massagetraining #openhouse #santafemassage


Thank you to everyone who showed up to our Open House last night! It was a great turn out and a wonderful time ✨

We’re still accepting new applicants for our Spring program! 🤗

Make sure to take advantage of our Early-Bird discounts and get your applications in before January 30th! 📆

We look forward to a New Year and adding more new members to our “SFSOM family.” 😊

#santafeliving #santafeschoolofmassage #santafemassagetherapy #santafemassage #massage #education #massagetherapyeducation #massageeducation


Get your application for our Spring 2020 program in before JANUARY 30th to lock-in the Early Bird rate! Big savings!!!

Click on website link in ‘ABOUT’ section for more information or DM me with any questions!


#massageeducation #santafeliving #massagetherapyeducation #santafemassage #santafeschoolofmassage #newmexicomassage #massageschool #tuition #bigsavings #earlybird


Wishing you all these things and so many more in 2020!

Thanks for being along this journey with us.

All of us at SFSOM are excited to see all the newness, richness, stillness and peacefulness that 2020 will bring to our school.

Happy reminder✨our student clinic begins January 9th! Call the school—as we only do booking via the mainline phone number 505.982.8398!

Happy New Year to all!!!🙏🏼

#santafeliving #santafemassage #massageeducation #massagetherapyeducation #massage #bodywork #santafemassage #newmexicomassage #santafeschoolofmassage
#newyear #2020 #massageclinic #bookingnow



Flip through to see how you can save up to $900 dollars by taking advantage of our Early Bird special- ends January 31st.

If you have more questions about this that you can’t find from our post, please feel free to...

contact us directly at the school☎️505.982.8398

💻visit our website

📲🙋‍♀️ Or, DM me!

We look forward to hearing from you! 🙏🏼✨

#santafeschoolofmassage #santafe #massage #massageducation #massageschool #tuition #tuitiondeadlines #earlybirdspecial #newmexico #newmexicomassage #LMT
@ Santa Fe, New Mexico


Happy Holidays from all of us at SFSOM to all of you.

We are so lucky to live in a place with so much beauty and magic ✨

Photo cred: @cityofsantafe @skisantafe
@ Santa Fe, New Mexico


Karim Sulayman - I trust you

This was from Fall 2016 in NYC. Please take a moment to watch, or watch again. Our mantra at SFSOM is: "It's an honor to touch another human being." It is not only an honor, it is a necessity to show our love and acceptance. This video demonstrates that so beautifully.

Opera singer Karim Sulayman held this sign while blindfolded in NYC shortly after the 2016 election. Song performed by Karim Sulayman.


Hello! Welcome to your mini-virtual tour of our school!

First, we have our warm colorful reception area. And ALMOST everything you’ll see on the walls or hanging throughout the school are gifts made by our past classes.

Next is our waiting area for clients during student clinic, as well as the cozy corners for current students to relax and study.

Moving onto the open and inviting kitchen space, you will see where we have plenty of space and nearly a full kitchen so students are able to bring their lunches everyday. They can also leave for a bite during their daily hour-long lunches. We also provide lockers for every student so you don’t have to haul all your books and supplies home with you everyday!

Next, our large (main) classroom! This space holds a lot of magic and great energy. And all our teachers do a wonderful job at keeping the learning dynamic, engaging, and comfortable for everyone. We provide all kinds of seating options (chairs, back-jacks, yoga blocks, balls, blankets, pillows etc) for comfort.

Next you will see a snapshot of Jackson, our beloved Anatomy instructor, teaching the current class about the upper limb and shoulder girdle. You’ll never take an anatomy class like Jackson’s. He has a way of breaking down the information in such profound and engaging ways! 🧠

These mini-skeletons are one of the many diverse ways we engage teaching the students, using clay to study the muscles. There are so many different body models, photos, slides, books and body crayons so there are opportunities to digest the information in our classes for all types of learners.💀

And lastly, you’ll see examples of some of the creative class gifts throughout the school, sacred altars and of course, our school’s founder, Dr. Jay Scherer.🙏🏼

Not pictured in our tour today: our two gender neutral bathrooms || our small classroom space where student clinic and many continuing education classes take place || the library which is filled with decades of knowledge on bodywork & healing, as well as another cozy couch and cabinet filled with anatomy aids and models || and our Director’s full office where all 102 graduating class photos are hanging along with a jungle of beautiful plants. You will feel calmer and like you can breathe better after being in there 😉||

This is just a taste! We hope you enjoyed it, but please do reach out if you’d like to come in for a live tour anytime! We’d love to share space with you and answer any questions you might have.✨

#santafeschoolofmassage #santafe #newmexico #massage #massagesantafe #massageeducation #massageschools #massagetours #education #bodywork #healingspaces #comevisitourschool #takeatour #massagetherapy #continuingeducation


Today we celebrate 40 years of bodywork education!✨

Our first massage teacher, Connie Buck, said “It is an honor to touch another human being.” That has been our tenet all these years.

Our first group of students started on November 26, 1979!

We want to express our gratitude for our beloved founder, Dr. Jay Scherer (3/19/1917 - 11/17/1990). And gratitude to all the teachers, staff, students, student clinic clients—everyone—past, present and future...and all the people whose lives they have touched, and will touch! 🙏🏼

Gratitude for the immense ripple effect of the work we are privileged to do in the hope of a better world in which to live.💗

📸: includes our Founder, Dr. Jay Scherer (top left) and our very 1st graduating class (lower left)

Visit our website history page for more information about our lineage!

#santafeschoolofmassage #sfsom #santafe #massageschools #massagesantafe #newmexico #massageeducation #40yearsofeducation #gratitude


It’s a Winter Wonderland here in Santa Fe today ❄️

Hope everyone is enjoying this cozy wintery day ☃️

Be safe out there 🌨

#santafe #newmexico #snowdays #sfsom @ Santa Fe, New Mexico


Have you ever had dreams of going to Massage School?

Ever dreamed of living in the Nation’s oldest capital city...the magnificent, Santa Fe?🌶

If you’re questioning saying ‘Yes’ to either of these, consider coming in for a tour of our school, joining us for our next Open House or reaching out for more information!

Our next Full-Time 700-hour Massage Therapy program goes from March 17- September 18, 2020! You can start the application process now on our website

Our next Open House will be Wednesday, January 8th from 6-8pm. Join us for a tour of the school, staff meet & greet, Q&A, mini massages and snacks. If you bring your application for the March program, we will waive the $50 application fee!

More information to come as we near the new year ✨

Friendly reminder: Your life can change as quickly or as slowly as you want it to. You create your destiny ✨

#santafe #santafeschoolofmassage #massagesantafe #education #massageeducation #dreambig #becomeamassagetherapist #LMT #SFSOM #newmexico 11/08/2019

2020 Continuing Education

Thinking ahead to the New Year? Check out what we have scheduled so far!


Happy Halloween from all of us at SFSOM to you! 👻

#tbt Our lovely anatomy skeletons turned into vampires last year on this day thanks to the one & only #Mauro - we miss you! 🧛‍♀️💀

Hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday! 🎃
#massage #santafeschoolofmassage #massagesantafe #newmexico #education #halloweenfun #anatomyfun #sfsom 08/06/2019

August - October Continuing Education

Join us for exciting CE classes! We have something for everyone! 07/30/2019

Thank you Mauro!

Thank you Angel Hands Mauro! 07/02/2019

July - September Continuing Education

Happy New Moon! Check out our Continuing Ed!


A big thank you to everyone who came to the Open House last night, it was a blast!
For those of you who are still interested in the Fall Program, make sure you get your completed applications in by Monday to qualify for the Early Bird Tuition!! It’s a big savings and you have nothing to lose!!


Get a head start on your CE requirements and save money! Check out our June-August Continuing Education.

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It’s a Winter Wonderland!❄️❄️❄️
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