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Alternative Therapy
Wellness
AT ALL STAGES OF LIFE & FOR ALL BODIES

- SCHOOL OF -

Integrative Psycho Structural Bodywork

Our mission is to train sensitive, self-aware bodyworkers who use creativity and self-knowledge to transform basic skills into an artistic form that deeply touches the lives of others.

EXCITING NEWS FOR IPBS - SEPT 2023

On September 1, 2023 Gary and Tracy passed the IPSB torch to Cyndi and Sabrina Ortolano.

 

Cyndi and Sabrina are long time teachers, administrators, and IPSB community members. They are honored and thrilled to be carrying on the mission of IPSB and can't wait to share all the beautiful things they have planned to support the community.

 

Their vision includes plans for a clinic and community center and they are currently crowdfunding to raise money for the building IPSB needs. 

 

Learn more at www.IFundWomen.com

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THE FOUR TENETS OF
 IPSB PHILOSOPHY

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Cyndi & Sabrina Ortolano
IPSB Owners

IPSB has been the single through line in both our lives for many years. This program and the broader IPSB community have been our grounding point, our touchstone, as we have developed our practices and grown, both personally and professionally. This community supported us during Cyndi’s battle with cancer, and gave us a point of connection through the pandemic, and we are honored to return that support, as we lead IPSB into its newest iteration. 

IPSB is unique. Founded on the idea of self-knowledge, personal exploration, and understanding as the root of healing, IPSB has been training bodyworkers since 1979.We are proud to say that IPSB has an unprecedented record of producing injury-free practitioners with decades-long careers. This can be credited to an emphasis on proper body mechanics that dates back to the original work of our founders, Barry Green and Eileen Hamsa Henry. Integrating the training they received in Tai Chi from Abraham Liu (student of Chen Man Cheng) IPSB’s founders created a style of bodywork that remains as innovative and creative as it was when they  began over 40 years ago.

 

It is not just the work we do, but the people that make IPSB so special. Consistently, in our years as teachers, we have found that our students are extraordinary people who value human connection, community and mutual aid. This is reflected in our volunteer program,.and also in the lifelong friendships that our students form while at IPSB. Being able to hold space for these profound interactions is one of the most beautiful gifts we have received as teachers.

 

Over the next year we will be opening up a clinic and creating a new anchor space for our community. Our focus will be on supporting our students, alumni, and the people they love by offering bodywork, movement, stretching and other resources, making it easier than ever to care for ourselves the way that we care for so many others.

For decades we have been dreaming  of a space where our colleagues, students, family, and friends, can be wholistically supported, and it is so exciting to see our dream finally become a reality. Please be sure to add yourself to our mailing list to stay updated on our progress,and to learn about upcoming events. Thank you for all that you have done as part of IPSB’s wonderful community. We look forward to spending time with you all in the coming years.

- Cyndi & Sabrina

CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS

IPSB at School of Integrative Psycho-Structural Bodywork is now the official Custodian of Records for Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing (IPSB) students who attended the school prior to July 1, 2016. 

 

We are honored to continue the legacy of the IPSB style of massage therapy in the greater Los Angeles area. 

APPROVALS

CAMTC - California  Massage Therapy Council

BPPE - Bureau of Private Post-secondary Education

NCBTMB - National Council of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Board of Registered Nursing  

BPPE School Code  98908029  

NCBTMB  290146-00  

CAMTC School Code SCH0077  

AMTA - 109403

ABMP - LEI  781796  

Board of Registered Nursing  CEP 15379

 

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