Continuing Education

Continuing Education Program

The Soma Institute recognizes the need for massage therapists to learn and grow professionally even after graduating from massage school. To meet this need, the school offers a variety of continuing education classes throughout each year. The school is an approved provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Courses Offered

Clinical Nutrition (12 Continuing Education hours)
This course provides an overview of nutrition and diet as it relates to self-care. Also discussed is how poor nutrition can affect a client’s ability to respond to massage therapy treatment.
Cost: $149 (if paid on or before May 22)
$199 (if paid after May 22)
$25 registration fee (waived for Soma alumni)
Date: June 23 & June 25

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Pregnancy Massage and Women’s Health (16 Continuing Education hours)
This course discusses the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the female reproductive system and presents an abdominal treatment to promote Women’s health. How to work safely with pregnant clients is also demonstrated.
Cost: $199 if paid before August 8
$249 if paid after August 8
$25 registration fee (waived for Soma Alumni)
Date: September 8 and September 10 9am-5:10pm both days

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Clinical Aromatherapy 
This course provides a strong foundation and working knowledge of the therapeutic use of 15 essential oils in a clinical setting. The methods of extraction, major chemical constituents, function and application of essential oils, and how they work in the human body are discussed.
Cost: $149 if paid before March 1
$199 if paid after March 1
$25 registration fee (waived for Soma Alumni)
Date: March 24, 2017 10am-2pm and March 26, 2017 9am-5:10pm

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Health and Wellness Coaching Program 
Cost: $2150
Date: September 11, 2017
The Health and Wellness Coaching Program will teach students to help clients establish goals, maintain motivation, remain accountable and focus on their successes as they change and manage their lifestyle to embody health and wellness.
15 weeks

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Continuing Education for Employers

Our Continuing Education classes can be invaluable to your workplace!

The Soma Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (#450870-08).

Special Invitation to Employers: Soma can provide you with a variety of Continuing Education classes on-site at your location. 

To learn how our Career Services department can assist you or for more information about bringing these courses to your employees, please contact Stanley Kozik at 312.878.4644 or email


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