About Soma

About The Soma Institute

The Soma Mission

The Soma Institute is committed to excellent teaching and to the personal and intellectual growth of its students. Soma is continually building on its mission to promote innovation and excellence in massage therapy and health and wellness coaching education programs.

Discover the Soma Clinical Massage Therapy Difference

The Soma Institute is the only school in America to offer a diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy. Clinical Massage therapy is a highly specialized healthcare modality that focuses on both the evaluation and the treatment of soft tissue dysfunction through manual manipulation.

The purpose of clinical massage therapy is to develop, maintain, rehabilitate, and augment the physical function of the massage client.

At Soma we train students in a wide array of therapeutic techniques used in clinical massage therapy practice, including:

  • Sports Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Neuromuscular Techniques
  • Swedish Massage Techniques


Where you end up in your career depends a lot on where you start out

When looking at massage therapy schools in Chicago, you need to find the one that matches your goals. Before you make a decision as important as choosing a massage therapy school, see for yourself what makes Soma such a launching pad for success.

  • Soma graduates who earn a Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma work in a variety of organizations including The Chicago White Sox, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, The Joffrey Ballet, The Four Seasons Hotel, Swedish Covenant Hospital and The Peninsula Hotel.
  • A Clinical Massage Therapy diploma from Soma prepares you for the career of your choice within the massage profession – from wellness massage at spas and resorts, to medical massage affiliated with hospitals, to sports massage for professional athletes.
  • Soma’s comprehensive Career Services will provide you with invaluable ways to advance your career. The Soma Institute, however, cannot make any guarantee with regard to placement.
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