Veteran Massage Therapy
Veteran massage therapy is a growing field among massage therapists looking to serve veterans in this unique and rewarding way. Our country’s veterans spend years risking their physical and emotional health for our general safety. Specializing in massage therapy for veterans can be a rewarding career opportunity for aspiring massage therapists eager to find a niche for themselves.
While some military members experience physical injuries, others may experience acute combat stress—which over time can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Incorporating massage therapy into the overall treatment plan for veterans is the first step in beginning to repair the trauma their brains and bodies experienced. Besides the physical aspects of massage therapy, the social engagement of a massage session can create feelings of nurturing and safety for veterans-- essentially, rewiring the brain while relaxing the body.
This trend offers promise for the many massage professionals looking to join this career. The Soma Institute in Chicago supports this field with their renowned Clinical Massage Therapy Program. Either 11 or 15-months, this program trains students in all of the fundamental elements of massage therapy. If you’ve ever considered a career in Clinical Massage Therapy, now is the time to take that first step. Give one of Soma’s Career Counselors a call to find out more about the program and if it’s a good fit for you. Give us a call today at 1.800.694.5314.