Recent Posts by Amber Mills

Massage Makes Me Happy Day

  Mark your calendar-- March 20, 2018 is Massage Makes Me Happy Day! The MASSAGE MAKES ME HAPPY Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute aims to celebrate the healing powers of massage therapy and promote its benefits through research and education, advocacy and global awareness. At The Soma Institute, we know that massage makes us and our students…
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Soma Graduate Starts Her Own Business

  When Melanie Wilkerson enrolled at The Soma Institute, in May of 2014, she was 42 years-old. She had spent the bulk of her adult life, at that point, working in hospitality and was ready for a change. As fate would have it, she was scrolling through Facebook when she happened upon a post made…
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Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain

from the NY Times: After two hourlong sessions focused first on body awareness and then on movement retraining at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, I understood what it meant to experience an incredible lightness of being. Having, temporarily at least, released the muscle tension that aggravates my back and hip pain, I felt like…
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Navigating the Path to Wellness With Massage Therapy

from the AMTA: It’s estimated that more than 51 million American adults discussed massage therapy with their doctors or health care providers in 2015.1 Stats like these tell us that more clients than ever view massage therapy as an integral part of their health care regime. In response, it’s essential that you understand when massage…
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from Massage Magazine: Kinesiology taping in massage practice is growing—and for very good reason. Pain reduction, proprioception, movement mechanics and postural re-education; managing the fluid dynamics of swelling after an injury, surgical procedure, or related to lymphedema—these are some of the effects that kinesiology taping can provide. As a practitioner, using this versatile tool in…
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