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Hands-On Learning Versus In-Class Learning in Massage Therapy

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

Understanding the differences between hands-on and in-class learning can significantly impact your educational experience and future professional skills when pursuing a career in massage therapy. At The Soma Institute, we believe in offering our students a comprehensive learning journey that blends both approaches, ensuring they are well-prepared for their future careers.

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The Future of Massage Therapy

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

The future of massage therapy holds exciting prospects. It promises to expand beyond traditional settings and into diverse sectors. This expansion broadens the scope of practice for therapists and increases accessibility to therapeutic massage for various populations.

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Ethics in Massage Therapy

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

Ethics play a crucial role at the core of every healing profession, and massage therapy is no exception. For those drawn to a career in this fulfilling, therapeutic field, understanding and adhering to ethical standards is just as important as mastering the physical techniques. The ethical practices in massage therapy serve a crucial purpose and are designed to ensure the client's and therapist's well-being and comfort. These guidelines establish a professional boundary and mutual respect, creating a safe and effective therapeutic environment.

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The Importance of Accreditation in Massage Education

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

In the journey to becoming a professional massage therapist, the path you choose matters significantly. Among the critical decisions to be made, selecting an accredited massage education program stands out as a foundational step toward a successful career.

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The Anatomy of Massage

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

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Massage therapy, a practice as ancient as it is therapeutic, combines the art of touch with a deep understanding of the human body to promote healing, relaxation, and wellness. At The Soma Institute, we believe in demystifying the process of massage to highlight its benefits and the thoughtful approach behind every technique. This post delves into the anatomy of a massage, explaining the why and the how of what happens during a session.

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