Category Archives: Clinical Massage Therapy

Can Clinical Massage Help with Nerve Injury?

If you’ve ever felt a shooting, tingling sensation down your leg or quick, sharp pain after lifting something or playing sports, you likely have experienced a nerve injury. Often, the pain is just a temporary nuisance, but it can also be debilitating. Clinical massage therapy can often relieve pain caused by nerve injury. (more…)
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Clinical Massage Tips with Mike Hovi

Program Director Mike Hovi gives some tips to Massage Therapists beginning their clinical massage program. The SOMA Institute offers 11 month and 15 month Clinical Massage Therapy programs designed to accommodate busy schedules. The 11 month program students attend class 2 full days a week while the 15 month month students attend class all day…
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The Benefits of Career Services

Join Keeton Phillips as he details some of the many services the Soma Institute's Career Services can offer current students and alumni alike. In addition, the Soma Institute's employment page list curated listings to help current students and graduates alike in their job search.
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4 Myths About Pain, Pain Receptors and Pain Relief

Pain should not be ignored If you’ve been alive for any amount of time (and if you’re reading this, you have been), you’ve felt physical pain at some point in your life. The sensations we know as pain are the results of nerves sending signals to our brains in response to various painful stimuli. Pain…
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Kinesiology Tape: What It Is, How It Works and Why Use Is Growing

  You may have noticed college and professional athletes wearing tape, often bright in color, on their arms, legs and other extremities. That’s no ordinary medical tape they’re wearing. It is kinesiology tape, also referred to as kinesio tape, and it’s a light, elastic tape used for pain relief and other health benefits proponents believe…
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