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Category Archives: Clinical Massage Therapy

Massage Gets Back to Business

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute One of the cruel ironies of 2020 is that when people are stressed or tense, they need massage more than ever. Clearly, this has been a stressful year. Add to that all the people who are working remotely and bent over odd workstations or composing…
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Penny Chelios Realizes a Dream

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute In the midst of today’s challenges, it’s hard to take any time to sit back and reflect. The future occupies us. I know I’m often busy thinking ahead to things like how I can continue providing the best education possible for our students or how…
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The Business of Helping People

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute The Soma Institute was built on the idea of helping people. Students come to us because they are passionate about the idea of a career where they can help people heal naturally. My passion and the passion of our staff is to help our students…
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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…
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