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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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ROCK YOUR RETAIL: KINESIOLOGY TAPE FOR CLIENT SELF-CARE

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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Soma Massages at the Chicago Marathon

Every year it happens. We take all of our students to volunteer in the Balboa Hospitality tent at the Chicago Marathon. In the weeks preceding the event various students will tell the teachers how nervous they are.  These are actual people!  What if they’re not up for the task?  What if they start cramping and…
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