Massage Therapy Career Success Story
“People often spend more time with their massage therapist than with their doctor or physical therapist. They trust us, and I think it’s critical that we educate our clients with ways they can help themselves through their own stretching and strengthening exercises.”
Soma Graduate, Renee Dubois
Renee Dubois wanted to advocate for better health education and equality in healthcare in underserved urban populations. Along with her dream of helping others, Renee enrolled in the Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma program at The Soma Institute in Chicago, Illinois. It is an 11-month, 750 hour specialized program covering many areas of massage, including hydrotherapy, sports massage, and bodywork. Today, after graduation, Renee has started her own practice, opening her own wellness studio on Michigan Avenue.
“I really need to credit the instructors at Soma for providing a solid knowledge base. Understanding the anatomy and physiology has been essential—Soma helped me to understand the efficacy of massage therapy, and its role in pain and stress management. After graduation, the staff at Soma has always helped me whenever I needed them. They’ve been quick to respond to all my questions. I value and appreciate that type of attention.”
Soma’s graduates have gone on to careers in many fields, including doctors’ offices, spas & gyms, sports teams, and private practices.
“I work with professional athletes, senior citizens, pre- and post-operative patients, endurance cyclists, as well as everyday people dealing with pain and physical limitations. They often say that I’m the only person they’ve worked with who has taken the time to educate them about what is happening in their musculature.”
If you’re interested in learning more, call The Soma Institute to speak to a friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Representative at 1-800-694-5314.