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The Soma Institute is located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s academic and cultural corridor, a location ideally suited to student life. This stimulating and culturally rich area boasts an amazing array of cafes, restaurants, theaters, galleries, and bookstores. Soma is a short walk from the stunning shores of Lake Michigan. Chicago landmarks like Millennium Park, Grant Park, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium and the Art Institute of Chicago are all within minutes of Soma’s campus.
As a Soma graduate, you’ll enjoy the unique opportunity to take advantage of our Career Services throughout your entire career. Our outstanding resources will provide you with so many valuable ways to advance your career and stay connected to Soma. You’ll benefit from:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects Massage Therapist employment to grow 26% nationally from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, with a 16% rise in Illinois. In Illinois, annual wages range from $19K with a potential to reach $72K per year. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists.*
There is a growing interest massage therapy, as well as an increasing acceptance of the medical value of massage services. This will lead to new opportunities for independent massage therapists, as well as focused specialties, such as athletic rehabilitation, pain management, and therapeutic remedies. Franchised massage clinics are also on the rise continuing to expand their customer base.
Clinical Massage Therapy & Wellness Coaching Career Training
At The Soma Institute, we’re dedicated to providing the in-depth theoretical knowledge, practical real-world experience and ongoing expert support to help our students grow and become sought-after massage therapists and health and wellness coaches.
Whether you’re thinking about starting a new career, or are a professional interested in advancing your skills, the practical training from Soma can help you achieve your goals.
Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate Program
With more and more corporations employing Health and Wellness coaches to boost productivity, lower health risks and promote healthy living, there has never been a better time to join this burgeoning profession.
As a certified Health & Wellness Coach, you will develop health coaching programs for individuals and groups and empower your clients to change their lifestyles and behaviors to live healthier, more fulfilling lives.
Soma’s innovative Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program covers the fundamentals and ethics of coaching, the many components of health and wellness, chronic disease prevention and the business side of the coaching industry.
Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma Program
Get the hands-on training and skills to help others through therapeutic massage. Soma is the only school in the country to offer a diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy.
The Soma Institute is a pioneer in the clinical massage therapy field and has established and maintained a high standard of excellence through our continued focus on clinical evaluation and clinical practice.
Soma has developed a comprehensive Clinical Massage Therapy curriculum that prepares you for the widest possible array of massage therapy career options. You will learn sports massage, hydrotherapy, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, facial techniques, lymphatic drainage, human anatomy, pathology, physiology, orthopedic tests, kinesiology, ethics, and massage therapy state licensing.
The Soma faculty team are experts in the industry and have extensive experience in the field of clinical massage therapy.
We’ve developed our comprehensive Clinical Massage Therapy curriculum to prepare you for the widest possible array of massage therapy career options. You will learn sports massage, hydrotherapy, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, facial techniques, lymphatic drainage, anatomy, pathology, physiology, orthopedic tests, kinesiology, ethics, and state licensing.
Recent Soma graduates have gone on to fulfilling and rewarding careers in:
The Soma Institute, founded in 1998, is a pioneer in the clinical massage therapy field, establishing and maintaining a high standard of excellence through our continued focus on clinical evaluation and our ongoing contributions to the profession. Soma’s faculty members are experts in the industry with extensive experience in the field of clinical massage therapy. Soma is the only school in America that offers a diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy.