“I enjoy possessing a skill that enables me to facilitate healing in others--- and being able to practice my skill anywhere, anytime."
Ingrid Reyna graduated from Soma's Clinical Massage Therapy program in 2001 and has since landed a job at the University of New Mexico Hospital. She practices massage therapy on the staff and patients via The Arts & Medicine program funded by the hospital.
In Her Words....
"This, by far, has been the most rewarding job in my massage career. I also enjoy learning about myself while helping others. Being a massage therapist or any other kind of therapist where you are facilitating healing in others is the best way to explore your own self."
"Apart from Soma giving me an excellent education in clinical massage therapy, my experience there has been a stepping stone in furthering my education within the alternative medicine field. I have recently received a Masters in Oriental Medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College."
Career obstacles since graduation:
“The only obstacle I encountered since graduating in 2001 from Soma was trying to maintain a steady practice while attending school full time. I overcame this hurdle by maintaining a positive attitude and working consistently at the Whole Foods Market chair massage station where I met a lot of loyal clients that kept my practice going while finishing my Bachelor and Masters degrees.”