Massage Therapy Programs in Chicago at the Soma Institute


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 .

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.

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 programs in Chicago 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.

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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.

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Continuing Education

The Soma Institute is committed to lifelong learning and can help you fulfill your continuing education (CE) requirements. Soma offers several approved continuing education courses each year to help you fulfill your CE requirements.

Soma offers specialized massage courses in pregnancy massage, nutrition, clinical aromatherapy .

To get information on Continuing Education requirements, Board Certification and study tips and tools contact the National Certification Board on Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) at

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