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Soma Massage Blog

A Roadmap to Financial Aid: It’s Easier Than You Think

By James  Cussen, Vice President at The Soma Institute

You’ve decided you want to pursue a career in massage therapy, but then worry about how you’re going to pay for your training. Tuition is one of the biggest stressors I see for most students. They’re afraid of the financial aid application process. At Soma, we pride ourselves in making things easy. We walk with each and every student through the process to get the financing available to them.

 

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A Path to Starting Your Own Business

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

There is an amazing feeling of liberation and control that comes with running your own business and being your own boss. Don’t get me wrong, it’s hard work. But it’s also one of the most common reasons students join our Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma Program: They have a goal of starting their own business. Year after year, our graduates prove that the massage industry is ripe for entrepreneurs, and a Soma education is the launching point.

 

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The Value of Clinical Massage Therapists

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

The Soma Institute is special. I realize, if you’re reading this, you may be rolling your eyes right now and thinking, “Of course, the founder of the school thinks it’s a special and unique place. She’s biased.” Full disclosure: I am biased. However, I’ve also been in this business long enough to know the clinical approach we take to training massage therapists does set us apart, and it is extremely valuable. It’s not just my opinion. We get calls every day from employers looking to hire our graduates. Not all massages are created equal, and our training in clinical massage therapy is something both employers and clients want.

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Watching Lives Change

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

If you’ve read any of my blogs or been around me for any period of time, you’ve probably heard me say it before; I love watching people change their lives for the better. Their stories are powerful and almost always inspiring. It’s why I love my job!

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Strategies for Good Sleep

By Monique Costello, Soma Health and Wellness Program Instructor

Sleep is getting a lot of attention lately. As a Health and Wellness Coach, part of me thinks this is great. Another part of me wonders why it took so long! Sleep has always been a critical part of keeping our bodies healthy, and it’s something we talk a lot about when teaching in our Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program at The Soma Institute.

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