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Ethics in Massage Therapy

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

Ethics play a crucial role at the core of every healing profession, and massage therapy is no exception. For those drawn to a career in this fulfilling, therapeutic field, understanding and adhering to ethical standards is just as important as mastering the physical techniques. The ethical practices in massage therapy serve a crucial purpose and are designed to ensure the client's and therapist's well-being and comfort. These guidelines establish a professional boundary and mutual respect, creating a safe and effective therapeutic environment.

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The Importance of Accreditation in Massage Education

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

In the journey to becoming a professional massage therapist, the path you choose matters significantly. Among the critical decisions to be made, selecting an accredited massage education program stands out as a foundational step toward a successful career.

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The Anatomy of Massage

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

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Massage therapy, a practice as ancient as it is therapeutic, combines the art of touch with a deep understanding of the human body to promote healing, relaxation, and wellness. At The Soma Institute, we believe in demystifying the process of massage to highlight its benefits and the thoughtful approach behind every technique. This post delves into the anatomy of a massage, explaining the why and the how of what happens during a session.

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Massage Therapy in Professional Sports

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

The Role of Massage Therapy in Sports Medicine

In the high-stakes world of professional sports, athletes constantly push their bodies to the limit. As the demand for peak physical performance intensifies, the role of massage therapy in sports has become increasingly crucial. Massage therapy offers a bridge between rigorous training and optimal performance, aiding in recovery, preventing injury, and enhancing athletic endurance.

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Client Communication in Massage Therapy

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

Choosing the Right Massage Therapy School

Effective communication is the cornerstone of any successful massage therapy practice. It builds trust, ensures client comfort, and enhances the therapeutic experience. For aspiring massage therapists, mastering the art of communication is as crucial as learning the techniques of massage itself. Here’s how to effectively communicate with clients before, during, and after a massage, fostering an environment of trust and comfort that encourages repeat business and referrals.

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