By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute
The Soma Institute was built on the idea of helping people. Students come to us because they are passionate about the idea of a career where they can help people heal naturally. My passion and the passion of our staff is to help our students succeed both in the classroom and after graduation.
COVID-19 changed all of our worlds dramatically. My heart breaks as I think about those in Illinois and around the world who have lost loved ones to this virus. As I look out the window, I see a quiet city and empty streets as people shelter in place. The challenges are many, and they are not easy to navigate. But, when the world throws you a global pandemic, you can't just shut down. You have to continue to innovate and continue to help more people.
If you’ve ever felt a shooting, tingling sensation down your leg or quick, sharp pain after lifting something or playing sports, you likely have experienced a nerve injury. Often, the pain is just a temporary nuisance, but it can also be debilitating. Clinical massage therapy can often relieve pain caused by nerve injury.
The SOMA Institute offers 11 month and 15 month Clinical Massage Therapy programs designed to accommodate busy schedules. In the 11 month program, students attend class 2 full days a week, while the 15 month students attend class all day on Saturday and one evening during the week. Students learn both wellness massage and more specific clinical techniques to improve range of motion, decrease pain, and improve posture. Massage therapy is a rewarding career and the SOMA Institute can help you achieve your goal of becoming a therapist that creates change in the world.
Take a look at one of the Soma Institute's faculty members who is here to help provide guidance, support and words of wisdom to students via our Career Services Center. Keeton helps students and alumni with job placement and more!
Program Director Mike Hovi gives some tips to Massage Therapists beginning their clinical massage program.
The SOMA Institute offers 11 month and 15 month Clinical Massage Therapy programs designed to accommodate busy schedules. The 11 month program students attend class 2 full days a week while the 15 month month students attend class all day on Saturday and one evening during the week. Students learn both wellness massage and more specific clinical techniques to improve range of motion, decrease pain, and improve posture. Massage therapy is a rewarding career and the SOMA Institute can help you achieve your goal of becoming a therapist that creates change in the world.
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The Soma Institute
The Soma Institute
55 East Jackson Boulevard Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60604 312-939-2723
Classes are currently available online. Click HERE to learn more.
The health and safety of our students is our top priority. So, Soma has gone online - allowing new students to begin their massage therapy training while adhering to public health and social distancing orders designed to keep everyone safe.
We’re also offering students the opportunity to start their Soma education and path to a new career with no money down. The Soma Institute has waived all application and registration fees. Financial aid and tuition grants are also available to those who qualify.
Soma students may also be eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants available through the CARES Act. To see the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report, click here.
We know many things in life are uncertain during this time, and we are here to provide opportunity and hope for those looking for a new career path where you can make a difference.
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