Tag Archives: clinical massage therapy

Clinical Massage Tips with Mike Hovi

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…
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A Massage Teacher’s Confession

I have a confession to make. Every time we have a graduation ceremony, I have the same daydream.  It’s very simple. Both Hovi and Rob can’t be found, and somebody has to give a speech.  Can you wing it, Jason? And I hem and I haw, but eventually I agree to try.  I reluctantly approach…
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Plantar Fasciitis: The Agony of the Feet

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of foot pain in athletes. But, unfortunately, it’s not exclusive to athletes. Normal people can get it, too. As the name implies, plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the fascia on the bottom of your foot. The fascia pulls tight and thickens, causing a…
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Watch Out For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

by Jason VonGerichten Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the scourge of anyone who works with their hands.  It is most commonly a repetitive stress injury, meaning it’s caused by doing the same actions over and over.  It can also be caused by trauma or edema in the wrists, but most often it’s attributed to flexing…
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