1:21 pm

$65 LIVE MBLEX Review Starts Oct 10th

Once again we are offering a 24 hour MBLEX Review Instructor Led - Now Just $65 for EVERY STUDENT!

Live MBLEx Review  - MBLEx Live Course - INCLUDES ABMP EXAM COACH Study Tool!

This is the perfect time and opportunity to take advantage of your summer downtime and study for the MBLEx.

Whether you can take all the days or just a few nights you will want to take this course - it includes a $10 discount on ABMP's Examcoach Study tool!

Studying for the MBLEX can be overwhelming. Take the course and improve your confidence so you pass the first time. Get an Intensive Review in our three day weekend review course. We will review all MBLEx / Massage test subjects and hundreds of practice questions over the three-day course.

Class meets Tuesday Evenings 5 to 10 PM Starting October 10th for 6 weeks.

Build Confidence
Reaffirm Knowledge
Improve Weak Subject Areas
Remove Exam Anxiety
Get Lots of Test Tips
Practice Clinical Reasoning

Our instructor, Mindy Andrasevits CMT, has taken the exam and offers you the patience and courage to succeed the first time!

We strongly encourage massage students or legacy therapists that need to take the MBLEx to take this class. . Call to sign up! No Registration Fee. We will supply you with materials and encourage you to bring your massage school textbooks for this course. Any student or massage therapist that needs the exam is welcome to attend.

Call now 760.321.9214 or Register online.
2:45 pm

Polarity is Back! - 2-weekend August Intensive

Polarity Intensive is back for August - 2 weekends 8/18,19&20 & 25,26,27

Diane Charron CMT, HHP will be leading our 40-hour Polarity course in two consecutive weekends this August. This will be two Friday night through Sunday workshops.

Polarity therapy is a holistic healing system that works with this "life energy" in all its forms, using a comprehensive system of bodywork, exercise, nutritional guidance and verbal counseling. The goal of polarity therapy is to realign and unite body, mind, spirit and emotions into harmony and vibrant health.

Polarity offers the massage therapist an opportunity to delve deeper into the subtle anatomy and energetic balance in the body. Polarity treatment is good for anyone with physical, emotional, mental or spiritual problems. The treatment can also be an excellent tool for self care. The purpose of the treatment is to balance all the energies, horizontal currents, vertical currents. The therapist calls upon the three styles of touch and the protocols of polarity to release pain as well as connect with the elements earth and water elements to air and fire. If you are interested in reading more about Polarity here is a great article from the Massage Therapy Journal archives

Our two weekend intensive will be the 8/18 & 25 Friday nights 6 PM to 10 PM and then 9-6 PM on the Saturdays and Sundays.

The Price is $520

We will offer 50% discount for retakes and encourage our past students to take the course again for a different teacher's perspective.
6:28 pm

Kinesio University KT1 & 2 Coming to Somatherapy

We are pleased to have the original KT1 and KT2 courses at our School May 6 & 7.  $369 

(To be taken in conjunction with KT2)

The KT1 course is designed to introduce practitioners to the Kinesio
Taping Method. Over the course of this eight-hour class, the Certified
Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTI) will discuss the fundamental
concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method and the unique properties and
use of Kinesio Tex Tape. During lab sessions, attendees will have
ample time to practice screening and muscle testing created for the
enhancement of their Kinesio Taping skills and muscle applications
for both the upper and lower body. Upon completion of this course,
attendees will be able to discuss and apply the Kinesio Taping
Method to relax overuse syndromes, stimulate weak muscles, and
decrease pain and swelling. In addition to instruction provided by the
CKTI, the attendees will receive the full-color Kinesio Taping KT1 &
KT2 Workbook to augment their training. Each attendee will also
receive a 60-day membership to the Kinesio Taping Association
which includes access to a reference database.

(Pre-requisite, completion of KTA approved KT1 course)
The KT2 course builds on material learned in KT1. During this eighthour
class, the CKTI will introduce the six Corrective Techniques
(Mechanical, Functional, Space, Fascia, Ligament/Tendon, and
Lymphatic) and discuss their application in a variety of clinical
conditions. During lab sessions, attendees will have ample time to
practice applying these techniques to a variety of upper and lower
body conditions. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be
able to discuss and apply the Kinesio Taping Method to orthopedic &
neurological conditions.
May 06, 2017 - May 07, 2017
Rancho Mirage, California
Somatherapy Institute School of Massage
70225 Highway 111 , Suite B&C
Rancho Mirage, California,
4:49 pm

Special $99 Med Billing & Practice Course 1/21

When the pressure’s on in a MEDICAL SETTING… Massage Therapy helps take the pressure off. 

Medical Billing Class 1-21-17

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE:  Massage Therapists are becoming an essential part of the team in a hospital or medical center by alleviating pain, treating trauma, or reinforcing recovery.  Massage therapy is a growing discipline in every department of today’s medical facilities.    Whether as independent contractors or as part of a team, certified and licensed massage therapists are being asked for by patients to complement more traditional treatments.

In 1998, only 7.7 percent of hospitals were offering complementary and alternative therapies.  Less than 15 years later, that percentage has risen to 42 percent.  And the trend is expected to continue.  CMTs that learn to handle medical prescriptions enhance their repeat clientele and referral business.

Now that you want to be part of the health and wellness solution, Somatherapy Institute has everything you need to knead.  Earn your certification as a Medical Massage Therapist and be able to work in all healthcare environments and across all medical disciplines…from sports rehab, to pain management to chiropractic offices.  

Somatherapy Institute courses conducted by highly trained professionals include treating medical injuries, myofascial release, lymph drainage, medical coding and business, and research literacy.      

By putting the pressure on, massage therapists help hospitals and medical centers take some of the pressure off.  Careers don’t get much more rewarding than that.

ACT NOW and Get our Medical Billing and Coding Workshop for just $99  - That is $100 Discount!

Or Call us at 760.321.9214
4:36 pm

2017 Medical Massage Therapist Courses Announced

Here is our list of courses being offered toward the Medical Massage Therapist Program.

The Following (First half) 2017 Courses are scheduled as part of our Medical Massage Therapist Program:

Medical Billing and Practice Considerations 8 hours January 2st. $160

Myofascial Release 32 hours Thursday Evenings April 27th $425

Stretching Flexibility and PNF 32 hours Tuesdays March 28th $425

Deep Tissue III 32 hours Tuesday Mornings May 2nd $425

Kinesio Taping ( by the original Kinesio University NM) KT 1 and 2, 16 hours Sat - Sun May 6-7 $369

Medical Injury and Rehabilitation I (muscular-skeletal ) 32 Hours May 10th 4 day workshop Wed - Saturday $425

Medical Injury and Rehabilitation II (inflammation & scar tissue Massage ) 32 Hours May 17th 4 day workshop Wed - Saturday $425

Advanced Assessments 20 hours 20 hours June 8th Thurs - Saturday Workshop $360

Please call our office to confirm prerequisites and other information. 

7:12 pm

New Semester January 9th

We are excited to announce our new semester is just around the corner - starting Monday January 9th with Swedish Massage Month long intensive and Kinesiology on Wednesday evenings. 

This is the perfect place to start your program.  When you begin massage school you begin a journey into a new career that feeds your soul and gives you the opportunity to work in the growing field of complimentary and alternative medicine and healthcare.  13

Somatherapy is here to support your ambitions and goals for your new career.  Inquire today about our school and learn why we are the best. 

take a look at our FAQ section for more details.     Call today to schedule a tour.  760.321.9214
6:44 pm

Massage Therapy A Career for Good Karma

Now is the time to Choose Massage Therapy for your career.  Some of us view it as a calling, others a vocation.  Anyway you look at it, most all of us would agree that it is a rewarding career with the kind of flexibility and good karma that we want to attract into our lives.

With the new year upon us, now is the time to enroll in our program.   Statistics are in your favor for choosing this rewarding career.  According to the latest AMTA ( American Massage Therapy Association) Research report here are just a few of the facts about our profession.  
The Median age of Massage Therapists is 45 years old.  Most of us work an average of 23.3 hours per week and are paid for approximately 19.7 hours.  (We have to account for business management time.)   The average price of a 1-hour massage is $68 with the massage therapist earning an average of $47 per hour including tips.   Much of our business is repeat clientele and referral.

Health and services businesses are some of the most successful businesses to run in the Coachella Valley.  At Somatherapy, we strive to give our students the very best massage therapy education and preparation for their new career.  There is no better time to start your new journey into the world of helping yourself and healing others.  Join us.   Call to schedule a tour.  760.321.9214
5:56 pm

Updated Employment Opportunities

Hello Fellow CMTs: 

Our employment page is filling up for the fall season.  Get a jump on your opportunities now, as many places are starting their training in the next couple of months! 

Visit our Employment Page here:

Also, if you are looking for work, please call our office.  If we know you are looking we will let you know specifically about opportunities.
5:54 pm

Free Shiatsu Class - July 31st 10-Noon - Open to the Public

Join us for a Free Shiatsu Demonstration Class and learn about the many benefits of practicing the ancient healing art of Shiatsu. 

Shiatsu is a great way to practice wellness at home or among friends. This ancient Japanese-originating practice dating back to 1320 AD has been a favorite wellness practice used in eastern cultures, especially in families.

Somatherapy offers a 40 hours course in Shiatsu given by a 2200-hour trained teacher. Class is Thursday nights March 10th - April 28st 5:30PM to 10:30 PM. This class is open to the public.

Here are a few key benefits of Shiatsu.

Shiatsu is a Japanese massage technique done with the use of fingers. The massage technique involves an ancient finger-pressure healing technique. The therapy includes the method of anma, a Japanese traditional massage, stretching, and Shiatsu. Shiatsu therapy is also known as needle-less acupuncture.

You must RSVP for this Free demonstration class, Space is limited.   Call 760.321.9214. 


4:51 pm

Scholarship Opportunity

There is still time to apply!  We are pleased to inform our student body of the  Successful Hands Grant Program. This is a national scholarship opportunity offered from BioFreeze, Bon Vital and Massage Envy.  Eight $1,000 awards are given at the end of each year.

All current enrolled students are invited to apply.  Winners are notified on December 1, 2016.