3:37 pm

Rick V. Demonstrates Deep Tissue techniques

This is a great class for graduates to brush up on their skills or learn some new tips and tricks. Monday evenings at 6 PM - 10 PM. $270. 50% discount for retakes.
1:56 pm

FREE Start your Day Right with 6:30 AM Yoga!

Free in December!  Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:30 to 7:30 AM.   (Closed from 23rd to 30th December) Ready to renew your mind and body? Somatherapy Institute is now hosting Morning Yoga beginning December 9th and will happen every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Class starts bright and early at 6:30 a.m and lasts an hour. 

Our yoga instructor, Amy Brassard, has been practicing yoga for 5 years and is in the process of becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher 200. She is a student  at  the Bodden Institute for Yoga and Holistic Studies, a Registered Yoga School under the Yoga Alliance. She has a personal passion for health and fitness, and enjoys sharing this with her students. 

Amy will be teaching Acu-Yoga, which combines the complementary systems of Acupressure and Yoga. This style of yoga incorporates the use of acupressure points throughout the body with your asanas (postures) in order to relieve tension and stress. This is a gentle healing practice where you will be able to use the postures to regain energy, without any needles involved!

Two pricing options are available for this class:

  • $15 for 1 class
  • $55 for 5 classes

We ask that you bring a few essentials with you:

  • Yoga Mat
  • Water
  • Towel

Contact us today for more info!


Amy Yoga 1 (2)

6:01 pm

We've Moved!

NEW ADDRESS 70-225 Highway 111, Suite B & C, Rancho Mirage CA 92270. We are pleased to let our students, alumni and public workshop and clinic clients know we have moved to a larger, more modern facility in Rancho Mirage.  

We are at the intersection of Hwy 111 & Peterson Road. Just West of Country Club Drive.   We'll be working the kinks out for a week or so (we're known for that.)   Our new facility will offer a spacious classroom and larger clinic.  We will be offering morning Yoga classes for all our clients and working therapists. We all need self-care and yoga is a great way to get started!

We hope to see you all soon!

8:22 pm

Cranial-sacral Workshop -Sat & Sun Dec 14-15

Don't miss this great opportunity to diversify your massage practice with the wonderful modality of Cranial Sacral Theory.  Our class will run all day Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th and will cover theory and practice.  Cranial Sacral emphasizes the effect of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid on the movement of the cranium and spine.    Cranial sacral work is essential in relieving pain and symptoms of many of conditions and stressors.  


This Cranial-sacral foundation will give you  a great tool to enhance your practice.  Our 16 hour program counts toward your CMT hours.   Sign up today - click here for more information

8:09 pm

New Program Starts Monday January 6th - Enroll today!

Choose the Coachella Valley's finest massage therapy training school for your new career.  Our mission is to build careers that offer purpose, passion and prosperity. 

The Somatherapy Institute offers the most experienced faculty  - now in a brand new expanded facility located in Rancho Mirage.  somatherapyInstituteNewlocationSignWe are the only school to offer students a Certified Massage Practitioner training program.  Why is that important?  The CMP license gives our students the ability to start working as a therapist in as little as 4 months.  And all the while  you can continue your classes to obtain a full Certified Massage Therapist license.

Call today for complete details on our program: 760.904.0912.  See why for yourself why over 1000 graduates chose Somatherapy.

8:34 am

Ranking Massage School to Expand, Update Its Offerings

Somatherapy Institute Will Add New Classes Starting October 7

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif.Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With high season around the corner and brighter prospects projected for the economy, the Somatherapy Institute of the Coachella Valley is widening its reach.

The school, which opened in 1991 to offer classes leading to State Certification as a Massage Practitioner or Certified Massage Therapist, will be relocating to a larger, more convenient space in Rancho Mirage. The new space will allow it to service a higher volume of students while offering Public Workshops and a new continuing education program for advanced students.

New classes will begin on October 7. New candidates are welcome to apply.

A Rewarding Career

Says Managing Director Margaret Hines, "Therapeutic Massage has come into its own as an industry.  With alternative medicine accepted in more and more mainstream health establishments, Bodywork has emerged as a rewarding, high-paying career.  

"It works for people of all ages, from high school graduates to later-life career seekers. It's especially well-suited to people who want to prosper while remaining true to core beliefs about the true source of health and well-being."

Finding An Authentic Path

Current student Kim Bragdon confirms Hines' view: "After 30 years an escrow officer I allowed myself to take a different direction. Massage had been an important stress reliever for me when I was an office worker. I saw that I could help people. I looked at other schools, but Somatherapy Institute just felt more personal and hands-on." 

Sensitive to the seeker mentality common among its students, the Somatherapy Institute cultivates an environment of personal attention. Every effort is made to help students find a personal focus for their massage therapy practice. The school's core program is literally hands-on, with a wide variety of modalities taught and practiced in classes. 

Variety Spells Opportunity

The range of modalities is impressive: everything from sports and deep-tissue massage to traditional styles like Shiatsu, Reflexology, Polarity, Reiki, Lymphatic and Cranial-sacral work to massages developed for the special needs of niche populations such as HIV/AIDs patients, cancer, geriatric and post-surgical patients and pre-natal populations.

"Our combined faculty experience is well over 100 years," Hines continues. "Each faculty member specializes in a particular aspect of massage, and our teachers' field experience sets us apart from other schools."

"Each teacher and class offers the student real-world perspectives and in-depth knowledge. Combined, they foster a deep appreciation for how Bodywork has evolved in cultures around the world."

Graduates Are in Demand

Graduates of Somatherapy Institute thrive in the Coachella Valley, either in private practice or through employment at prestigious resorts and spas. Some graduates use their skills in conjunction with caregiving, or in chiropractic, physical therapy or personal training practices.   

Somatherapy Institute is approved by the State of California Bureau of Private Post-secondary Education (BPPE.) All are invited to inquire about programs, workshops or the student clinic for discounted massages.  For more information, contact Margaret Hines at 760.904.0912.


SOURCE Somatherapy Institute