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ABOUT US

MORE THAN JUST MASSAGE

At Somatherapy, we believe a great education doesn't have to be expensive. We strive to deliver comprehensive, hands-on education at the most competitive rates in the Coachella Valley. While prospective students are encouraged to enroll in our full Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) program, we also offer a la carte classes and continuing education for established bodywork professionals. Our students graduate from our program with all the necessary skills to immerse themselves in the field and continue their massage therapist career!


Our school features small class sizes in order to provide a personalized learning experience for each student. Instructors allow sufficient class time for one-on-one coaching. Somatherapy students enjoy an on-campus student clinic, where they are given the valuable opportunity to complete their required clinic hours and hone their skills by performing massages on members of the community.

Becoming a massage therapist is a rewarding and viable career for new high school graduates or any individuals seeking a career change. The field of massage therapy is incredibly flexible, fruitful, and fulfilling. The Coachella Valley offers a great many employment opportunities for massage therapists, due to our many resorts, spas, chiropractic and physical therapy clinics and retirement clubs. Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Personal Trainers, Hospitality Workers, and many other professionals are turning to massage therapy to expand their careers in this rapidly-growing field. What are you waiting for? The massage world is ready for YOU!

OUR PROGRAMS

Body Massage

CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST PROGRAM

This program trains students for entry-level employment in the field of massage. Courses in the core program are designed to specifically meet the CAMTC requirements.  The student will learn to give professional-quality Swedish massage, aromatherapy, clinical and therapeutic techniques. 

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NATIONAL MASSAGE THERAPIST PROGRAM

Somatherapy offers a National Massage Therapist advanced certification program. This advanced training program prepares a Certified Massage Therapist for work in sports, medical, and rehabilitation settings. This Certificate program gives CMTs the problem solving and assessment skills to work with the most challenging clients on their own or as part of a healthcare team.

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HOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTITIONER PROGRAM

The HHP Designation has long been a coveted certification for massage therapists.  It is a 1000-hour total program which builds upon our Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) curriculum with advanced classes in eastern and western modalities.  Students enroll in the HHP Program and then take the required number of courses to complete their program.

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Reflexology

ADVANCED THERAPIST TRAINING & EDUCATION

Courses in: Swedish Massage, Kinesiology, Thai Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Cranialsacral Theory, and Practice. Chair Massage, Polarity, Reiki, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy, Spa Services, and Treatments, Hot Stone Massage and many more.