Our programs are designed to meet the requirements for certification from the California Massage Therapy Council* (CAMTC) for The Massage Therapist Certification.
The Massage Therapist Program is 545 massage education hours, including 100 hours in anatomy & physiology, contraindications, health & hygiene, and business & ethics.
The Holistic Health Practitioner Program is our 1000 Hour proprietary certification which takes your Certified Massage Therapist training to the next level. Students take the core CMT program and continue on with the HHP courses. Students must enroll in the HHP Program to take advanced classes in a combination of three primary specializations:
Energy & Holistic Massage
Deep Tissue/Medical Massage or
East/West Integrated Therapist.
These programs delve deeper into the body, energy, and advanced anatomy to teach the student the lastest and best techniques for serving their desired clientele. We recommend that students who complete the Core CMT program continue their studies for at least 750 hours of training - whereby they become eligible to apply for Board certification by the NCBTMB, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, along with other NCBTMB requirements (Please inquire.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FEES & POLICIES
Students receive a $300.00 discount when paying for the Massage Therapist Program.
We offer payment plans for students that need help with the cost of a the program. We can arrange for such students to pay incrementally and meet all costs by the time they have completed the class or program. Grants are also available for qualified students and may help cover partial or up to full program tuition.
Please review our catalog for complete details of our programs and school policies.