In short, you will learn all the basics and a solid foundation to build a successful massage career. We touch on many topics to make you a well rounded therapist and prepare you for the certification exam, as well as how to present yourself as an asset to a potential employer or massage client. SOCHi focuses on both the rehabilitative and relaxation portion of massage therapy training and will ensure that our graduates know the in’s and out’s of both crucial branches.
The Advanced Professional Massage Therapy program at Southern California Health Institute (SOCHi) provides you with training in massage therapy with an integrated approach to health and wellness. We teach you how to document your treatment and speak with other healthcare providers about your client so that you are a part of their overall wellness plan when necessary. We also enhance the therapist’s skill set by offering study in massage theory and application.
The program provides career training in medical massage therapy, eastern massage, specialized massage, Russian sports massage, spa treatment modalities, and additional massage therapy modalities including lymph drainage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. Also included are the foundational science and massage theory classes in anatomy, physiology & kinesiology, pathology, CPR and first aid certification, professional ethics, hygiene, and business principles.
Upon graduating from Southern California Health Institute, there will be many opportunities for employment in the world of Massage. In terms of massage for rehabilitation, many clinical setting such as chiropractic offices and medical offices will need Massage therapists to assist in that crucial portion of their facilities work. This is also extended fitness clubs for sports rehab and obviously any sort of clinic specifically designated for rehabilitation. Many other facilities hold massage for relaxation and leisure and this will include businesses like spas and resorts in need of therapists to serve their team. Below is a list of a few of the places that one can work in once they become a graduate of Southern California Health Institute.
- Cruise Ships
- Rehab Clinics
- Chiropractic Offices
- Mobile Massage Services
- Medical Offices
- Fitness Clubs
Additionally, many of our graduates have thriving business seeing their own clients. Some of them that is enough to be their only source of income and others choose it as way to supplement other endeavors such as artistic or entertainment careers. Your ability to work and be a success in this field is only limited by your imagination.
It is a great thing to be able to be your own boss! Once graduated, students have the opportunity to build their own clientele and work from home or even travel. This can be done by creating a business for you, or some students become contracted with a third-party app that partakes in pairing massage therapists with people who need work done on themselves. All the wonderful benefits of becoming a Massage Therapy graduate still apply even if you are working remotely and managing your own client list.
Stress is the leading cause of doctor visits for various manifestations of disease and dysfunctions here in the United States.
The influence that our style of Medical and Sports massage can have on the body directly affects injured tissues while balancing the nervous system from a stressful state. Massage therapy is in great demand due to these facts and because of our aging population. Not only will you be directly influencing your client's health and well-being, you will become what they talk about and refer to amongst their friends, increasing your client base and ultimately your income potential. The field is rapidly growing and our style of massage gives great results which translates to higher income for our graduates, but don't just take our word. See below from onetonline.org:
Massage Therapy Jobs:
- Projected to grow much faster than average (employment increase of 14% or more) over the period 2014-2024
- Projected to have 100,000 or more job openings over the period 2014-2024
- New & Emerging occupation in a high growth industry
- Median Income in California of $38, 940 as of 2015.
Angel is our Advanced Professional Massage Therapy program director. Here is a quick message from him:
“Hello! My name is Angel Gregorio. Welcome to the Advanced Professional Massage Therapy Information page. I am the massage therapy program director as well as a graduate of SOCHi. Ultimately I decided to pursue massage therapy because I wanted to help relieve people from chronic nagging pain as well as relieve them from the stresses of life. That’s initially why I ended up at SOCHi and here I am to this day continuing the dream I once thought wouldn’t be possible.
It gives me a great sense of gratification every time I finish a treatment. At the same time massage therapy has given me a career with a lot of flexibility and great income potential. That’s why I wanted to become an instructor and assist people with the same goals I once had.”