Soma Essentials: Somassage® Certificate Course— August 14-17, 2023

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Soma Essentials: Somassage® Certificate Course— August 14-17, 2023

Somassage® is a unique system; it includes analysis, Soma models and myofascial techniques that get results.

By Soma Institute of Structural Integration®

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Date and time

August 14 · 9am - August 17 · 6pm PDT


The Soma Institute— Whidbey Island, WA 772 Camano Ave Suite 101 Langley, WA 98260

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Somassage® is a complete myofascial bodywork system that helps people feel balanced and revitalized. It focuses and mobilizes energy by releasing muscles and fascia to create more ease of movement. Developed out of Soma Structural Integration® theories, Somassage® recognizes and works with the unique qualities inherent in each individual structure. This hands-on workshop is open to those who are unlicensed and interested in studying Soma Structural Integration as well as seasoned massage therapists looking to deepen their body mechanics, touch and skill. Upon completion of the course, licensed practitioners will have permission to use the Somassage® trademark, all participants will have the tools to successfully use Somassage® to support others in a significant and meaningful way.

In addition to being a great stand-alone course, Soma Essentials is a prerequisite course for those interested in attending the full 768-hour Soma Structural Integration Certificate Program. The next module for the Soma Program begins September 26th, 2023, so this course would be for those hoping to start in September 2023 or later. More info can be found on our website.


Jesse Guerrero ASP, LMT, Soma Lead Instructor and Co-Director

Kelsi Giswold ASP, LMT, Soma Lead Instructor and Co-Director

Vanessa Wood, LMT, Soma Instructor

Kimberly Lorton, LMT, Soma Instructor

Concepts that you will Learn:

– The language of connective tissue in the body

– Compression & suspension mechanics

– How gravity effects the body

– How to recognize holding patterns in the fascial network

– Soma's Holographic Body Reading: an effective structural analysis model

– Soma's Three Brain Model: a body/mind model for client assessment

– How to use Somassage® for treatment specific work

– Wholistic body mechanics: how to work with ease and more efficiency

– A protocol for a full 1.5 hour Somassage® session

– Somassage® techniques & theory

Cost: $655

CEU's: 32

Class is from 9:00am to 6:00pm each day. Class will be held on lovely Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound. The town of Langley is about a 1 hour drive and a short ferry ride north of Seattle, WA. More details and logistical information will be emailed before the workshop. A limited number of hostel-style lodging options are available, contact us for more info.

”This class is the best CE class I’ve taken in my whole 17 year career as a massage therapist, hands-down! I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to either begin their journey in the bodywork field, or to revitalize an existing practice. More of this type of work is very much needed in the world.”

- Trisha, 8/21 Somassage® Attendee

This course meets Oregon and Washington state massage CEU requirements. For other states, please check your state requirements. This course is IASI approved.

Refund Policy—Covid Exposures or Illness:

If an attendee is exposed or sick with Covid within 10 days of the workshop they will be asked to stay home and be issued a full refund (minus ~ $10 of Eventbrite registration fees).

If an attendee becomes sick or exposed after they have begun attending, then their registration will be transferred to another, future Soma Essentials workshop, to be taken within 2 years.

Refund Policy—General Cancellations (Non Covid):

Cancellation made greater than 30 days before the start of the course—90% of payment refund.

Cancellations made between 30 days and 12 days before the start of the course—50% payment refund.

Cancellation made between 12 and 0 days before the start of the course—no refund.

A minimum number of participants is required to hold the workshop, if the number is not met you will be notified and refunded 15- 30 days prior to the workshop.

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