Developed based on the Soma Structural Integration® theories, Somassage® is a stand-alone, specialized form of bodywork that uses the fascial system, specific depth, and directionality to advance the client toward optimal efficiency, ease and wellness. It addresses the full-body organization of the fascial structure while recognizing the unique qualities of each individual. Open to all – those with absolutely no touch experience – as well as massage therapists, this extensively hands-on workshop gives you skills to work with ease while helping your clients feel great. Upon successful completion of the course, the practitioner will gain permission to use the Somassage® trademark and have the pre-requisite foundational knowledge to start our full Soma Structural Integration Certificate program, if they choose.
“Deeply inspiring, clear, and highly educational.”
—Brighton, 2022 Somassage® attendee and LMT
“I wish I had suggestions to be helpful, but this workshop was actually perfect for me. Even with no formal background in bodywork, I didn’t feel lost at all. Thank you for hosting such a thoughtfully designed workshop.”
—A.L, 2022 Somassage® attendee
“This was a great introduction. I felt like I learned a lot and opened new doors to be curious about. All the teachers were present and supportive. It was great!!”
—S.A., 2022 Somassage® attendee
Summer 2022 Soma Essentials: Somassage®
We look forward to seeing you soon!
- Somassage® theory and hands-on techniques
- The language of connective tissue
- Compression & suspension mechanics
- Gravitational effects on the body
- Holographic Body Reading – an effective structural analysis model
- Three Brain Model – unifying body and mind
- How to use Somassage® for treatment work—extremely effective
- Whole body mechanics: how to work with ease and efficiency
- A body mechanics system that saves energy and prevents repetitive motion injury
CE Hours: 32
What is Somassage®
“The Somassage® workshop has valuable information and techniques. The balance and organization that Somassage® brings has become a crucial part of treatment for many of my clients, who are noticing a much easier relationship with gravity and far less discomfort. The enthusiasm of the instructors and safe, open environment made it easy to learn.”
–L.P., Licensed Massage Therapist
Somassage® is an effective treatment session technique based upon principles of fascia and Soma Structural Integration®. It allows release of tension, increased flexibility, promotes relaxed energy, enhances performance and promotes holistic health and wellbeing.
Many manual therapists who have learned this technique say their clients love and regularly ask for Somassage®. Those same therapists also appreciate the ease that Somassage® gives them in their own bodies while they are working. It is not just a technique, but a whole system of structural analysis, directional myofascial release and applied body mechanics.
Somassage® utilizes a unique system of body reading that allows the practitioner to clearly see the structural compensation patterns of each client. This information is very useful in developing specific and effective treatments that provide the most benefit to the individual. Clients are taught active movements to aid in release and integration during the session. Active movement awakens awareness in a client and can help them find ease, flow and mobility in their body.
Somassage® can be used as a stand alone session, as a system of treatment work for injuries, or as client introduction of how they could feel continually after a series of Soma Structural Integration. Somassage® is especially effective for treating specific injuries while reinforcing a global awareness of mind-body integration. While Somassage® was developed for clients who have previously had Structural Integration, it is also highly effective for people interested in experiencing Soma bodywork for the first time.