Returning to School

are you ready to start a new career?

Prospective students who have been displaced from their job and/or want to make a career change, take certification courses together or consecutively.

Many of our students are working adults who have been out of school for a while. Some students including Director Mike McAleese started with Reflexology, so that he could "earn while learning".

SOHMAR has many OPTIONs Available including low finance fees and weekly or monthly payment plans!
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  • 10 Week Reflexology Certification to get back in the swing of school. Meets 1 day/eve a week
  • 9 month Fast Track Program meets 3/times weekly
  • 13 week Sports Massage Certification
    Meets 1 day/eve a week
  • Take 1 to 3 CEU classes per year to develop and enhance your skills (weekend classes avail)

Certification Courses...


This course is 600 hours/approximately 44 weeks of intensive training in anatomy and physiology, massage techniques, and bodywork. We meet and exceed Illinois Licensure requirements and prepare you for state testing. Upon completion of this course you will receive a Certificate in Massage Therapy.
- Learn hands-on holistic massage
- Anatomy and physiology, pathology, and business ethics
- Benefits and contraindication of massage
- Preparation for state testing and licensure
- RockTape Certification NEW!!!!

Spa Reflexology a 4 hour intro (runs 2 times per yr TBA)

Reflexology Level #I is a 40 hour certification course which meets once a week for 10 weeks. This course is also NCBTMB approved and can also be taken as a 40 hr. Massage Therapist CE.
Theory, hands-on practice of holistic reflexology techniques and basic Anatomy and Physiology. Reflexology

Level #2 for certified Reflexologists and also is NCBTMB 9 hour CE class for Massage Therapists. This is an advanced class for reflexologists. We cover advanced assessment skills, pathology studies, sports related reflexology, basics of RockTape and how to work on people living with cancer.
Objectives #1 and#2:
- Learn hands-on holistic reflexology techniques
- History of reflexology
- Brief overview of Anatomy and Physiology
- Benefits and contraindication
- Intro to RockTape

sports massage/sohmar elective

Intensive training dedicated to working with the athlete before, during and after training and competition. We will discuss theory and history, preventative, curative and emergency treatments & basics of RockTape.
The classes are divided between theory and practical experience.
- Learn hands-on Sports Massage techniques
- Benefits and contraindication of Sports Massage
- Advanced stretching techniques for the athlete
- Preventative, curative and emergency procedures
- Learn the mindset/psychology of an athlete
- Learn how to schedule massages before training, and after training

Aromatherapy & Essential oils with Ellie Stewart

We have teamed up with Pathways to Light to teach Aromatherapy at SOHMAR. Classes in Energetic Aromatherapy, Intro to Essential Oils and Aroma 101 are available.
Email us at: [email protected]

Continued ed and Intro Classes

SOHMAR offers CE courses on different topics/modalities. We host many of the top outside CE providers from all over the world! Check our site often for a list of CE's. Fill out our form on our contact page to receives an email from us to keep you notified.

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