Somatic Bodywork Major

This major is a program that prepares individuals to promote physical and emotional balance and well-being through the application of skilled touch principles and techniques.

Includes instruction in therapeutic massage and other hands-on touch methods, anatomy and physiology, structural/functional integration and various holistic health systems (Rolfing/Structural Integration, colon hydrotherapy, Breema, Hellerwork, lymphatic drainage, Rosen Method, hydrotherapy, and others), client counseling, practice management, and applicable regulations and professional standards.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Somatic Bodywork Major (use the College Search feature and enter "somatic bodywork" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Somatic Bodywork Major?

With a major/degree in this field you will have a variety of options relative to careers.  You may choose to work in a spa, salon, health club, medical office/clinic, hospital health club, or even a chiropractic office.  You can work in these arenas as an employee or self-employed.  You will need to complete, at the very least, a certificate program.  The majority of professionals in this field have an associate or bachelor’s degree.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Somatic Bodywork Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.


Publications/Magazines in Somatic Bodywork Major