The Soma Institute will provide Sports Massage to participants in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Soma has provided Clinical Massage Therapy at the Chicago Marathon for the past eight years.
In addition to those students who will be providing Sports Massage within the Main Hospitality Area, approximately 30 Soma students will be selected to work in the Main Medical Compound based on the set of criteria established by Mike Hovi, the Program Director of The Soma Institute and President of the Illinois Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association.
“It’s amazing to me how students react when they see real pathologies that they have only discussed in class,” states Hovi. “It’s a real eye-opener for the students and for the instructors training them.”
Hovi has spearheaded Soma’s efforts in providing its students with real-world, hands-on experience. He has brought Soma students to the Chicago Marathon ever since Soma began volunteering for Chicago events in 2002. It’s an example of Soma’s long-term Commitment to Excellence and its efforts to build public awareness of the health and sports performance benefits of Clinical Massage Therapy.