Accreditations & Memberships
About the School
Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute (SOCHi) has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists. We have graduated over 1,500 students who are now a part of a larger community of wellness and healthcare.
Our mission is to provide quality programs in an environment of scholastic learning to encourage empathetic and compassionate therapists, dedicated to the ethical and social principles of the profession and committed to a lifetime of continued learning.
The SOCHi experience is more than what happens in the classroom. Students have an opportunity to take part in the community to discover their passions, refine their goals and develop their character.
Students will be a part of a school community which is focused in therapeutic healing through the art of touch. The experience at the school will lead the student on the path to a successful and gratifying career in health and wellness with the assistance of SOCHi’s professional career services team.
SOCHi offers an education that challenges, inspires, and prepares students for success. Our integrated massage therapy, physical therapy aide, and sports rehabilitation curriculum is designed to offer the best of both worlds; a combination of academic rigor and practical application of theory.
It is our responsibility to encourage and foster the value of life-long learning, to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive information available, and to give the student the support necessary to successfully earn their certificate.
SOCHi focuses its teaching on European Medical Massage Therapy, which was developed in Russia and later in Germany some hundreds of years ago. This method of therapy is non-invasive in nature and has been shown to be extremely effective in treating and preventing injuries, stress and illness. Additionally, our curriculum is rich with other methodologies, such as:
- Deep Tissue
- Sports Massage
- Hot Stone
- Trigger Point
- Chair Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
This is just a sampling of what one will learn.
The SOCHi faculty is team of wellness professionals that have paved the way for others in this exceptionally compassionate profession. Their passion for sharing their knowledge and experience, prepares the student for a successful career in the field. The shared philosophy of the SOCHi faculty is that they are better able to give the gift of therapeutic touch by passing their knowledge to those who are eager to learn.