Tampa Bay Beach

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Tampa Bay Area Massage School – Center for Neurosomatic Studies

The Center for Neurosomatic Studies is an advanced massage therapy school in the Tampa Bay Area that combines classroom education with hands-on course work, and offers an in-depth clinical experience.  Centrally located just off Ulmerton Road in Clearwater, our students commute from all over Pinellas and Hillsbourough counties, including: St. Petersburg, Seminole, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, and the beaches (to name a few). Also, we are just minutes from the bridges to Tampa, and an hour and a half from Orlando. It’s not unheard of for students to commute from Bradenton and Sarasota, in less than an hour’s time.

The Birthplace of Neurosomatic Therapy

The Tampa Bay Area is a special place in the world of manual therapy as it’s the birthplace of both Neuromuscular and Neurosomatic Therapy.  Over 30 years ago in St. Petersburg, Paul St. John began his journey researching soft tissue pain and from his research, he developed the St. John Method of Neuromusclar Therapy. Today, Paul St. John is recognized as one of the primary thought leaders for pain management techniques and is leading the charge for the future of manual therapy treatment.

Neurosomatic Therapy is a big part of that future and Paul St. John, Randall Clark and Kevin Wade set out to change the manual therapy world again in the same place it all started with The Center for Neurosomatic Studies.

Tampa Bay Family on Beach

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Living & Working In Central Florida Gulf Coast

Nicknamed the “Sunshine State,” we are known for warm weather and, of course, residents and our students enjoy the laid back lifestyle and easy access to the beach. There are summer thunderstorms to go along with the heat but the winters are typically fairly mild. The pleasant climate year-round makes Central Florida a great place to live and work.

Lion at Zoo in Florida

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Much To Do In The Tampa Bay Area

Even though your time here will primarily be focused on your studies, and likely part time work, you will be amazed to know that you’ll still have some time for fun! And there's a lot more to the Gulf Coast of Florida than sun and surf. Area attractions offer a myriad of things to see and do. With choices as varied as museums, cruises, and historical sites, you'll never have a dull moment during your visit to our balmy coast.

Here’s just a short list of fun things to see and do, and places to visit:

  • Florida Aquarium
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium (with Winter the Dolphin)
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Buccaneer Football
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • Straz Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Dali Museum
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • New York Yankees and Phillies Spring Training
  • Newly remodeled Pier 60 in Clearwater and Clearwater Beaches

Amusement Parks and other Attractions

You can head over to Busch Gardens if you like amusement parks and Broadway style live entertainment or take the family down to The Florida Aquarium for some light-hearted fun.  In addition, Florida’s main attractions: Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios are all in a reasonable driving distance from our Clearwater campus.

Hillsborough River

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Outdoors, Sports and Recreation

If you are the adventurous type, there are many unique outdoor and sporting activities to keep you busy, when you’re not studying. If you love golfing there are hundreds of golf courses nearby including:

  • Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
  • Bardmoor Golf and Country Club
  • Mangrove Bay Golf Course
  • Belleview Biltmore Golf Club

In addition to the beautiful golf courses, local favorite activities including, swimming and hanging out at the ocean shore, fishing and boating on the Gulf or Bay, and exploring the hundreds of freshwater lakes throughout the area.

If you’re looking to move or commute to the Tampa bay area for massage school, there are plenty of things to do and see, and plenty of opportunity for a well-trained and skilled massage therapist to thrive.

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