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5 Reasons Why Now is a Great Time to Become a Massage Therapist

Oct 22, 2018

Have you been thinking about a new career as a Massage Therapist? Most people love the idea of receiving a massage, but they may not have considered actually providing this valuable and therapeutic service to others. You can attend massage school at one of our 10 California campuses and get started in this rewarding and growing field. If … Read More

Rebecca Ramirez de Arellano Receives the NHI 2018 Massage Therapy Ambassador AMTA Convention Scholarship

Sep 10, 2018

The NHI Massage Therapy Ambassador Scholarship covers the cost for one National Holistic Institute (NHI) senior or graduate to attend the annual American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National Convention, providing the recipient with access to industry leaders, educational sessions, networking venues and hands-on experience with professional products. Rebecca Ramirez de Arellano, LMT, a 2015 graduate … Read More

Massage Therapy is a Powerful Medicine for Underserved Communities

Jun 4, 2018

Desserin Custodio found massage therapy and National Holistic Institute at just the right time. As a veteran of the United States Army, she was going through a rough patch in her life and wondering what was next. After enrolling at NHI she found the supportive and understanding community at the school and within the surrounding … Read More

NHI Celebrates All Staff Days 2018

May 21, 2018

They came from everywhere on March 28th and 29th, 2018. 145 of us descended on the Berkeley Marina here in Northern California for our annual All Staff Days!  Once a year ALL of the staff and faculty at the National Holistic Institute come together to meet, play, learn, dance, hug, and eat (and hug)! This … Read More

Partner Yoga, Thai Massage and Alleviating Human Suffering

Apr 6, 2018

Take the spiritual wisdom of ancient yoga, mix it with Thai massage, add a bit of acrobatics and you’ve got Partner Yoga (also known as Acroyoga). Partner Yoga is a great mix of exercise, spirituality, and trust building play that has found growing popularity in the health and wellness community. Renee Araneda became interested in … Read More

3 Reasons Massage Therapy Is the Perfect Career for Dancers

Feb 28, 2018

National Holistic Institute Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program student Matthew Doolin has been a professional ballet dancer for over a decade and a certified massage therapist since July 2017. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Matthew earned a bachelor’s degree in Dance Education from Indiana’s Butler University. Dance gave him the opportunity to travel the world as a performer and … Read More

MTAs Provide Sports Massage at NBA Champion Kevin Durant’s Fantasy Camp

Dec 22, 2017

NHI Emeryville Massage Therapy Ambassadors (MTAs) teamed up with ProCamps to provide sports massage to the participants at the Kevin Durant Inaugural Fantasy Basketball Experience from September 15 through 18.… Read More

AMTA Responds to Current Media Coverage

Dec 12, 2017

National Holistic Institute is deeply disturbed by the sexual assault allegations filed against Massage Envy, and the subsequent news coverage surrounding the Buzzfeed article. We stand committed to upholding and teaching professional ethics and standards in our curriculum and support the statements made by both the AMTA and the ABMP.… Read More

NHI Instructors, Cynthia Ribeiro and Kirsten Staley on Massage Therapy Podcast, ‘How’s The Pressure?’ – Collaboration vs Referral

Oct 30, 2017

NHI instructors, Cynthia Ribeiro and Kirsten Staley, make the case on the “How’s The Pressure” podcast with Haley Winter on why you should work towards true collaboration and why it’s important to continue your medical education in order to help you better asses your clientele and move the massage therapy profession forward. Listen in.… Read More

Meet the Staff – Rachel Brown – SF Campus Student Life & Career Coordinator (SLCC)

Oct 24, 2017

What makes NHI so great is the people that shape and form our tight knit organization. We had the opportunity to chat wth Rachel Brown, a star Campus Student Life & Career Coordinator (SLCC) out of our San Francisco campus. Here is what she had to say about life and helping people find work they truly love.… Read More

NHI Instructor Provides Massage Therapy to Artists Performing at Outside Lands Music Festival

Sep 27, 2017

NHI Emeryville Instructor, Patrick Coomes, had the exciting opportunity of providing Massage Therapy to several artists performing at Outside Lands Music Festival, one of California’s largest music festivals held annually in San Francisco at Golden Gate Park. We connected with Patrick to find out what it’s like to give massages to the artists, how he learned about … Read More

NHI Instructors, Cynthia Ribeiro and Kirsten Staley Featured as Guest Speakers on Massage Therapy Podcast, ‘How’s The Pressure?’

Sep 6, 2017

Tune in and subscribe to ‘How’s The Pressure’ podcast to hear from NHI’s own experts and to participate in the continued expansion and integration occurring in today’s world of massage therapy.… Read More

NHI Graduate, Shannon Risk, found her calling in Sports Massage Therapy

Aug 22, 2017

Shannon Risk, a fitness enthusiast with an extensive background in dance and an advocate for wellness, found her calling with a career in sports massage therapy. Risk attended National Holistic Institute and completed the Massage Therapy Training Program and the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program in 2013.… Read More

You’re invited to stop by NHI’s All Campus Open House on August 17th, 2017 anytime from 3p – 7p

Aug 7, 2017

You can have an exciting new career as a massage therapist in under a year! Begin your journey with us at NHI’s All Campus Open House on Thursday, August, 17th from 3 pm – 7 pm. By attending this event, you’ll receive a $500 tuition voucher applicable for students starting classes in 2017.… Read More

NHI Graduate, Shannon Odell Launches Successful Mobile Massage Business, Living Lotus Massage

Jul 17, 2017

Shannon Odell pursued a mobile massage business after graduating from NHI’s Massage Therapy Training Program. The best part of her job Odell said, “is seeing the difference you’ve made in your client’s overall well-being. It’s rewarding to have a job that positively impacts people’s health.”… Read More

NHI Instructor, Cynthia Ribeiro, Receives the AMTA 2017 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award.

Jun 28, 2017

Cynthia Ribeiro, NHI Instructor, & manager of the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program is the AMTA 2017 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Recipient.… Read More

NHI Graduate, Jo Bruno, Shares her Entrepreneurial Story of Running the Massage Garage Business

Jun 14, 2017

Massage therapist and entrepreneur, Jo Bruno, a 2017 NHI graduate, who runs the Massage Garage business, shares what it’s like running her Massage Business. … Read More

NHI Celebrates All Staff Day 2017

May 4, 2017

Our 130+ Staff came together to join with the Headquarters Campus in Emeryville. Each year we come together as a community with one goal: Helping People Have Work They Love.… Read More

Discover which Career Path in Massage Therapy is right for you

Apr 3, 2017

With so many cool settings and career paths to choose from as a massage therapist, do you know which career path in Massage Therapy would be your dream come true? Here are some questions to help you discover which career path in massage therapy is right for you: What type of clientele do you want … Read More

NHI Graduate & Scholarship Winner, Tobi Lessem Featured at the AMTA 2016 National Convention

Nov 29, 2016

The AMTA 2016 National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was an outstanding success and ranks as the largest convention in the AMTA history. The AMTA convention is where the massage therapy community advances the profession through continuing education, networking, and sharing the newest products. Each year key stakeholders in the industry attend the convention to support … Read More

4 Fall Ayurveda Tips

Oct 20, 2016

Look outside your window and you’ll see the seasons in transition. The days are becoming shorter each day, the leaves are falling from trees and warm summer air is being replaced with cool, dry winter air. All of these changes can take a toll on your body. Listed below are a few daily rituals rooted … Read More

NHI Graduate, Tobi Lessem, Wins the 2010 Teacher-of-the Year Scholarship Sponsored by BioFreeze

Jul 27, 2016

National Holistic Institute and Biofreeze proudly announce that Tobi Lessem, an NHI graduate from the Massage Therapy Training Program and the Advanced Neuromuscular Training Program has won the 2010 Teacher-of-the Year Scholarship, sponsored by BioFreeze. Lessem will receive complimentary registration, airfare, and hotel for the 2016 American Massage Therapy Association National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in October compliments of NHI and … Read More

Enhance Your Personal Training Career with Massage Therapy.

Jun 21, 2016

  Get the Skills to Be a Sports Massage Professional. If you’re ready to earn additional income on top of personal training, and enhance the services you provide to your clients, you owe it to yourself to consider your potential as a sports massage therapist. As a personal trainer you have the stamina, inquisitive mind, … Read More

Learn about Shiatsu Massage and What you can expect at an ‘Introduction to Shiatsu’ Event at NHI

May 24, 2016

The Background of Shiatsu:  Shiatsu is an important style of therapeutic massage. Shiatsu comes from Japan, and although it is a fairly new modality, it has its roots in the millennia-old traditions of Chinese Medicine. A good clue to understanding shiatsu is the name itself, which combines the characters for “finger” and pressure”. A simple … Read More

Inside Interview with NHI Graduate, Jilliane Zito, Facebook’s Lead Massage Therapist

Feb 17, 2016

Jilliane Zito is the lead massage therapist at Facebook’s in house spa in Menlo Park. After graduating from National Holistic Institute’s Massage Therapy Training Program at the San Francisco campus, she got hired at Facebook and began working in their fitness center … Read More

NHI Employer Special Feature: Watercourse Way

Jan 21, 2016

We had the opportunity to go to Watercourse Way, a full-service day spa in Palo Alto to chat with the manager, Nathan Hanley, about what they look for when hiring massage therapists, why they love hiring NHI grads, and why it’s a great time to become a massage therapist. NHI: Nathan, thanks for taking the … Read More

NHI Students, Ricardo Rodriguez & Diana Suarez, Volunteer Massage Therapy with the Care Through Touch Institute

Jan 5, 2016

Care Through Touch Institute’s (CTI) mission is to care for and educate poor and marginalized people by providing massage therapy and holistic health practices that transform body, mind and spirit. The heart and practice of this healing service is born out of founder and executive director Mary Ann Finch’s experience of living and volunteering as … Read More

NHI Graduate, James Girard, Founder of James Girard Bodyworks Shares his Story of Running his own Massage Therapy Private Practice

Dec 10, 2015

At NHI, our alumni are constantly impressing us with the work they do after they graduate. We wanted to start highlighting our graduates’ accomplishments and success in the massage therapy field on our blog to give our current students an idea of what they have to look forward to after graduation. We sat down with … Read More

An NHI Grad’s Experience Providing Geriatric Massage as a Hospice Volunteer

Nov 19, 2015

Written by NHI Graduate, Rebecca Bower  Becoming a massage therapist was a dream of mine for many years. Before I started the massage therapy training program at NHI, I wasn’t sure which area of massage I was most interested in pursuing. During the program, I realized that I wanted to focus on geriatric massage, which is … Read More

Biting the Bullet: The Masseter

Oct 15, 2015

By William Mathis, NHI instructor The masseter is one of the most crucial muscles in the human body because it allows us to chew food and thus nourish the body. Its name is derived from the Greek word masasthai, meaning “to chew”, and it forms a prominent part of the contours of the face. For its size, … Read More

Receive a $500 Tuition Voucher When You Attend NHI’s All Campus Intro to Massage Therapy On September 11th From 2pm – 4pm

Sep 4, 2018

Begin your journey with us at NHI’s All Campus Intro to Massage Therapy on Tuesday, September, 11th from 2 pm – 4 pm. This event provides exciting opportunities to learn the basic techniques of giving a massage, information on our school, and why massage therapists are in demand now more than ever! Invite your family and … Read More

Receive a $500 Tuition Voucher When You Attend NHI’s All Campus Open House on August 9th From 3pm -7pm

Jul 30, 2018

Begin your journey with us at NHI’s All Campus Open House on Thursday, August, 9th from 3 pm – 7 pm. Learn about NHI’s industry-recognized massage therapy training program and the exciting career opportunities in massage therapy. You can have a rewarding career as a Massage Therapist in under a year! By attending this event … Read More