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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 … 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

Massage Therapy as a Career for Veteran’s

Oct 30, 2015

We sat down with Lola D. Logan, an NHI student who served in the United States Army for 11 years as a Healthcare Specialist and Combat Medic to learn more about her and why she choose NHI. Read about her inspiring story as she transitioned from military life to civilian life and how she found … Read More

Teacher Feature: Renee Araneda

Oct 27, 2015

This month we are highlighting Renee Araneda, one of our massage therapy instructors at our Emeryville campus. Renee graduated from NHI Emeryville in 2007 and worked in a variety of settings, including integrative wellness centers, acupuncture clinics, and spas.  This valuable experience helped her build a successful private practice, which she continues to maintain today, … Read More

NHI San Jose Celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

Sep 3, 2015

Contributing Writer: Aurora Donnelly Walking into the doors of the San Jose campus is like coming home to me. I remember coming in for my campus tour provided by the admissions team. As soon as Michelle began talking about the program I immediately felt that this place was where I belonged. I met many teachers … Read More

NHI Teacher Feature: Rondi Kirby

Aug 26, 2015

We sat down with Rondi Kirby, one of NHI’s massage therapy instructors at the San Francisco Campus to learn about how she became interested in massage therapy, her experience owning a spa in Breckenridge, living in Yosemite and her most memorable moment in her massage career.   Q1: Why did you choose massage therapy? Rondi: I took … Read More

5 Reasons Why Learning Massage Therapy in San Francisco Rules

Jul 31, 2015

  Contributing Writer: Elizabeth Higareda Being a massage student in San Francisco has been a fantastic experience. There’s a sense of community in Group 28 that I’ve never felt anywhere else I’ve attended school. With San Francisco being such a diverse community, our interactions with the public are always different and exciting. Day to day, we’re … Read More

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