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AMTA Celebrates its 25th Annual National Massage Therapy Awareness Week® | October 24-30, 2021

Oct 20, 2021

National Holistic Institute celebrates the American Massage Therapy Association’s (AMTA) 25th annual National Massage Therapy Awareness Week® from October 24-30, 2021. Steve Albertson, AMTA National President, shares some ways you can participate this year. AMTA’s 25th Annual National Massage Therapy Awareness Week I am excited that AMTA is celebrating its 25th annual National Massage Therapy Awareness … Read More

NHI San Jose Grad Tony Salazar Uses Neuromuscular Therapy to Provide Relief to the Longus Colli

Oct 19, 2021

Tony Salazar completed the Core and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Programs at National Holistic Institute in San Jose. He’s been practicing in the field for over 2 years and is supporting the ANMT students by volunteering as a tutor and Teaching Assistant. We have received permission from Tony and his patient to share an account of … Read More

Staff Spotlight | NHI Sacramento Admissions Representative Kristie Silva is a Student of Life, Currently Enrolled at NHI

Oct 11, 2021

While National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close this week, the celebration of our amazing staff and students never ends. This Staff Spotlight on Kristie Silva is special, because not only is Kristie an amazing Admissions Representative at our Sacramento Campus, she is also currently a student in our Core Massage Therapy Training Program! … Read More

NHI Sacramento Grad Oliver Layco Running Boston Marathon to Support Massage Therapy Research

Oct 4, 2021

Have you ever reached for the stars, trained for an exhilarating sporting event or stretched yourself to achieve a personal goal? National Holistic Institute alumnus, Oliver Layco, is doing just that as he trains for the 2021 Boston Marathon® as part of John Hancock’s Marathon Non-Profit Program. On October 11, Oliver will run 26.2 miles in … Read More

NHI Modesto & Sacramento Grad Raquel Anchondo-Lopez Builds on Her Foundation of Intuition with NHI as its Frame

Sep 30, 2021

As we continue to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Raquel Anchondo-Lopez. Raquel graduated from the Core Massage Therapy Training Program at our Modesto Campus along with the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) Program at our Sacramento Campus. Discover how Raquel’s Mexican heritage laid the foundation of her intuitive touch which she built upon with … Read More

Staff Spotlight | NHI Graduate and Studio City Campus Manager April Villareal Pursues Her Passion for Massage Therapy

Sep 20, 2021

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our Staff Spotlight focuses on April Villareal. April is a graduate of NHI’s Core Massage Therapy and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) Programs and now serves as the Studio City Campus Manager at National Holistic Institute. Growing up as a Mexican from Texas, April was introduced to many home … Read More

What You Need to Know About Frozen Shoulder and Neuromuscular Therapy

Sep 13, 2021

Shoulder pain is the third most prevalent reason consumers seek Massage Therapy. When considering the incredible mobility of the glenohumeral joint, losing function due to movement reduction and/or pain can create incredible obstacles in our daily lives. There are several terms used to describe shoulder mobility limitations/pain including arthritis, bursitis, Frozen Shoulder, and Adhesive Capsulitis. … Read More

Santa Rosa Student Esmeralda Simmons Finds Fulfillment and Family at NHI

Sep 2, 2021

Esmeralda Simmons, currently a senior in the Core Massage Therapy Training Program at National Holistic Institute’s Santa Rosa Campus, describes her path to pursuing a career in massage therapy. Learn how NHI adapted to the need for Interactive Distance (IDL) amidst the constantly changing conditions due to the pandemic. I Felt As Though I Needed … Read More

Business is Still Booming for 2006 NHI San Jose Graduate Edward Cefalu

Aug 6, 2021

Edward Cefalu is a testament to the fact that our mission at National Holistic Institute of, “Helping People Have Work They Love” is REAL. As a graduate of the Core Massage Therapy Training Program from our San Jose campus in 2006, Edward not only has work he loves, he also helps other people have work they … Read More

The Value of Continuing Education and Collaboration to Advance the Field of Massage Therapy

Jul 30, 2021

“Even though athletic trainers, physical therapists and other health care professionals all do some manual therapy, they don’t have the training or experience a Massage Therapist has…Likewise, Massage Therapists are expanding their skills but don’t have the training an athletic trainer or physical therapist has. So, when we have the opportunity to work together, we … Read More

NHI Emeryville Alumni Kimberly McMaster and Veronica Samora Open Blue Water Day Spa

Jul 22, 2021

National Holistic Institute has been “Helping People Have Work They Love” since 1979. We boast thousands of alumni in our four decades (and counting) of existence and are thrilled to share this story of two particular graduates who not only have work they love, but are partners with us in helping other NHI graduates have … Read More

A Neuromuscular Approach to Shin Splints

Jul 19, 2021

Shin Splints is a term that had been previously used to identify Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS); according to “Principles of Athletic Training” 17th Edition by William E. Prentice, “shin splints” is currently used as an umbrella term that indicates pain in the anterior part of the shin. This pain can be caused by stress … Read More

NHI Santa Ana Student & AMTA Scholarship Recipient Chelsea Vanderbeek Found Relief From Fibromyalgia Through Massage Therapy

Jul 5, 2021

Chelsea Vanderbeek is a current Core Massage Therapy Training Program Student at NHI Santa Ana and was awarded $5,000 via the 2021 American Massage Therapy Association Student Scholarship. Learn more about Chelsea’s story which started as a recipient of massage therapy to control the symptoms of her fibromyalgia to a recipient of AMTA’s 2021 Student … Read More

NHI Sacramento Core Program Grad and Current ANMT Program Student Erika Potts Boasts a Remarkable 95% Rebooking Rate

Jun 23, 2021

Erika Potts is a Core Massage Therapy Training Program Graduate and current Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) Program Student at NHI Sacramento. At nearly 50 years old, Erika managed to build a thriving practice with a remarkable 95% rebooking rate! Learn more about Erika’s incredible success by reading her story below. High-End, Non-Fluffy Massage Therapy Education I … Read More

NHI San Jose Graduates Speak on the Benefits of the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program

Jun 15, 2021

NHI’s Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) Program is the nation’s only continuing education program for bodywork accredited by the Department of Education. The ANMT Program was recently updated to support Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) allowing it to be offered to more Massage Therapists and other Health Care Professionals than previously possible. Cynthia Cheng, Gildardo Mota Stevens and … Read More

Neuromuscular Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Headaches

Jun 7, 2021

As National Migraine & Headache Awareness month continues, Phil Okazaki, Senior Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program Instructor presents a sneak peek into Neuromuscular Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Headaches. To learn more about Neuromuscular Therapy treatments for TMJ Disorders, collaboration with Health Care Providers, and to delve deeper into the biopsychosocial aspects of TMJD and … Read More

NHI Changed San Jose Core & ANMT Program Graduate Alyssa Osborn’s Life in The Best Possible Ways

May 25, 2021

We often hear graduates from our Core Massage Therapy Training Program and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) Program say that they find it difficult to express how much NHI means to them, or how NHI played a huge part in changing their life. Alyssa Osborn, a graduate of NHI San Jose’s Core and ANMT Programs said … Read More

Neuromuscular Therapy and Headache Management for the Most Prevalent Types of Headaches

May 18, 2021

June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness month. In an effort to increase awareness, Phil Okazaki, Senior Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program Instructor from the San Jose Campus has provided a list of the most prevalent headaches and how Neuromuscular Therapists assist patients in the management of the associated discomfort from migraines and headaches. Headaches are … Read More

NHI’s updated Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program supports Interactive Distance Learning

May 5, 2021

While the pandemic has undoubtedly been a challenge for everyone in the Massage Therapy industry, it has also created a unique opportunity for us as educators to re-imagine ways to support our students to have the convenience and flexibility to train from home, while also receiving weekly supervised in-person support on campus. We have updated … Read More

“NHI became my sanctuary and my mentors and classmates became family.” – Brittany “Shon” Anderson, NHI Studio City Core & ANMT Program Graduate

Apr 22, 2021

National Holistic Institute’s mission of “Helping People Have Work They Love” is built upon a foundation of core values such as, “telling the truth with compassion” and “positive energy flowing.”  NHI Graduate Brittany “Shon” Anderson highlights a few other core values of, “providing safe space” and “building confidence, creating opportunity” in her inspiring story below. Shon … Read More

Sacramento Student Chris Poe shares how NHI has transformed his life, purpose and passion for helping others

Apr 13, 2021

At 49 years old, NHI Sacramento Student Chris Poe proves it’s never too late to pursue a career you love. Read all about Chris’ story below. I crossed paths with NHI via divine timing. This is the story of that. I’d been searching for a way to be of service to my community and fellow … Read More

Staff Spotlight | NHI’s ANMT Program Founder & Manager, Cynthia Ribeiro to speak at 2021 AMTA California Chapter Conference

Apr 8, 2021

NHI’s own Cynthia Ribeiro has been announced as a presenter at the 2021 AMTA California Conference. This year’s conference will be entirely virtual and free of charge to all AMTA California Chapter members, including students. NHI is developing a process for current Core Program students to receive Externship Credit for attending the Conference. Cynthia is … Read More

“Losing my job and starting school at NHI saved my life.” – Leslie Beauvais, NHI Studio City Grad

Mar 29, 2021

Losing my job and starting school at NHI saved my life. That sounds like a bold statement. Let me explain. During the summer of 2010, I finalized my divorce, I lost my job and I moved into a friend’s house to save money. When I lost my job, I spent a day brainstorming about what … Read More

You’re invited to NHI’s Spring All Campus Virtual Open House on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 3pm-5pm PDT

Mar 25, 2021
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Staff Spotlight | NHI Sacramento Instructor Alicia Priebe is an Integral Part of the Learning Process She Once Feared and Avoided

Mar 18, 2021

Instructors know EVERYTHING, right? While this may appear to be true on the surface, the fact is, great instructors acknowledge they don’t know everything and are always learning, often times from their own students. Alicia Priebe, the focus of this Staff Spotlight, is an Instructor at our Sacramento Campus. Prior to that, she was a … Read More

NHI Studio City’s Emily Watts has work she LOVES as a graduate of the Core and ANMT Programs

Mar 9, 2021

Emily Watts is a graduate of NHI Studio City’s Core and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) Programs. Read Emily’s testimonial below to learn how she now has work she loves! When I first decided to get into the career of massage I never thought it was going to be a great as it’s been, despite current … Read More

NHI Students & Graduates Share Their Positive Massage School Interactive Distance Learning Experiences

Mar 3, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic brought unprecedented changes to the ways we work, socialize, and learn. NHI too had to adapt to meet the moment by shifting from an 100% in-person environment to interactive distance learning with in-person supervised training clinics. While there may be a natural hesitation to learn a hands-on profession digitally, we are proud … Read More

NHI Studio City Grad Walter “Jai” White has a multi-faceted career in Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy and NEVER stops learning

Feb 24, 2021

Walter “Jai” White is a graduate of both the Core and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) Programs at NHI Studio City. Jai provides us with an account of his incredible story of how a camping trek turned into a mutli-faceted career in Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy and how he never stops learning. I am retired United … Read More

NHI Santa Rosa Graduate Katherine Sciford builds her private practice throughout the pandemic

Feb 18, 2021

Santa Rosa Massage School Graduate Katherine Sciford reflects on her experience at NHI and how the pandemic has allowed her to build her private practice. Learn more about Katherine and her story below. My time at NHI was and always has been a fantastic experience. It was a lot of hard work and time but … Read More

NHI Santa Rosa Graduate Cheryl Stone remains “solidly booked” at Medical Massage 4 Pain Therapy

Feb 3, 2021

NHI Santa Rosa Graduate Cheryl Stone remains “solidly booked” in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how Cheryl found her path from mortgages to massage therapy as Owner of Medical Massage 4 Pain Therapy. I found myself looking for a new career at age 37, looking for something I was interested in and passionate … Read More

NHI Clovis Graduate Julius Copeland shares his story of having work he loves as the Owner of Tru Blue Wellness & Massage

Jan 27, 2021

My story is probably like most people’s. We all have a past that we’re both proud of, and not so proud of. Being raised by a single Mom of four, and watching her do and go through all she did, was and is my inspiration. Being a single Father of a beautiful little girl only … Read More

Staff Spotlight | Margy Sommer | A Journey from Pastry Chef to Professional Massage Therapist & NHI Emeryville Instructor

Dec 10, 2020

Today’s Staff Spotlight is on Margy Sommer, NHI graduate & Emeryville Campus Instructor with nearly 30 years (and counting) of experience in the field of massage therapy. Learn more about Margy’s amazing story from pastillage to petrissage below. I have had a private practice in Alameda for 29 wonderful, inspiring years. I teach at the … Read More

Staff Spotlight | Brenda Gonzalez | NHI Santa Ana Instructor & Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program Graduate

Nov 25, 2020

This Staff Spotlight is focused on Brenda Gonzalez, NHI Santa Ana Instructor and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) Program Graduate. Read Brenda’s testimony about her journey to becoming an ANMT graduate and NHI instructor below. I always knew I didn’t want an “office” job, I wanted to interact with people, and constant movement was something I … Read More

NHI Graduate Anthony Piana Grows His Business During COVID-19 Pandemic

Nov 19, 2020

NHI Graduate Anthony Piana shares why his business, Sports Massage Marin continues to grow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tell us about Sports Massage Marin and why you love your career? I’ve been co-owner and a bodyworker for Sports Massage Marin for the past five years. The majority of our clients are looking for a team that … Read More

NHI Santa Rosa Student Renae Verbera Receives 2020 CAPPS Bonnie Manley Memorial Scholarship

Nov 12, 2020

NHI Santa Rosa student Renae Verbera has been selected as a 2020 CAPPS Bonnie Manley Memorial Scholarship recipient.  Robert Johnson, Executive Director of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS), and Dr. Fardad Fateri, President of the CAPPS Board of Directors, congratulate Renae Verbera on this great accomplishment. It is an honor and a … Read More

NHI Redding Graduate Shila Jones Finds Entrepreneurial Success With Body Recalibration Massage Therapy

Oct 5, 2020

NHI Redding Graduate Shila Jones has found entrepreneurial success with her private massage therapy practice, Body Recalibration Massage Therapy. “Near the end of my senior segment at NHI, I made the decision with a fellow classmate to open our private practice Body Recalibration Massage Therapy. I have successfully retained clients over the last year and … Read More

Tips for Maintaining Positive Mental Health While Social Distancing

Sep 8, 2020

Dealing with being at home all the time isn’t easy for everyone. Staying indoors can lead to feelings of isolation and take its toll on one’s mental health. While looking after our physical health is more important than ever, we must not underestimate the impact of increased stress and anxiety on our mental well-being. As … Read More

Legacy Bay Area Colleges Unite to Expand Program Offerings in Holistic Health

Aug 12, 2020

  Emeryville, California – National Holistic Institute | A College of Massage Therapy announces the acquisition of Bauman College, a leading provider of vocational programs in the fields of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. NHI is excited to build upon the rich heritage of both organizations while expanding program offerings in online and in-person holistic health … Read More

7 Digital Learning Environment Etiquette Tips

Jul 22, 2020

National Holistic Institute takes pride in helping you develop a career in massage therapy that you will love. As a student at NHI, you will be mentored by a team of dedicated professionals committed to your success. The expectations for online learning and classroom learning are the same however, with a few variances. For example, … Read More

COVID-19 Updates & Resources For Students & Alumni

May 5, 2020

NHI remains committed to our mission of Helping People Have Work they Love. There is nothing we value more than the health, safety and well-being of our students, alumni, staff and community.   FOR CURRENT STUDENTS In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, NHI has shifted to online distance education until we can safely return to … Read More

NHI’s Cynthia Ribeiro Elected to The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Feb 14, 2020

The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)  has announced NHI’s Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Manager and Education Specialist Cynthia Ribeiro was positively voted through by Certificants to join the NCBTMB Certification Board, effective March 1, 2020.… Read More

Lizzo’s Personal Massage Therapist & Trainer is NHI Graduate Marcus Ely

Feb 6, 2020

NHI Studio City graduate Marcus Ely has work he loves traveling the world as Lizzo’s Personal Trainer & Massage Therapist.⁣ Marcus helped 3x Grammy-winning recording artist Lizzo reach her fitness goals before she became an international superstar. ⁣   ⁣⁣ Marcus chose to enroll at NHI to further his education and add value to his … Read More

Attend NHI’s All Campus Holiday Sugar Scrub Workshop On December 12th, 2019 from 2pm – 4pm

Dec 4, 2019

  Attend NHI’s Complimentary All Campus Holiday Sugar Scrub Workshop, December 12th, 2019 from 2pm – 4pm, to receive a voucher for $500 off tuition if you start our Core Massage Therapy Program in a January or February. Here’s what to expect at the Sugar Scrub Workshop:  Join us for a complimentary Holiday Sugar Scrub Workshop! Learn how … Read More

NHI Celebrates Military Veterans in Massage Therapy

Nov 11, 2019

Happy Veteran’s Day! Welcoming Military Veteran students to NHI is essential in helping us to better understand how Massage Therapists can support Veteran clients. It is a privilege to have Military Veterans as students, staff, and alumni in the NHI family across all of our 10 Campuses. This past Spring, NHI Instructor, and US Navy … Read More

Denise Tu Receives the NHI 2019 Massage Therapy Ambassador AMTA Convention Scholarship

Nov 7, 2019

The NHI Massage Therapy Scholarship covers the cost for one National Holistic Institute 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. Denise Tu, CMT, received the 2019 scholarship and attended the … Read More

Tips for Studying in Massage Therapy School

Oct 1, 2019

You’ve registered for your classes, had your orientation, and maybe have started on your first few classes of massage therapy school. Congratulations! You’re officially one step closer to a career dedicated to helping people be well and feel their best. It’s an exciting time to work in the field of massage — the demand for … Read More

Attend NHI’s 40th Anniversary All Campus Open House on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 from 3pm – 7pm

Aug 20, 2019

Join us for this very special open house where the National Holistic Institute will celebrate its 40th year of helping people have work they love! This event will also provide exciting opportunities to learn about massage therapy, our school, and why massage therapists are in demand now more than ever. Invite your family and friends to … Read More

NHI Celebrates All Staff Days 2019

Jun 17, 2019

It doesn’t take long to realize you’ve stepped into a different world when you enter the hallways of National Holistic Institute.  From the quotes on the wall to class sitting in a circle on the floor, our #NHILife is full of fun, traditions and true love for sharing the world of massage therapy.     … Read More

Teacher Appreciation Week: Q & A With NHI Dean of Faculty Renee Lucchini

May 8, 2019

  NHI Dean of Faculty Renee Lucchini has been in the field of massage since 1993. As a student at National Holistic Institute, she felt she had found a perfect fit, “When I walked through the door at NHI I felt like Dorothy coming home to Kansas! I had tried so many other crazy jobs … Read More

New Study Finds Massage Therapists Have High Job Satisfaction

May 2, 2019

There are many studies done from a clinical health perspective when it comes to massage therapy. We know the physical and mental benefits of massage, its place in healthcare, and how the sector continues to grow. But rarely do we look at the perspective of massage therapists who are working in the field on a … Read More

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

Apr 4, 2019

  NHI Emeryville Massage Therapy Ambassadors  (MTAs) teamed up once again with Pro-Camps to provide sports massage to the participants at the Kevin Durant Fantasy Basketball Experience from September 21st  through 23rd .  I am Kaela Petty and I am one of the MTA Coordinators on the NHI Emeryville campus and a huge sports fan. Since … Read More

What to Expect When Starting National Holistic Institute Massage School

Mar 11, 2019

Massage therapy is a great career for people who want to have meaningful work helping others, but before you become a professional massage therapist comes the journey of massage school. Enrolling in massage therapy school is a big decision and you may be wondering what it will be like. Here are some tips on what … Read More

NHI Graduate Joseph Hughes’ Fightletics is Helping Athletes Reach Their Full Potential

Feb 4, 2019

  Joseph Hughes’ career as a Massage Therapist has seen him helping top-level athletes from UFC star Nate Diaz and NCAA Football players to weekend warriors from all walks of life feel and perform their best. After graduating from National Holistic Institute’s Massage Therapy Training Program Emeryville Campus in 2014 he started his private practice Fightletics Performance … Read More

NHI Instructor William Mathis Says Goodbye After Nearly Two Decades of Work He Loves

Jan 28, 2019

Still Crazy After All These Years: Nearly Two Decades of Work I Love By William Mathis   A major chapter of my life is coming to a close. I signed on with The National Holistic Institute in the spring of 2001, and last Wednesday, I tendered my resignation. It’s been an amazing journey. I’ve seen the … Read More

NHI Senior Sebastian Stratton-Clarke Wins 2018 Successful Hands Grant

Jan 15, 2019

National Holistic Institute is proud to recognize Emeryville Group 2 Senior Sebastian Stratton-Clarke as a winner of the 2018 Successful Hands Grant. Performance Health and Massage Envy established the Successful Hands Grant Program to help students prepare for the rewards of a career in massage therapy. Each winner receives a $1000 educational grant. Successful Hands … Read More

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