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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

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

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

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

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 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

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