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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

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 part-time. In January 2015, Facebook opened the first ever corporate on-site … 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 … 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

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 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

Spotlight on NHI’s Teacher Assistant: Julianna Woodman

May 26, 2015

At NHI, our teachers assistants are a critical part of the classroom experience. They provide our students with additional hands on support to ensure that they are learning the material. We sat down with Julianna Woodman, one of our teacher assistants at NHI’s San Jose campus to learn more about her experience as a teachers … Read More

NHI Massage Therapy Instructor in the Spotlight: Kati Athey

Apr 27, 2015

At NHI, our instructors are passionate experts in the field of massage therapy. This week we are featuring Kati Athey, a massage therapy instructor at our Emeryville campus. Kati attended the Core 900-Hour Massage Therapy Program at NHI Petaluma, and continued her education in the Advanced 450-Hour Neuromuscular Therapy Program at NHI Emeryville. She graduated in … Read More

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