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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

AMTA’s Annual Conference Spa Track Review by NHI’s Student Life & Career Coordinator, Chamara Pittman

Apr 13, 2015

It’s not often that my friend world and professional world collide, but since indulging in Spa Life for the last three years, I have found my soul sisters. Our love for all things related to sugar scrubs, Vichy Showers, massage and saunas led us to decide on a sisters’ weekend disguised as the AMTA California Annual Conference in … Read More

NHI Student, Barry Crane’s Review of the Core 900 Hour Massage Therapy Program

Mar 31, 2015

I am Barry Crane. I am a certified massage therapist and am graduating from the NHI 900 Hour Core Program in April of this year. I became interested in massage when a friend invited me to join his Burning Man camp that provided therapeutic massage. I went and discovered that I had a gift for … Read More

Massage Therapy Ambassador, Riya Suising, Recaps her Experience at the AMTA National Convention

Jan 12, 2015

As a member and officer of the AMTA-CA Silicon Valley Unit, I get to participate in many AMTA events and workshops throughout the year.  This year I attended the AMTA National Convention for my first time. I attended the AMTA-CA Chapter Conference for the past 3 years in Northern and Southern California where I was … Read More

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