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The Neuromuscular Role of the Abdominals in Low Back Pain

Jan 19, 2023

The lumbopelvic region’s stability and mobility rely upon the relationship between the thoracolumbar fascia, the fascia lata, the abdominal fascia systems and all their related musculature. Many therapists feel adept with working on the posterior aspect of the body for lower back pain symptoms; we are going to focus on the role of the abdominal … Read More

NHI Student Samuel Torres Makes History as Sacramento Republic FC’s First Paid Massage Therapist

Dec 7, 2022

Samuel Torres never thought he would be where he is now when he started school at the National Holistic Institute in early 2021. Looking back, he is a Texan native who had an extensive career in plumbing. He and his wife, Brandi, made the move to California in October of 2019 in pursuit of alleviating … Read More

Lisa Farnworth Finds Joy and a Second Family at NHI Redding

Nov 8, 2022

Lisa Farnworth is a recent graduate of the Core Massage Therapy Training Program at NHI Redding. Going to School at NHI has Been a Gift to Me I believe I’ve always had a massage therapist living inside me and it is just the right time for it to emerge. Going to school at NHI has … Read More

NHI Santa Rosa Grad Blossom Neidenbach Finds Her Passion in Massage Therapy

Oct 10, 2022

Blossom Neidenbach is a recent graduate of our Core Massage Therapy Training Program at NHI Santa Rosa. Unsatisfied with her job in the midst of the pandemic, Blossom answered her calling to pursue a career in massage therapy. Discover how Blossom found work she loves as a massage therapist for a luxury hotel spa. I … Read More

“Massage Therapist Thumb” from a Neuromuscular Therapy Perspective

Sep 20, 2022

Our hands are our most important tools. We tend to forget how much they do until we have an injury; then even the most mundane task of buttoning a shirt, opening a jar, pouring coffee, or turning a doorknob can become difficult. As Massage Therapists we have to be very aware of how often we … Read More

“Text Neck” and Why Neuromuscular Therapists Spend More Time on the Front of the Body for Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain

Apr 26, 2022

Typically, when patients come to an appointment complaining of back, neck, and shoulder pain we will notice very specific similarities in soft tissue and posture. Invariably, Massage Therapists will start their patient prone and start digging elbows into the middle of the back to address the pain. Unfortunately, this can do more harm than good … Read More

Completing NHI’s ANMT Program Made John McCarthy the Most Requested Therapist in the Company

Mar 28, 2022

John McCarthy is an inspiration to us all. Unemployed for two years due to COVID, John set out to answer his calling by completing the Core Massage Therapy Training Program and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program at NHI Sacramento. Today, John is operating a successful mobile massage therapy business and is also the most requested therapist … Read More

2 of the Most Commonly Overlooked Muscles Injured with Whiplash Associated Disorder and Why Neuromuscular Therapists Will Address Them

Mar 18, 2022

About Whiplash Associated Disorder “Whiplash-associated disorders (WADs) are a common, disabling, and costly condition that occur usually as a consequence of a motor vehicle crash (MVC). While the figures vary depending on the cohort studied, current data indicate that up to 50% of people who experience a whiplash injury will never fully recover and up … Read More

2 Reasons Neuromuscular Therapists Target the Abdominal Muscles for Low Back Pain

Feb 22, 2022

Low Back Pain is one of the Most Common Reasons Consumers Seek Massage Therapy According to the CDC, low back pain is causing more disability in the world than any other condition. In fact, 25% of adults reported low back pain, (LBP) in the three months prior to their investigation. While LBP has several symptoms … Read More

Core Program Graduate Thais Diehl has a Deep Love and Respect for Her Time at NHI Emeryville

Feb 3, 2022

Thais Diehl is a graduate of our Core Massage Therapy Program at NHI Emeryville. While a majority of NHI students enroll without any previous education or experience in massage therapy, Thais came with both, along with a desire to return to a career where her, “spirit would be happy and at ease.” Keep reading to … Read More