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NHI’s Phil Okazaki Reflects on His Japanese American Heritage and its Impact on His Life

May 24, 2022

As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we spotlight Phil Okazaki. Phil is an alumnus of NHI who currently serves as the AMTA California Chapter President and works for NHI as a Senior Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) Program Instructor and ANMT Curriculum & Marketing Specialist. In addition to all of that, … 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

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

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

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

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