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Hands for Humanity Massage | Taking Care of Yourself is Taking Care of Your Community

Jul 30, 2012

My education at NHI is the reason I am able to create this dream into a reality. NHI provides an in-depth education of several massage modalities, kinesiology, anatomy, pathology, physiology, and business. My mentor and all the staff at NHI have also provided incredible support, during school and after graduation. All the staff has played a role in developing the massage therapist I am today. I can’t thank each and every one of them enough for the tools, the patience, the love, the time they have made available for me, and the encouragement.… Read More

Yoga, Massage, Focus, Energy, Somatics, Stamina, Immunity, and You

Jul 2, 2012

Several days ago it finally happened… With the right light and the right angle, as illusive as it might have been it was clearly there – not a six pack but an eight pack! As every well trained massage therapist knows, the Rectus Abdominis is really a ten pack. We all have it but for … Read More

Body Mechanics | At the Intersection of Massage School and Local Organic Produce

Jun 20, 2012

When I was in massage school up in the mountains of North Carolina, I spent some time working on an organic farm. The work was fun, active, outdoors, and I often came home with a bag of fresh veggies too. Wielding shovel and hoe, I did battle with weeds and insects. Naturally, I deeply appreciated my newfound circle of massage therapists-in-training. But what really surprised me was the difference that was made by learning to move efficiently… in other words, using good body mechanics. When I brought my massage therapist’s Lunge and Weight Transfer out to the spinach field it was nothing short of a revelation. … Read More

The Importance of Grounding Before Each and Every Massage Session

May 31, 2012

To become grounded is to let go of the stresses of life & to be present in the moment with the client. Taking precautions to operate within the moment & clarify the goals of the session are absolutely crucial when one considers how much massage is affected by intentions. The method to ground oneself can … Read More

Interview with Nicole Vandehurst, NHI Instructor and President of the Redwood Empire AMTA Unit:

Apr 19, 2012

Nicole Vandehurst has been a member of the AMTA since 2004 and was recently elected President of the Redwood Empire Unit. She brings a rich background of experience as a massage therapist along with a dedication to education and advancement of the field.  In addition to her new role as President of the Redwood Empire … Read More

National Holistic Institute Sports Massage Therapists at The Oakland Running Festival

Mar 28, 2012

Waking up before dawn isn’t always the easiest thing to do… but when it’s for a Sports Team Event like the Oakland Running Festival, you can be sure that the day ahead will be full of excitement. Some National Holistic Institute students were so eager that they beat the instructors to the site.  While dark … Read More

The Book of Sun Chaser | Insights Into a Holistic Life From NHI Massage Student

Feb 6, 2012

The Book of Sun Chaser: Life As Eye See It, is a collection of profoundly simplistic, divinely appointed, life inspired wisdoms, insights, and knowledge transcribed with an intention and purpose to motivate, encourage, challenge, question, inspire, illuminate and help. As I mention in my book, all that I have ever gone through, experienced, learned, been privy to, etc. I share in the most genuine and sincere hope that it can help another. Topics incorporated in The Book of Sun Chaser, include the concepts of Natural versus Super-Natural, Reacting versus Responding, Balance, Harmony, Energy, Self – Fulfillment, and a host of other topics designed to improve quality of life physically and metaphysically.… Read More

Making Anatomy Easy | NHI Massage School Teams Up With Trail Guide To The Body

Jan 23, 2012

The Trail Guide is such a user friendly book, and now we have a companion Student Workbook and on-line tools for students and teachers alike. Learning anatomy has never been easier and more rewarding! And it is so much fun to learn about our own bodies work and then the bodies of our future massage clients!… Read More

National Holistic Institute at the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco

Nov 3, 2011

Before sunrise on a crisp San Francisco morning, 109 students representing all six campuses of the National Holistic Institute were busy setting up the massage tent with 80 massage tables at the Finish Line Village at the Nike Women’s Marathon. This year marked the eighth year for the event that draws over 22,000 runners from … Read More

Smell Your Way Through the Day | Natural Health Benefits of Aromatherapy

Sep 29, 2011

Aromatherapy is defined as a form of alternative medicine using various essential oils to alter a person’s mind, health, and cognitive mood. But, how exactly does it work? … Read More

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