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Nov 11, 2014

NHI Hosts Live Twitter Chat discussing Massage Therapy & Cancer

LTC-SquareNo Shave November is in full swing! If you haven’t noticed men rocking longer beards and mustaches then maybe you’ve seen #Letitgrow in your newsfeed. This annual tradition is a unique way to raise cancer awareness. Men can get involved by starting a team and raising funds together and see who can grow the longest, silliest beard. Ladies can show your support by picking up some limited edition N0-Shave November gear. Not only do you get some sweet merchandise, the proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society.

At NHI, we want to help raise awareness of cancer and offer insight as to how cancer patients can benefit from massage therapy. We are excited to host a live Twitter Chat where we will discuss Massage Therapy and Cancer on Thursday, November 13th from 1:30pm – 2:30pm PST. Follow us @NHI_Massage and use #NHIChat to join in on the conversation. Phil Okazaki and Julie Porter will be leading the conversation and answering your questions.


Julie Porter

Phil Okazaki

Phil Okazaki







Phil and Julie are both instructors at National Holistic Institute in San Jose. Phil graduated from NHI Emeryville in 2002 and began working as a therapist immediately afterwards. Phil has focused his practice within the health and fitness industry, working with the Western Athletic Club franchise and Club One Fitness. Additionally, he has had the opportunity to work with athletes of every level and currently works with NFL, NHL, and MLB professionals. Julie has been a registered nurse since 1991 and a massage therapist since 2006. She has a private practice in Campbell, continues to work at the hospital, and teaches at National Holistic Institute.

Here are a few things that Phil & Julie will be covering during the chat:

1. Benefits of massage for cancer patients

2. Massage during chemotherapy

3. How to get training

4. How to find a therapist

5. How to advocate for these services

Are you on Twitter? Leave your Twitter handle in the comments & NHI will start following you!