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Nov 7, 2019

Denise Tu Receives the NHI 2019 Massage Therapy Ambassador AMTA Convention Scholarship

The NHI Massage Therapy Scholarship covers the cost for one National Holistic Institute senior or graduate to attend the annual American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National Convention, providing the recipient with access to industry leaders, educational sessions, networking venues and hands-on experience with professional products. Denise Tu, CMT, received the 2019 scholarship and attended the AMTA National Convention held last month in Indianapolis, IN.

Denise Tu

Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze® Professional, Bon Vital’®, Thera°Pearl®, Prossage®, TheraBand®, and Cramer® health and wellness products, and NHI have presented this scholarship in partnership for nine years.

“After reading Denise’s essay, learning about all her accomplishments, and having a chance to meet her at AMTA’s national convention, I was extremely impressed with her drive and the clarity of her vision for her career as a massage therapist,” said Craig Hall, Director of Sales & Education, Performance Health. “She has set the bar high for newly licensed therapists as they embark on their journey in massage therapy.”

Ms. Tu is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and graduated from NHI’s San Jose campus in April 2019 as an Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist (ANMT) and Health Educator. She is the owner of Ho’āla Bodywork, an onsite event-based mobile massage company targeting and supporting workplace wellness programs.

Left to Right: Jim Gill, VP Dealer management group, Performance Health; Heather Zdan, VP of marketing, Scrip Companies/Massage Warehouse; Tim Vietzer, President, NHI; Craig Hall, Director of sales and education, Performance Health; Denise Tu, NHI scholarship winner; Doug Nelson, President, The Massage Therapy Foundation; Joan Nichols, past president, AMTA; Iraida Quintana, massage therapy school manager, Performance Health

“With NHI’s mission of ‘Helping People Have Work They Love’, it was very rewarding to be with Denise at the convention and witness her passion for massage therapy.  She is a remarkable ambassador for NHI and the entire massage therapy industry,” said Tim Veitzer, President, NHI. “We are grateful to Performance Health for once again underwriting the scholarship as well as for the continued support we receive from Massage Warehouse, Massage Therapy Foundation, and AMTA,” concluded Veitzer.

“Thank you NHI and Performance Health for the amazing opportunity to experience my first AMTA National Convention,” said Ms. Tu. “Many of the convention’s continuing education workshops supported the three facets of our industry that I am most passionate about; clinical work, corporate wellness, and research. I feel fortunate to have chosen a great second career with wonderful colleagues, mentors, and instructors.”

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