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Nov 1, 2021

Clovis Campus Graduate Tinesha Walker Expands Her Practice Built on the Foundation of Training at NHI

Tinesha Walker, NHI Clovis Graduate

Tinesha Walker, NHI Clovis Graduate

Tinesha Walker is a graduate of the Core Massage Therapy Training Program from the NHI Clovis campus. Tinesha’s training at NHI not only led to higher pay and multiple job opportunities across the country, it also opened the door to expand her skills to train to become a Lymphedema Certified Therapist. Read more about Tinesha’s cross country career opportunities below.

A Higher Rate of Pay Because of the Quality of My Education

I am a graduate of NHI and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love working with people and bringing them relief. I was surprised that when I moved to Tennessee I quickly found employment. Once the hiring manager found out I was an NHI graduate, not only were they interested in hiring me but they also offered me a higher rate of pay because of the quality of my education. I could not believe they knew about NHI across the country!

When I returned to California, my current employer Leif McGuire Physical Therapy was excited to hire me saying that he loves the opportunity to have NHI graduates as externs and hires those who are a good fit! 

I am Never Bored!

I started my journey in massage owning my own practice but was quickly drawn into working in a Physical Therapy clinic because of the opportunity for growth I was presented with. Dr. McGuire made me feel like a partner in his practice rather than just another employee. I think Dr. McGuire is a visionary who promotes and trains from within. I have learned instrument assisted massage, therapeutic exercise and myofascial cupping and am currently in training to be a Lymphedema Certified Therapist. The work is incredibly rewarding. I work closely with the physical therapists to help clients with both massage and exercise. I am able to transition the physical therapy aid work into private 60-minute sessions. I am never bored!

The practice that I work in also has a full lymphedema clinic. Some clients have active cancer, some are in remission and some have had another kind of surgery that has caused decreased lymphatic functioning. I love being able to see the change in my clients and it is amazing to feel lymphatic fluid moving underneath my hands. One client said, “Oh I have ankles again, thank you so much!” I also love to educate! Clients do not know what might increase lymphedema. 

I am so Happy in My New Career

I am so happy in my new career and I know that it is based on the foundational learning that I received at NHI. I can only speak from my experience but if you are looking for a heart-centered, holistic massage education (and you want to be a Certified Lymphedema Therapist), NHI should be your first stop because it is about the quality of your education.

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