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Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program

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National Holistic Institute offers continuing education massage therapist classes at all seven of our campuses throughout California. The Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program is a 450-Hour course offered in five 90- hour modules, which can be taken separately or consecutively. These massage therapist classes are specifically for those who have already completed one or more massage therapist programs, and for NHI graduates of the Massage Therapy Training Program. The five modules are comprised of massage therapist classes that focus on the Shoulder & Thoracic region, the Head & Neck combined with a Cadaver Lab, the Lumbar-Pelvic region, the Lower Extremities combined with a Cadaver Lab, and the Upper Extremities.

FREE samplers of these California massage therapy courses in Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy are offered at various times during the year at all seven of our campuses throughout the state. The full Advanced 450-Hour Massage Therapy Program is offered year round at five of our campuses: Emeryville, San Jose, Los Angeles (Studio City), and Orange County (Santa Ana), and Sacramento.

Our advanced massage therapist program will allow you to confidently evaluate and differentiate between myofascial pain and dysfunction as opposed to injury.  Advanced techniques allow you to increase the value you provide for your clients.

Many of our advanced students are massage therapists, physical therapists & physical therapy assistants, chiropractors & chiropractic assistants, nurses, athletic trainers, and more.

NHI Graduates find work in a variety of settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Physical Therapy Offices
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • High-end Spas
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Teams – Collegiate & Professional
  • Private Practitioner

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  • Massage therapists with a minimum of 500 hours of training, OR;
  • Training in other healthcare disciplines
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ADVANCED BODYWORK OF HEALING PHYSIOLOGY ANATOMY GROSS CLIENT ASSESSMENT ADVANCED450-HOUR PROGRAM Myofascial Therapies Somatics Lymphatic Massage Orthopedic Techniques Trigger Point Therapy Clinical Sports Massage Advanced Deep Tissue Neuromuscular Therapy Biomechanics of Injury Orthopedic Testing Client Treatment Strategies Range of Motion Testing Building Collaborative Relationships Injury Prevention Injury Rehabilitation Pain Management Soft Tissue Healing Medical Massage Anatomy Kinesiology Cadaver Lab Experience

Advanced Deep Tissue
Distinguish between “deep” as in “heavy pressure” and “deep” in terms of finding and feeling the layers of the muscles. Advanced massage training indeed.

Cadaver Lab Experience
Students get to actually see the “layers” of fascia and muscle they have studied, learn to distinguish arteries from veins, and see the body organs fully enveloped in fascia.

Critical Analysis of Client Needs
Learn to take the information clients give, assess it against your background of anatomy, and plan a customized session to address their concerns.

Injury Prevention
Explore how to work with a client’s pain and dysfunction before it becomes an actual injury, explain the process to a client, and set up the appropriate number of sessions to get specific results.

Injury Rehabilitation
Learn to break down scar tissue, apply PNF stretches, employ lymphatic techniques, deep transverse friction, and post surgical massage to clients who have been medically diagnosed with a particular condition.

Longevity in the Massage Profession
Discover how to provide deep work without using much pressure, how to respond to client injuries, and achieve very real results.

Myofascial Therapy
Understand the connection between muscles and fascia so that you will be able to free the muscles from painful entrapment.

Neuromuscular Therapy
Distinguish between a tight muscle and a clinical condition, apply effective massage, and educate the client on how to engage the muscles in a healthy way.

Orthopedic Testing
Explore specific assessment tools to determine if massage is appropriate for a certain condition, or if you should refer the client to another health professional.

Pain Management
Obtain skills to assess if a muscle is the actual cause of pain, and apply appropriate massage.

Re-invigorating Your Business
Add exciting new dimensions to your professional work, to increase your business, by collaborating with other health care professionals and being able to work with clients with special needs.

Clinical Sports Massage
Find out the causes of an injury in order to coach the client on what activities to avoid while healing, and design a series of sessions to initiate the healing.

Medical Massage
Learn in-depth client history-taking, strategizing, and collaboration with other health professionals.

Soft Tissue Injury & Healing
Study the physiology of soft tissue injury to determine what stage of injury the client is in. also learn the usual causes of soft tissue injury, and be able to educate clients on avoiding re-injury.

Study posture and learn to re-educate the brain to start releasing long-held patterns through very specific exercises.

Trigger Point Therapy
Understand the real nature of a muscle “knot”, the common name for a Trigger Point. distinguish between Active, Latent, and Satellite Trigger Points and how to relieve the pain they cause.