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What Does Massage Do? | Good Day Sacramento

NHI Staff behind What Does Massage Do? featured on Good Day Sacramento
Good Day Sacramento
November 10, 2013

What Does Massage Do? | Good Day Sacramento

Massage Magazine | Nicole E. Rosdahl

Best Practices | therapists share their success | Nicole E. Rosdahl
MASSAGE Magazine
October 2013 | Page 40

Nicole E. Rosdahl, 27, lives in San Ramon, California. She received her education from the National Holistic Institute (NHI), a college of massage therapy in Emeryville, California. She graduated with honors after 1,350 hours, with the title Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator in May 2013. Shortly thereafter, she began her business, Cornucopia of Healing: Holistic Bodywork and Medical Massage. Read more...

Your Massage Career: Where Massage Therapy is in Demand

Your Massage Career: Where Massage Therapy is in Demand
MASSAGEmag.com (Online Magazine)
September 24, 2013

As you consider a career in massage, you might wonder where you will be able to work after graduating from massage school. The short answer is, practically anywhere. Driving seven miles to work, I pass two day spas, three massage clinics, two franchise massage clinics, and more than a dozen salons offering massage. Many massage therapists also provide massage in chiropractors' offices, hospitals, doctors' offices, gyms and integrative clinics. Learn more...

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O.C. massage schools meet kneads for cheap
OCRegister.com
By Courtney Perkes
December 19, 2012

Massages were an occasional splurge for me until I discovered no-frills massage schools could work out my tension at a fraction of the $100-plus cost at a spa.

I do miss the white, fluffy robes and lavender-infused candles, but for $20 an hour, I've happily learned to tune out distractions and relax on the cheap. Not only does massage feel good, but medical studies have shown benefits, including relief of stress and pain, a boost in immunity and control of blood pressure. For me, it's the best remedy for too many hours spent in front of a computer screen. I've visited two Orange County massage schools where students in training will loosen my tight muscle fibers in a semi-private setting. Understandably, there are some trade-offs for the low price.

I really like the National Holistic Institute, which opened this year in Santa Ana, not far from John Wayne Airport. Read more...

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Petaluma police seek new rules on massage businesses
PressDemocrat.com
By Lori A. Carter
December 7, 2012

Massage therapists in Petaluma may have wondered what decade they were in following discussion of a proposed ordinance regulating their profession.

Police Chief Pat Williams presented the proposed new ordinance to the City Council this week, noting that occasional investigations have exposed prostitution operations masquerading as legitimate massage businesses.

But massage therapists and business operators who note their profession is now a widely accepted health care treatment, not a sexual act object to what they say are outdated notions and inaccurate assumptions in the proposed ordinance. Read more...

National Holistic Institute Opening New Campus in Santa Ana (Orange County), CA

“Massage techniques to add to your daily routine for stress, pain relief”
abclocal.go.com
By Lori Corbin
June 27, 2012

National Holistic Institute Opening New Campus in Santa Ana (Orange County), CA

National Holistic Institute Opening New Campus in Santa Ana (Orange County), CA
MassageToday.com
June 20, 2012

The National Holistic Institute (NHI), which is California's largest massage therapy school based in Emeryville with additional campuses in Petaluma, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, and Studio City, opened its newest campus in Santa Ana (Orange County), CA on May 15. Read more...

Therapeutic Massage: Significant Advancements in the Field

Therapeutic Massage: Significant Advancements in the Field” (PDF)
Alternative and Complimentary Therapies - Volume 17, Number 6
By Jane Hart, MD
December 27, 2011

Innovative health care professionals, consumer interest, and proven clinical benefit have led to significant advancements in the field of therapeutic massage, and, as a result, massage therapy services are increasingly integrated into hospitals' patient services. Learn more...

National Holistic Institute Announced as Massage Therapy School of the Year

National Holistic Institute Announced as Massage Therapy School of the Year
MASSAGEmag.com (Online Magazine)
Jan 9, 2012

The World Massage Festival is pleased to announce the National Holistic Institute in California has been named as the 2012 Massage Therapy School of the Year.

Carol Carpenter began the massage therapy institute in a house on College Avenue in Oakland and it grew steadily. The National Holistic Institute became accredited, the first massage school in California to do so. Learn more...

Face massage: How to give yourself a face massage - chicagotribune.com

Face massage: How to give yourself a face massage
Chicago Tribune
By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
October 5, 2011

A common plight of the “office athlete” &emdash; whose sport entails sitting for hours staring at a computer &emdash; is facial pain brought on by long bouts of reading, screen glare and teeth-grinding. Left unchecked, facial pain can produce sinus and tension headaches, toothaches, blurred vision and the pressure-cooker feeling that your head might explode, said Cynthia Ribeiro, president-elect of the American Massage Therapy Association and an instructor at the National Holistic Institute, a massage school in California. Read more...

Full Circle: Neuromuscular Therapy and Pain Management

Full Circle: Neuromuscular Therapy and Pain Management
KPFA - 94.1 FM
July 1, 2011

Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapy Program Instructor, Dr. Jeff Rockwell, is a guest on KPFA'a Full Circle, and discusses how Neuromuscular Therapy helps manage pain and facilitate the body's healing process.

Massage chain, school will enter Sacramento market - Sacramento Business, Housing Market News | Sacramento Bee

Massage firms to aid aching area economy: Therapy a growth industry amid slump” (PDF)
The Sacramento Bee
By Mark Glover
February 27, 2011

The massage therapy industry is helping provide a healing touch to the area's ailing economy...

Next month, the Emeryville-based National Holistic Institute will welcome the first classes at its new sacramento campus at 1610 Arden Way. NHI, Clifornia'a largest massage therapy school with six campuses, expects 100 students this year and 150 by early 2012. Read more...

No downturn at Petaluma massage school | PressDemocrat.com

No downturn at Petaluma massage school
PressDemocrat.com
By Lori A. Carter
February 23, 2011

While many other businesses have barely hung on or even gone under during the recession, Petaluma's National Holistic Institute is in the midst of an unprecedented growth spurt.

Since opening in Petaluma in 2005, the Oakland-based school has launched four other campuses, including its newest one in Sacramento.

“It's been a phenomenal time for us during this recession,” said Tiahna Skye, the manager in Petaluma. “We're finally coming into our own.” Read more...

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10 fastest-growing jobs in the USA

"10 fastest-growing jobs in the USA"
USA Today - usatoday.com
By Alexander E.M. Hess
September 2, 2013

The past 10 years, the number of nonfarm workers rose by just 5%. But despite past decade's painful recession and the slow job growth that has followed, several occupations have more than doubled the number of workers employed. Details...

Massage is promising for muscle recovery: Researchers find 10 minutes reduces inflammation

"Massage Is Promising for Muscle Recovery: Researchers Find 10 Minutes Reduces Inflammation"
Science Daily - sciencedaily.com
By McMaster University
February 1, 2013

As a non-drug therapy, massage holds the potential to help not just bone-weary athletes but those with inflammation-related chronic conditions, such as arthritis or muscular dystrophy, says Justin Crane, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster. Details...

UAB - The right massage can relax the body and improve health

"The Right Massage Can Relax the Body and improve Health"
The University of Alabama at Birmingham - UAB.edu
By Nicole Wyatt
January 29, 2013

Massage therapy can lower blood pressure, help prevent colds, enhance skin tone and more, according to an expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Licensed Massage Therapist Arnold Kelly, who provides massage therapy at the Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic at the UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center, said massage provides two types of benefits: immediate and cumulative. Details...

Don't Call It Pampering: Massage Wants to Be Medicine - WSJ.com

"Don't Call It Pampering: Massage Wants to Be Medicine"
The Wal Street Journal - WSJ.com
By Andrea Petersen
March 13, 2012

While massage may have developed a reputation as a decadent treat for people who love pampering, new studies are showing it has a wide variety of tangible health benefits.

Research over the past couple of years has found that massage therapy boosts immune function in women with breast cancer, improves symptoms in children with asthma, and increases grip strength in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Giving massages to the littlest patients, premature babies, helped in the crucial task of gaining weight. Details...

Best Jobs 2012: Massage Therapist - US News and World Report

"Best Jobs 2012: Massage Therapist"
U.S. News and World Report
By Nathan Hellman
February 27, 2012

As one of the Best Jobs of 2012, this profession should see significant growth over the next decade. Details...

How Massage Heals Sore Muscles - NYTimes.com

"How Massage Heals Sore Muscles"
NYTimes.com
By Nicholas Bakalar
February 6, 2012

A massage after vigorous exercise unquestionably feels good, and it seems to reduce pain and help muscles recover. Many people — both athletes and health professionals — have long contended it eases inflammation, improves blood flow and reduces muscle tightness. But until now no one has understood why massage has this apparently beneficial effect.

Now researchers have found what happens to muscles... Read More...

The 50 Best Careers of 2011

"The 50 Best Careers of 2011"
U.S. News and World Report
By Alexis Grant
December 6, 2010

Our list of 50 Best Careers answers those questions. We've highlighted dozens of high-opportunity professions–careers you may want to consider as you decide where to look for your next paycheck. Based on job-growth projections, salary data, and other factors like job satisfaction, these occupations span a variety of industries, so you can find the right position for you no matter what your interests. Details...

San Jose Mercury News

"Job opportunities in day spas" (PDF)
San Jose Mercury News
By ARA Content
April 19, 2009

"With high unemployment rates and a widespread recession, one might think jobs in a 'luxury' industry would be in short supply. Yet many day spas have seen an increase in demand..." Read more...

LA Times - Massage therapy gets boost from California law

"Massage therapy gets boost from California law"
Los Angeles Times

By Marnell Jameson
February 9, 2009

"A new law could bring peace of mind and guidance to those who hesitate, as well as some welcome regulation to massage therapists who say it's about time." Read more...

National Public Radio - Little Luxuries Faring Well In Flagging Economy Massages

"Little Luxuries Faring Well In Flagging Economy"
National Public Radio
(Online Article)
By Tovia Smith
January 26, 2009

"Looking for who's doing well in a down economy? You'd expect that bargain-type businesses, like thrift shops, would thrive in tough economic times. But, surprisingly, a slew of businesses that deal in more luxury-type goods and services are also doing well." Read more...

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