Massage Therapy Instructors
Modesto Massage School
- Scott JordanInstructorScott knew the moment he walked through the door that he wanted to be at NHI forever. He fell in love with massage when he saw how he could assist in relieving peoples pain through ethical touch, which lead him to graduating the ANMT program. Scott has been a certified massage therapist since 2021 and is now an advanced neuromuscular therapist specializing in non- pharmaceutical pain relief working mostly with other massage therapists. As the light bearer of his group he learned to carry his light into every aspect of his life and will continue to pass that on to his students while they’re on their way to having work they love. “ all of the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.- St.Francis of AssisSamantha ManningProgram Manager / InstructorHaving been a successful massage therapist since 2005, Samantha brings real-world, sustainable massage application to NHI’s classroom. Graduating from Chandler-Gilbert Community College with an Associates in Therapeutic Massage in 2006, she later expanded into teaching yoga and personal training. As a self-proclaimed “nerd,” Samantha loves the natural convergence of bodywork and teaching. When asked why she chose massage she simply says, “massage chose me, I never had a chance!” Nevertheless, the world of massage is her passion and she can’t wait to share what has so profoundly sustained and enriched her life with others.Monique MoralesInstructorMonique graduated from the core program of NHI Sacramento. She has known that her path in life would lead her to Massage Therapy since she was 15 years old and tells anyone who will listen how National Holistic Institute has changed her life. While her experience is mostly in spa environments, she is passionate about how massage can affect a person’s mental health, specifically Anxiety Disorders. In her free time, she enjoys cross-stitching and crocheting while at various soccer games with her family. She is excited to continue to be a part of the NHI family and spark the same passion for massage that was sparked in her.Kristine BarnesInstructor
With a natural passion for helping people enjoy a better quality of life, Kristine was instinctively drawn to healing arts. She first attended Massage School in 2005 which laid the foundation for a continual quest for more knowledge about the art of massage and other healing modalities. In 2007 she enrolled at Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, Ca where she completed certification as a Natural Health Practitioner and Certified Hypnotherapist. Kristine brings her years of industry experience, passion for knowledge and desire to help people live their dream to the NHI team. "Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living" ...do both.