Massage Therapy Instructors
Modesto Massage School
- 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.Kati WhitneyInstructorKati Whitney attended the Core Program at NHI Petaluma, and continued her education in the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program at NHI Emeryville. She graduated in 2011 and has worked in various settings, including a sports chiropractic office, day spa, and a private practice specializing in injury rehabilitation and assisting clients pre- and post-surgery. Before enrolling at NHI as a student, Kati was a gymnastics coach for many years. She taught all levels, from babies just learning to walk to high-level, competitive athletes. She has also been a speaker at National Gymnastics conventions. That experience cultivated her passion for learning more about the body and all that it is capable of doing. While a student at Sonoma State University, Kati worked in the anatomy and genetics labs doing research, and is a published geneticist. In the summer of 2009, she worked with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama to collect DNA from fish found all over the country. She enjoys traveling, and has also been to El Salvador, Costa Rica, and the Bahamas. Kati is the mother of two wonderful, spunky girls who love to explore, dance, and even practice massage. “I am overjoyed to be at NHI and help students have work they love. Massage changed my life, and I want to help guide and support students through their journeys at NHI and into the field of massage therapy.”Emily CooperProgram Manager/InstructorEmily became a certified Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner in 2005. Since then she has worked in clinical and spa settings, while building her private practice around the treatment of severe and chronic pain. Providing safe, knowledgeable, and effective services are her passion; one Emily strives to share with the students of NHI.