Massage Therapy Instructors
Orange County | Santa Ana Massage School
- Amada RobitailleInstructorAmada Robitaille is a CAMTC Massage Therapist and has been in the field since 2007. She has worked closely with Chiropractic doctors specializing in soft tissue therapies. She has a vast knowledge of Western & Eastern therapies with a passion for reflexology. Amada is excited to learn from students and fellow mentors at NHI. Her philosophy is to, “Be the reason why someone believes in massage.”Constanse StearInstructorConstanse received her massage certificate at Fullerton College and in teaching at her Alma Mater, came full circle. Constanse has experience working with sight impaired and blind students. Her seven years in a franchise was really a stepping stone and a great playground for her passion of customizing. “I’m a detailed therapist and I get enjoyment out of helping clients by getting to the root cause of their discomfort.” “ Lastly, I’d just like to say that being an instructor helps me fulfill my goal of making my massage mark on the world even through other people’s hands.”Cynthia RibeiroANMT Founder & Education DevelopmentCynthia came to the United States from Brazil, where she had attained a degree in Physical Education and studied Surgical Nursing. In the U.S., she graduated from two massage schools, and now specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy and Orthopedic Massage. A highly dynamic teacher, she has taught advanced anatomy and injury rehabilitation skills since 1988. Her Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy workshops are in high demand throughout U.S. and Canada, and Cynthia frequently presents at state and national massage therapy conventions. As founder and owner of Western Institute of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (WIN) in Southern California, Cynthia developed highly effective therapeutic bodywork, and has brought that material to NHI for the 450 hour program in Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy. In March 2008 she was elected Vice President of the National Board of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and in 2011 became President-Elect for the AMTA. Cynthia took her seat as acting president in March 2012 and continues to influence the industry today. A continual inspiration to her students, she nevertheless says, “I am always a student myself, and I strongly believe in lifelong learning.”John GormanCampus Manager/InstructorHaving graduated both from Massage School and Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Clown College, John is a perfect fit for National Holistic Institute. His knowledge and entertaining teaching style combine for a unique learning experience. Before moving to California, John practiced massage in his native state of Florida working with the Florida Marlins, chiropractors, spas, clinics, and in a private practice since 1996. His favorite quote about massage, and how he tries to operate as a body worker is: “I'm not a healer and I'm not a doctor, I'm just a mechanic.” (by Lauren Berry)Kelly MartinSenior ANMT Instructor, Curriculum & Training SpecialistKelly earned her massage therapy certificate at American Career College in 2009. She has worked at Burke Williams Day Spa as a Massage Therapist, Front Desk Associate, and Wetroom Technician. She has also had the privilege of working in a chiropractic setting, in addition to running her own private practice specializing in Deep Tissue. She has always had a passion for teaching what she loves, and is grateful that NHI has given her this opportunity. “In my journey as a massage therapist, I have grown in my knowledge of the healing power of therapeutic touch. I am so thrilled I get to see students experience this first hand everyday.”Marianna AndersonInstructorMarianna has been practicing massage since 2000. She has experience working in a Chiropractic Office, smaller spas, and as a massage therapist at Burke Williams. There she used her experience in management, sales and public speaking to successfully implement a Recruitment position for the company. Her philosophy as a Recruiter was to mentor, develop talent and increase moral within the company. She has taken that philosophy into her position as Instructor at NHI. “I consider Massage Therapy an art form. It’s a window into the soul. The way it has transformed my life over the last decade amazes me. It’s a practice that offers endless opportunity for professional and personal growth.”Tiffany MarinoInstructorTiffany Marino began her massage career in 2005, since then she has polished her skills at the finest spas in Orange County. In addition to spas, she's worked closely with physical therapists and chiropractors and maintains her own private practice. Her favorite modalities include: trigger point, Shiatsu and barefoot compression. She completed her BFA post massage certification and preaches the value of a skillful education. Tiffany embraces her teaching role at NHI with an endless curiosity to learn.
NHI’s Orange County Santa Ana massage instructors serve the Orange County area including San Diego, Irvine, Anaheim, Mission Viejo and Costa Mesa.