Massage Therapy Instructors
Santa Rosa Massage School Instructors
- David BloomerCampus Manager/InstructorDavid is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. He is a graduate of NHI’s Advanced Neuromuscular Program and Core Program. As a full time massage therapist, he has utilized advanced neuromucular techniques to perform rehabilitative massage for people experiencing post-injury pain or limitations. He also has experience as a massage therapist in the chiropractic and corporate environments. In addition to his education at NHI, David also assists his clients with his extensive experience as a student of metaphysical science. “What I love about teaching massage at NHI is the opportunity it offers students to constantly challenge themselves and to experience themselves in a powerful and transformative way.”Gabriel BloomerInstructorGabriel left his previous career as a grocer to become a massage therapist. It wasn’t that he didn’t enjoy his job, the only thing about it he found fulfilling were his customers: building relationships and bringing a relaxed, grounded, nurturing presence to his interactions. Massage felt like a natural fit, allowing him to do what he truly loved, helping people feel a sense of wholeness and self-worth. After he graduated in January 2012 he worked in day spas, destination spas, as an independent contractor, and in his own private practice. While he was a student at NHI he rediscovered his love of teaching, leading him here, to share his love of the art and people with his students. “The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people.” ~ Ralph Waldo EmersonGonzalo Figueroa LanderosSenior Manager / InstructorAfter graduating from NHI in 2003, Gonzalo worked in high-end resort, hotel and day spas in the Napa Valley and San Francisco. He also worked in a holistic center where his focus was prenatal massage. “We all possess the talent of massage; those of us that choose to refine it are fortunate and blessed. I love the diversity of the students at NHI. I’m constantly meeting amazingly wonderful people that inspire me to be the best massage therapist and the best teacher possible.”Jessica MurphyInstructorJessica Murphy has been in the field of massage therapy since 2009, and is a graduate of National Holistic Institute. Her philosophy is, “With balance comes healing” and believes that massage is a vital contributor in creating a path of wellness. In addition to massage therapy, Jessica is a professional performing artist, and has been dancing through life since early childhood. She is also a mother, and enthusiast of all that can be transformed into art, self-expression, and the facilitation of healing. Since completing the massage therapy training program, Jessica’s ambition was to one day return to the institution that helped pave her path, and served as a platform for discovery and success. Having attained her design, she is delighted to help others discover within themselves their own gifts, strengths, and success.Liz PearsonInstructorLiz graduated from NHI's Core massage program in 2018. Much of her professional experience has been highlighted by sharing her love of supportive healing work with others. In her practice, she most enjoys bringing relief through deep tissue massage, while also adding in elements of energy work. Liz is grateful and inspired to have the opportunity to empower and educate others as they strive towards securing a job they love.