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Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Healthy Tips

Creating Balance in Your Workplace With Alternative Medicine

 

At one point or another, stress affects everyone. And if you’re a working professional trying to balance your career and your personal life, you are even more likely to feel pressure and stress. Luckily, there are effective and natural measures you can take to ease the stress you’re experiencing.

Read on to uncover how complementary and alternative medicine can help relieve your stress!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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Massage Therapy

4 Resources You Can Take Advantage of as a Massage Therapy Student at NUHS



If you’re like most massage therapy students, you may be returning to school for the first time in years. In fact, 82 percent of students who start a massage therapy program do so as a second career, according to the American Massage Therapy Association.

It’s OK to have a few apprehensions about returning to school. You’re not alone. At our campus, which includes other undergraduate and graduate level programs, NUHS has many resources available to help students succeed.  And, they do succeed, as evidenced by the NUHS graduates who consistently score above state and national averages on their state licensing board exams.

National University offers a rigorous massage therapy program that can make all the difference in passing board exams and having a successful career no matter what massage therapy profession you choose.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018
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Massage Therapy

How a Rigorous Massage Therapy Program Prepares you for the Profession

 

The field of massage therapy today is about much more than helping someone feel pampered and relaxed. Successful massage therapists employ a variety of techniques that can not only help with relaxation but can treat health ailments too. Recent research has shown massage can effectively treat conditions such as high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, headaches, osteoarthritis, and several other
types of conditions.

In a rigorous massage therapy program, you will learn how to treat these conditions as a health care professional. More importantly, this type of education will give you the skills you need to work in any environment you may choose.

Here are four additional ways a rigorous education can better prepare you for today’s massage therapy industry. 

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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Healthy Tips, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture

7 Natural Ways to Help Manage Depression and Your Overall Mental Health


Celebrity suicides from Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain to Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington are bringing to light the increasing prevalence of depression. Despite the stigma, more celebrities like Lady Gaga and Jim Carrey are speaking out. Mental health issues are not limited to celebrities, however. They are actually much more widespread than many may think.

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), antidepressant use has risen by 65% between 1999 and 2014. A 2017 study also shows depression increased “significantly” among persons in the U.S. from 2005 to 2015, from 6.6% to 7.3%.

Research tells us that one of the biggest triggers for depression is chronic stress both from physical health issues such as chronic pain and psychosocial issues. So it is no surprise that with the economic and social stressors during the last 10 years that rates of depression would be on the rise.

Alongside pharmaceuticals, utilizing various types of treatment modalities including complementary and alternative medicine techniques often can lead to better outcomes than single modality interventions. These techniques may also help those who might want to rely less on pharmaceuticals in the long term.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Massage Therapy

How to Make a Successful Second Career in Massage Therapy

Did you know that 82% of massage therapists began in the field as a second career? Mark McCray broke out of a stressful career and into massage therapy after graduating from the certification program at National University of Health Sciences in 2002.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Massage Therapy

7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with a Massage Therapy License

If you want to learn more about how to become a massage therapist, you should know that job prospects in this field are among the most promising!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists is projected to increase 24 percent from 2016 to 2026. This demand is above average compared to other occupations, which in turn is a huge advantage. In the $12.1 billion massage therapy industry, today’s massage therapists have a wide variety of choices when it comes to what type of massage he or she would like to practice.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Massage Therapy

The Overall Benefits of Massage Therapy and Why We Need More Massage Therapists

What comes to mind when you hear the term “massage therapy”? Candles? Relaxation? Aromatherapy? Spa days? Luxury? Medicine?

If you’re like many Americans, the word “medicine” may not even be on the list. However, research by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) shows that 50 percent of Americans sought a massage for health-related reasons in the last year.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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Massage Therapy

A Career Guide to Becoming a Massage Therapist (Downloadable Resource)

If you are interested in learning more about how to become a massage therapist, you probably have a lot of questions about the industry, career outlook, how to select a program, and the best way to successfully and easily navigate the admissions process.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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Chiropractic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine

The Value of Pursuing a Career in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

In a world where technology and business are growing, so are chronic disease, obesity, depression, and anxiety. Nowadays, people are searching for ways to improve their quality of life. With interest in fitness and wellness on the rise, the mainstream media has helped spread awareness of how complementary and alternative medicine can be utilized to improve health.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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Massage Therapy

4 Massage Therapy Specializations Worth Considering

For many health care providers, incorporating massage therapy into their practices is a new and effective way to help their patients maintain health or recover from illness. Patients understand the value of massage. After all, almost 40 million adult Americans had a massage at least once between 2014 and 2015 according to the American Massage Therapy Association Consumer Surveys. However, what many people don't know is that massage therapists often specialize in specific areas of practice.

But why choose to specialize?

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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