Southern California Massage Therapists at the National Holistic Institute Offer Free Massage Therapy to the Unemployed Launching the Pink Slip Massage Therapy Relief Act (PSMTRA)
ENCINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Holistic Institute Massage Clinic:
NHI Encino is launching the Pink Slip Massage Therapy Relief Act (PSMTRA) which will provide one free 50-minute massage to any unemployed person who has a pink slip or other verification of unemployment issued within the last 90 days. Eligible individuals must book online at www.nhi.edu/clinic by clicking on “Los Angeles.” Appointments will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The latest California unemployment rate (2/09) was 10.5% tying Rhode Island for the fifth highest rate in the country. Rising unemployment has dramatically increased stress levels for the jobless and their families. Massage therapy has been proven to relieve stress, relax muscles, increase joint mobility, lower blood pressure and boost productivity. In fact, according to the American Massage Therapy Association, 36 percent of Americans got a massage to relieve stress in 2008.
NHI Encino is one of five campuses of the National Holistic Institute, the largest massage therapy school in California. In response to the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, NHI began the Massage Emergency Response Team (MERT) that is now used nationally to organize volunteer massage therapy on rescue and recovery workers at disaster sites. NHI offers a 720 hour massage therapy program that prepares its graduates for a career in the growing field of massage therapy which the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects to increase by 20 percent by 2016.
National Holistic Institute Massage Clinic
15720 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 101
Encino, CA 91436
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NHI is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), fully adheres to the national standards for Massage Therapists established by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and is a member of the AMTA Council of Schools.