The mission is to bring a holistic mind-body approach to pain management, wellbeing and overall health. Through integrative medicine practices, all therapies encompass a multi-dimensional methodology to ensure all systems are balance and taken into account. As part of a team of specialists, we are focused on client center services that help empower you to heal and express your full potential.

This comprehensive program was developed to understand the nervous system and its relationship with the musculoskeletal system. This specific and scientific approach to pain management helps balance both systems by using trigger point stimulation, myofascial release, and active-release stretching. During the last several decades, NMT has emerged as a significant methodology for assessing, treating and preventing soft tissue injuries and chronic pain.

Benefits of NMT include:

  • Sciatica

  • Rotator Cuff dysfunction

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • TMJ syndrome

  • Migraines

  • Lower Back Pain*

*NMT is one of the most effective types of massage therapy for lower back pain.


As an athlete and life-long health and fitness enthusiast the human body has always fascinated me. The never-ending curiosity to learn more about how the body functions intertwined with a passion to help others is why I am a wellness therapist. In 2004 I graduated from the National Holistic Institute and in 2006 I established, Performance Sports Massage in Santa Rosa, where I worked with many college, semi-pro athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

Working with this population motivated me to continue my educational quest for a deeper understanding of how to help others with injuries, chronic pain and unmanageable tension through bodywork. Graduating from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, gave me the tools needed to understand the human body and its relationship to overall good health and pain management.

I continued my passion for learning by blending my experience and knowledge with the study of Trigger Point Therapy developed by Janet Travell to provide Neuromuscular Therapy to help address underlying dysfunctional movement patterns created by daily activities and injuries. I feel a holistic approach to health and wellbeing is essential to bring the body back into balance. The body is amazing at healing its self when coupled with empowering knowledge. This is a key philosophy I bring to my work as a Neuromuscular Therapist and
Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Now as I am settling into the mountains of South Lake Tahoe, I am very excited to
provide Neuromuscular Therapy and an integrative approach to pain management to the outgoing community of Lake Tahoe. Teaching for the last 5 years at the National Holistic Institute has given me the ability to provide other integrative medicine practices including prenatal therapy and lymphatic drainage therapy. Empowering through education is a passion I bring to my practice; the goal is to go beyond pain free living and Elevate your health to its full potential!


  • Neuromuscular Therapy / $110 / 60 min

  • 4 sessions / $400

Nicole Vandehurst, Neuromuscular Therapist

Nicole Vandehurst, Neuromuscular Therapist