nicole vandehurst, Cscs, nmt, ma
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!