The National Holistic Institute, founded in 1979, is a college of massage therapy with multiple locations all over the State of California. The school was originally started in a house, before growing into the several campuses they have now. They offer training programs in massage therapy and advanced neuromuscular therapy. Students and graduates of NHI can make avail of a membership discount to join to American Massage Therapy Association. Faculty at the institute are experts in their own fields of specialisation, and the small class sizes foster student-teacher interaction. Students are required to complete 740 hours of training before graduation. Towards that goal, every campus has an in-house student massage clinic which is open to the public at affordable prices.