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Northwest Career College is built on the foundations of family and the bonds that bind them. Dr. Kenny and his children have dedicated themselves to the mission of educating students and helping them to succeed in their chosen profession. Once you enter the doors of Northwest, you are family, through and through.
Come join the Northwest Family where you’re connected for life.
Since 1997, thousands of students have walked through the doors of Northwest and have gone on to become successful Massage Therapists, Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, Medical Insurance Specialists and Paralegals. Won’t you join the fine group of Northwest Alumni now serving the community in a variety of professions? Explore Northwest Career College and see where your future can lead. Come tour our campus today!
At Northwest Career College, ours is a student-centered philosophy where students come first. Our open door and open heart approach to education sets us apart from all others. It’s a feeling you get when you first walk in our doors.
Every Alumni is welcome back on the campus of Northwest Career College. We love to hear your successes and share in your life’s progress. The absolute best, though, is when you return to the classroom and speak with our current students. Alumni come-backs always give students that extra bit of inspiration to help them see that their goals are achievable and real.
Northwest Career College has created a beautiful and peaceful testing space for both our students and our visitors to enjoy. We know how important and stressful test taking can be and we want to make your time here a positive one with successful outcomes! Make sure to allow yourself some extra time to arrive early, get settled, grab a drink or a snack from the front and prepare to PASS your exam!
We look forward to seeing you on campus and in our testing center. Best of luck to you!
Northwest Career College takes great pride in creating beautiful campus facilities for our students, staff and faculty. We invite all of you to visit our campus in person! But, until you get here, please enjoy a virtual tour of our buildings, program labs and learning centers. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
We all know that sitting slouched over at our desks is bad for our bodies, but, at the end of the day, your desk is where you work and most of us don’t have the option of leaving that behind.
To help you keep supple and avoid some of the common back and neck complaints suffered by office workers, here are four simple and easy to do yoga poses you can do at your work desk.
One of the most common issues with spending hours sat at a desk is that your side body tends to collapse. This contributes to neck and shoulder discomfort. The good news is that seated crescent moon pose combats that discomfort by uncollapsing your spine.
● Lift your arms overhead and stretch your fingers wide
● Lean to the right, taking 2 to 3 deep breaths
● Repeat on the left side for another 2 to 3 deep breaths
Many people sit in their office chair with their legs crossed, the chair pigeon pose helps to fight the imbalances in the hips and lower spine that sitting cross-legged for long periods of time creates.
● While seated in your chair, both feet flat on the floor, cross your right leg over the left at a 90-degree angle, keeping the foot flexed as to not place pressure on the knee
● Maintain equal weight distributed between the sitting bones while staying in an upright seated position
● You should feel a gentle to moderate stretch on the outermost part of the right thigh
● Hold 5 to 10 breaths before switching sides
One of the best ways to combat the rounded upper back posture seen in people who spend most of their time seated across from a computer screen, the desk upward dog pose opens the chest and shoulders.
● Rest your hands about shoulder-width distance on the edge of a sturdy desk, and step your feet back so your torso is a diagonal line to the floor
● With your arms straight, lower your hips toward the desk, refraining from sinking in the lower back by using the strength in your legs
● Stretch your chest between your shoulders and gently tilt your chin upwards while sliding the shoulder blades down the back
● Hold 5 to 10 breaths
One of the easiest desk yoga poses to perform, the desk plank pose allows you to lengthen you spine and stretch your underused hamstrings.
● Place your hands shoulder-width distance or wider on a desk edge
● Step your feet back until your feet are directly under your hips as you create a pleasant feeling traction for your spine
● Hold 5 to 10 breaths and let this pose help you undo all the negative effects of sitting
At Northwest Career College, we operate one of the best Massage Therapy Schools in Las Vegas and our Massage Therapy Course will teach you the skills you’ll need to apply the benefits of sports massage. The benefits of massage therapy are widely recognized with employment for massage therapists expected to increase by 22% between 2014-2024, with an average massage therapist earning $39,360 a year. Additionally, many massage therapists maintain active, private practices, increasing both their flexibility and earnings.
Our massage student clinic is open seven days a week, for both your and your clients’ convenience, and we offer day and night classes to accommodate your work and family schedules. Our instructors are experienced professionals who will prepare you to sit for either the NCBTMB (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage) or the MBLEX (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards) exams and we are proud of our 100% board pass rate. Call us at (702) 403-1592 to speak to one of our enrollment specialists today!
Barbara Alcaraz, M.A., B.A., L.M.T.
Massage Therapy Program Chair
M. A. Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
B.A. University of Minnesota, American Studies
L.M.T. Northwest Health Careers