World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

August 6-9, 2018
Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas,, Nevada

Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.

Nathan Nordstrom
2018 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

Nathan Nordstrom became a massage therapist in 2001 after graduating from “East West College of Healing Arts.” He then continued to peruse his education and graduated from Portland State University in 2012 with his Bachler’s of Science.

Mr. Nordstrom manages to practice in Idaho, Oregon and Washington State. He is also a Board Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker (BCMTB) by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Body workers (NCBTMB). He has gained experience by working in retreat spas, medical offices, clinics, sporting events, a hospital, and owned a day spa in Portland, Oregon named Portland Center Spa. In Savannah Georgia he has also managed the sports massage teams for the “Rock and Roll Marathon” for 3 years from 2012 to 2014.

Mr. Nordstrom started teaching massage in Oregon in 2004. In 2006 he helped in the writing and development of a new massage therapy curriculum at “University of Western States” Massage Therapy Program. In 2012 he moved to Savannah Georgia where he was the Therapeutic Massage Program Director at Virginia College – Savannah Georgia Campus. In a career college he was able to assist by teaching in classes for Medical Billing and Coding, Business, and Culinary Arts. He is now on hiatus from teaching to further his career in continuing education.

In 2008 Mr. Nordstrom applied to take Educated Touch from a massage therapy practice to the next level by providing continuing education. He now teaches continuing education nationwide. He is most well-known for teaching classes in the application of ethics in daily life. He also teaches advanced anatomy classes at displays such as “Body Worlds” exhibits called “Bodies and Massage Therapy.” In 2018 he started an open forum discussion called “Ethics, Outside the Box.” This Weekly Live Webinar online ethics class opens up discussion on any topic massage related. He is currently training instructors to teach his classes and develop their own classes so he can spend more time with other projects.

Mr. Nordstrom has been active in his profession by serving in multiple roles both local and nationally over the last 15 years. He served as President of the Oregon Chapter of the AMTA, serving as an examiner for the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy (OBMT), and served 7 years on the national board of directors of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). In 2016-17 he also served as National President. He has assisted on committees for AMTA, AFMTE, FSMTB, NCBTMB, and also served as a trustee for the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF). In 2010 he started an annual game night called “The Underground Foundation.” This event donates 101% of the proceeds to massage therapy research. In 2015 he also raised over $15,000 for the massage therapy foundation running for MTF on a charity bib in the Boston Marathon.

Mr. Nordstrom is the husband of Mrs. Elana (E-Lay-Nu) Nordstrom and the father of four beautiful children (just ask him).

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