Carol Thornton

Anatomy & Physiology Instructor

Q.When did you graduate?

A. I graduated NMSNT in January 1982!

Q. What other academic/professional experience do you have?

A. From 1982 to 1990, I built a small, sustainable Massage and Bodywork practice. I also worked for 6 of those years at “The Herb Store” and helped them move from Girard and Central to their current location in Nob Hill. I have a Bachelor of University Studies Degree from UNM, graduating in 1987. In 1989, my path took an unexpected turn to Emergency Medical Services. I worked at Albuquerque Ambulance for 21 years beginning as an EMT Basic. I went through Paramedic training at UNM’s Emergency Medical Services Academy in 1992 and National Dispatch training in 1994. In 2011 I left the corporate world of EMS to work as a Set and Construction Medic on Film productions and to return to my roots of Healthcare: Natural Therapeutics.

Q. What is your approach to bodywork?

A. Listen. Listen with all your senses and believe in yourself and your client’s quiet communication.I approach bodywork with the intent to give the client an opportunity to go as deep as they are ready to go. Therapeutic massage, Trigger points and Reflexology combined with freeform energy work is my style.

Q. What do you teach?

A. Day Program Anatomy and Physiology

Q. Why do you enjoy teaching?

A. I love this quote- “Protect the secrets, Reveal them constantly” – The Healing arts are a part of our heritage as humans. Sharing in the knowledge, the intuition, the “Ah Ha!” moments is very rewarding and I consider teaching at NMSNT to be a rare opportunity to learn and grow alongside the students, instructors and staff.

Q. Why do you feel NMSNT is a great place to learn?

A. The school continues to provide students with a safe environment in which to learn. Students are in such a unique position to experience their own healing through the wide variety of modalities while they learn to help others.

Q. What is something unique about you?

A. I am a 3rd generation New Mexican and the most unique job I have had is working as a Medic providing first aid for cast and crew on various Film and Television productions!


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