Why Students Choose Healing Hands School of Holistic Health

 

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Reputation

Reputation as a Trail-Blazer – School Founders, Paula and Neha Curtiss, created the first Massage Therapy Training curriculum for Community Colleges in the OC before starting Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HHSHH) more than 24 years ago.  Since then, their knowledge, experience, and dedicated faculty have allowed them to expand to over 80 of the best massage and related holistic health courses trending today!

Reputation for Affordable, Leading-Edge Courses HHSHH offers students the freedom to pursue new and emerging areas of specialty within the Massage Industry.  While our 500 hour Massage Therapy Program prepares students for fast state licensure, they can also upgrade to our 1000 hour Holistic Health Practitioner Program to pursue advanced classes such as Advanced Sports, Neuromuscular, Cranio-Sacral, Trigger-Point, Myo-facial Meridians and Energetic Therapies to take their practice to new heights. 

Reputation for a Transformative Educational Experience – The passion, knowledge, experience and dedication of our instructors makes classes as interesting, thought-provoking and informative as they are fun.  Graduates say that their educational experience at HHSHH has facilitated a profound physical and personal transformation.

Reputation for Great Career Opportunities – HSHH has prepared more than 6,000 graduates for successful careers in Massage Therapy and local Employers couldn’t be happier.  Both our Escondido and Laguna Hills campuses receive more job opportunities each semester than we have Graduates to fill them!

Reputation for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment – At HHSHH our instructors lead by example, demonstrating compassion, and respect to all students in the learning process. Class discussions explore many delicate topics such as personal boundaries, professional ethics, client communications, mistakes therapists make, and the importance of a therapist’s healing intention.

Reputation for Diversity:  HHSHH offers an International Student Exchange Visitor Program authorized by the Department of Homeland Security.  Here, you will meet individuals with diverse ages, cultural backgrounds and work experience, exposing you to differing points of view, massage therapy techniques and bodywork modalities you’re not likely to experience anywhere else.

Reputation for Excellence among Accrediting Bureaus – HHSHH is: Certified by the Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education of the State of California; is Nationally Accredited and approved for Federal Student Financial Aid by the US Dept. of Education; is approved by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs for VA Education Benefits; approved for Vocational Rehab; is listed as a Training Provider for those receiving Unemployment or WIA benefits; offers Continuing Education for verification through NCBTMB.

Reputation for Success –  HHSHH has prepared More than 6,000 students for State Licensure and lucrative careers in a variety of  work settings including: Spas, Resorts, Doctor’s Offices, Physical Therapy Clinics, Gyms, Hospitals, Chiropractic and Wellness Centers, Rehab/Nursing Home facilities, Sports Teams, Competitive Athletes, Corporate Businesses, etc.

To find out if a career as a Massage Therapist may be right for you, call us at (760) 746.9364 in Escondido or (949) 305.2722 in Laguna Hills to schedule a no-pressure introduction and tour today!

Garlicky Shrimp and Spinach Stir-fry

Garlicky Shrimp and Spinach Stir-fry
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Garlicky Shrimp and Spinach Stir-fry
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  1. Combine Rice-wine vinegar, Soy sauce, and sugar in small bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat Sesame oil in wok over medium-high heat, stir in Mushrooms to soften (1 minute)
  3. Stir in Shrimp and Garlic and mix to combine flavors (1 minute)
  4. Add in Spinach, Tomato halves and rice-wine mixture
  5. Continue stir-frying until the spinach begins to wilt, (1-2 minutes)
  6. Remove Wok from heat
  7. Place equal portions of stir-fry onto 6 dinner plates
  8. Top stir-fry with Parmesan cheese shavings, serve and enjoy!
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Pot Roast with Potatoes & Greens

Pot Roast with Potatoes & Greens
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Pot Roast with Potatoes & Greens
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  1. In a shallow dish add flour, salt, pepper and mix thoroughly
  2. Add oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat
  3. Coat Beef evenly with flour then brown all sides evenly in skillet (10 minutes) & set aside
  4. Add Beef Broth, Wine and tomato paste to skillet and loosen browned bits at bottom of pan, Stir Broth mixture constantly until it comes to a boil (1-2 minutes)
  5. Place Collard greens, Parsnips, Carrots, Potatoes and onions into a 6-quart slow cooker
  6. Transfer Beef Roast to slow cooker
  7. Pour broth mixture over Roast and veggies in the slow cooker
  8. Onto a double layer of cheese cloth, bundle all herbs (Peppercorns, Thyme, Garlic, Bay Leaves and Parsley), then secure with twine
  9. Add herb bundle to slow cooker, cover and cook on ‘Low’ for 8 hours
  10. Discard cheesecloth bundle and remove Roast from slow cooker to slice
  11. Serve sliced Beef with a side of the vegetable mixture and top with cooking liquid
  12. Garnish with a sprig of Thyme, serve and enjoy!
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Thai Chicken Soup

Here’s a delicious Thai Chicken soup that will make your mouth water and your tummy happy! =)thai chicken soup

Thai Chicken Soup
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Here's an awesome Thai Chicken Soup recipe that's sure to make your mouth water and keep you tummy happy! =)
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Thai Chicken Soup
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Here's an awesome Thai Chicken Soup recipe that's sure to make your mouth water and keep you tummy happy! =)
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. 1. Add oil to a large saucepan and heat over medium; swirl to coat.
  2. 2. Add shallots, cook for 1 minute then add garlic and ginger and stir constantly for 30 seconds.
  3. 3. Add broth, lemongrass and 2 cups of water to pan. Loosen browned bits, bring mixture to a boil.
  4. 4. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. 5. Stir in chicken pieces and Bok choy; simmer for 5 more minutes then remove from heat.
  6. 6. Discard lemongrass, then add Cilantro, Basil, Lemon juice, salt and pepper flakes to broth and mix well.
  7. 7. Place equal portions of noodles into 6 soup bowls
  8. 8. Top each serving with approximately 2 cups of flavored broth, and Enjoy!
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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad
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The Mediterranean diet focuses on foods that are packed with fresh fruits and vegetables, low in saturated fat, and rich in healthy oils. Not surprisingly, many studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of cancer and Alzheimer's disease, while ensuring better cardiovascular health, and a longer life. Below is an easy to prepare and delicious Mediterranean diet recipe that can be prepared as a nutritious lunch in under 15 minutes. This recipe yields 4 servings each approximately 420 calories.
Servings Prep Time
4 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 15 minutes
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
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The Mediterranean diet focuses on foods that are packed with fresh fruits and vegetables, low in saturated fat, and rich in healthy oils. Not surprisingly, many studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of cancer and Alzheimer's disease, while ensuring better cardiovascular health, and a longer life. Below is an easy to prepare and delicious Mediterranean diet recipe that can be prepared as a nutritious lunch in under 15 minutes. This recipe yields 4 servings each approximately 420 calories.
Servings Prep Time
4 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 15 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions, omitting salt and fat.
  2. While pasta cooks, combine zest and juice of 1 lemon and 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add artichoke hearts, Feta cheese, bell pepper, carrots and parsley; toss to combine.
  3. Place peas in a colander; when pasta is cooked, drain pasta over peas. Shake well to drain, but do not run under cold water. Add pasta and peas to artichoke mixture, and toss well until thoroughly combined. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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The Healing Power of Laughter

“Having a sense of humor and being able to spontaneously laugh and play are important aspects of any holistic wellness program,” says Paula Curtiss, Director for Healing hands School of Holistic Health. “Though medical doctors have used humor to distract patients from pain since the 13th century, 20th century research has revealed mounting evidence to support the theory that laughter does indeed have therapeutic value”, she added.einstein laughs 

According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), laughter not only provides mental and physical benefits, it also strengthens close relationships which positively affect our sense of belonging and help speed healing.  Humor and playful communication evoke positive feelings and foster emotional connections that act as a strong buffers against disappointments, confrontations and the stressors of daily life.

 

Laughter is so innate to the human spirit that infants begin smiling within their first few weeks of life and are heard laughing out loud just months after birth.  Some of the benefits of laughter include:

 

  • Triggering the release of endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers) thereby relieving pain
  • Dissolving distressing emotions since one cannot be anxious, angry or sad when laughing
  • Shifting your perspective, allowing you to see situations in a less threatening way
  • Allowing us to take ourselves less seriously, reducing self-criticism and negative self-talk
  • Producing a general sense of well-being
  • Improving mental alertness and enhancing memory
  • Increasing physical energy and creativity
  • Decreasing stress-related hormones (ie: Cortisol)
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Easing digestion and relieving stomach aches
  • Relaxing muscle tension throughout the body
  • Increasing oxygen intake
  • Exercising the heart and lungs
  • Improving sleep
  • Balancing blood pressure
  • Helping us feel more empowered

 

Laughing is an important holistic health practice that can help you to feel better about yourself and the world around you.  Laughing for just a few minutes each day can help you to relax and recharge, reducing stress and relieving pain while lifting our spirits, attitudes and mental capacities.  Best of all, laughter is our birthright, completely free and available to anyone of us at any time and in most any place or situation we may find ourselves.  Laughter is healing to the mind, body and soul.

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HHSHH) has been serving residents through two regional campuses for over 24 years.  With more than 80 Holistic Health courses and two Certification Programs to offer, HHSHH is considered a trail-blazer for Holistic Health education in Southern California.  To date, HHSHH has prepared more than 6,500 students for rewarding careers in Massage Therapy and Holistic Health. To find out more about the educational programs or financial aid available at HHSHH please visit us on-line at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido. 

Citations: 1) The University of Maryland, Laughter’s Effect on Cardiac Health, presented by the American College of Cardiology.  2) The New England Journal of Medicine, report on Norman Cousins and his findings as published in the book, Anatomy of an Illness.

Holistic Massage School CEU Certified by California Board of Registered Nurses

 

Attention Health Care Professionals!  Are you a RN, LPN, LVN, CRRN or ARNP in need of continuing education units (CEUs) to meet license renewal criteria?    Have you been searching for a school that offers day, evening & weekend classes?  Are you considering adding the nurturing and therapeutic benefits of massage to your healthcare practice?

Nurses

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time for you to consider taking classes at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HHSHH).   Founded by Paula and Neha Curtiss, HHSHH is Nationally Accredited, State Approved and CEU Certified by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  Offering two Programs and more than 80 massage and holistic health classes, HHSHH has been a  favorite among health care workers seeking professional development and license renewal for over 20 years!

 

Therapeutic massage is a beneficial nursing intervention that has been proven to promote healing, relaxation and alleviate pain and anxiety in hospitalized patients. Recognition of Nurse Massage Therapy, as a nursing specialty, has boosted massage into the arena of main-stream health care.  Today, therapeutic massage is considered an important part of any rehabilitative or wellness program. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports: “Jobs for Massage Therapists will continue to grow at a rate of 23% through 2022” (faster than any other industry) and “Starting salaries for Massage Therapists average $35 an hour”, (making it financially viable as well!)

 

HHSHH has trained and prepared more than 6,000 students for rewarding careers as Massage Therapists or Holistic Health Practitioner, and can do the same for You!  The admissions team at HHSHH makes it easy by offering full and part-time tuition plans, plus FSA, VA and WIA Benefits/Funding for students who qualify.  So, if you’re ready to expand your health-care services to include the many curative benefits of massage, call us to get started today! [760.746.9364 / Escondido  —  949.305.2722 / Laguna Hills].

Healthy and Delicious Greek Salad

Healthy and Delicious Greek Salad
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Here's an Amazing Recipe that's healthy, nutritious and good for you and your taste buds. Enjoy!!!
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Healthy and Delicious Greek Salad
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Here's an Amazing Recipe that's healthy, nutritious and good for you and your taste buds. Enjoy!!!
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. 1. In a large salad bowl, combine oil, vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper – mix thoroughly
  2. 2. Add in the cucumber, tomatoes, chick-peas, purple onion
  3. 3. Toss combined ingredients to mix well and let marinate for 15 minutes
  4. 4. Add lettuces and crumbled feta cheese and toss again
  5. Tip: For a healthy and portable lunch layer all ingredients in a mason jar starting with the dressing at the bottom and lettuce at the top for a portable and healthy lunch.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition: 290 calories, 12 g protein, 26 g carbs, 8g fiber, 8 g sugar, 17 g fat

 

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