Holistic Massage School Offers Fun Facts On Hydration

 

 

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While chances are that you’ve been dehydrated at least once in your life, you may or may not be able to recognize the short term effects. These include excessive thirst, tired, head-achy feeling and lack of urination. Other facts about dehydration you may find interesting include:

  • Water makes up 60% of your body weight!
  • Water is essential to your body. It not only transports nutrients and waste products between our major organs and helps regulate body temperature, it also lubricates your joints, eyes, and facilitates proper digestion and healthy skin.
  • We are constantly losing water from our bodies through urination, defecation, sweat, and even water vapor from our breath. Without replacing those fluids one can become dehydrated.
  • Dehydration can degrade cognitive performance including: visual vigilance, tension, anxiety, fatigue, and visual working memory.
  • Dehydration was linked to negative mood rating, impaired motor performance and short-term memory.
  • Dehydration can lead to weight gain. When you’re excessively thirsty, your body sometimes misreads the sensation as hunger, causing you to over-eat. Opting for water instead of sugary drinks can help reduce body weight and fat levels.  Studies indicate than an increase in drinking water (34 oz. a day) was associated with 5 lbs. of weight loss over a 12 month period. 
  • Chronic, mild dehydration can cause constipation. Just a 1% loss of body mass due to fluid loss is defined as dehydration.  Water is essential to helping waste move easily through your digestive system.  When there is not enough water, your stool becomes compacted, making it harder to eliminate.
  • Chronic dehydration can lead to poor Kidney function and the potential for Kidney stones. High water intake is shown to have a protective impact on the kidneys.
  • Studies show that even a modest level of dehydration (2% of body mass) can result in a 20% decrease in physical performance in a temperate climate, and up to a 40% decrease in performance in hot temperatures.

To stay hydrated in summer months, or during Santa Ana wind events, try following these five simple suggestions:

  1. Avoid prolonged exposure to high temperatures
  2. When temperatures rise, stay inside with air conditioning when-ever possible
  3. If you must be outdoors, seek shade and drink water often
  4. If you exercise outside, ie: running or walking, try heading out in the early morning or late afternoon hours to avoid peak heat periods throughout the day
  5. Get in the habit of carrying a water bottle in your car, backpack or purse and drink frequently when you run errands that take you outside

Considered a trail-blazer for Holistic Health Education in Southern California, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health has prepared more than 6,600 students for rewarding careers as Massage Therapists and Holistic Health Practitioners, and can do the same for you! For more information about the 80+ massage and related Holistic Health classes offered, please visit us at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call our friendly admissions team to schedule a tour at (949)305-2722 in Laguna Hills or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido.

 

Holistic Massage School Supports Working Wardrobes 18th Annual Men’s Career Success Graduation

 

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On Sunday, October 16th students from Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HH) participated in a life-transforming graduation day for 150 men who successfully completed the Career Success Institute workshops sponsored by Working Wardrobes” said Paula Curtiss, Founding Director for HH.  “Please join me in thanking Lisa Hand and John Almanza for the generous donation of their time and professional representation of our school while providing nurturing, therapeutic massage to event attendees”, she added.   

The mission of Working Wardrobes is to help individuals gain meaningful employment and achieve financial self-sufficiency. Toward that end, they serve two major populations: Men housed in transitional living and recovery programs in Orange County, South Bay & Los Angeles; and Military Reservists, Veterans and male Military Spouses through a partnership with the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base and their own VetNet program. 

The Men’s Career Success program gives unemployed individuals a major boost to their self-esteem, and new attire so they may make a good first impression in an interview.  They also provide curriculum to equip reservists and military spouses with the tools and skills needed to find sustainable work and introduce employers that understand the changing state of their lives as a result of military deployment.

The graduation event, which was held at Los Amigos High school in Fountain Valley, provided an opportunity for these men to have their outsides match their newly empowered selves with a variety of complimentary services.  These included: a motivational seminar, haircuts, manicures, therapeutic massage, wardrobe selection, plus a career fair complete with employer panel. To learn more, please contact Susie Tuttle at SusieT@workingwardrobes.org.

HH’s female volunteer, Ms. Lisa Hand is a professional writer who made the decision to pursue a career in Massage Therapy after attending a Spiritual Retreat in August of 2016.  Currently a part-time student enrolled in HH’s 500-hour Massage Therapy Program, Lisa anticipates graduation and licensure in January of 2017 just one year after she began her educational program.  Her current area of interest is Medical Massage, where she works as part of a health care team for referring medical providers.  As a Medical Massage Therapist, Lisa will provide therapeutic massage to patients in a medical setting with the goal of reducing their pain, easing their emotional stress, and reducing their need for medications.

Event volunteer, John Almanza, is a self-proclaimed sports enthusiast who enrolled in HH’s 1000-hour Holistic Health Practitioner Program so he could facilitate health and healing for others.  Currently working as a recreational leader for Parks & Recreational Sports Programs in San Clemente, John enjoys facilitating healthy sports activities for children and teens but wants to do more.  With over 80 massage and related Holistic Health Classes to choose from, upon graduation John will be able to facilitate health and wellness for more than just children and teens.  As a Holistic Health Practitioner with 1000 hours of training, John will be able to customize each massage with the therapeutic techniques best suited to address his client’s unique needs.     

HH has been serving residents in Escondido and Laguna Hills for over 24 years.  To date, HH has prepared more than 6,600 students for successful careers in Therapeutic Massage and can do the same for you! To learn more, visit us online at www.healinghandsschool.com  or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido.

Strawberry & Grapefruit Crush

 

 

Strawberry & Grapefruit Crush
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Try this quick and nutritious breakfast smoothie for a jump start to your day!
Servings
4
Servings
4
Strawberry & Grapefruit Crush
Print Recipe
Try this quick and nutritious breakfast smoothie for a jump start to your day!
Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients (except Sparkling Cranberry Juice) into a blender and mix until smooth.
  2. Add 2 tsp of sparkling cranberry at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  3. Pour into single serving cups and top with mint leaf for aroma.
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Curry Spinach And Bok Choy Soup

 

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Curry Spinach And Bok Choy Soup
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With cold and flu season right around the corner, consider this strongly spiced soup to ease cold symptoms and satisfy your appetite to boot!
Curry Spinach And Bok Choy Soup
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With cold and flu season right around the corner, consider this strongly spiced soup to ease cold symptoms and satisfy your appetite to boot!
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Add 1 tsp olive oil to medium sized pot over medium heat on the stove-top
  2. Add in tomatoes, and red and yellow onion - stirring for about 30 seconds
  3. Pour 3 cups of vegetable broth and curry powder into the pot
  4. Add tofu, Spinach and Bok Choy to the mixture
  5. Stir until greens are wilted, and tofu is heated through - (1 – 2 minutes)
  6. Remove from stove-top and let cool 1-2 minutes
  7. Serve and enjoy!
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Natural Ways to Reach Your Personal Potential

 

Practice Positivity! Nothing is more important than your ability to be a positive with your Self. When you are positive, in word, thought and deed, you will begin to feel that while you’re not perfect, you ARE on the right track.   This self-assurance goes a long way toward calming nerves and reducing anxiety, while boosting confidence and one’s sense of happiness. This doesn’t mean that you should stop calling yourself out on negative behavior or performance, but it does mean that you should focus on the good in your life first and foremost. In fact, if you practice positivity in your words, attitude and all aspects of your life, you can be sure you will begin experiencing dramatic improvements.

 

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Take Time for Creative Self Expression!

Getting in touch with one’s creative side and not being afraid to think outside of the box, or color outside of the lines, can help you develop critical thinking and enhance your life in exciting ways. Try putting aside an hour a day to really embrace unrestrained creativity. Don’t limit yourself to projects or goals, simply take time to do or create something artistic and embrace the joy of child’s play. 

 

Read, Read, and Read Some More!

Teachers agree that incorporating reading time into your daily routine is a great way to better yourself at any age. Reading is not only educational, it gets the creative juices flowing, expands your vocabulary, sparks your imagination, and creates a yearning to learn even more.

 

Move beyond your Comfort Zone!

While creating a comfort zone for ourselves is healthy, stepping out of our comfort zone on occasion can also be.  Especially when it’s time to transition, grow, or transform!  If one remains wrapped up in a safe little cocoon all their life, they can miss out on the joy of establishing new friendships, the lessons learned through new experiences, and the confidence and personal growth that comes from meeting challenges.

 

Allow Yourself to Fail, Then Get Back Up!

During the process of reaching your maximum potential – you may experience failure and/or embarrassment several times before you get there. Give yourself permission to try, and fail, and even embarrass yourself. Once you realize that ‘winning’ isn’t everything or that ‘losing’ or being ‘embarrassed’ won’t kill you, you’ll be better equipped to deal with whatever life hands you in the future. Then, if /when you fail, you’ll recognize it as an opportunity to demonstrate self-love…and get right back up!

 

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HHSHH) has been serving residents in Escondido and Laguna Hills for over 23 years.  To date, HHSHH has prepared more than 6,600 students for successful and rewarding careers in Massage Therapy and Holistic Health, and can do the same for you. To find out more the 80+ classes Healing Hands offers, please visit us online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido.

Lemon, Honey and Garlic Soup

 

 

Lemon, Honey and Garlic Soup
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With cold and flu season right around the corner, consider this strongly spiced soup to ease cold symptoms and satisfy your appetite to boot!
Lemon, Honey and Garlic Soup
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With cold and flu season right around the corner, consider this strongly spiced soup to ease cold symptoms and satisfy your appetite to boot!
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Add 1 tsp olive oil to medium sized pot over medium heat on the stove-top
  2. Add in scallions, celery and carrots and stir for 40 seconds to 1 minute
  3. Pour 3 cups of vegetable broth, garlic and lemon juice into the mix
  4. Let mixture come to a boil, then add lemon zest and honey
  5. Stir to mix all ingredients, then remove from stove-top
  6. Let cool 2 minutes
  7. Serve and enjoy!
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