FAQ

Where is your school located?

We have two campuses in San Diego county and one in Orange county in southern California. They are located in the cities of San Diego, Escondido and Laguna Hills.

What is a Massage Therapist? 

Student stretchingMassage Therapists can specialize in over 80 different types of massages called modalities*. Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, acupressure, sports massage and neuromuscular massage are just a few of the many approaches to massage therapy. Most Massage Therapists specialize in several modalities. 

Massage Therapists work by appointment. Before beginning a massage therapy session, therapists conduct an informal interview with the client to find out about the person’s medical history and desired results from the massage. Because massage therapist tend to specialize in only a few areas of massage, customers will often be referred or seek a therapist with a certain type of massage in mind. 

As a trained Massage Therapist from Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, you will be equipped to be self-employed, work in a variety of settings or even employ and manage a team of massage therapist.

*source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics

What is a Holistic Health Practioner?

Holistic Health Practitioners (HHP) are trained to recognize the connection between mind, body and spirit and their impact on our health. Typically Holistic Health Practitioners are self employed or work at the highest level of massage therapy and holistic health services, and specialize in one or more modalities.
You will have the opportunity to customize your training based on your interests and area of expertise.

The program will prepare you with:

  • Body Mechanic Training: how to use your body correctly so that you have a long and healthy career
  • Fundamental knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • An understanding of both western and eastern bodywork training, done in a hands on environment of experiential training
  • The ability to communicate effectively with your clients, assessing their needs and helping them reach their health goals
  • Excellent skills in the massage and holistic health modalities
  • Tools to build an effective career

What are the work conditions of a Massage Therapist?

Massage therapists work in an array of settings, both private and public, including private offices, Spas, studios, physical therapy centers, Chiropractor offices, hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers, sports medicine facilities, airports, and shopping malls. 

Many massage therapists work in subdued lighting. Often soothing music is played. The lighting, aromas and background music help to put the client at ease. On the other hand, massage therapy is also performed in clinical settings, hospitals and on site at sports events or in business offices. The working conditions depend heavily on a therapist’s location and what the client wants. 

Is the Massage Therapy Profession a growing career?

Employment for massage therapists has been on the increase at a faster than average rate. *

As the interest in alternative medicines and holistic healings has increased so have the job opportunities for those skilled in massage therapy. Healthcare providers and medical insurance companies are beginning to recognize massage therapy as a legitimate treatment and preventative measure for several types of injuries and illnesses. 

Massage therapy’s growing acceptance as a medical tool will greatly increase employment opportunities.

*source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics shows 24.7 % increase in employment for Massage Therapy in San Diego County; and 16.2% increase in employment in Orange County; and predicts an overall 18% growth until 2018.

Is this school certified?

Yes, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health undergoes ongoing and rigorous evaluation to meet the standards of national accreditation as a holistic health school. We also have state approved through the Bureau for Private Post Secondary Education.

For more information on our certification, click here.

Is Financial Aid available?

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health participates in Title IV Student Financial Aid Programs. Please go to the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.ed.gov. We also accommodate students by providing options for payment plans. 

For detailed information on financial aid available, click here

Do you provide job placement assistance?

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health posts new jobs for certified Massage Therapists and Holistic Health Practitioners at the San Diego, Laguna Hills and the Escondido campuses. We typically post 5 – 10 new listings per week. Please check the Job Board!

If you are an employer and looking for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health Massage Therapists to work with you as an employee, extern or participant in a special event click here

Our average Job Placement Rate for Healing Hands graduates for 2012 –  was 83%! Since 1992, Healing Hands has provided heartfelt, holistic education. We have seen over 6,000 graduates go on to fulfilling, rewarding jobs in Massage Therapy and Holistic Health. Our graduates are our best advertising. Chiropractors, Spa’s, and clinics contact our office several times a week seeking our graduates. Job placement assistance and advising is open to all Healing Hands graduates.

Please check the job board or call our office: (800) 355-6463.