Holistic Massage School offers a Romantic Gift Idea for Valentine’s Day

Looking for that special Valentine’s Day gift to make your partner feel nurtured and loved?  Before investing in an expensive, store-bought item, consider a gift that can keep on giving! At Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, (Healing Hands)  you can….Recover the Health of Your Body, Open your Heart, Uplift your Spirit, and Facilitate Healing for Loved Ones for years to come!

Heart of Healing Hands

For more than 25 years,  Healing Hands talented and dedicated Faculty have been trail-blazers in education of the Holistic Healing Arts, teaching an unprecedented 40+ massage and related holistic health courses.   While many Healing Hands’ students enroll in Certification Programs with the goal of becoming Professional Massage Therapists, classes are also available  ‘a-la-carte’, in response to a resurgence of interest in more natural, holistic therapies.

 “At Healing Hands, we’ve empowered countless stay-at-home Moms, Dads, and Care-takers with effective massage therapies and natural remedies to better care for their children, elders and each other”, said Harmony Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands – Laguna Hills campus.  We’re one of the few massage schools to offer three introductory, classes each semester.  To accommodate students schedules,  ‘Circulatory Massage’ is offered as a  daytime class, an evening class, plus an ‘Intensive’ four days a week class, which completes in a month”, she added 

Valentines Couples Massage

Healing Hands also offers courses in both Eastern and Western Massage modalities as well as dozens of  holistic health classes such as: Herbal Studies, Natural Behavioral Techniques, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, and Reflexology.  You will also find a variety of advanced classes among the curriculum such as Structural Integration, NeuroMuscular Therapy,  and MyoFacial Meridians for Pain Relief to name a few.

If learning how to give a massage isn’t an option this Valentines day, Healing Hands offers an on-site Student Massage Clinic where holistic health enthusiasts can purchase two, hour-long massages for a flat rate of $45.00, no tip required!  In addition to reducing pain and stiffness in your muscles, a therapeutic massage will reduce Cortisol (stress hormones), boost Endorphins (good feeling hormones), help stabilize blood pressure and sugar levels, improve circulation, and enhance your feelings of wellbeing.  Starting your Valentines celebration with a Couple’s massage at Healing Hands  is a great way for partners to celebrate their love and check out the school in the process. 

Healing Hands’ offers three campus locations in San Diego, Escondido and Laguna Hills.  The School is Nationally Accredited and approved to receive Federal Student Financial Aid, as well as WIA, Unemployment, and VA educational benefits for those who qualify. To learn more, visit us online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.

Holistic Massage School Illuminates A Career Path for Single Parents

 

Aboce: Rose and Staff Instructor Harmony Curtiss performing Shiatsu massage

Kim Bridges, who goes by the nick-name, Rose, is well on their way to a rewarding career as a Professional Massage Therapist.  Although only 500 hours of training are required for State licensure, Rose chose Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands) to enhance their Massage Therapist education with integrative, holistic health practices.  By the end of January, Rose will have successfully completed over 830 hours of education and training.  These courses include: Circulatory (Swedish) Massage, Anatomy, Herbal Healing, Sports, Therapeutic Stretching, Trigger Point Therapy, plus several Eastern and Western Massage modalities. 

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Rose chose one of today’s most in-demand careers with job growth projected to continue at a rate of 22% (vs the average 7%) through 2023! When asked who inspired them to enroll at Healing Hands, they replied, “My sister, Becky, who currently works as a Professional Massage Therapist at, Montage Hotel and Resort.”  Rose went on to explain that Becky knew of their interest in holistic health,  and heard the Instructors at Healing Hands were exceptional, encouraging them to check it out.  Rose said it wasn’t until after Becky gave them that first massage, that they realized how powerful the Healing Arts were, and their potential to transform lives. It was then that Rose made the conscious decision to enroll at Healing Hands and empower them-self to help others in the same way.

Rose performing a Shiatsu Massage during Public Day

A parent to a 2 year old child, Love,  Rose said a career as a Professional Massage Therapist will afford financial independence and a flexible work schedule, two important considerations for a young, single parent. When asked about their future career aspirations, Rose revealed plans to move North with life- partner, Rusty. There, the two hoped to invest in a home with enough surrounding property to establish a Holistic Healing Center.  Rose says that in addition to providing therapeutic massage, they want to create an Apothecary of Herbal Preparations known to treat many common illnesses and ailments.  Rose’s Holistic Healing Center will offer these integrative therapies to positively impact clients’ health, healing and Mind/Body wellness in meaningful ways.  

Founded by Paula and Neha Curtiss, Healing Hands’ goal is to provide a challenging yet compassionate educational experience that enables Graduates to realize their potential as professional Healers. With a curriculum that boasts over 80 Massage Therapy and Holistic Health classes, Healing Hands’ Graduates are well-prepared to enter the field with a broad range of specialized skills and knowledge. Offering a heart-centered approach to education, Healing Hands has successfully prepared more than 7,000 students for rewarding careers and can do the same for you!  To learn more, go online to www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us in San Diego at (858) 505-1100, in Escondido at (760) 746-9364, or in Laguna Hills at (949) 305-2722.                             

Holistic Massage School: Shannon Gonzalez, Teacher of the Year!

Above: Shannon Gonzalez honored with ‘Teacher of the Year’ award from Healing Hands’ Director, Neha Curtiss.

Each year, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health’s (Healing Hands) Founding Directors, Paula and Neha Curtiss, select one Instructor from their exceptional Faculty to be honored as Teacher of the Year.  The decision is made by looking at the cumulative contribution each teacher makes and this year, the honor went to Dr. Shannon Gonzales, a Certified Acupuncturist, Energy Practitioner and multi-modality Massage Therapist and Instructor. 

“To describe Shannon is to describe a woman of great inner strength and deep faith in the healing process”, said Paula Curtiss.  “Shannon’s thirst for understanding healing led her to study Traditional Oriental Medicine.  It is this dedication to understanding the power of inner healing and Shannon’s faith in the healing process, that brings a wellspring of inspiration to her students.  It has been truly wonderful to watch Shannon’s growth from a beginning student into the Master Instructor she has become.  Please join me in congratulating Shannon as Healing Hands ‘Teacher of the Year’ for 2017”, she added.

Dr. Shannon Gonzalez

Shannon was selected to teach at Healing Hands in 2006, about one year after completing the 1,000-hour Holistic Health Practitioner Program. As a student, Shannon demonstrated a sincere interest in and talent for the Holistic Healing Arts and shared the Faculty’s heart-centered  approach to education. Shannon lives her life consciously through the practice of self-awareness, and eagerly shares her philosophy, skills, and knowledge with students. 

Striving to creating a safe and compassionate learning environment, Shannon teaches Tui Na (Acupressure), Clinical Acupressure (Advanced Acupressure), Energetic Bodywork, Traditional Oriental Clinical Techniques, and Chair Massage for all three Healing Hands locations.  When Shannon is not teaching, you’ll find her providing energetic bodywork sessions to private clients, gardening, or simply enjoying the solitude of country living. 

Founded in 1992, and now boasting more than 80 Massage and Holistic Health courses plus two Certification Programs, Healing Hands is considered a trail-blazer for Holistic Health education in Southern California.  To date, our exceptional Faculty has prepared more than 7,000 students for rewarding careers as Massage Therapists and Holistic Health Practitioners and can do the same for YOU! To find out if a career in the Healing Arts resonates with you, go on-line to www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call our friendly Admissions team at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills,

A Popular Choice for WIOA Clients Seeking Re-training

Healing Hands Massage Therapist Training Program –

A Popular Choice for WIOA Clients Seeking Re-training

 

If you are a WIOA client seeking an in-demand career,  please check out the top ten reasons WIOA Clients choose Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands): 

  1. ETPL Approved School: Healing Hands is listed on the EDD’s Eligibility Training Providers’ List and is approved to provide Massage Therapist training and accept educational funding for students participating in retraining through the WIOA. Please see etpl.edd.ca.gov, Program Name: Massage Therapist.
  2. National Accreditation: Healing Hands is nationally accredited making all class credits earned fully transferrable to other accredited vocational schools or colleges of massage in the US.
  3. Job Security: Massage Therapy is considered an “in-demand” profession by the US Department of Labor (DOL) with an expectation of 30,000 new jobs opening by 2022.
  4. US News reported in 2016 that Massage Therapists rank #50 in The 100 Best Jobs and, #8 in Best Health Care Support Jobs. This ranking was based on 6 important measurements which include: Job Prospects, Stress Levels, Employment Rate, Median Salary, 10-Year Growth Volume & Percentage, and Work-Life Balance.
  5. Annual Income: In 2015, the US Department of Labor reported that the average annual income for Massage Therapists was $38,040 with the top 10% earning more than $74,860
  6. Flexibility: Massage Therapists can work full-time or part-time during the day-time, evenings and on weekends.  This allows stay at home moms/dads or those with full-time jobs, to meet their commitments while training for a new career.
  7. Reputation for Excellence: Founded in 1992, Healing Hands has successfully graduated more than 7,000 competent and caring students whose employers return to us time and again for their recruiting needs.  
  8. Curriculum: Healing Hands offers an unparalleled number of classes. Each of the 80+ Massage and related Holistic Health Courses are taught by Instructors who specialize in their subjects.
  9. Employment Opportunities: Healing Hands School receives more job opportunities each month than we graduates to fill them!  Our Career Services team assists students and Alumni with resume preparation and by distributing job opportunities via e-mail.
  10. Personal/Professional Growth & Development: Even if becoming a Professional Massage Therapist isn’t your ultimate career goal, a Healing Hands education will inspire and nurture your personal and professional growth. In addition to learning volumes about your body, holistic health practices, and the benefits of therapeutic touch, you’ll gain valuable skills that will allow you to facilitate health, healing, and relaxation for clients, friends and family for years to come!

Healing Hands has prepared dozens of WIOA clients for successful careers as Professional Massage Therapists, and can do the same for you!  To learn more, visit us online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com  or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego,  (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or, (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.

Massage Therapist Training Program – Re-training

Healing Hands Massage Therapist Training Program –

A Popular Choice for WIOA Clients Seeking Re-training

If you are a WIOA client seeking an in-demand career,  please check out the top ten reasons WIOA Clients choose Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands): 

  1. ETPL Approved School: Healing Hands is listed on the EDD’s Eligibility Training Providers’ List and is approved to provide Massage Therapist training and accept educ

    Massage Therapist students


    ational funding for students participating in retraining through the WIOA. Please see etpl.edd.ca.gov, Program Name: Massage Therapist.
  2. National Accreditation: Healing Hands is nationally accredited making all class credits earned fully transferrable to other accredited vocational schools or colleges of massage in the US.
  3. Job Security: Massage Therapy is considered an “in-demand” profession by the US Department of Labor (DOL) with an expectation of 30,000 new jobs opening by 2022.
  4. US News reported in 2016 that Massage Therapists rank #50 in The 100 Best Jobs and, #8 in Best Health Care Support Jobs. This ranking was based on 6 important measurements which include: Job Prospects, Stress Levels, Employment Rate, Median Salary, 10-Year Growth Volume & Percentage, and Work-Life Balance.
  5. Annual Income: In 2015, the US Department of Labor reported that the average annual income for Massage Therapists was $38,040 with the top 10% earning more than $74,860
  6. Flexibility: Massage Therapists can work full-time or part-time during the day-time, evenings and on weekends.  This allows stay at home moms/dads or those with full-time jobs, to meet their commitments while training for a new career.
  7. Reputation for Excellence: Founded in 1992, Healing Hands has successfully graduated more than 7,000 competent and caring students whose employers return to us time and again for their recruiting needs.  
  8. Curriculum: Healing Hands offers an unparalleled number of classes. Each of the 80+ Massage and related Holistic Health Courses are taught by Instructors who specialize in their subjects.
  9. Employment Opportunities: Healing Hands School receives more job opportunities each month than we graduates to fill them!  Our Career Services team assists students and Alumni with resume preparation and by distributing job opportunities via e-mail.
  10. Personal/Professional Growth & Development: Even if becoming a Professional Massage Therapist isn’t your ultimate career goal, a Healing Hands education will inspire and nurture your personal and professional growth. In addition to learning volumes about your body, holistic health practices, and the benefits of therapeutic touch, you’ll gain valuable skills that will allow you to facilitate health, healing, and relaxation for clients, friends and family for years to come!

Healing Hands has prepared dozens of WIOA clients for successful careers as Professional Massage Therapists, and can do the same for you!  To learn more, visit us online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com  or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego,  (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or, (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.

Need a New Career, in the New Year?

Holistic Massage Schools Offers A Dynamic Path to Financial Independence!

Whether you are seeking an in-demand career that ensures financial independence, or a flexible career you can take anywhere, learn everything you’ll need at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health.  With more than 7,000 graduates and hundreds more enrolling annually, Healing Hands offers several paths that allow you to launch a meaningful career in the Holistic Healing Arts in less than 1 year!

Isn’t Creating Prosperity Doing What We Love

Something Each of Us Seeks?

Are you recent high-school graduate in need of a Vocation, a Professional stuck in an unrewarding job, or an Empty Nester eager to begin a new chapter?  If you answered Yes!,…. Healing Hands can help you achieve your goal!  Let our friendly Student Advisors help you explore your scheduling options, understand Financial Aid offerings, and move confidently toward a professional life of fulfillment and joy! 

Teaching in a Hands-On Environment!!!

At Healing Hands, all students are referred to as “Healers”, and Instructors inspire that ‘intention’ in each of the 80+ massage and related holistic health courses they teach. Offering much more than the fundamental courses you’ll find in other Massage Training Programs, Healing Hands helps students pursue their niche in today’s re-invigorated Holistic (Whole) Health and Wellness Markets.  By recognizing each students unique abilities and strengths, we can prepare them for Massage Therapy opportunities in a wide variety of settings from Hospitals, Physical Therapy Clinics and Wellness Centers to Day Spas, Gyms, Casinos, and more!

In addition to the mechanics of therapeutic Massage, Healing Hands students are given the guidance and direction they need to interact and excel as a Professional Massage Therapist or Holistic Health Practitioner.  In addition to the variety of Eastern and Western Massage modalities,  Healing Hands offers dozens of complementary health classes such as Nutritional Superfoods, Medicinal Herbs, Structural Integration, and other natural remedies.

Even if becoming a Therapeutic Massage Therapist isn’t your ultimate career aim, it can serve as a meaningful way to support yourself while you pursue other educational interests.  Learn more by visiting us online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com  or call us call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido, or (858)0505-1100 in San Diego.  Healing Hands has been “Touching Lives, Touching Hearts” since 1992.   

Attention Transitioning Veterans!!! Veterans Benefits at Holistic Massage School

Don’t Miss Out on the Educational Benefits You‘ve Earned!

Holistic Massage School Offers a Rewarding Path to Civilian Re-employment

“You were driven to protect and serve us in the Military, and now Healing Hands School of Holistic Health is driven to help you succeed in civilian life”, said Paula Curtiss, the school’s Founding Director.  “Healing Hands has supported military families by providing free Massage services to Veterans at Wounded Warrior clinics, Stand Down events, Rehab Centers and Memorial Day festivities for over 25 years!  In addition to our outreach efforts, we became Nationally Accredited and eligible to accept VA educational funding. Today, Veterans can take full advantage of their VA educational benefits at Healing Hands and begin a rewarding new career in only 1 year!” she added.  

Go here for information about Veterans benefits at Healing Hands School and a quick breakdown of each Chapter of benefits and what a veteran would receive.

Veteran and Now Graduate of Healing Hands

Unlike most other Massage Training schools, Healing Hands is a school of Holistic Health, which means they offer much more than the basics of therapeutic massage.  In fact, Healing Hands comprehensive curriculum boasts more than 80 Massage and related Holistic Health courses, allowing students to pursue a wide-range of therapeutic specialties.  With more than 7,000 Graduates and hundreds more enrolling annually, no other Massage School is better equipped to prepare Veterans for success as Professional Massage Therapists or Holistic Health Practitioners,  than Healing Hands

According to Vets.gov, the Post-9/11 GI Bill gives educational benefits to military members, including those on active duty, or in the Reserves or National Guard, who fulfilled at least 90 days of active duty service after September 11, 2001. The program nick-named the “GI Bill for the 21st Century,” offers substantial increases in monthly educational benefits over the previous GI Bill.  If you’re a Servicemember, Veteran, or family member interested in an education at Healing Hands, you must apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). To do this, you will first need to:

  1. Check your eligibility at:  https://www.Vets.gov/education/eligibility
  1. Gather the documents and information (social security number, bank account direct deposit information, and your education and military history)
  1. View your estimated benefits by entering the school’s name: “Healing Hands School of Holistic Health”, when completing the on-line form at:  https://www.Vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool
  2. Work with a Healing Hands Student Advisor to discuss options and select the right program. 

 

Healing Hands has prepared dozens of Veterans and Military Spouses for rewarding careers as Massage Therapists and Holistic Health Practitioners and can do the same for you!  To find out if a career in the Holistic Healing Arts is right for you,  please visit us on-line at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call our friendly Student Advisors at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido,  or (858) 505-1100 in San Diego.

 

Spicy Marinara Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta

 

 

Ingredients for Sauce:

  • 1 medium sweet onion (chopped)
  • 1 medium green pepper (chopped)
  • 4 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 – 28 ounce cans tomato puree
  • 1 – small can tomato paste
  • 1 – medium (12 oz) can of chicken bouillion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp each: Salt, Pepper, Parsley, Basil, Sage and Oregano
  • 1 tsp sugar (to cut acidity)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh Basil, finely minced
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup grated romano cheese

 

Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 Tbsp oil
  2. Blend in 1 cup chopped onion and green pepper and saute (stirring often until soft).
  3. Add garlic and stir 1-2 min until fragrant.
  4. Stir in 2 cans of Tomato Puree, Paste and Chicken Boullion
  5. Add in the Bay leaves, spices, and sugar and mix thoroughly
  6. Bring to a light boil, then partially cover, reduce heat and gently simmer for 30 min

 

Angel Hair:

  • 1 lb Angel Hair Pasta, cooked ‘aldente’ according to package instructions

 

Serving

  1. Drain pasta and place in a large platter or Pasta Bowl
  2. Pour Sauce over Angel Hair and mix to coat Pasta wiith Sauce
  3. Garnish Pasta with Parmesan and Romano cheeses
  4. Top with fresh Basil leaves
  5. Serve hot and Enjoy!

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Holistic Massage School Asks… Do You Have Healing Hands?

Are you someone who enjoys helping others?  Curious about healing therapies like Massage, Nutrition, Herbalism, or Energy Work? Do you seek a career that offers the satisfaction of a great income plus the flexibility to live your life your way?

 

If you answered YES to any of these questions it may be time to…

 

Explore a New Career as a Massage Therapist or Holistic Health Practitioner

 

 

Founded by Paula and Neha Curtiss in 1992, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HH) boasts two Academic Programs and over 80 Massage & Holistic Health classes. Paula and Neha’s vision is a heart-centered approach to holistic health education. At HH students not only learn healing techniques, they gain a deep respect for their bodies and each other.  HH instructors do a great job in fulfilling Paula and Neha’s vision as graduates have been in high-demand by top employers for over 25 years!

 

In addition to the basic massage modalities ie; Swedish, Sports and Deep Tissue, HH offers classes on ancient healing practices from around the world!  These include Tui Na from China, Shiatsu from Japan, Thai Massage from Thailand and Ayurvedic Massage from India. 

 

If an education at HHSHH resonates with you, call us for a visit and tour.  We make it easy to attend with three So Cal locations, and classes offered during the day, evenings & on weekends.  Tuition Plans plus FSA, VA and WIA Benefits/Funding are also available to those who qualify.

 

HH has prepared more than 7,000 students for Transformative and Rewarding careers as Massage Therapists or Holistic Health Practitioners and can do the same for YOU! Call us and Start Your Journey …today! Call us at 760.746.9364 for Escondido & San Diego or at 949.305.2722 for our Laguna Hills campus location.

 

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health

“Touching Lives, Touching Hearts”

Holistic Massage School Reveals Surprising Places Massage Therapists Work

According to Paula Curtiss, Founding Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HH), Massage Therapist’s work environments are no longer limited to Day Spas and Clinics.  Thanks to new technologies that confirm its therapeutic value, Massage Therapy has gained acceptance by mainstream medicine causing expansion into a variety of new settings.  Below is a list of just some of the new environments Massage Therapy graduates can choose from. Compiled from hundreds of job opportunities received by HH’s Job Placement Department, this list reflects the on-going need for therapeutic touch in our communities.

 

Holistic Clinics/Centers

  • Massage Clinics
  • Day Spas
  • Nail and Hair Salons
  • Wellness Centers

 

Sports & Fitness

  • Athletic Teams
  • Marathons & Sporting Events
  • Health Clubs & Fitness Centers
  • Yoga & Pilates Studios

 

 

Luxury Lifestyle

  • Spas
  • Resorts
  • Cruise Lines/Private Yachts
  • Casinos
  • Upscale & Boutique Hotels

 

Medical

  • Hospitals
  • Chiropractic Clinics
  • Doctors’ and Medical Offices
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Physical Therapy

 

Entrepreneurial

  • Natural Food & Health Stores
  • Corporate Conference Rooms – (incentive/retention programs)
  • Provide Energy-work to Substance Abuse Rehab patients
  • Provide Off-site Chair Massages at offices, airports, retail locations, public and private events
  • Own Your Own Business as a sole practitioner

 

Serving residents through three regional campuses, HH is considered a trail-blazer for Holistic Health Education in Southern California.  To date, HH has prepared more than 7,000 students for rewarding careers in Massage Therapy and can do the same for you! To find out more, visit us at www.healinghandsschool.com  or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido, 858-505-1100 in San Diego.