How Kundalini Yoga Benefits The Mind, Body, and Soul

Your body and mind undergo a variety of stressors throughout the day – both mental and physical. Eventually, this causes an unnecessary amount of strain on your health, which can disrupt your daily life. By taking part in an activity that calms your mind, such as kundalini yoga, you’ll be able to save your body from excessive wear and tear.

 

Kundalini yoga is a form of natural healing and a way to foster overall well-being. It gives your body a deep relaxation experience, which, in turn, allows your mind, body, and nerve endings to heal. Oftentimes it has the ability to increase lung capacity, strengthen the immune and nervous system, and promotes joint health.

 

While kundalini yoga benefits your health, it also benefits your soul. It empowers you to shine, prosper, and excel in all things and encourages you to move on from attachments that are keeping you stuck in the past. This type of yoga is the common denominator for all forms of self-healing, inspiration, and transformation. It’s also a powerful tool designed to give you an experience of your soul by combining breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, chanting and the science of sequence.

 

In our ‘Healing Through Kundalini Yoga’ class, we begin by teaching you breathing exercises in order to calm your mind and bring your focus to the present. Then, we’ll slowly transition into spinal warm-warm ups and stretching followed by a special set called a Kriya. A Kriya is a poetic progression of exercises, which work in concert to create a synergistic, multi-dimensional, exponential effect. One kriya might focus on detoxing the liver or working through creative blocks while another might focus on mastering your moods or developing willpower. After doing a set, we relax on our back for a few minutes and always end class with various forms of meditation. Whatever your intention for the class may be, you’ll always feel energized, relaxed, focused, and expansive at the end of the class.

 

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health has been helping men and women satisfy their passion for learning and building a successful career in massage therapy for more than 25 years. We have programs, including financial aid, available for qualified students. If you are interested in a career in massage therapy, you can make an appointment and learn more about our massage therapy or holistic health program. Click HERE or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego,  (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or, (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.

 

Massage Therapy Techniques: Spreading The Love

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Part of learning about various massage therapy techniques is learning how to best utilize those skills to make people healthier and happier. Whether an athlete needs rehabilitating or a patient needs to relieve stress in their body, a massage therapist has the honor of being a part of this person’s journey. Here are three examples of courses that we offer at Healing Hands and how they can provide you with the necessary skills to lend a healing hand:

 

Deep Tissue Manipulation

Deep tissue massages have a multitude of benefits; from treating chronic back pain and arthritis to lowering blood pressure and breaking up scar tissue. It can also improve a client’s posture, flexibility, range of motion, and energy level, while at the same time providing relief from tension, aches, pains and stiffness. In our deep tissue manipulation course, we teach you about how to manipulate fascia (the collagen web-like network that permeates the entire body) to create more balance and ease of movement in the body. This technique puts a special emphasis on the mind-body connection, which is why it’s important to us to teach you effective communication skills to facilitate the emotional awareness associated with this kind of deep bodywork.

 

Tui Na Massage

Tui Na is a massage modality based on traditional Chinese medicine. It involves stimulation of acupressure points to directly affect the flow and balance of “chi”, (life energy) through “meridians” or channels in the body. In this course, you would learn manipulation techniques to move chi through ill and injured areas of the body where blockages tend to occur. You’d also practice specific treatments to address chronic pain, common illnesses, and disorders of the spine and joints, such as, Sciatica and rotator cuff problems. Through demonstration and hands- on practice you’ll be able to master both oscillating techniques to increase energy, as well as the traditional “presses and pulls” characteristic of Tui Na.

 

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a form of massage that originated in Japan and traditional Chinese medicine. It uses a caring touch to aid in self-healing and also uses gentle stretching and manipulation techniques. Shiatsu, meaning “finger pressure,” creates pressure with the thumbs, hands, elbows, or knees on various pressure points of the body. Our students learn this soothing and healing technique to help people restore and maintain their energy, reduce problems with their neck, shoulders, and back, and promote healing from sprains and strains.

 

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health has been helping men and women satisfy their passion for learning and building a successful career in massage therapy for more than 25 years. We have programs, including financial aid, available for qualified students. If you are interested in a career in massage therapy, you can make an appointment and learn more about our massage therapy or holistic health program. Click HERE or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego,  (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or, (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.

Shiatsu Massage: Restoring Health and Balance

Shiatsu Massage: Restoring Health and Balance

When it comes to delivering a balanced massage to the body and soul, many people turn to Shiatsu. Shiatsu is a form of massage that originated in Japan and traditional Chinese medicine. It uses a caring touch to aid in self-healing and also uses gentle stretching and manipulation techniques. Shiatsu, meaning “finger pressure,” creates pressure with the thumbs, hands, elbows, or knees on various pressure points of the body.

We recently invited the public to attend a Shiatsu massage workshop. While our students were able to practice and fine-tune their skills with this form of massage therapy, their patients were provided with a soothing and healing massage. Here are three benefits someone receives after getting treated with shiatsu:

 

Restore and Maintain The Body’s Energy

In Shiatsu, physical touch is used to assess the distribution of “qi” throughout the body and correct any imbalances. Qi, pronounced “chee,” is the harmony of the body. By stimulating the person’s immune system, Shiatsu can treat the body as a whole and help to restore physical functions of the nervous and circulatory systems, musculoskeletal structures, and internal organs. Whether someone has experienced an external or internal trauma – such as an injury or depression/stress – Shiatsu can help ease those pains and bring everything back into balance.

 

Reduces Problems With Stiff Neck, Shoulders, and Back

From working at a desk all day to performing labor-intensive tasks, our body undergoes various types of stress throughout the day. While we’re able to do little things to help relieve this stress, our muscles and joints will eventually show signs of ailment. With a shiatsu massage, your massage therapist will be able to work the tension and spasms out of your muscles by pressing on acupressure points that release tension.

 

Promotes Healing From Sprains and Similar Injuries

Since a shiatsu massage focuses heavily on gently, yet effectively, rubbing and massaging the skin, it naturally helps stimulate circulation in capillaries of the skin’s soft tissue. This increased blood flow is what aids in healing sprains, strains, and other similar types of injuries. This is due to the increased blood flow bringing oxygen and nutrients to the injured area. The massage also serves to stimulate the sebaceous glands and keeps skin moist and smooth.

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health has been helping men and women satisfy their passion for learning and building a successful career in massage therapy for more than 25 years. We have programs, including financial aid available for qualified students. If you are interested in career in massage therapy, you can make an appointment and learn more about our massage therapy or holistic health program. Click HERE or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego,  (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or, (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.

 

Holistic Health: Healing Patients The Way Nature Intended

Are you thinking of pursuing a path where you can make a positive impact on somebody’s life? By practicing holistic health, you’ll be able to help heal someone’s mind and body by utilizing natural healing methods. Here are two main benefits you’ll provide people by performing holistic health treatments:

 

Healthier Living Environment

 

Our bodies are constantly exposed to new compounds – from chemicals in household cleaning products to various medicines and food additives. More often than not, these compounds negatively impact our health and can limit our ability to lead a fulfilling lifestyle. By taking a holistic approach to healing, a person’s whole being – his physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness – is taken into account. It focuses on the root cause of a person’s ailment and strives to eliminate it by encouraging the person to strive for wholeness and healthy living. With this type of treatment, our bodies are less exposed to synthetic substances and more exposed to natural medicines, herbs, and vitamins. This allows the body to be cleansed and able to restore itself properly.

 

Greater Overall Health

 

When treated holistically, people experience an overwhelming sense of health. This is because a holistic treatment uses natural remedies, such as proper nutrition, exercise, or detoxification, which creates additional benefits aside from correcting the person’s main ailment. For example, one of the side benefits of holistic treatment is the improvement of eye health particularly for those suffering from glaucoma. Their treatment would focus on natural medicines combined with eye exercises, healthy eating habits, natural vitamin supplements and stress relieving exercises like yoga and meditation. This type of treatment enables our bodies to live an overall healthier and happier lifestyle.

 

To make an appointment and learn more about our holistic health program click HERE or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego,  (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or, (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.

 

 

 

 

 

Programs and Benefits: Offerings As Unique As You

Part of pursuing your passion is enjoying the experience along the way. At Healing Hands, we strive to create a friendly yet educational environment that will help you succeed in a career as a massage therapist or holistic health practitioner. Here are a few unique benefits that we offer:

 

Customizable & Flexible Schedules

In order to allow you to explore your interests and passions to their fullest extent, we offer the chance to customize your own schedule and create a program that best fits you. Our courses range from sports massage and yoga therapy to holistic nutrition and chakra balancing. No matter your interest, you’ll be able to choose the classes that will benefit you the most on your educational journey. Our programs, both massage therapy and holistic health, also offer full time and part time enrollment in order to give you more flexibility.

 

Veterans Benefits

“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.” – Paula Curtiss

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, under SAA, to process Veterans Benefits including Title IX and Post 9/11, chapter 30, 31, 33, and 35. From assistance with tuition to a monthly stipend for books and supplies, each chapter provides unique benefits for qualified candidates.

 

FAFSA & WIOA

One of our goals is to allow you to worry less and learn more. We offer financial aid and WIOA as a way to alleviate any financial stress that you may be experiencing.

Financial Aid is a term that describes a funding package that assists you with costs of tuition, housing, and other fees. The components making up this aid package include federal grants and loans.  Grants are forms of awards that do not need to be paid back. Loans at low interest rates are part of the aid package, which have to be paid back once you’re no longer attending college.  

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can also prove beneficial to qualified candidates. WIOA is part of the California Training Benefits Program for people who are unemployed or can prove need.  The Employment Development Department (EDD) helps to determine your eligibility and assigns a type of training you are authorized for.  Healing Hands participates in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which can provide a grant towards your Massage Therapist or Holistic Health Practitioner tuition. 

To make an appointment and learn more about our student clinics click HERE or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego,  (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or, (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.

 

 

 

 

Benefits of Healing Hands Student Clinic

Whether you’re giving or receiving a massage, our student clinics will provide you with a relaxing environment and multiple learning opportunities. When we’re able to connect and help another human being, we immediately feel the benefits of both our mind and body.

 

For Students

If you’re currently enrolled in one of our programs, participating in our student clinic is one of the best ways to get hands-on experience outside of the classroom. By practicing massage therapy on strangers, you’ll be able to fine-tune your skills and learn how to interact with various types of therapeutic needs. This type of opportunity will also prepare you for after graduation when you’re applying for jobs. More often than not, you’ll have to perform a massage as part of your application process for the position you’re applying for. Having performed massages on people many times before, due to our student clinic, you’ll be prepared and ready to show a business how your skills can benefit them.

 

For Prospective Students

If you’re not currently enrolled but are looking into massage therapy and holistic health, this is a great opportunity for you to experience what you would be doing in this field of study. You’ll be able to interact with our students, experience the benefits of massage therapy, and learn about what our school offers. Since our student clinics are open during office hours, you’ll also be more than welcome to ask our staff questions or sign up for a tour (San Diego, Escondido, Laguna Hills locations).

 

For Customers

If you have an injury, stiff muscles, or simply want to take care of your body, our student clinic is just what you need. Our students are very professional and are highly skilled in massage therapy. For $45, you’ll receive TWO 60-minute massages that will help heal your body and relax your mind.

To make an appointment and learn more about our student clinics click HERE or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego,  (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or, (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.

Massage Therapy: Touching Hearts, Changing Lives

Massage therapy is increasingly growing in demand and popularity. With its non-invasive approach, massage therapy is a powerful treatment that aids in the healing the entire body. By providing this service for someone, you’ll help improve both their health and happiness. Here are four major benefits of massage therapy:

 

Promotes Relaxation

When our body is under a lot of stress, it produces unhealthy levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, which creates adverse effects on our mental and physical health; anything from weight gain and sleep deprivation to digestive issues and headaches. However, a massage can prevent these negative reactions by drastically decreasing levels of stress and anxiety. When someone receives a massage, their body is able to relax, recover, and rejuvenate. This also plays a role in lowering diastolic and systolic blood pressure.

 

Strengthens Immune System

When our body is under any type of stress, it’s extremely susceptible to illnesses and injuries. Since massage therapy aids in decreasing stress, like discussed above, it also plays a role in strengthening the immune system. While the best results generally come from receiving massage treatments on a regular basis, even a few sessions can increase the cytotoxic capacity – the activity level of the body’s natural ‘killer cells’ – and enhance the body’s ability to deliver nourishment. This enables you to help keep someone’s body strong, resilient, and healthy.

 

Improves Circulation

The use of hands-on pressure during each massage moves the blood throughout the body and targets damaged or congested areas. This promotes a healthy healing process and can aid in a speedy recovery for an injured area. Moreover, the motions and techniques of massage therapy help remove lactic acid from the muscle tissues. This results in lymph fluid circulation, which carries metabolic waste products away from internal organs and muscles leading to an improved overall body function.

 

Improves Posture

From sitting at a desk all day to having a labor-intensive position, people’s necks, backs, glutes, and joints take a beating throughout the day. Massage therapy helps bring the body back to alignment by releasing tension in these common areas. By releasing these muscles from their tense state, due to bad posture or poor lifting form, the body is able to heal and move back to its proper position. The patient will experience greater mobility and flexibility, which will help prevent future injuries; especially if they receive treatment on a consistent basis.

Healing Hands has equipped many graduates with the skills needed to provide successful treatment to their patients. To learn more about our programs, 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.

 

Spicy Marinara Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta

Spicy Marinara Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta
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Spicy Marinara Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta
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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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Spicy Italian Meat-balls

Spicy Italian Meat-balls
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22-23 Meatballs
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22-23 Meatballs
Spicy Italian Meat-balls
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22-23 Meatballs
Servings
22-23 Meatballs
Ingredients
Servings: Meatballs
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Instructions:

  1. Combine bread pieces with ⅔ cup milk and set aside 5 min then mash with a fork.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add: 1 lb ground beef, 1 lb sausage, ¼ cup Parmesan and Romano cheeses, 4 minced garlic cloves, ½ tsp salt and pepper, 1 egg, and milk-soaked bread bits.
  3. Mix all ingredietnts until well combined.
  4. Form into 1½" balls then, then roll in dry Italian-style bread crumbs to lilghtly coat.
  5. Heat a deep, large, heavy skillet oven over medium heat with about 3 Tbsp oil.
  6. Add meatballs in small groups to allow easy turning so you can saute until cooked through and all sides are browned (about 10 minutes).
  7. Transfer meatballs from the skillet onto a platter to serve as a side-dish….OR.
  8. Serve along-side Angel-hair Pasta topped with a fresh Marinara sauce, and Enjoy!
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Palette Pleasing Pumpkin-Pie Bread

Palette Pleasing Pumpkin-Pie Bread
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12 Slices ( 1 Loaf)
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12 Slices ( 1 Loaf)
Palette Pleasing Pumpkin-Pie Bread
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12 Slices ( 1 Loaf)
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12 Slices ( 1 Loaf)
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Servings: Slices ( 1 Loaf)
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Directions:

 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Pour flour, Sucanat, Baking Soda, and spices into a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine
  • Pour lightly whisked eggs and egg white into another mixing bowl
  • Add Pumpkin, Milk, and oil to the egg mixture and whisk until thoroughly blended
  • Pour wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir gently until blended
  • Coat a non-stick bread pan with Pam
  • Transfer mixture into pan and bake in the center of the oven for approximately 50 minutes or until the top and edges are browned
  • Transfer bread pan from oven to a wire rack and let cool completely
  • Slice the bread loaf into 12 slices and keep at room temperature in an airtight container

 

Nutritional Facts:

Calories per slice - 169

Total Fat (g) – 6

Carbs – 25

Fiber – 2.5

Sugar – 13

Protein – 4

Sodium – 213

Cholesterol (mg) - 17

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