Attention San Diego Veterans !!! Consider These Top 10 Reasons to Pursue a Vocation In Massage and the Holistic Healing Arts

  1. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Job Growth for Massage Therapists is exceptional, (26% vs 7%) with an expectation of 42,100 new jobs between 2016 and 2026.

Veterans Healing Veterans

  1. A Healing Hands Education can prepare you for a new career in as little as one year. Plus, Massage Therapy offers you a career you can take anywhere!

 

  1. Professional Massage Therapists may choose from a variety of work environments from Veteran’s Hospitals, Doctor’s Offices and Rehab Clinics to Day Spas, Gyms, and Wellness Clinics.

 

  1. Massage Therapy has been shown to substantially reduce symptoms of PTSD and help transitioning Veterans heal the hyper-vigilance and insomnia many will experience.

 

  1. The Profession of Massage Therapist is considered an In-demand career by our Federal Government. Healing Hands is approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education, Under SAA, to accept and process Veterans (Educational) Benefits including: Title IX and Post 911, on behalf of students.
  2. A career as Professional Massage Therapist offers a sense of purpose, calling on the Practitioner to use their therapeutic knowledge, skills and intuition to facilitate healing. This human connection positively affects the client and Therapist, enriching both their lives.

 

  1. Massage Therapists earn a living-wage income. The median annual wage for massage therapists was $39,990 in May 2017, with the top 10 percent earning more than $77,470.

 

  1. Becoming a Professional Massage Therapists offers the flexibility to live life on your own terms! Professional Massage Therapists can work during the day, evenings or on weekends, and clients are always happy to see you!

    Massage Therapy is known to reduce symptoms of PTSD, helping Veterans heal.

 

  1. Established over 26 years ago, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health is a trail-blazer for education in the Holistic Healing Arts. The school’s founders were the first to develop Massage Therapist Training Programs for Community Colleges and continues to innovate with new courses regularly.

 

  1. Healing Hands is the only Massage Therapy School that offers an unparalleled 80+ Massage and Holistic Health courses, with Instructors who are specialists in their respective subjects.

 

Established in 1992, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health has prepared more than 7,000 graduates for rewarding careers as Professional Massage Therapists and can do the same for you.  Learn more online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or (858) 505-1100 in San Diego. 

 

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Acupressure at Healing Hands

Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine in which massage therapists stimulate the muscles in specific points of the body to heal illness and pain. Instead of using needles like acupuncture, this form of massage therapy triggers pressure points by using force from the therapist’s hands.

In order to restore the body’s natural balance, the massage therapist must apply pressure to certain points in the body.

 

There are two types of Acupressure offered at Healing Hands:  

 

Tui Na:

Our class, 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, students learn manipulation techniques to move chi through ill and injured areas of the body where blockages tend to occur.

In this course, our students will 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 plenty of hands-on practice, students will master both oscillating techniques to increase energy, as well as the traditional presses and pulls characteristic of Tui Na.

 

Clinical Acupressure

This course offers students an in-depth study of the 72 channels of the meridian matrix system, which is believed to circulate life-force energy throughout the body. The focus of this class will be on the 12 Primary Meridians used in acupuncture and acupressure. These include specific point locations and their healing functions. Students will learn how to recognize imbalances in the meridian system and deliver appropriate treatments.

By integrating the basic principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine and Acupressure with other massage practices, students learn new tools to facilitate optimal health and wellness in their clients.

 

Acupressure brings many benefits to the client including emotional balancing, relief from insomnia, boosting the immune system, calming indigestion, reducing arthritic pain, and fighting colds and cases of flu. In order to complete our Massage Therapy program, all students must enroll in Tui Na: Acupressure.

Interested in taking our course in Clinical Acupressure? This course will begin October 23rd at our San Diego location. Also, our Tui Na: Acupressure class starts October 14th in Escondido. For more information on both classes, click here. Hurry, classes are filling up quickly!

Attention San Diego Residents, Are You Ready for a Positive Career Change?

Dream of a relaxing work environment? Fantasize about a flexible work schedule?  Craving a more meaningful career? Enjoy connecting one on one with clients? 

 

If you answered YES to any of the above questions it may be time for you to consider a career as a Professional Massage Therapist or Holistic Health Practitioner.

 Founded by Paula and Neha Curtiss in 1992, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health is a Nationally Accredited and State Approved school of the Holistic Healing Arts.  That means that in addition to Eastern and Western Massage modalities, we offer dozens of related holistic health classes.  Unlike many vocational schools, all we do is teach the Holistic Healing Arts, so no school offers a better probability of success than Healing Hands.  Our Instructors are all specialists in their respective subjects, which is why we’ve successfully prepared more than 7,000 graduates for rewarding careers as Massage Therapists and can do the same for you!

Students learn techniques to deeply relax clients while providing therapeutic relief.

Healing Hands offers a 600-hour Massage Therapist Program and a 1000-hour Holistic Health Practitioner Program.  Both programs teach students what they need to become State Certified, however the later offers 400 additional hours of elective classes.  These may include popular modalities like Herbal Thai Massage, Pre-Natal (Pregnancy) and Shiatsu as well as complimentary therapies like Clinical Acupressure, Zen Touch or Body Reading. (Click here to see descriptions of all courses.)  Best of all, Healing Hands’ students can train to become Professional Massage Therapists or Holistic Health Practitioners, in as little as 1 year! 

Teaching in a Hands-On Environment!!!

Students choose Healing Hands because we offer a low-cost, high quality education with three convenient locations in San Diego, Escondido and Laguna Hills. Our classes are offered year-round during the day, evenings and on weekends to accommodate busy student schedules. 

Learn Reflexology, Thai Foot Massage, Acupressure and many other Massage Modalities.

In addition to massage techniques, our curriculum covers essential knowledge for the Practitioner such as: Professional Ethics, Anatomy, Physiology, Body Mechanics, Client Positioning, Client Communications, and more!  Best of all, Healing Hands graduates are in high-demand among top industry employers for their expertise and longevity of service.

Here, Founding Director, Paula Curtiss, demonstrates Shiatsu techniques for a group of students.

Therapeutic massage is a beneficial wellness intervention proven to positively impact every systems of the body. Thanks to a renewed interest of Holistic Health, the U.S. Dept. of Labor predicts “Jobs for Massage Therapists will continue to grow at a rate of 26% through 2026” (faster than any other industry) and “the average starting salary for Massage Therapist is $40 an hour”- making it an ‘in-demand’ and financially viable career for years to come!

 

Learn more online at www.HealilngHandsSchool.com or, call us at 760.746.9364 in Escondido, (858) 505-1100 in San Diego or 949.305.2722 in Laguna Hills.  Healing Hands School of Holistic Health – “Touching Lives, Touching Hearts”, since 1992. 

Attention San Diego Veterans !!! Consider These Top 10 Reasons to Pursue a Vocation In Massage and the Holistic Healing Arts

  1. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Job Growth for Massage Therapists is exceptional, (26% vs 7%) with an expectation of 42,100 new jobs between 2016 and 2026.
  1. A Healing Hands Education can prepare you for a new career in as little as one year. Plus, Massage Therapy offers you a career you can take anywhere!
  2. Professional Massage Therapists may choose from a variety of work environments from Veteran’s Hospitals, Doctor’s Offices and Rehab Clinics to Day Spas, Gyms, and Wellness Clinics.
  1. Massage Therapy has been shown to substantially reduce symptoms of PTSD and help transitioning Veterans heal the hyper-vigilance and insomnia many will experience.
  2. The Profession of Massage Therapist is considered an In-demand career by our Federal Government. Healing Hands is approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education, Under SAA, to accept and process Veterans (Educational) Benefits including: Title IX and Post 911, on behalf of students.
  1. A career as Professional Massage Therapist offers a sense of purpose, calling on the Practitioner to use their therapeutic knowledge, skills and intuition to facilitate healing. This human connection positively affects the client and Therapist, enriching both their lives.
  1. Massage Therapists earn a living-wage income. The median annual wage for massage therapists was $39,990 in May 2017, with the top 10 percent earning more than $77,470.
  1. Becoming a Professional Massage Therapists offers the flexibility to live life on your own terms! Professional Massage Therapists can work during the day, evenings or on weekends, and clients are always happy to see you!
  1. Established over 26 years ago, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health is a trail-blazer for education in the Holistic Healing Arts. The school’s founders were the first to develop Massage Therapist Training Programs for Community Colleges and continues to innovate with new courses regularly.
  1. Healing Hands is the only Massage Therapy School that offers an unparalleled 80+ Massage and Holistic Health courses, with Instructors who are specialists in their respective subjects.

 

Established in 1992, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health has prepared more than 7,000 graduates for rewarding careers as Professional Massage Therapists and can do the same for you.  Learn more online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or (858) 505-1100 in San Diego. 

Introduction to Yoga Massage

As we continue to grow our community of healers, we are always looking for new opportunities to expand the education of our students. One of the ways we accomplish this is by adding new courses for our students to take. The wide variety of classes we offer gives students the chance to specialize in the bodywork styles and modalities that best fit their interests.

One of the newest courses we are offering at Healing Hands is Yoga Massage. This type of massage therapy is a combination of yoga and Thai massage. The Yoga Massage course applies guided breathing, stretches, and postures of yoga along with the rhythmic compressions, pulls, and stretches of Thai Massage.

 

Understanding Yoga Massage

Thai Massage techniques enhance flexibility, energy, posture, and well-being. Yoga postures condition the body and concentrate awareness through muscular contractions and breathing. Yoga usually pits one group of muscles against the other, exerting many times the force of gravity. By combining these two modalities, the massage therapist is able to heal clients through physical touch and mental focus.

In this form of eastern therapy, the massage therapist becomes pure, gentle energy. They are the facilitator of a soft stretch, movement through breathing and the pressure of gravity. Students will learn to combine massage and yoga techniques with gentle joint mobilization as an integrated, adaptive and assisted flow.

 

Yoga Massage As A Therapist

On completion of the course, students should be able to incorporate, adapt and apply different massage techniques with Yoga. The course includes some massage fundamentals such as draping as well.

The Yoga Massage course teaches students how to be a guide. By assisting through stretches, postures and focused breathing, the massage therapist helps the client move towards a unique state of physical and inner balance attaining whole body awareness.

While there are plenty of massage therapy techniques to be used, Yoga Massage is quite unique. The massage therapist moves with the client to mobilize joints, reduces muscle stiffness, balance hormones, and much more.

 

Interested in signing up for this class? Our Escondido location will be teaching this course starting December 15th!

Our classes for the Fall are filling up, be sure to sign up quickly. Check here to see what courses are available for registration. 

 

Attention San Diego Job Seekers – Are You Pursuing a Purpose Driven Life?

Medical Science now confirms with what Massage Therapists have known for centuries, Massage Therapy heals, enhances health and improves lives!  Working as a Professional Massage Therapist offers a sense of purpose and pride that comes from helping others. Considered an in-demand career, an education in the Holistic Healing Arts can prepare you for a variety of employment opportunities. 

Founded over 26 years ago, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, (Healing Hands) is Nationally Accredited and approved by the California Massage Therapy Council.  Healing Hands has met rigorous standards to qualify for educational funding on behalf of students who qualify.  These include Federal Student Financial Aid, WIOA, Vocational Rehab, and Veterans & Military Members Educational Benefits.

Whether you are just entering the workforce, seeking a career change, or transitioning from Military service, pursuing a career as a Professional Massage Therapist is a great choice.  In less than 1 year, you’ll learn everything you’ll need to contribute to Humanity in meaningful ways – one massage client at a time!

The unprecedented number of classes Healing Hands offers is just one of the reasons they’ve become the school of choice for aspiring Massage Therapists. Other reasons include an expert faculty, interesting coursework, a safe learning environment, and an unrivaled number of job opportunities!  Most importantly, Healing Hands continues to innovate and expand its curriculum to cover new, emerging modalities and techniques.

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At Healing Hands, Students can choose from two Certification Programs. A 600-hour Massage Therapy Program (MT) that’s required for licensure, or the 1,000-hour Holistic Health Practitioner Program (HHP) that offers a variety of integrative electives. Some students choose the ‘Fast-track’, enrolling in the MT Program so they can get working as soon as possible.  Others invest the year necessary to complete the HHP Program enhancing their value among Employers. Healing Hands also transfer credits from the MT Program to the HHP Program for Graduates who return to take their skills to the next level.

As a Healing Hands student, you’ll be referred to as the ‘Healer’ you are in the process of becoming. Through lecture, demonstration, hands-on practice as well as a variety of intern/externships experiences, Healing Hands students get to fine-tune their craft long before accepting their first client. By the time they Graduate, they’ll be well prepared with the essential knowledge and skills necessary for State Certification and a rewarding career.  

To date, the Healing Hands faculty has prepared more than 7,000 graduates to be competent and caring Massage Therapists and can do the same for YOU! Learn more 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.

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Attention San Diego Job Seekers…. Holistic Massage School Offers a Future So Bright…. You’ll Need to Wear Shades!

 

Why is Massage Therapy becoming such a popular career choice? With a growing acceptance of holistic therapies and the merging of Eastern therapies with Western medicine, skilled Massage Therapists are in high demand! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth and outlook for Massage Therapists is extraordinarily positive. Currently at 26% (vs the average 7%) the industry is expected to add more than 42,000 new jobs between 2016 and 2026. In addition, the BLS reports the median income for Massage Therapists is just under $40K with the top 10% earning as much as $75K.  As a Professional Massage Therapist, your employment future is so bright, you’ll need to wear shades!

Bureau of Labor Statistics Summary: 

(The following info can be found online at: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/massage-therapists.html)

 

Quick Facts: Massage Therapists

2017 Median Pay

$39,990 per year 
$19.23 per hour

Typical Entry-Level Education

Postsecondary nondegree award

Number of Jobs, 2016

160,300

Job Outlook, 2016-26

26% (Much faster than average)

Employment Change, 2016-26

42,100

 

“Working as a Professional Massage Therapist offers a sense of purpose, a variety of work environments, flexible schedules and unlimited ways to differentiate yourself in the Industry”, says Paula Curtiss, Founding Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands).  “Job opportunities may include traditional Circulatory Massage as well as ‘Specialty’ work, and Healing Hands offers both.  For example, San Diego’s upcoming courses include Circulatory Massage plus several integrative therapies such as: Herbal Thai Massage, Pre-natal Massage, Clinical Acupressure, Zen Touch, Shiatsu and Superfoods & Dietary Practices” she added.

Work environments for Professional Massage Therapists may vary from traditional Massage Clinics and Day Spas to Luxury Resorts and Cruise Ships. Our Career Placement Department also receives job opportunities from Hospitals, Chiropractor and Doctor Offices, and Physical Therapy Clinics. As awareness of Massage’s un-deniable therapeutic benefits continues to spread, we expect the variety of work environments to expand also.

Healing Hands has been an educational leader in Massage and the Holistic Healing Arts for over 26 years.  In addition to giving Students a valuable Holistic Health education, our ‘elective’ classes empower them to choose their own unique path as a Professional Massage Therapists and Healer. 

Healing Hands’ has a long list of Employers eagerly awaiting our graduates. Not only do they need Practitioners immediately, they want Healing Hands Graduates.  Since 1992, our Grads have proven that Healing Hands produces highly competent and caring Massage Therapists. Accordingly, Recruiters provide on-site recruiting presentations and job fairs to students before they graduate!  Many Graduates have the pleasure of leaving Healing Hands with the promise of a new job once they are licensed.   Some Employers even offer our students tuition reimbursement, evidence of their confidence in our capable Graduates.

With two Certification Programs to offer, Healing Hands has met rigorous standards to qualify for Federal Student Financial Aid, WIOA, VA and other educational funding benefits for enrollees who qualify. Learn more about our 80+ Massage and Holistic Health courses 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.

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Our Community of Healers

Becoming a student at Healing Hands is more than receiving a certification in massage therapy or holistic health. One of the unique aspects of our school is the community support behind every student. Even though your journey with us begins when you enroll, it does not end when you graduate.

Working in massage therapy means you heal others. At our school, we believe the best way to heal is through compassion and support. In order for our students to successfully heal their clients, they must experience healing themselves first. We take a holistic approach to our teachings so that our students can have a comprehensive learning experience that not only benefits their careers but their souls as well.

We provide our students with resources and experiences that further develop their knowledge and passion for holistic healing:

In Nature

Every year a two-day holistic living retreat is held for all students and alumni to attend. This event reminds the student that living a balanced and health-conscious life can foster a powerful state of well-being.

This retreat gives students the opportunity to unwind, rejuvenate and reconnect with nature and a community of like-minded Healers. This popular, Springtime retreat takes place in a beautiful natural setting located in the heart of an undeveloped canyon complete with fresh- water creek. With no modern conveniences to distract them, students are immersed in outdoor, holistic living.

Online

Beyond the courses and exams, Healing Hands is online. Our active community on platforms such as Facebook gives our alumni and friends the chance to network from anywhere in the world. For those who have graduated from our school and have gone on to their dream careers, this is a great place for them to keep up with us.

“This program changed my life and the community this school has created has meant everything to me. They are there for you every step of the way to becoming a Massage Therapist which is no walk in the park.” – Mihaela Nedejde, Laguna Hills Alumni. We are constantly receiving support from old and new students.

Beyond Schooling

Because of the tight-knit group of healers we have established, opportunities for jobs are abundant. The support from our alumni is a continuous journey as people are constantly offering job opportunities for anyone interested.

The relationships we have cultivated with our partners has given our students the opportunity for successful job placements. After years of building great relationships with these businesses, we have been able to give our students the chance to work in different environments and help them evaluate what practices are best for them. Spas and healing facilities all around Southern California are filled with past Healing Hands students.

 

We encourage our students to dig deep into their own healing to understand how to heal others through the support of everyone around them. By modeling a more holistic approach to life, students help their clients re-discover their own innate power and ability for self-healing.

If you want to begin a new career with the love and care of a supportive community, schedule a tour at one of our three locations. 

Labor Day 2018 – Holistic Massage School Celebrates The Valuable Contributions of Massage Therapy Professionals

“This Labor Day, I want to acknowledge the 7,000 + students who have graduated and moved on to pursue their dreams of becoming Professional Massage Therapists”, said Paula Curtiss, Founding Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, (Healing Hands). “Collectively, they deliver therapeutic touch to reduce pain, increase mobility, heal injury and positively affect the health and wellness of thousands in our communities. Individually, they have grown in awareness, compassion, self-confidence and valuable life-skills.  This Labor Day, our Faculty, Staff and Management want to express our pride and appreciation for each of you.  Thank you Graduates, for your hard work and dedication to the Holistic Healing Arts.  Know that you are literally changing lives for the better, one client at a time, and we couldn’t be prouder”, she added.

LaborDay, considered a “working person’s holiday”, is a tribute to the strength, Spirit, and socio-economic achievements of the American worker.  First celebrated on September 5, 1882, traditional Labor Day observances brought workers together with family to relax, picnic and enjoy recreational activities. Through the years, the nature of the Labor Day celebration has shifted to an emphasis on the economic and civic significance of the holiday.  Today observance includes the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement as well. 

As Massage Therapists and Holistic Health Practitioners, our graduates raise awareness of the physiological and emotional benefits of massage and natural, holistic practices.  In less than one year, you too can be fully prepared for an in-demand, living-wage career that contributes to humanity. Most importantly, Massage Therapists gain valuable knowledge and powerful skills to optimize their own health and that of their loved ones and clients which provides great personal satisfaction.

By helping raise awareness of the therapeutic benefits of massage, Healing Hand’s Graduates offer clients an alternative to the prescription pain meds and surgeries often prescribed by Western medicine.  Practitioners trained at Healing Hands strive to identify the cause of symptoms rather than just randomly massage muscles. Instructors’ focus is on the structure and function of the body and students receive training on multiple modalities and advanced techniques to ensure their ability to effectively address client concerns  

Healing Hands Faculty has proudly prepared thousands of students for a rewarding career in the Holistic Healing Arts and can do the same for YOU!   Learn more about Healing Hands, our Faculty, and 80+ Massage and Holistic Health courses offered at www.HealingHandsSchool.com .  To speak with an Admissions Rep. or arrange a classroom tour call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or (858) 505-1100 in San Diego. “Touching Lives, Touching Hearts” since 1992.

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Holistic Massage School’s Instructor Spot-light: Jennifer Peterson, Master Therapist and Staff Instructor

Jennifer Peterson is a Certified Massage Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Master Therapist and Multi-modality Educator with decades of experience”, says Paula Curtiss, Founding Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health. “Jennifer has made valuable contributions to our Faculty and students for over 12 years.  In today’s ‘Spot-light’ we’re proud to feature Jennifer and acknowledge her hard work and dedication to our Healing Hands community”, she added. 

Jennifer Peterson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and worked as an Interior Designer before being called to the world of Natural Healing.  In 1998, Jennifer pursued her Holistic Health Practitioner Certification from Mueller College and has never looked back!

Jennifer’s progressive Massage Therapy career includes working at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club as a Professional Massage Therapist before progressing to Supervisor, Lead Therapist and Manager at The Gaia Day Spa.  Jennifer then took a position as the head of the Spa and Massage Department at the Beauty Kliniek Aromatherapy Day Spa and Wellness Center.  There, she was responsible for training over a dozen Massages Therapists in more than 40 different spa therapies from around the world!

A strong and effective communicator, Jennifer’s teaching career didn’t stop there.  A Master Therapist with ASTECC, (Advanced Spa Training Executive Certification Council), Jennifer creates curriculum as well as teaching it.  Among her many credits was the development and facilitation of an 80-hour Spa Program at the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy. Other Instructor/Training positions include teaching massage and body-work for Vitality College of Healing Arts, Meridian International School of Health Sciences, and the School of Healing Arts.

For the past twelve years Jennifer has taught Hawaiian Temple Bodywork (Lomi, Lomi), Ayurvedic Bodywork and Aromatherapy at all Healing Hands locations.  Considered a valuable team player and held in the highest regard by the Founders, Faculty and Staff at Healing Hands, Jennifer is as talented an Instructor as she is Practitioner.  Her passion for the Holistic Healing Arts is contagious and her teaching techniques, simple and effective, making her a favorite among Students as well.

When Jennifer is not teaching, she can be found at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort Spa where she practices and holds the position of Lead Massage Therapist.  Equipped with nearly 20 years of knowledge and expertise, Jennifer delivers an exceptional classroom experience to students interested in the Art and Science of Therapeutic Massage.  

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