How Massage Therapy Training Boosts Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

“Self-confidence and self-esteem aren’t qualities we’re born with” said Harmony Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands)- Laguna Hills.  “The belief that you are good and worthy of respect from others (self-esteem), and a belief in your ability to meet challenges (self-confidence) is an ongoing process. Fortunately, much can be done to change both for the better. Below is a list of concrete ways our Massage Therapy Training Programs help students gain a sense of competence, enhances their self-image and boosts their self-confidence”, she added.   

Promote Health- Be Excellent to Yourself!  As a leader of education in the Holistic Healing Arts, Healing Hands is in the business of advocating for whole health, mind, body and Spirit.  By educating students about Anatomy, Physiology, Massage, and Body-work techniques, Healing Hands’ Instructors empower them to facilitate healing and promote optimal health for themselves and clients.  Through lecture, demonstration, and lots of individual guidance, Healing Hands Instructors help students develop a sense of competency.

Try something New!  Sometimes the familiar path gets a little too comfortable and we can fall into a mindless routine.  Learning a new skill, like Massage Therapy can be invigorating.  Learning massage with a group of like-minded people can make you feel alive and enthusiastic again.  Knowing how to provide immediate therapeutic relief from stress, pain and injury is a skill Students can be proud of.  Massage Therapists experience a a gratifying sense of purpose. Professional pride and a sense of purpose boost self-confidence.

Move Your Body!  The physiological effects of joint movement, muscle exercises, whole-body stretching, Tai Chi and Yoga practice are  beneficial at any age.  Regular workouts boost your sense of well-being. They also contribute to self-esteem as you feel a sense of accomplishment. Students can count on getting plenty of exercise at Healing Hands.  In addition to the full-body work-out they get when giving a massage, all class includes an instructor led, full-body warm-up segment. 

Celebrate All Successes!  Rather than wait to celebrate only big successes, acknowledging small accomplishments can be very satisfying, reaffirming and prepare you for even greater challenges.  At Healing Hands, our Instructors provide the guidance that allows students to master basic skills before progressing to those more challenging.  By encouraging students to build on their successes, students move beyond their comfort zones, gaining confidence in the process. 

Groom Yourself and Dress for Success!  These are two strategies that can instantly, enhance your self-image, boost confidence and brighten your mood.  Taking time to groom yourself and address your personal hygiene is a must for all Massage Therapists in training. Working closely with others, requires conscientious attention to their breath, body-odor, hair-style, nails, and cleanliness/neatness of their clothes and over-all appearance.

Healing Hands has been serving residents in SoCal for over 26 years.  Boasting more than 80 Massage and Holistic Health courses and two Certification Programs, Healing Hands has prepared more than 7,000 students for rewarding careers. Think you might be interested in becoming a Massage Therapist?  Give us a call  and let us set up a personal tour and discuss this amazing career and the opportunities it can bring!  Learn more about Healing Hands classes and Programs on-line at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido, (858) 505-1100 in San Diego. 

 

###

Holistic Massage School Shares the Benefits of ‘Sun Salutation’ for Aspiring Massage Therapists

As a school of Massage and the Holistic Healing Arts, the Instructors at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands) consider exercise as an essential holistic practice.  In fact, most of the 80+ classes include an exercise segment designed to warm up the student’s muscles in preparation for delivering Massage.  These segments may include Tai Chi, Yoga, Chi Gong, Therapeutic Stretching, and a variety of “flow” movement sequences.

“Our bodies work best when in motion”, said Harmony Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands – Laguna Hills. “It only takes about 30 minutes of continuous exercise daily to make a substantial impact on our long-term health.  Below is a 12-step Yoga flow series known as “Sun Salutation”. Practicing this flow daily increases the fluidity of the body’s fascia (gel like substance that surrounds body structures) which lubricates joints and facilitates greater range of motion. A strength exercise as well, it prompts the body to build muscle, so it’s a great way to get your daily dose of exercise”, she added.

(Photo Credit – ‘The Monday Campaigns’, backed by John Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse Universities, that dedicate the first day of every week to health.)

The Sun Salutation, as the translation indicates, is a gesture of respect to the Sun.  Today’s practitioners often dedicate each round of this flow series to something they are grateful for. Many claim it uplifts their Spirit and mood.  Additional physiological benefits of Sun Salutation include:

  1. It lengthens and tones your muscles
  2. It immediately Increase your energy level
  3. It increases lymph movement which cleanses and repairs body tissue
  4. It increases our respiratory function, exercising our heart and lungs
  5. It increases blood circulation which delivers oxygen and nutrients to our muscles and organs
  6. It helps stabilize blood sugar and blood pressure
  7. Is a way to experience moving meditation, which enhance emotional wellbeing
  8. It focuses you on the positive so you start your day centered and grateful

A trail-blazer for Massage and Holistic Health education in SoCal, Healing Hands has prepared more than 7,000 Graduates for success as Professional Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioners. Boasting more than 80 Massage and Holistic Health classes, you can learn everything you need to know about the Holistic Healing Arts at Healing Hands.  Check us out online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 946-9364 in Escondido, or (858) 505-1100 in San Diego. Healing Hands School of Holistic Health is “Touching Lives, Touching Hearts”, since 1992.

 

###

 

 

 

 

Holistic Massage School asks…. When Will Your Career Move Begin?

Working as a Professional Massage Therapist offers students a living wage career that inspires the most positive expertise”, says Paula Curtiss, Founding Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, (Healing Hands).  “Our Faculty is proud to have prepared more than 7,000 graduates to do this powerful healing work in our communities”, she added.

Paula has good reason to be proud. She and husband, Neha, have been providing education in the Holistic Healing Arts for more than 30 years! Together, they developed the first Massage Therapy Program for community colleges in SoCal before starting Healing Hands in 1992.  Since then they’ve grown to three locations and offer an unparalleled 80+ Massage and Holistic Health courses. Their vision and advocacy of the Holistic Healing Arts has impacted the lives of so many and is still going strong!

Must-know details about Healing Hands include that it has earned National Accreditation qualifying them to accept Federal Financial Aid, VA, and WIOA educational benefits on behalf of students.  Also, as a school of Holistic Health, Healing Hands’ curriculum goes beyond basic Massage techniques to adjunctive Holistic therapies that give Graduates a competitive edge. Please see the full schedule of courses.

Healing Hands’ Management and Faculty empower students to complete their Program of choice on their own terms.  The school remains open year-round and offers day, evening and weekend courses. Students can attend full or part-time and are given multiple start dates quarterly, ensuring a rapid path to independence.  At Healing Hands students select from two career-oriented Programs.  Both can get them ready for Certification in as little as one year. 

All courses are hands-on and designed so students learn and develop professional interaction and communication skills. Classes like ‘Clinical Practicum’ give students opportunities to reinforce newly acquired skills and boost their self- confidence. 

Whether Graduates choose to work at Spas, Gyms, Hospitals, Physical Therapy Clinics, or Wellness Centers, Healing Hands can help! Over the past 26 years, Graduates have earned a reputation for excellence among area employers. As a result, job placement opportunities, including tuition reimbursement, are in abundance for Healing Hands graduates.

Thinking about a positive career change?  Consider an education in the Holistic Healing Arts offered at Healing Hands and begin YOUR career move NOW! Check out our Summer 2018 classes! Learn more on-line at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9634 in Escondido, or (858) 505-1100 in San Diego.