“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.