Holistic Massage School Suggests Great Gift Ideas for the Special Dad in Your Life!

“Dads can make such a huge difference in our lives” said Harmony Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands).  “They are devoted to our well-being, provide wisdom, guidance and teach us volumes about the world we live in.  To remind the special Dad in your life just how loved and appreciated he is, consider one of these creative gift ideas from Healing Hands”, she added.

Suggestion #1Easy to arrange and inexpensive to purchase, give Dad a gift that’s sure to reduce his stress and enhance his well-being! Healing Hands’ on-site Student Massage Clinic offers two, hour-long massages for only $45.00!  Click here to book an appointment. 

 Suggestion #2Is Dad experiencing an acute or chronic medical condition?  As a school of the Holistic Healing Arts, in addition to educating aspiring Massage Therapists, many individuals interested in Holistic Health also enroll. All Healing Hands classes can be taken ‘a-la-carte’, or as part of a formal Program.  Students can attend full or part-time, during the day, evenings or on weekends. Either Mom or Dad can complete a Circulatory Massage Class in as little as one month and gain the knowledge and skills to deliver therapeutic massage for a life-time! Click here to view Course Descriptions. 

Suggestion # 3Herbal Products prepared by Herbal Instructor, Shana Lipner-Grover are available at all Healing Hands campus bookstores. All products are hand-blended and include Body/Massage Oils, Deoderant, Therapeutic Pain Solutions, Sore Muscle Salves and soothing Lip Balms.  Bookstores are open daily from 9am to 5:30 pm and products range from just $3.23 to $21.55, making them affordable for all Dad’s fans!

Suggestion #4 – Theracane. A versatile and portable massage tool, the Theracane features six massaging trigger-point balls on one strategically angled device. When a Massage Therapy session just isn’t an option, the Theracane is an effective tool one can use on themselves for precision compression therapy on nagging knots and muscle pain. Consistent use helps reduce the risk of future inflammation and injuries. 

Suggestion #5 – Reflexology Hand and Food Chart. A quick-reference guide, this unique, hand-painted chart includes a stand-up design, and displays the orientation of the feet and hands as they would appear during a treatment. Reflexology involves the application of pressure on specific areas of the feet and hands to positively impacts the endocrine, immune, circulatory, respiratory, and neuropeptide systems of the body. 

Serving residents through three regional campuses in Southern California, Healing Hands’ Faculty has successfully prepared more than 7,000 Graduates for rewarding careers and hundreds more who took classes for their own personal growth.  To learn more about Healing Hands and the 80+ Massage and Holistic Health classes offered, go on-line at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or (858) 505-1100 in San Diego.  Click here to let us know your name and which location you’re interested in, and we will be in touch.  

 

Laying the foundation in Eastern Massage Therapy: Tui Na Acupressure Massage

Fine-tuned from over 5,000 years of practice and application in China, Tui Na is an intensive holistic method of massage therapy that can help treat a variety of conditions.

About Tui Na

Using a combination of healing herbs, ointments, heat application, acupuncture, and finger/hand massage strokes both relaxed and energized those it treats. The primary benefit of Tui Na massage is that it concentrates on the specific problem areas – whether it may be a sharp or a chronic pain located in the joints or locked in tense muscles. This technique is extremely beneficial for reducing aches and pains associated with neck and shoulders, hips, back, and ankle disorders. It is a very effective therapy for anyone suffering from arthritis, sciatica, or muscle spasms. 

Tui Na Benefits

The most beneficial advantage of Tui Na is that it focuses on maintaining overall balance with both mental and physical health. Anyone who wishes to bypass any drug side effects or chemical-based treatments may do so by adopting this effective and holistic massage technique to alleviate their pain.

Tui Na VS. Western Massage

While Tui Na may be the form of Eastern massage that is the most similar in technique to Western massage (as both emphasize the kneading of muscles to rid the body of toxins), there are a few drastic differences that separate them. However, Tui Na, like most Eastern forms of massage and healing, tend to be more “rigorous” than Western, addressing specific concerns via diagnosis.

Meanwhile, Western massage uses more broad strokes and focuses on relieving tension and stress throughout the entire body as a whole and tends to have a medium pressure intensity (as compared to Tu Na’s more vigorous technique).

However, don’t let the variety and differences between the two confuse you – both methods of massage therapy can help benefit anyone! It all depends on the individual’s needs.

Where to learn Tui Na

Healing Hands School provides hands-on classes in Tui Na with instructors who have implemented this extremely effective healing technique in the field. Learning the skills to help others through Tui Na’s focused methods not only empowers you but can access new career opportunities for anyone seeking a new path in massage therapy!

Holistic Massage School Offers Exceptional Course in Reflexology

“An effective holistic health practice that goes well with most massage modalities, Reflexology treatments are deeply relaxing and therapeutic”, said Harmony Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, (Healing Hands).   “When integrated into each therapeutic massage session, Reflexology allows students to positively impact their clients’ endocrine, immune, circulatory, respiratory, and neuropeptide systems.  Our 30-hour course will be offered on Sundays starting May 27th, from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, so mark your calendar!”,   she added.

Reflexology is a form of touch therapy that involves the Practitioner stimulating various pressure points on the feet and hands to promote health and healing.  The course is taught by Staff Instructor Denise Fultz, who combines lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice to familiarize students with reflex points and techniques for their manipulation.  Students learn which reflex points relate to specific organs, glands and other systems of the body, so they can customize client treatments.  The modality has been shown to improve a variety of common ailments including Plantar Fasciitis, Stress, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety and various digestive disorders. 

“Remembering the exact location of reflex points has always been the biggest challenge for Reflexology students”, said Denise.  Toward that end, co-faculty member Raina Colvin and I developed a Reflexology Chart for students to use as a quick-reference.  The unique, hand-painted chart includes a stand-up design, shows the underlay of bones in the foot, and displays the orientation of the feet and hands as they would appear during a treatment.Reflexology charts can be purchases at any Healing Hands Bookstore or online at Denise’s website: www.InnerWellness.org, To purchase multiple copies please email your request to:  denisehhp@cox.net or call her at 760-594-2473.

Denise Fultz is a Certified Massage Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Public Speaker, and multi-subject Instructor for Healing Hands.  A gifted Practitioner and Instructor, Denise has been a valued member of the Faculty for over 20 years and currently teaches a total of seven classes. These include: Homeopathic First Aid, Anatomy for Bodyworkers, Geriatric Massage, Circulatory Massage, Tui Na, Manual Lymph Drainage, and of course, this 32-hour Reflexology course.

In addition to Denise’s many contributions at Healing Hands, Denise is an aspiring Author in the process of writing her first book.  The book,  “Compassionate Care” is designed as a ‘How to’ guide for families and caregivers of terminally ill patients.  The book will provide a wealth of information about natural therapies and holistic remedies to support and comfort individuals going through the dying process.  

Healing Hands has been serving residents in Southern California since 1992.  To date our top-notch faculty has prepared more than 7,000 students for successful careers as Professional Massage Therapists and can do the same for YOU! To learn more about Healing Hands, and the 80 + Massage and Holistic Health courses offered, please visit us at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 / Laguna Hills or (760) 746-9364 / Escondido or at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego.

Attention Personal Trainers!!!! Learn How Massage Therapist Training Can Boost your Business in 2018!…

Over the past few years, the number of Personal Trainers seeking to supplement their incomes by offering Massage Therapy has increased dramatically” said Paula Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands).  “Fortunately for them, we offer a 600 hour Massage Therapist Program that can give Personal Trainers a competitive edge in less than 1 year! Take a look below at just a few of the advantages Personal Trainers enjoy after adding Massage Therapy to their service offerings”, she added.

  • Earn More Money: Massage Therapists typically earn $20 to $30 for a ½ hour session and between $60 to $80 per hour for private clients, making Massage an excellent source of supplemental income.
  • Grow Your Expertise: Personal Trainers who learn Massage Therapy at Healing Hands, also learn volumes about physiology, holistic health practices and stretching, increasing their value to clients, Members and Gym Management.
  • Build Clientele: A Personal Trainer can build their business twice as fast adding Massage and Therapeutic Stretching as complementary, integrative services.
  • Add Value for Clients: Massage Therapy and Personal Training naturally complement each other allowing Trainers to offer more holistic treatments for clients.
  • Maximize Your Employment Value: A double area of expertise moves you to the top of the Gym Owner’s interview list. Someone who can provide multiple services to Members is always more valuable than a Trainer or Massage Therapist alone.
  • Job Security: The U.S. Dept. of Labor projects that job growth for Massage Therapists will continue to increase at a rate of 22% through 2023, adding tens of thousands of new jobs.
  • Maximize Your Schedule: Personal Trainers that provide therapeutic Massage and stretching, are much more likely to keep their schedules filled and avoid “wait” time between clients.
  • Avoiding Job Burnout: Being able to alternate between Personal Training and Massage will give the Trainer more variety, breaking up the monotony that can lead to job burnout.
  • Increase Your Sense of Purpose: Your desire to contribute to a healthier lifestyle for others through Personal Training is meaningful, altruistic endeavor. By adding Therapeutic Massage and holistic self-care to your “tool belt”, you can make a greater contribution, thus fortifying your Sense of Purpose.  

Healing Hands has been serving residents throughout Southern California for over 25years.  To date, their top-notch Faculty has prepared more than 7,000 students for rewarding careers with dozens of them Personal Trainers just like YOU! To learn more, go online to 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.                               

 

Healing Hands is NOT your Average Massage Therapy School … …And Why That’s Great News for Aspiring Massage Professionals!

According to Graduates, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands) isn’t your average school of Massage Therapy, and they’re absolutely right!  Through the years students have characterized Healing Hands as a place where tremendous personal healing, professional growth and spiritual transformation takes place.  Their appreciation of the Staff and Faculty for their heart-centered approach to education is evidenced by the hundreds of graduate-referred students who enroll annually.

“Many of the Students who are drawn to Healing Hands, are Sports and Health enthusiasts attracted initially to information that can help them optimize their own health and performance”, said Harmony Curtiss, Director for Laguna Hills campus.  It isn’t until they begin gaining the knowledge and skills to positively impact others through therapeutic touch, that they become truly excited about their career potential,” she added.

School Director, Paula Curtiss is passionate about Holistic Health and considered a true trail-blazer for Holistic education.  She and husband Neha created the first Massage Therapist Training Program for Community Colleges in the OC before launching Healing Hands in 1992.  Since then, they have added two Certification Programs and offer more than 80 Massage and related Holistic Health courses. 

Healing Hands Mission Statements includes: “… making an education in the Holistic Healing Arts available to all who seek one”.  Toward that end, Paula worked tirelessly to qualify for ‘National Accreditation’ making the school eligible to receive Federal Funding on behalf of students.  This includes Financial Aid for Students, Veterans,  WIOA clients and those who are Unemployed and qualify for retraining.  

Healing Hands’ 600-hour Massage Therapist Program (MT) delves deeply into Anatomy offering 100 hours of study on just the muscles, bones and body systems alone.  In addition, students receive 50 hours of Business & Professional Practices, 50 hours of clinic work, plus 400 hours of hands-on practice in both Eastern and Western massage modalities.  Healing Hands MT Program empowers students with everything they’ll need to become State certified and embark on their new career as a Professional Massage Therapist.   To date, Healing Hands Faculty has facilitated that reality for more than 7,000 Graduates!

For students whose aspirations go above and beyond attaining State Certification, Healing Hands also offers a 1000-hour Holistic Health Practitioner Program (HHP).  It allows students access to more than 80 Massage Therapy and related Holistic Health courses. These “elective” classes, are often advanced classes that give students a deeper understanding of our Mind/Body, and how to stimulate their clients’ innate healing system.  These include: Structural Integration, Neuro-Muscular,  Trigger Point, Energy-work, Therapeutic Stretching and dozens more.

Healing Hands wouldn’t be a school of Holistic Health without hundreds of educational hours dedicated to  Herbal Studies and Applications, Holistic Nutrition, and Superfoods.  These important holistic classes are led by Instructor, Shana Lipner-Grover who is a Clinical Herbalist, Field Botanist, and Herbal Medicine Maker, adding volumes to our students’ understanding of Holistic Health.

Many HHP graduates go on to become small business owners who choose to provide massage services from their own homes, via a mobile service, or invest in small offices or Wellness Clinics.  These Graduates often expand their services to include some form of holistic education, (ie: nutrition counseling), or natural remedies (ie: Aromatherapy, Herbal Remedies, Homeopathy).

Whatever your goals, if you are an aspiring Massage Therapist, rest assured that an education at Healing Hands will empower you with valuable knowledge and skills that can be your doorway to independence and a meaningful career you can take anywhere! To learn go more online at www.HealingHands.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 Students Enjoy Holistic Living Retreat

Every year during Easter weekend, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, (Healing Hands) offers a Holistic Living Retreat to students, said Harmony Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands– Laguna Hills. Hosted by school Founders, Paula and Neha Curtiss, the Retreat offers students the opportunity to retreat from the demands of daily life and affords time for introspection.  Taking a holistic approach to life, health and healing requires seeing ourselves as an integrated whole; mind, body and Spirit. This Retreat helps to facilitate that goal. All Healing Hands students and Alumni are welcome and encouraged to bring their friends and family”, she added.

The Holistic Living Retreat ran from 9am on Saturday, March 31st through 4pm on Sunday, April 1st, 2018 and was attended by over 60 guests.  Dozens of Students gathered in a beautiful, privately owned and undeveloped Canyon in the San Diego area. Without the modern conveniences of home, students were immersed in nature, enjoyed nutritious meals, slept under the stars, and experienced two days of fun, learning, and personal growth.

Throughout the weekend, Paula, Neha and Staff engaged students in a variety of holistic practices. These included Yoga, Tai Chi, Breath Therapy and Meditation.  Creative and self-expressive activities like singing, playing musical instruments, tie-dying, beadwork, and crafting were also encouraged.  The goal of the weekend was to help students experience the peace and well-being that comes from living a balanced, health-conscious life. 

For some students, Healing Hands Holistic Retreat served as an opportunity to get away from the demands of daily living and gain clarity about their challenges, or life’s purpose.  For others it was more about connecting with like-minded people, sharing experiences and feelings and nurturing a sense of belonging.  Regardless of the student’s motivation, those who enrolled in this course came away with 20 educational credits and a renewed appreciation for the serenity of nature.

Serving residents through three regional campuses located in Escondido, San Diego and Laguna Hills, Healing Hands has prepared more than 7,000 students for successful careers as Professional Massage Therapists and can do the same for YOU! Advocating for the benefits of a holistic approach to health, Healing Hands graduates facilitate the enhanced well-being for countless individuals within our communities.

Learn more about Healing Hands and the 80 + classes offered, visit us online at www.healinghandsschool.com  or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or (858) 505-1100 in San Diego.  Healing Hands School of Holistic Health is “Touching Lives, Touching Hearts), since 1992!.                

 

Ayurvedic Massage: Mother Of All Holistic Healing

ayurvedic massage“Ayurveda,” which means “Science of Life” in Sanskrit, is an ancient self-care healing system developed over 5,000 years ago. It is considered the “mother of all healing,” and is a beautiful art of balancing the mind and body through the medium of oil massage. Here are three main benefits you can provide someone by performing this peaceful practice:

Decrease Stress

Your body was not meant to undergo stress each day – especially stress that doesn’t receive a proper release, such as exercising – and eventually, it begins to show physical and mental signs of this. From muscle pains and headaches to poor digestion and low energy levels, stress can lead to a multitude of health problems. However, ayurvedic massage therapy can help keep these problems at bay by relaxing your mind and body. Naturally, this leads to decreasing your blood pressure and heart rate, which results in lowering your risk of heart disease and strokes.

Promotes Better Sleep

This benefit is derived from ayurvedic’s ability to decrease your stress, as mentioned above. Stress can cause you to be extremely restless and prevent you from getting the proper amount of sleep you need to keep your mind and body healthy. Unfortunately, this can lead to insominia and depression if it’s not taken care of. With ayurvedic massage therapy, your mind will be able to think clearer and rest easier, which will enable your body to heal and restore itself.

Relieves Chronic Back Pain And Migraines

The gentle pressure that’s provided through ayurvedic massage can have a powerful effect beyond the physical touch. When it’s applied to the face, it will increase the blood circulation in that particular area which can relieve the pain that’s felt from a migraine. It can also help relieve chronic back pain by increasing blood flow and relieving the tension.

Our ayurvedic massage course is an introduction to Ayurvedic principles and practices. It includes an overall view of Ayurvedic healing and Panchakarma including hands-on instruction of three different bodywork modalities based on the Ayurvedic constitutional types or Doshas: Abhyanga, Vishesh, and Udvartana massages. Students will become familiar with the three Doshas (distinct combinations of physical, mental and emotional characteristics: Vata, Pitta and Kapha ), three qualities of mind ( Sattva, Rajas and Tamas ), and three qualities of energy ( Prana, Tejas and Ojas ). In addition, they will learn hands-on the “marmas” (pressure points ), Shirodhara ( “thread of oil on the forehead” ) and Indian Head Massage. These practices restore balance, boost immunity and enhance the quality and duration of life for themselves and their clients.

We have 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.

 

 

Massage Therapy Students Deliver Presentations On the Body’s Five Senses

Throughout the year, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands) offers a comprehensive, 100-hour course named: Anatomy for Bodyworkers taught by Staff Instructors Denise Fultz and Shaunna Avila-McClure. A requirement for Healing Hands 600-hour Massage Therapist, and 1000-hour Holistic Health Practitioner Programs, Anatomy for Bodyworkers delves deeply into the study of each of the body’s Systems. These include:  Muscular, Skeletal, Cardio-Vascular, Integumentary (Skin), Respiratory, and Immune Systems.

Anatomy for Bodyworkers lets students explore how each of these Systems function, interact with one another, and how they affect one’s whole health. It.is also designed to increase the student’s knowledge of anatomical terms and concepts, giving them opportunity to work with or along-side Physical Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and in clinical settings such as Hospitals, Doctors offices and Sports/Rehab Centers.

On the last day of class, Anatomy for Bodyworkers students were tasked with delivering a live, team presentation on one of the body’s five senses.  Student presentations included hand-crafted displays, photos, graphics, instructional videos, hand-outs and live demonstrations.  One presentation, on the sense of “Sight” stood out among all others, thanks to a young, female student named Kendall. 

Kendall shared her personal story of life without sight.  Born 4 months premature, weighing only 1.5 pounds, Kendall was confined to an incubator for several months after birth. There, she was subjected to a pressurized supply of oxygen that caused the retinas in both her eyes to detach, resulting in blindness. Kendall shared what it was like going to a school for the blind, and about the technology, utility aids and strategies she uses to dress, study, write, read and navigate her physical surroundings.

Kendall also shared some of the challenges she faces, like trying to cross a street at a busy intersection that doesn’t have audible queues.  She also shared how her blindness has been a blessing, citing how her lack of vision keeps her from pre-judging others based on their race, color, sexual preference or appearance.  This kind of insight comes naturally to Kendall and represent just one of the reasons her classmates feel enriched by her presence and inspired by her wisdom. 

At the end of class, Instructor Denise invited students to ‘circle up’ to say their goodbyes to graduating classmates.  After reminding them of the self-limiting beliefs and fears they had coming into the class, she commended them for rising to meet those challenges.  Then with utmost sincerity and pride, Denise acknowledged her students for their personal and professional growth, ending class with the same heart-centered approach with which it began.  Students surrounded Denise to deliver a group hug and express their gratitude for lessons learned.

With starting salaries for Professional Massage Therapists ranging from $25 to $40 an hour, Healing Hands offers an exceptional career path for anyone interested in the Holistic Healing Arts. Offering over 80 Massage and Holistic Health classes, plus special Program accommodations for the visually impaired, no other Massage Therapy school offers a better probability of success than Healing Hands.

To learn more, go online to: www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido, or (858) 505-1100 in San Diego.  Healing Hands School of Holistic Health  –  “Touching Lives, Touching Hearts” since 1992.

Holistic Massage School Shares Holistic Wellness Plan for Spring

Spring is a time of new beginnings and a reminder of nature’s awesome beauty and resilience.  This Spring, the faculty at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, is encouraging students to begin anew as well.  Known as trail-blazers for Holistic Health Education in Southern California, they are urging students to experience the benefits of holistic self-care first-hand by adopting a program designed with equal emphasis on the Body, Mind and Spirit.   It offers simple, natural strategies to address different aspects of our lives that affect our health and well-being.

Mental/Emotional

·       Regular, routine sleep schedule (7-8 hrs)

·       Deep breathing to reduce stress

·       Mindfulness practice to relieve anxiety

·       Think like an Optimist, focus on what you want

·       Practice self-compassion & forgiveness

·       Replace negative mind-chatter with thoughts of  possibility

·       Spend time in nature

·       Stress reduction techniques (bio-feedback, yoga, Tai Chi)

·       Time Management to reduce stress

·       Chart your moods for increased self-awareness

·       Feel your feelings (don’t numb them with alcohol or drugs)

·       Heal family of origin issues

·       Work through grief

·       Psychotherapy/Medication as needed

 

 

Physical Self-care

·       Balanced nutrition, healthy eating

·       Watch water intake

·       Routine Medical & Dental Exams

·       Daily exercise (minimum ½ hour)

·       Supplements and herbal remedies

·       Time for beauty & hygiene

·       Acupuncture/Acupressure

·       Breathing Exercises

·       Therapeutic Massage

·       Natural light/time in nature

·       Relaxation

·       Limit caffeine

·       Alcohol in moderation

·       Engage in pleasurable activities

 

 

Social Support

·       Reach out to friends and family regularly

·       Explore opportunities to meet  like-minded people

·       Plan a Girls/Guys night out to re-connect with friends 

·       Draw clear boundaries for how you’re treated 

·       Psychiatrist/therapist/support groups

·       Minister/Rabbi/Life Coach

·       Volunteer work

·       Spend time with pets and animal friends

 

 

Spiritual Connection

·       Daily Meditation or Yoga Practice

·       Prayer

·       Practice Forgiveness

·       Become part of a Spiritual Community

·       Find a sense of purpose

·       Read inspirational texts

·       Surround yourself with people who interact respectfully

·       Practice daily Gratitude sessions

·       Give up being a ‘People Pleaser’, be your authentic self

·       Hold your own well-being sacred 

 

 

 

Work/Career

·       Seek out fulfilling work that provides a sense of purpose

·       Set and achieve professional goals to bolster self-confidence

·       Achieve financial independence to empower yourself

·       Reaching team goals  enhances a sense of community

·       Make a meaningful contribution to others

·       Go beyond your comfort zone to reveal unique skills 

 

 

Creative Self-Expression

·       Seek out and make time for activities you enjoy

·       Draft a “Bucket-List” then achieve your list’s goals.

·       Humor – Laughter is the best medicine

·       Take up a musical instrument or start singing

·       Let yourself dance, free-style or with a partner

·       Write poetry, prose or start a book

·       Practice a Martial Art like: Tai Chi or Karate

·       Learn to Ski, Skateboard or Snowboard

·       Take a class in  Massage, Nutrition,  etc. 

·       Travel to a new destination or foreign land

·       Go camping with friends

·       Try sketching, painting, beading,  or crafting

·       Take a cooking class

.       Try a dance class, Tai chi class, or the “Flow Arts”

 

 

Holistic Health Practitioners strive to restore the innate harmony and balance of the individual through therapeutic massage and education of holistic health practices that not only treat and prevent disease, but enhance a person’s overall health, longevity, personal happiness and vitality as well. Learn more about Healing Hands by going online to: www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call (949) 305-2722 for Laguna Hills, (858) 505-1100 for San Diego or (760) 746-9364 for Escondido.

 

 

Yoga Therapy: Relaxing The Mind, Healing The Body

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Just like any other language, you have to learn what your body is saying. It speaks to you on a daily basis, but you have to be willing to hear what it’s trying to tell you. If your body is telling you that it’s in need of a little extra TLC, always listen and pursue a holistic healing method, like yoga therapy, which can increase your health.

Yoga Therapy is an adaptation of yoga techniques and practices that are personalized to help individuals with specific health challenges. It uses yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and guided imagery to improve mental and physical health. The holistic focus of yoga therapy encourages the integration of mind, body, and spirit.

Here are two ways it can help get your health back on track:

Mental Relaxation

When your mind is calm and free, your body will follow suit. Yoga therapy allows you to slow down and take note of the present moment. Whether you’re focused on your breath or healing a part of your body, this type of holistic treatment can help reduce anxiety, depression and even Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Allowing yourself to heal your mind is generally the first step in healing your body.

Physical Rehabilitation

Yoga therapy can often resemble physical therapy. Its yoga techniques are utilized in the delivery of the massage in order to bring a healing and soothing aspect to the rehabilitation process. These techniques teach you to relax, breathe, and de-stress. Just by doing one yoga therapy session, you’ll begin to notice a big difference in how your body operates. If you maintain a steady practice of this form of yoga, you’ll be able to feel improvements in your organ functions, digestion, and nervous system. Unlike standard yoga classes, yoga therapy sessions are typically conducted in one-on-one or small group settings. Yoga therapy can be paired with other forms of therapy, or it can be used to directly treat a specific issue.

Our introductory Yoga Therapy class will address topics that you can take and use as tools for your massage or personal yoga practice. It will include yoga sequences, meditation techniques and breathe-work for various ailments. We will explore how certain poses can create space between the vertebrae, within the joints, and around the internal organs; other poses feel like they lift the heart and open space between the neck and shoulders. By improving circulation and reducing muscle tension, Yoga Therapy can become a valuable addition to any therapist’s practice.

We have 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.