Aromatherapy Healing: Essential Oils and Their Effects

While we specialize in the art of massage therapy and healing techniques with our hands, we teach and embrace wellness from a holistic approach.  The sense of smell is a strong tool that can do a lot to energize and reinvigorate our minds, spirits, and bodies Whether you are looking for a better night’s sleep, or just need to unwind from a stressful day, aromatherapy is a natural and effective way to soothe your soul.

Essential oils have been used all over the world for thousands of years because of the healing properties they provide us. By extracting the components from plants, oils contain a variety of restorative features.

Here are some different types of essential oils and their benefits:

Lavender

There’s a reason why this scent is one of the most popular of them all. Although lavender has multiple purposes, it is most commonly used to relax. The calming scent it produces is beneficial to those suffering from anxiety or trouble sleeping. Aside from relieving stress, it also can aid in healing skin wounds and burns. 

Eucalyptus

This oil is great for treating colds and congestion. Its antibacterial properties allow for aid in respiratory issues. Adding it to a bath can clear your mind and your airways all at once. Try using eucalyptus in your home as a cleaning product as well. This multi-purpose cleaner will leave your home smelling naturally fresh with no toxins.

Tea Tree

Tea tree provides antiseptic properties that can heal a variety of skin issues. Use this oil to help fight acne, soothe dry cuticles, or reduce inflammation from conditions like psoriasis or eczema. You can also treat skin infections and cuts with tea tree.

Lemon

 The look of lemon is as bright as its benefits. Revitalizing and energy boosting, lemon helps promote mindfulness to keep you focused. This acidic fruit also can be used as a detoxifier, just add a couple of drops to your water in the morning for a natural cleanse.

Chamomile

Commonly seen in tea, chamomile’s sweet scent can replace your feelings of anger and disappointment with relaxation and positivity. The physical benefits are just as useful, as this oil adequately reduces pain. Whether you have headaches or muscle pain, you can use chamomile to relieve your suffering.

These natural remedies can provide relief in all aspects of your life. Utilizing essential oils can help you eliminate the use of medication and toxic products while promoting a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Aromatherapy is just one of the many classes we teach at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health. This course explores how 30 different essential oils can affect us on physical, emotional, and energetic levels. Class discussions include the history of Aromatherapy; intrinsic oil qualities; extraction and blending techniques; plus safe and effective consulting practices that are in accordance with high ethical standards. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience students learn how to formulate and use essential oil blends to treat a variety of disorders and stress-related problems for their clients.

To learn more about this class and see our entire catalog of courses, please click here.

 

Holistic Massage School Applauds ‘Food Is Medicine’ Initiative for Californians

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, (Healing Hands), commends the efforts of California State Senator, Ben Allen and Assembly members, Richard Bloom and Blanca Rubio”, said Paula Curtiss, Founding Director. “On Friday, May 4, they initiated a pilot Program named: “Food is Medicine” to deliver free meals to Medi-Cal recipients in need of a specific diet to manage their medical condition.  As a school of the Holistic Healing Arts, we’re extremely pleased that California Doctors are now recognizing and prescribing food as Medicine”, she continued. 

The Food is Medicine initiative was based off recent research published by MANNA, a non-profit organization that delivers nourishing food to chronically ill people in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The study revealed that customized meals reduced the number of patient trips to the hospital and the need for long term care after a hospital stay, by 23%.  These meals not only enhanced patient quality of life, they facilitated a major reduction in hospital costs as well. 

Customized meals are being distributed by the Food is Medicine Coalition, comprised of dozens of nutrition service providers, like MANNA.  These providers are dedicated to providing nutritional services to individuals with serious and/or chronic illnesses within their communities.  The Coalition also promotes nutrition education, research on health outcomes, and research on cost of care for individuals receiving medically customized meals.

Medically customized meals are designed by a Registered dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and reflect proven nutritional guidelines for specific medical conditions.  Factors taken into consideration during meal creation include the patient’s illness, medications, allergies and tolerances.  Patients with cancer for example, are instructed to eat high-calorie meals.  Patients with Diabetes, on the other hand, need meals low in sugar and processed carbs.  Individuals suffering from cardiovascular disease require low cholesterol & low sodium diets. Though requirements may differ, one thing’s for sure, what a patient eats has a major impact on their mood, and health outcomes.

The Faculty at Healing Hands believes that while customized nutrition may be key to improving outcomes for those struggling with disease, holistic nutrition is key to preventing it in the first place!  Accordingly, the school offers an exceptionally popular course, ‘Holistic Nutrition, taught by Herbal Medicine and Nutrition Educator, Shana Lipner-Grover. Holistic Nutrition starts August 24th at the Escondido campus (Register by Aug. 10th). In Shana’s class, students examine the basic nutrients in food and how they affect the mind and body. Students are introduced to healthy recipes and develop a customized nutrition plan.  What students learn in ‘Holistic Nutrition’ helps them build a strong foundation for their own and their clients’ long-term health.

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 Shares Five Strategies for Grocery Shopping for Optimal Nutrition

“We all know that food ordered at a local Diner or Buffet can be filled with empty calories and ingredients that aren’t always the healthiest” said Harmony Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health – Laguna Hills (Healing Hands).  “By selecting and cooking your own meals, you are empowered to take charge of your nutritional intake which is essential to Holistic Health”, she continued.

According to researchers in Australia who examined the habits of 1, 136 women, food shoppers who made a habit of planning meals made better shopping decisions.  The evidence showed that those who pre-planned and shopped with grocery lists ate more healthfully than those who did not.  Shopping choices for these women included more fruits, vegetables and healthier product options. The study also found that approaching grocery shopping as a holistic practice to nurture yourself (and your family) as opposed to a chore, made a huge difference.

To ensure that your next trip to the grocery store is one you’ll look forward to, the Faculty at Healing Hands has put together five ‘Insider Tips’.  These tips will help you navigate grocery stores and find the best products, so you receive the best return for your nutritional dollar.

Tip #1 – Even those of us who do read labels acknowledge they can be extremely confusing. Fortunately, experts say that as a rule, the fewer the ingredients listed on the label, the healthier the food.  So, the best option is to select the product with the shortest list of ingredients.

Tip #2 – Observe your product’s positioning on the shelf.  Be aware that the big food companies pay “slotting fees” to position their products on the shelves at eye level.  The tactic usually leaves the top and bottom shelves open for healthier, more natural alternatives.   So, be prepared to look high and low for the most nutritious options.

Tip #3 –Shop the circumference of the store to find foods with the best nutritional values.  In most grocery stores, the healthiest food items can be found along the walls, rather than within internal isles.  Fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and fresh meat, poultry and seafood can all be found around the edges of the store. Typically, nutritionally less potent, processed food items are moved to the inner isles, and often can be avoided all together.

Tip #4 – Remember the Nutrition Pyramid and be sure to include your daily requirement of fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and low-fat protein sources when planning meals and creating a shopping list.  The Pyramid model does not take into account dietary restrictions of all individuals, so learning what YOUR individual needs are, is equally important.  Having healthy selections readily available can keep your blood sugar balanced and curb unhealthy food cravings and impulsive eating.

Tip #5 –  Beware of deceptive marketing tactics. Many conglomerate companies use words that sound healthy to ‘spin’ the description of their food product.  For example, the term ‘Whole grains’ ensures the product has not been refined and stripped of most of its nutritional value.  The term ‘Multi-grain’ on the other hand, is deceptive as it may or may not have been refined, so it offers no guarantee of its nutritional value.  Learning differences such as these can help you avoid consuming foods with empty calories.

At Healing Hands, our wonderful Faculty  inspires students with the most comprehensive massage therapy and holistic health courses in southern California! Please see the full schedule of courses. Founded in 1992 Healing Hands has prepared more than 7,000 Graduates for rewarding careers as Professional Massage Therapists and can do the same for you. If you’d like to learn more about our programs, please contact us. 

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 Invites You To… Get Trained and Get Working Now!

Are you searching for a rewarding career that offers flexibility, a variety of work environments, and a starting salary of $25 to $80 an hour?  If so, get to know Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands).  Our Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner Programs provide you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience you’ll need to succeed in one of today’s most in-demand careers.

A trail-blazer for Holistic Health Education for over 26 years, Healing Hands mission is to make an education in the Holistic Healing Arts available to all who seek it.  Toward that end, we offer a low cost, high quality education with over 80 Massage and related Holistic Health courses.  Nationally Accredited, Healing Hands is also authorized to accept FAFSA, VA, WIOA and other financial aid options for students who qualify. With classrooms in San Diego, Escondido and Laguna Hills, Healing Hands makes it easy to get trained, certified and begin a new career in less than one year! 

Students choose Healing Hands because of our reputation for exceptional instructors, a well-rounded curriculum, and unrivaled job placement opportunities.  These come from some of the finest Massage Clinics, Spas, Resorts, Casinos, Hospitals, Medical Practices, Gyms, Chiropractic Offices, and Wellness Centers in the SoCal area. A variety of Internship opportunities are also available to help graduates decide upon the work environment that best meets their needs and interests. 

All Healing Hands’ courses are thoughtfully chosen and developed by school Founders, Paula and Neha Curtiss to allow students to customize their education to areas of special interest.  These may include Physical Therapy/Sports Massage, Spa/Resort Massage, Medical /Clinical Massage, to name a few.  As a school of Holistic Health, Healing Hands also offers courses on Holistic Nutrition, Herbal Studies, Aromatherapy, Homeopathic 1st Aid, Therapeutic Stretching, Reflexology, or Energy-work.  These integrative therapies are considered “added-value” to massage employers, giving Healing Hands graduates the competitive edge in today’s thriving Massage Therapy Industry.

So, if you’re looking to make a career change, or unemployed and seeking a path to independence, know that Healing Hands’ friendly Admissions team is ready to help.  Get started today, call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido, (858) 505-1100 in San Diego, or visit us online at www.HealingHandsSchool.comHealing Hands School of Holistic Health, “Touching Lives, Touching Hearts” since 1992.

 

 

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!.                

 

Energetic Bodywork: Healing Your Body, Healing Your Mind

energetic bodyworkIn every season of life, we encounter days where we feel less energized, less motivated, and more stressed. Instead of giving yourself a hard time about feeling this way, remind yourself that these symptoms are a sign that your mind and body are in need of a simple rejuvenation. When we’re relaxed and stress-free, we are able to restore our natural ability to heal which, in turn, enables us to fight off health-related issues. Not only does this positive energy aid our health, but it also manifests itself as confidence and outward harmony in dealing with everyday events.

 

Energetic Bodywork, previously known as Energywork for Bodyworkers, is a hands-on body/mind therapy that addresses healing on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. It helps clear any mental or physical roadblocks you may be experiencing. These disruptions in your “life force energy” can lead to critical emotional or health problems if left untended. Whether this imbalance is caused by an emotional situation, physical trauma, or negative thoughts and feelings (worry, doubt, anger, anxiety), energy healing treatments help relieve these emotions by reducing stress and promoting relaxation. This triggers the body’s natural healing abilities and improves and maintains your overall health.

 

The healing benefits from this type of treatment can be dramatic, but are often quite subtle and tend to show up later – after the healing session is long over. Often the “results” happen at the level that will provide the most profound benefits. For example, the main benefit of a healing session might come in the form of an insight or change in attitude that results in a change of behavior that leads to a long-lasting improvement in physical health, emotional health, and/or quality of life.

 

In our Energetic Bodywork course, students learn how physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual blockages can affect the human energy field. Discussions include how the ‘health’ of this field relates to the potential for disease within the body. Students will also learn energetic grounding techniques and discover their unique way of receiving information energetically. Through a deeper understanding of the emotional and spiritual aspects of healing, the student greatly enhances their perception skills often differentiating themselves from less sensitive body-workers. The skills learned in Energetic Bodywork enable our students to create better health and balance for their clients as well as themselves.

 

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.

 

Swedish Massage: Increasing Circulation, Decreasing Pain

massage therapy Sometimes our bodies need a little extra TLC. From long work commutes to playing sports, our muscles and joints experience wear and tear in a variety of ways. To keep your muscles healthy and free of tension, you’ll want to regularly treat yourself to a Swedish massage.

 

This type of treatment is among the most commonly requested massages in spas. It’s the perfect way for anyone who is overworked and stressed out to relax his or her mind and body. A Swedish massage is performed in a soothing environment where the therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil or lotion and performs various massage strokes. These movements warm up the muscle tissue and gradually break up muscle “knots,” called adhesions. In order to achieve this, the technique that is used for this type of massage is very focused on muscle relaxation by targeting superficial muscles – rather than the connective tissues targeted in deep-tissue massages. While the strokes of the massage relax individual muscles, the overall experience eliminates mental stress. In turn, this helps reduce/eliminate tension headaches, increase energy levels, and allows you to get a better night’s sleep.

 

Since many of the massage’s movements also involve stroking the hands toward the heart, it naturally increases blood flow and drains toxins from the limbs of your body. This means that your muscles are getting more nutrients and oxygen and that your body is removing toxins more efficiently. This benefit is what makes a Swedish massage good for treating minor, sports-related injuries. It soothes and alleviates the inflamed area and increasing blood flow to that particular spot of your body.

 

Our circulatory massage class involves learning the technique of performing a Swedish massage. It involves lubricating the skin with massage oil and performing a variety of strokes to increase circulation and smooth muscle knots. Through lecture, group discussion, and supervised hands-on practice this course teaches students how to give a full- body Swedish-style massage. Techniques learned include gliding (Effleurage), kneading (Petrissage), and cross-fiber friction (Fanning). Special focus is given to the body’s anatomy, and proper body mechanics used by professionals. Also, students will learn “draping” techniques for assuring their client’s privacy. By the end of this course, the student will be able to deliver a full-body Swedish massage that promotes relaxation, lowers blood pressure, detoxifies the system, relieves pain and facilitates many other health benefits. 

 

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.

 

Deep Tissue Manipulation: Getting To The Root Of An Injury

When we’re not obviously in pain, we’re often unaware of the small ways we’re injuring ourselves over time. From looking at screens to doing physical labor, our body goes through a lot of strain throughout the day. These small “injuries” can lead to scar tissue adhesions accumulating in your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. When this problem goes unaddressed, the result is pain, discomfort, and lack of mobility.

 

To remedy this, a deep tissue manipulation, or deep tissue massage, invigorates and manipulates the deep layers of tissue within the body, including the fascia and other supportive tissue that make up the muscles and joints. Compared to other massage techniques — such as the Swedish massage or acupressure, which tend to be lighter in pressure and can involve moving the body into certain positions — deep tissue massage is generally slower and firmer. This is due to deep tissue massages being meant for therapy and rehabilitation as opposed to relaxation.

 

Due to the intense nature of this massage, some pain may be experienced. However, as long as the pain isn’t unbearable, remember that this is a sign that your injury is being taken care of at the core. The pain can also be from the massage’s movements against the muscles rather than moving with them. The benefits of deep tissue massages include dramatic improvement in your 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, students will discover the Deep Tissue techniques of Muscle Sculpting and Structural Organization as pioneered by Ida Rolf. Students will learn how to manipulate “fascia” (the collagen web-like network that permeates the entire body) to create more balance (as it relates to gravity) and ease of movement in the body. This work requires client participation, and special emphasis is given to the mind-body connection. Students are taught effective communication skills to facilitate the emotional awareness associated with this kind of deep bodywork.

 

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.