Holistic Massage School Shares How to Nurture Healthy Relationships

Taking care of our emotional health is integral to one’s Holistic Health”, says Harmony Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health – Laguna Hills.  “Knowing how to create loving, supportive relationships means practicing the attitudes and activities necessary to nurture them.  At Healing Hands, our experienced Instructors promote healthy relationship building every day!  Their heart-centered approach to education reinforces kindness, respect, healthy boundaries, tolerance and personal responsibility”, she added.

Below are questions designed to help Healing Hands’ Massage Therapy students understand and adopt healthy interaction skills.  They are intended to stimulate introspection, insight and awareness which can lead to positive changes and enhanced client relations.

  1. Am I honest with myself and capable of introspection?
  2. Am I kind, respectful and caring toward others?
  3. Am I trust-worthy and dependable?
  4. Can I be vulnerable and transparent with myself and others?
  5. Do I feel free to share what I think, need, want or feel?
  6. Do I take a genuine interest in others?
  7. Do I monopolize conversations, making everything about me?
  8. Am I capable of compromise, negotiation, and reciprocity (give & take)?
  9. Do I take responsibility for my emotions, or blame others for upsetting me?
  10. Do I enforce my own boundaries and respect those of others?
  11. Do I know myself, my needs, my thoughts, my wants?
  12. Do I respect the needs, thoughts and wants of others?
  13. Am I an active listener, one who provides feedback and validation?
  14. Am I able to appropriately validate another’s experiences, thoughts or feelings?
  15. Do I interact as my authentic self, or do I adopt a false-self to placate others?
  16. Am I aware of my own expectations and attitudes?
  17. Do I take responsibility for my actions and their consequences?
  18. Am I a dependable person?
  19. Am I humble, or do I think I’m better or more deserving than others?
  20. Am I willing to acknowledge my mistakes, make amends and learn from them?
  21. Do I blame others when things in my life go wrong?
  22. Am I willing to look at how my words and actions affect others?
  23. Do I have empathy, and can I express empathy for others?
  24. Do I follow through on my commitments?
  25. Do I refrain from pressuring, manipulating or coercing others to get what I want?
  26. Do I refrain from unsolicited criticism or judgement?
  27. Am I able to demonstrate affection, interest, joy and humor with others?
  28. Do I enjoy meaningful and positive communication with others?
  29. Do I apologize when I’ve hurt or wronged another?
  30. Do I recognize and appreciate the good in my life or focus on the negative?

A trail-blazer for Massage and Holistic Health education in SoCal, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health has prepared more than 7,000 Graduates for success as Professional Massage Therapist and can do the same for YOU! 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.

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Holistic Massage School is… Making Our World a Healthier Place… …One Massage at a Time!”

At Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, (Healing Hands) our Graduates don’t just become Professional Massage Therapists, they become lifelong Healers and Holistic Health Advocates”, said Harmony Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands – Laguna Hills campus.  “What students learn about the body, mind, and holistic therapies will not only serve their clients, it will positively impact their friends and loved ones for years to come.  Through the delivery of Therapeutic Massage, Practitioners can demonstrate the immediate benefits while educating others about the long-term gains of holistic self-care.  It is our Faculty’s intention that Healing Hands Graduates make our world a healthier place, one massage client at a time!”, she added.

So, what exactly is Holistic Health?  According to the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) “Holistic Health is an ancient approach to healing that considers the whole person, emphasizing the connection of Mind, Body, and Spirit”.  Rather than prescribe drugs to treat symptoms, Holistic Health Practitioners look for the underlying cause.  This includes exploring their clients’ perceptions, beliefs, interpretation of events, response to stressors, habits and lifestyle choices.   By looking at their own posture, behavior and thoughts, clients can become active, empowered partners in the holistic healing process.

Holistic Health is also defined by Practitioners as “more than the absence of disease, it is a state of physical and emotional balance and wellbeing”.  Science has shown us that the body can not heal when it is in the ‘Fight or Flight’ mode. Assisting the client in achieving a state of relaxation is key to affecting positive change.  Many believe the role of the Holistic Massage Therapist / Practitioner is simply to create an environment of trust, safety, and relaxation that enables the clients innate healing system to kick-in.

Holistic Health includes helping clients grasp the reality that both positive and negative thoughts release chemicals that create physical reactions in their bodies.  By understanding the body’s neuro-chemistry, clients are more likely to make healthier choices.  Holistic Health Practitioners also believe that while all healing traditions from around the world offer valuable tools, the optimal treatment involves an integrative, holistic approach.  The Practitioner’s goal is to inspire an expanded awareness that opens their clients up to enhanced self-awareness, self-care, ease, joy and creative self-expression.

Considered a trail-blazer for Holistic Health education in SoCal, Healing Hands’ 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, the 80+ Massage Therapy and Holistic Health courses offered, please visit us 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.