Holistic Massage School Celebrates ‘Correct Posture Month’ and Shares How Posture Causes Pain

“Did you know, more than 540 million people worldwide suffer from back pain”, asked Harmony Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health – Laguna Hills (Healing Hands). As a school of Holistic Health, we have a responsibility to educate students about how posture  dramatically impacts their health.  By teaching Students actionable measures to strengthen their own posture, they in turn help raise awareness among clients in our communities, she continued.

According to the Faculty at Healing Hands, strong posture is the key to moving with grace, ease and confidence.  It is also key to avoiding pain and injury.  In fact, studies  show that focused exercise (for posture correction) combined with mindful meditation reduce pain and improve range of motion better than medications.  More importantly, holistic strategies achieved desired results more frequently and with fewer negative health consequences.

May begins a month of campaigns that unite thousands of Therapists, Doctors, Physical Trainers and Health Educators.  Intent on addressing the mind/body consequences of poor posture, they recommend the A-C-E posture model, developed by Dr. Steven Weiniger.  An Internationally renown Posture Specialist, Dr. Weiniger encourages people to consider how their posture affects their overall health by emphasizing Awareness, Control and Environment. 

Awareness is best accomplished by taking photos of yourself standing face forward to the camera and then in side-view.  While most individuals ‘feel’ they are standing tall, a picture can help them recognize areas of weakness. These weaknesses can undermine how the body functions and contribute to muscle strain causing joint pain, limiting range of motion, and negatively impact our overall sense of wellness.

Control refers to the actionable strategies one can implement to increase strong posture.  These include therapeutic stretches, postural practices, massage therapies, Chiropractic adjustments, physio-therapies, strengthening exercises as well as increased activity levels.    Strong posture is the key to moving with ease and confidence while avoiding pain and injury. Studies also show that focused exercise and mindful meditation can reduce pain and improve movement better than pain medications and with far less negative health consequences.

Environment, or the creation of a posture-smart environment, refers to optimizing your home, work, play and sleeping environment to align each of your 4 posture zones.  These zones include your head, which should be centered over your body, and the alignment of your torso, pelvis and legs.

Posture studies show that when integrated, these strategies can speed healing of injuries, relieve pain, restore musculo-skeletal balance, elevate mood, increase alertness, boost energy, and enhance one’s self-esteem.  Conversely by allowing your bad posture to continue, one may experience increased pain which can lead to depression and contributes to headaches, lack of energy and a feeling of being drained and uninspired. 

At Healing Hands, students are given the choice of a variety of posture enhancing courses, such as Therapeutic Stretching, Principals of Structural Integration, Neuro-muscular Therapies and Somatics to name a few.  To learn more about Healing Hands and the 80+ Massage and Holistic Health classes offered, 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.

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.                               

 

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 Offers Creative Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day 2018!

Are you looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift?  Something that conveys the love and appreciation you feel for that special Mother in your life?  Maybe even a gift that can help her body relax and her mind un-wind?  How about a gift that promotes health, healing and enhanced well-being – and not just for Mom, but for all family members? 

If you answered yes, it’s time to take a break from traditional gifts like flowers or jewelry and treat Mom to a gift from Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands).  Considered a trail-blazer for holistic health education in So Cal, Healing Hands offers unique gift ideas guaranteed to let Mom know you value her intellect, her health and her happiness! 

These gifts include paid tuition for one of Healing Hands massage or holistic health classes.  For example, Mom can enroll in our Swedish Massage class in July, and have the knowledge and skills needed to relieve pain and stress and promote health and healing by August!  Alternately, she may prefer enrollment in one of our complementary holistic health courses such as Aromatherapy, Holistic Nutrition, Herbal Studies, Therapeutic Stretching, Anatomy, or Homeopathic 1st Aid, to name a few.

If treating Mom to a class at Healing Hands just isn’t in the budget this year, consider one of the many self-care products or services you won’t find anywhere else. These include:

Item

Price Range

Two, hour-long Massages at Healing Hands’ Student Massage Clinic

(offered weekdays at any of our three campus locations in San Diego, Escondido or Laguna Hills)

$45.00

10% off all DoTERRA Essential Oils in stock!

$8.95 – $24.95

Massage Oils, Lotions, Creams & Gels

$6.47 –  $22.73 (8 oz)

 

La Crosse Balls (for Deep Tissue and Self-Acupressure

 

$2.16

Instructor, Shana Lipner’s Sage Country Herbs Products

Deoderant

Deluxe Massage Oil

Therapeutic Pain Solution (small/large)

Sore Muscle Salve

Lip Balm

 

 

 

 

 

$10.78

$12.93

$12.93/$21.55

$10.78

$3.23

Instructors, Denise Fultz and Raina Colvin’s

$16.16 (Stand-up chart)

$26.94 (Poster)

Knobble (for Self-Acupressure)

 

$15.09

Theracane: A versatile and portable massage tool for precise compression therapy on nagging knots and muscle pain. Consistent use helps reduce the risk of future inflammation and injuries. 

 

$26.94

At Healing Hands, Mom can learn powerful holistic practices to increase her body’s strength, flexibility, energy and improve her overall health.  She’ll also have access to proven Mind/Body classes and strategies to reduce stress and promote deep relaxation, so she sleeps better and experiences less anxiety. Although Healing Hands offers two nationally accredited Programs, classes can also be taken ‘a-la-carte’ with flexible tuition plans to help with financing.

To date, Healing Hands has prepared more than 7,000 students for successful careers as Professional Massage Therapists and hundreds more interested in using Massage to nurture friends and family.  To learn more, please visit us 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.  Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, “Touching Lives, Touching Hearts” since 1992.  

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.

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.

 

Three Benefits of Sports Massage Therapy

sports massage LA marathonPhysical exercise is essential for keeping your body happy and healthy. However, if you’re an athlete who is working out more than the average person, your body undergoes an immense amount of stress. To keep your body in peak condition all year round, consider investing in sports massage therapy sessions. These soothing yet effective massages will provide you with these three main benefits:

 

Alleviate Muscle Tension

Heavily exercised muscles tend to lose their capacity to relax. This causes chronically tight muscles and loss of flexibility, which predisposes athletes to injuries; especially muscle pulls and tears. Since blood flow through tight muscles is very poor, excess pain can occur in the athlete’s injury. Since massage therapists can specifically target tender or tight areas, the pain is alleviated much quicker than if you left it untreated. When pressure and massage techniques are applied to an injured area, it signals the mind and body to relax and increases your overall range of motion.

  

Stress and Pain Reduction

Part of the alleviation that someone experiences during a massage is due to the release of endorphins. Endorphins are morphine-like chemicals produced by the body that help diminish pain while triggering positive feelings. They’re often referred to as the brain’s “feel-good” chemicals and are the body’s natural painkillers. These help decrease anxiety, provide pain relief, improve your mood, and enhance a person’s state of well-being. Whether an athlete receives a pre or post-event massage, this euphoric state of mind benefits them in both situations.

  

Improve Recovery

When an athlete is injured, it’s a tremendous setback for their career. However, massage therapy sessions can speed up their recovery time by increasing circulation to injured muscles, which helps eliminate toxic debris and enables the muscle to have a healthy healing process.

Our Advanced Circulatory Massage class introduces students to new ways of using their thumbs, fingers, and palms as well as their elbows and knuckles, taking Circulatory Massage to new healing heights. The Sports Massage portion of the class teaches techniques to treat a variety of clients ranging from the moderately active to the serious, competitive athlete. We also provide our students with knowledge about deep, invigorating massage techniques to enhance the performance of athletes at athletic events or prior to weight training. Special focus is given to cross-fiber techniques that release old adhesions and scar tissue thereby promoting better performance and faster healing. This class equips the student with a whole new range of Massage techniques that enhance their bodywork and its impact on their clients.

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.

Holistic Massage School: Thank You Massage Volunteers!

Check out what these Rock-Star students and graduates have accomplished this month!

Memorial Day

Mia Taylor & Kathleen Kortz Volunteering at Veterans Hospital for Memorial Day Event

Meet: Mia Taylor and Kathleen Kortz
Where: Veterans Hospital

Mia and Kathy jumped on a wonderful opportunity to volunteer at a Veterans Hospital on Memorial Day, the event was set up by Odyssey Experience.  Mia is a graduate of the Holistic Health Practitioner Program and Kathy is currently a student of the Holistic Health Practitioner Program.  This two wonderful people volunteered their time to honor our troupes and our veterans.  They performed chair massage and table massage for 4 hours!  We are proud to have such uplifting individuals as part of the Healing Hands Family, and we know that these two people will have rewarding careers in holistic health. 

 

IVC

Harmony Curtiss & Adam Van Bovenkamp performing Chair Massage at IVC

Meet: Harmony Curtiss & Adam Van Bovenkamp
Where: Irvine Valley College Finals Week

For the second year in a row, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health has been asked to massage stressed college students during finals week at IVC.  Every year we go to promote our Student Clinic ($45 for 2 one hour massages!) and to help out students pursue their chosen careers.

 

 

best rnr

Advanced Circulatory & Sports Massage Class at Rock ‘N Roll Marathon

Meet: Advanced Circulatory & Sports Massage Class
Where: Rock ‘n Roll Marathon, San Diego

Every year our Advanced Circulatory & Sports Massage (Sports) class goes to the Rock ‘N Roll Marathon in San Diego.  Our classes have participated in this event since Rock ‘N Roll’s first marathon in 1998!  Wow, talk about a long tradition! 🙂   At this event, our students massage athletes and gain real world experience in alleviating cramps, pains, and helping the runners back into a healthy body after completing 26.2 miles! Congratulations to all Sports students for participating in a Healing Hands Family Legacy!

 

triathlon

Alison Scola, Sal Torres, Alora Ashlie & Lauren Rose at Xterra Triathlon

Meet: Alison Scola, Sal Torres, Alora Ashlie & Lauren Rose
Where: Xterra Triathlon, Laguna Beach

These exemplary students participated in the XTerra Laguna Beach Triathlon by volunteering massage therapy to the athletes who participated in the event.  We thank them for their time and commitment to helping athletes recover from the event.   Students like these will go far in their careers!