Traditional College Just Not For You, Relax!!!….  You’re Not Alone!

Learn how Massage Therapist Training Can Put You on a

Fast-track to Financial Independence!

According to the College Board, in 2016–2017 the cost of tuition for a traditional 4-year college education exceeded $9,600 at public colleges and $33,000 at private colleges, says Paula Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands).  “In addition, the National Student Clearing-house Research Center revealed that over 75% of our nation’s workforce hold ‘middle skill’ jobs that don’t even require a Bachelor’s degree! These statistics may reveal why more and more high-school grads, millennials, and those seeking a mid-life career change are knocking at our doors in search of a more practical educational alternative”, she added.

When attending a traditional college, students put their life on hold for 4 years, accrue substantial debt, and graduate without any assurance of employment.  Anthony Carnevale, Director and Research Professor at Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce announced that in 2015 approximately 2.8 million university graduates entered the workforce with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees yet data showed 13.8 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds remained unemployed.  This rate is much higher than our national average which means thousands of University Graduates are facing an enormous debt incurred by an education that could not deliver!

At a vocational school, such as Healing Hands, the costs for your education is substantially lower and the Program duration is much shorter.  At Healing Hands, for example, our 600-hour Massage Therapist Program, which prepares students for State Certification, takes about 7 months and costs approximately $7,200.  The expanded, 1000-hour Holistic Health Practitioner Program takes only 12 months to complete. 

At Healing Hands, instead of a Bachelor’s Degree, a Massage Therapist receives certificates that qualify them to pursue State Certification, which is an employment requirement. The entire education to certification process takes less than a year so graduates can get working fast, reduce their debt quickly and get on with the pursuit of happiness!

Healing Hands serves residents through three regional campuses located in San Diego, Escondido and Laguna Hills.  Classes are offered during the day, evenings and on weekends to  accommodate a variety of student schedules. To date, we’ve prepared more than 7,000 students for successful careers in Massage Therapy and Holistic Health and can do the same for you!  Learn more online at  or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido,  or (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.                          ###