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The Hands-On Approach to Transforming Your Life.
Your New Career Starts Here.

At Healing Hands, our passion is your future. We help individuals just like you learn the practical skills and detailed knowledge that powers successful careers in massage therapy or holistic health. Celebrated for our reputation as the best massage and holistic health program in Southern California, we believe in taking a comprehensive, well-rounded, and hands-on approach – so our students graduate with skills they can trust and experience they can market.

Our school is certified, approved, and accredited – since 1992.

Massage Therapist Program

Let’s invest in your future. Your journey towards a fulfilling career as a massage therapist starts right here – with your choice of a school that is dedicated to your success. At Healing Hands, our goal is to ensure every graduate is prepared to thrive in his or her career. This is why we believe it’s essential to teach comprehensive programs and build a supportive community – because the skills you learn and the friendships you make will stay with you long after graduation. As State-Certified Massage Therapists, our graduates touch every corner of the massage therapy industry. From working with athletes to managing spas to helping patients heal in a medical setting, we’ve trained and helped to place over 7,000 therapists since we opened our doors in 1992. Now, it’s your turn.
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Holistic Health Practitioner Program

Let’s take your practice to the next level. The Holistic Health Practitioner Program builds on your training as a massage therapist – connecting you with the specialized classes in a wide range of techniques and modalities. As a Holistic Health Practitioner, you’ll focus on the connection between the mind, body, and spirit, and you’ll help to heal your clients’ whole person. Students in the Holistic Health Practitioner Program choose an additional 400 hours of coursework based on their unique interests and career goals. These courses may also be taken as continuing education units or as à la carte electives. Are you ready to join the community of the industry’s highest level of massage therapists? We’re ready to welcome you.
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Our Certifications and Approvals

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

United States Department of Education

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education logo

california massage therapy council

Seal of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

workforce innovation opportunity act

Department of rehabilitation

Seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security

abmp

american massage therapy association Logo

NCBTMB logo

california board of registered nursing logo

  • Grad Success Stories
    Former Student Angela Zayas
    Angela Zayas
    Holistic Health Practitioner

    Veteran and Navy Corpsman
    After completing her service with the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, Angie moved across
    the country from North Carolina and was unsure about her next step. She found acclimating
    to civilian life daunting – in a new home with no certain future she drew on her familiarity with
    Holistic medicine and applied at Healing Hands. Angie credits the principles of Holistic medicine
    for saving her life, the lives of loved ones and even her dog!

    Angie sees no coincidence in her arrival at Healing Hands. The universe was moving her toward
    her next journey. She found that Healing Hands accepted the G.I. Bill to cover the cost of her
    studies, making her amazing year of study possible.

    “Your peers become your best friends, your teachers become your mentors – who allow you to be
    you – and the staff becomes your family,” says Angie. It’s this very family that helped her overcome
    the hardships of that transitional year and gave her the strength to complete her 1,000 hours.

    Angie now works independently and is exploring additional training in herbal medicine and nutrition,
    as well as completing her Bachelors Degree. Angie plans to complete a Naturopathic Medicine degree
    and establish a non-profit holistic healing facility for veterans.

    Healing Hands, and the people she connected with at the school, are a blessing in her life that moved
    her forward. Now Angie helps other connect with the healing modalities learned here.
  • Alex Young
    Grad Success Stories
    Alex Young
    Alex originally took the typical college route, but found his studies were not satisfying.
    While eating lunch one day between classes, a brochure for Healing Hands caught his
    attention. Massage therapy was not new to Alex – his mom and other family members
    were massage therapists, but he had never considered pursuing the healing arts until
    now. A tour of the Escondido campus and interaction with several graduates of Healing
    Hands left Alex certain about his pursuit of holistic health education.

    Alex pursued his training at Healing Hands, but found more than just certification for a new
    career. He found connection to teachers and fellow students. He discovered healing in his
    own life – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. The personal attention and relationships
    he built impacted his life far beyond what he expected.

    Since graduating from Healing Hands, Alex has worked at an alternative healing medical facility.
    He works with patients with a wide variety of health challenges – from losing weight to fighting cancer.
    He also maintains a private practice with a large clientele from Los Angeles to San Diego. Alex also enjoys
    traveling around the world, and has spent time in Thailand, Spain and Hawaii, participating in retreats and
    providing massage therapy to fellow participants. He strives to replicate the exemplary training he got at
    Healing Hands by helping others to take charge of their own health and wellness.
  • Grad Success Stories
    Philip Gregory
    
Sports Massage and Holistic Health Practitioner
    Philip completed the Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) program in one year in 2012-2013.
    Just 300 hours into the 1,000-hour program, he was employed at a chiropractic office as
    a massage therapist, helping patients experience the healing power of massage.

    “The teachers and staff at Healing Hands are unrivaled in their individual skills,” says Philip.
    Before starting school he compared curriculums and claimed that he could not find a more
    flexible and professional experience at a cost he found was as much as $5,000 less than some
    competing schools.

    Philip is originally from Florida, and lives and works there now, but is still in contact with most
    of his teachers, fellow students and staff from Healing Hands. The relationships he built while
    studying at Healing Hands are a vital part of his life today.
  • Grad Success Stories
    Angela Zayas
    Holistic Health Practitioner
    Veteran and Navy Corpsman
    Angie now works independently and is exploring additional training in herbal
    medicine and nutrition, as well as completing her Bachelors Degree. Angie
    plans to complete a Naturopathic Medicine degree and establish a non-profit
    holistic healing facility for veterans.
    “Your peers become your best friends, your teachers become your mentors –
    who allow you to be you – and the staff becomes your family,” says Angie.
    It’s this very family that helped her overcome the hardships of that transitional
    year and gave her the strength to complete her 1,000 hours.
    Angie found that Healing Hands accepted the G.I. Bill to cover the cost of her
    studies, making her amazing year of study possible.
    Angela Zayas
    Holistic Health Practitioner
    Veteran and Navy Corpsman
    Former Student Angela Zayas
    “Your peers become your
    best friends, your teachers
    become your mentors –
    who allow you to be you
    and the staff becomes
    your family.”
    -Angela

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