Massage Therapy for Veteran’s:
“We’ve Got Your Back!”
In celebration of the 2013 Holiday Season and in recognition of Veterans’ service to our country, Veteran/Students at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HHSHH) will be offering Complimentary One-hour Therapeutic Massages to all US Veterans. The “We’ve Got Your Back!” holiday special will run from December 16 – January 12th at our Escondido Student Massage Clinic located at 125 West Mission Avenue Suite #212, Escondido, CA 92025. Interested Veterans may call us at (760) 746-9364 to schedule their free massage.
While HHSHH has a Community Internship Program in which students provide massage therapy to Veterans at Recuperative Care Centers and Resident Facilities in the Escondido area, this is the first time Healing Hands School has grouped our Veteran Student Massage Therapists to provide massage therapy for our Veteran community. San Diego County has the largest percentage of veterans in California. This is the county where many did their training and were deployed from; this the county our veterans come back to. Our hope is that bringing veteran students in therapy with other veterans, that we co-create a healing environment. Our veteran students are adept at sharing how holistic health practices such as Massage Therapy, Deep-Tissue Manipulation, Acu-pressure (TuiNa), Meditation, Tai Chi, etc., have assisted them in their own healing process.
As a population group, veterans are documented to have symptoms of Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder, [PTSD] at a rate of 30 to 50 percent of the men and women who have spent time in a war zone. Many studies found that massage therapy creates a drop in Cortisol levels (stress hormones) reducing feelings of hyper-arousal and super-vigilance many Veterans experience. In addition they found massage therapy substantially increases Serotonin and Dopamine which increase feelings of well-being, reduce feelings of anxiety, and relieve Insomnia. (To read one such report, please see Touch Research Institutes – University of Miami School of Medicine’s report online at: www.//flagstaffazpilates.com/images/Cortisol.pdf.)
Veteran/Students and family members volunteering for this “We’ve Got Your Back” Veteran’s event used their Veterans Title IX Benefits, Post 9/11 Benefits or MyCAA Benefits to cover their educational costs. With Graduation only a year away, job growth predicted at 18% annually (faster than any other industry) and a starting salary of $25 to $45 on average, HHSHH Veteran/Graduates enjoy a financially supportive as well as an emotionally rewarding career.
Healing Hands School of Holistic Health is considered a Massage Therapy School, a Holistic Massage School, and a Holistic Health School. Our top-notch Instructors are experts in their respective subjects. Nationally Accredited and State Certified, HHSHH has been serving residents through two regional campuses located in Escondido and Laguna Hills for over 21 years. With two Certification Programs and more than 80 Holistic Health and Massage Therapist training courses to offer, HHSHH is considered a path-blazer for Holistic Health Education in Southern California. To date, HHSHH has prepared more than 6,000 students for successful and rewarding careers as Massage Therapists or Holistic Health Practitioners. To learn more visit us at www.HealingHandsSchool.com.