Why Students Choose Healing Hands School of Holistic Health


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Reputation as a Trail-Blazer – School Founders, Paula and Neha Curtiss, created the first Massage Therapy Training curriculum for Community Colleges in the OC before starting Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HHSHH) more than 24 years ago.  Since then, their knowledge, experience, and dedicated faculty have allowed them to expand to over 80 of the best massage and related holistic health courses trending today!

Reputation for Affordable, Leading-Edge Courses HHSHH offers students the freedom to pursue new and emerging areas of specialty within the Massage Industry.  While our 500 hour Massage Therapy Program prepares students for fast state licensure, they can also upgrade to our 1000 hour Holistic Health Practitioner Program to pursue advanced classes such as Advanced Sports, Neuromuscular, Cranio-Sacral, Trigger-Point, Myo-facial Meridians and Energetic Therapies to take their practice to new heights. 

Reputation for a Transformative Educational Experience – The passion, knowledge, experience and dedication of our instructors makes classes as interesting, thought-provoking and informative as they are fun.  Graduates say that their educational experience at HHSHH has facilitated a profound physical and personal transformation.

Reputation for Great Career Opportunities – HSHH has prepared more than 6,000 graduates for successful careers in Massage Therapy and local Employers couldn’t be happier.  Both our Escondido and Laguna Hills campuses receive more job opportunities each semester than we have Graduates to fill them!

Reputation for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment – At HHSHH our instructors lead by example, demonstrating compassion, and respect to all students in the learning process. Class discussions explore many delicate topics such as personal boundaries, professional ethics, client communications, mistakes therapists make, and the importance of a therapist’s healing intention.

Reputation for Diversity:  HHSHH offers an International Student Exchange Visitor Program authorized by the Department of Homeland Security.  Here, you will meet individuals with diverse ages, cultural backgrounds and work experience, exposing you to differing points of view, massage therapy techniques and bodywork modalities you’re not likely to experience anywhere else.

Reputation for Excellence among Accrediting Bureaus – HHSHH is: Certified by the Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education of the State of California; is Nationally Accredited and approved for Federal Student Financial Aid by the US Dept. of Education; is approved by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs for VA Education Benefits; approved for Vocational Rehab; is listed as a Training Provider for those receiving Unemployment or WIA benefits; offers Continuing Education for verification through NCBTMB.

Reputation for Success –  HHSHH has prepared More than 6,000 students for State Licensure and lucrative careers in a variety of  work settings including: Spas, Resorts, Doctor’s Offices, Physical Therapy Clinics, Gyms, Hospitals, Chiropractic and Wellness Centers, Rehab/Nursing Home facilities, Sports Teams, Competitive Athletes, Corporate Businesses, etc.

To find out if a career as a Massage Therapist may be right for you, call us at (760) 746.9364 in Escondido or (949) 305.2722 in Laguna Hills to schedule a no-pressure introduction and tour today!