Holistic Massage School Student, Austin Robles Recognized for Helping Homeless Veterans


“Austin Robles, a Massage Therapy student at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HH), was recognized for his participation in San Diego’s Stand Down Event this past July, and we couldn’t be prouder,” said Paula Curtiss, Founding Director for HH.  “The letter of recognition, displayed below, was written by the Founding Owner of RESET Performance Therapy who acknowledges Austin’s exceptional contribution during the 3 day event.   It thanks him for providing therapeutic massage to more than 52 Veterans in transition and for donating 18 hours more in customer service.  We think Austin’s generous contribution of his time, skills and kindness is note-worthy and want to take this opportunity to commend him for demonstrating the traits of a true healer, – – Thank you Austin!” added Paula.

Austin Robles

Stand Down events are modeled after a concept used during the Vietnam War.  It allowed battle-weary soldiers time away from the battle-ground to renew their health in a safe and friendly environment. There, soldiers would address personal hygiene, receive medical attention, obtain clean clothes, get a warm meal, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends. Today’s ‘Stand Down’ events offer street-weary homeless veterans a similar safe-haven.  At these events, Veterans receive assistance with VA benefits, shelter, meals, psychological and employment counseling, legal services, integrative medicine, and other services to help them get back on their feet. To learn more, visit the National Coalition for the Homeless at:  http://nchv.org/index.php/service/service/stand_down/


This is a letter of recognition and gratitude….

I would like to recognize you for your participation in the community outreach and volunteer efforts, in conjunction with RESET Performance Therapy, for the following organization and event:

Stand Down 2016— San Diego

  • July 22, 2016: 8 hours 10 minutes total supervised time (Customer services) and 5 hours 13 minutes supervised hands on time (25 Clients)
  • July 23, 2016: 5 hours 31 minutes – total supervised time (Customer services) and 3 hours 21 minutes supervised hands on time (15 Clients)
  • July 24, 2016: 4 hours 35 minutes total supervised time (Customer services event break Down) and 2 hours 50 minutes supervised hands on time (12 Clients)

I would like to acknowledge your efforts of a recorded 52 people worked on. Great Job! You helped out a lot of people. We look forward to working with you again. 

Time is a valuable asset, and I would like to thank you for sharing your time and skills to help others in their efforts to make changes in a challenging life. 


Kevin D. Whitfield,  CMT

Founder/ Owner, Performance Therapist RESET Performance Therapy

Massage Therapy, Fitness, and Education



HH has been serving residents in Escondido and Laguna Hills for over 23 years.  To date, we’ve prepared more than 6,600 students for successful and rewarding careers in Massage Therapy and Holistic Health, and can do the same for you! To find out more about the 80+ classes we offer, please visit us online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido.