Holistic Massage School Welcomes New Academic Advisor, Erick Valdez

“Born in San Francisco and currently residing in Escondido, California, Erick Valdez is the newest Staff member at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HH)”, said Paula Curtiss, Director for HH.  “A dedicated employee who wears multiple hats, Erick serves as a Student Advisor, Administrative & Faculty Support Aid, and Clinic Director, for HH’s Escondido Campus. Please join me in welcoming Eric to the HH family”, she added.

A graduate of HH’s 1000-hour Holistic Health Practitioner Program, Erick’s familiarity with the school’s Curriculum, Instructors and Program requirements make him a knowledgeable and effective advisor for HH students. Just as importantly, Erick exemplifies HH’s values of Empathy, Respect, Excellence, and a ‘Heart-centered Approach’ to education in the Holistic Healing Arts.

A natural Healer, Erick confides that his family and friends have been asking him for massage since the young age of five or six.  Over the years he discovered that in addition to facilitating physical change, Massage was useful in resolving interpersonal conflicts.  Through the application of massage and herbal remedies, Erick found he could help reduce clients’ feelings of stress and anger, making conflict resolution much more likely. 

Inspired by his ability to facilitate a positive change in the emotional state of clients, Erick chose to pursue Massage as a profession in May of 2014.  He graduated just 1 year later with expertise that includes; Western Circulatory Massage and Spa Techniques as well as Eastern Modalities and Therapies like Tui-Na (Acupressure), Reflexology, Medicinal Herbs, Herbal Preparations, Breath-work and Calming techniques.  

A self-proclaimed Philosopher and Seeker of Wisdom and Knowledge, Erick sought employment at HH because he “Loved the Community and the Energy”.  Possessing a great passion for the Holistic Healing Arts, he says the best part of his job is meeting prospective students and introducing them to what he considers to be an empowering and important career. 

Serving residents through three regional campuses, HH is considered a trail-blazer for Holistic Health Education in Southern California.  To date, HH has prepared more than 7,000 students for rewarding careers in Massage Therapy and can do the same for you! To find out more about our 80+ massage and holistic health classes, visit us at www.healinghandsschool.com  or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido, (858)505-1100 in San Diego.