“Jennifer Peterson is a Certified Massage Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Master Therapist and Multi-modality Educator with decades of experience”, says Paula Curtiss, Founding Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health. “Jennifer has made valuable contributions to our Faculty and students for over 12 years. In today’s ‘Spot-light’ we’re proud to feature Jennifer and acknowledge her hard work and dedication to our Healing Hands community”, she added.
Jennifer Peterson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and worked as an Interior Designer before being called to the world of Natural Healing. In 1998, Jennifer pursued her Holistic Health Practitioner Certification from Mueller College and has never looked back!
Jennifer’s progressive Massage Therapy career includes working at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club as a Professional Massage Therapist before progressing to Supervisor, Lead Therapist and Manager at The Gaia Day Spa. Jennifer then took a position as the head of the Spa and Massage Department at the Beauty Kliniek Aromatherapy Day Spa and Wellness Center. There, she was responsible for training over a dozen Massages Therapists in more than 40 different spa therapies from around the world!
A strong and effective communicator, Jennifer’s teaching career didn’t stop there. A Master Therapist with ASTECC, (Advanced Spa Training Executive Certification Council), Jennifer creates curriculum as well as teaching it. Among her many credits was the development and facilitation of an 80-hour Spa Program at the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy. Other Instructor/Training positions include teaching massage and body-work for Vitality College of Healing Arts, Meridian International School of Health Sciences, and the School of Healing Arts.
For the past twelve years Jennifer has taught Hawaiian Temple Bodywork (Lomi, Lomi), Ayurvedic Bodywork and Aromatherapy at all Healing Hands locations. Considered a valuable team player and held in the highest regard by the Founders, Faculty and Staff at Healing Hands, Jennifer is as talented an Instructor as she is Practitioner. Her passion for the Holistic Healing Arts is contagious and her teaching techniques, simple and effective, making her a favorite among Students as well.
When Jennifer is not teaching, she can be found at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort Spa where she practices and holds the position of Lead Massage Therapist. Equipped with nearly 20 years of knowledge and expertise, Jennifer delivers an exceptional classroom experience to students interested in the Art and Science of Therapeutic Massage.