Attention San Diego Job Seekers…. Holistic Massage School Offers a Future So Bright…. You’ll Need to Wear Shades!


Why is Massage Therapy becoming such a popular career choice? With a growing acceptance of holistic therapies and the merging of Eastern therapies with Western medicine, skilled Massage Therapists are in high demand! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth and outlook for Massage Therapists is extraordinarily positive. Currently at 26% (vs the average 7%) the industry is expected to add more than 42,000 new jobs between 2016 and 2026. In addition, the BLS reports the median income for Massage Therapists is just under $40K with the top 10% earning as much as $75K.  As a Professional Massage Therapist, your employment future is so bright, you’ll need to wear shades!

Bureau of Labor Statistics Summary: 

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Quick Facts: Massage Therapists

2017 Median Pay

$39,990 per year 
$19.23 per hour

Typical Entry-Level Education

Postsecondary nondegree award

Number of Jobs, 2016


Job Outlook, 2016-26

26% (Much faster than average)

Employment Change, 2016-26



“Working as a Professional Massage Therapist offers a sense of purpose, a variety of work environments, flexible schedules and unlimited ways to differentiate yourself in the Industry”, says Paula Curtiss, Founding Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands).  “Job opportunities may include traditional Circulatory Massage as well as ‘Specialty’ work, and Healing Hands offers both.  For example, San Diego’s upcoming courses include Circulatory Massage plus several integrative therapies such as: Herbal Thai Massage, Pre-natal Massage, Clinical Acupressure, Zen Touch, Shiatsu and Superfoods & Dietary Practices” she added.

Work environments for Professional Massage Therapists may vary from traditional Massage Clinics and Day Spas to Luxury Resorts and Cruise Ships. Our Career Placement Department also receives job opportunities from Hospitals, Chiropractor and Doctor Offices, and Physical Therapy Clinics. As awareness of Massage’s un-deniable therapeutic benefits continues to spread, we expect the variety of work environments to expand also.

Healing Hands has been an educational leader in Massage and the Holistic Healing Arts for over 26 years.  In addition to giving Students a valuable Holistic Health education, our ‘elective’ classes empower them to choose their own unique path as a Professional Massage Therapists and Healer. 

Healing Hands’ has a long list of Employers eagerly awaiting our graduates. Not only do they need Practitioners immediately, they want Healing Hands Graduates.  Since 1992, our Grads have proven that Healing Hands produces highly competent and caring Massage Therapists. Accordingly, Recruiters provide on-site recruiting presentations and job fairs to students before they graduate!  Many Graduates have the pleasure of leaving Healing Hands with the promise of a new job once they are licensed.   Some Employers even offer our students tuition reimbursement, evidence of their confidence in our capable Graduates.

With two Certification Programs to offer, Healing Hands has met rigorous standards to qualify for Federal Student Financial Aid, WIOA, VA and other educational funding benefits for enrollees who qualify. Learn more about our 80+ Massage and Holistic Health courses online at; or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego, 760) 746-9364 in Escondido, or (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.