Six Reasons to LOVE Becoming a Massage Therapist


  • An Empowering Educational Experience:

Becoming a Massage Therapist requires learning much more than a few massage techniques and strokes.  You’ll need an understanding of Anatomy, Physiology, and the Mind/Body connection. In addition, you’ll have opportunity to refine your newly learned skills with plenty of hands-on practice.  As a student at Healing Hands, you’ll actively give and receive massage daily, which can be a healing process by itself.  Students learn to relate to one-another with compassion in an environment conducive to both personal and professional growth.

  • Flexibility and Variety:

According to Harmony Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health – Laguna Hills, “our career placement department receives jobs from a variety of top Massage Therapist Employers.  These include jobs for Doctor’s offices; Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Physical therapy clinics; as well as health resorts, Spas, Salons, Franchises and Bodywork Specialty Clinics.   You can also start your own solo-practice.  Working at a home-based or mobile practice, visiting clients at their home or office.

  • Bright Job Outlook:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (, the occupation of Massage Therapist is one of 20 occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2016-26.  Growth projected at 26% vs the average 7% for most other industries.  The average annual income for Massage Therapists is $39,990 with the top 10% earning as much as $70 K.

  • Power to Positively Impact Others:

One of the most common reasons Massage Therapists give for pursuing their career, is their desire to help others.  As a Professional Massage Therapist, you’ll have the ability to relieve chronic pain, reduce stress, increase range of motion, boost circulation, speed healing, improve posture and enhance mental well-being. That’s why the Healing Hands’ Faculty refers to our students/graduates as Healers.  To date, they’ve empowered over 7,000 Healers to positively impact their clients’ quality of life.

  • Become Self-Employed:

While many Massage Therapists choose to gain experience working in a Massage Clinic or Spa, eventually most choose to work as an independent contractor or solo-practitioner.  This option affords Massage Therapists the ultimate control over their schedules and income. Toward that end, Healing Hands offers courses like Community Service Internship, Massage as a Business and Professional Practices that include topics such as career development, budgeting, business operations, business ethics and client communications.

  • Continue Your Education:

Licensing requirements often require Massage Therapists to earn continuing education credits.  This ensures an opportunity to learn advanced techniques that can broaden your skills and offerings.  On-going education immediately impacts your career, enhancing your value to clients and leading to more lucrative career opportunities. Healing Hands offers more than 80 Massage and Holistic Health courses in the Holistic Healing Arts, offering you a competitive edge while providing added value to your clients.

Established in 1992, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health boasts two affordable Certification Programs and offers in-house payment plans as well as Federal Student Aid, VA Educational Benefits, and Unemployment / WIA funding to those who qualify. To date, we’ve prepared more than 7,000 Graduates for rewarding careers as Professional Massage Therapists and can do the same for you.  Find out more online at or call us at (959) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido, or (858) 505-1100 in San Diego.