Holistic Massage School Welcomes Founding Director, Neha Curtiss, Back to the Classroom

Figure 1 (above) Neha Curtiss, Founder and Director of Education for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health

Neha Curtiss, Founding Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, returned to the classroom this February to teach Deep Tissue Manipulations.   A Licensed Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Massage Therapist, Neha graduated from the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing. His life-long interest in the Holistic Healing Arts has led him to explore a wide range of modalities.  His education included East Indian techniques that address the mind/body connection as well as Native American healing traditions.  He also focused on compassionate communication skills and delved deeply into Western systems of structurally balancing the body.

Figure 3 (above) Jeni Hartung and Chris Morgan, Staff Instructors for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health.

Neha and wife, Paula, are credited with creating the first Massage Therapy Program for Community Colleges in SoCal.  In 1992, the couple launched Healing Hands School of Holistic Health to take their Community College Program to the next level.  During the past 27 years, the couple has made good on that intention growing from 8 to more than 80 Massage and Holistic Health classes. Neha, who’s title is Director of Education, hand-picks and personally trains many of Healing Hands Staff Instructors. This Winter, Neha mentored Staff Instructors Jeni Hartung and Chris Morgan, in the school’s Deep Tissue Manipulations class held in Laguna Hills.

As an Instructor, Neha teaches students about the physical and emotional awareness clients gain through bodywork therapy.  In Deep Tissue Manipulations he empowers students with a keen awareness of Anatomy, good communication skills and effective body-work techniques.  Students learn to create a ‘safe space for healing’, addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual selves of each client.  By taking this holistic approach to each massage, Neha assures students they can provide an optimal healing experience for every client, every time.

Figure 2 (above) Neha Curtiss demonstrates release of the rhomboids for Healing Hands students in Deep Tissue Manipulations.

Neha believes that certified Massage Therapists and Holistic Health Practitioners should have a wide range of bodywork modalities at their disposal.  Accordingly, he made sure that the school offers a solid background in Circulatory and Sports massage, Deep tissue, Traditional Oriental Healing techniques and powerful Western modalities like Structural Integration.  Unlike other schools of massage, Healing Hands also offers related health courses like Holistic Nutrition, Herbal Studies & Applications, Homeopathy, Herbal preparations and more.

To learn more about Neha Curtiss, Deep Tissue Manipulations or any of the other 80+ courses offered, go online to www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido, or (858) 505-1100 in San Diego

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