Fall Greetings from Paula Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health

Paula Curtiss Chief Financial Officer and Co- Director Staff Instructor Massage Therapist Program & Holistic Health Practitioner ProgramHello Healers,

We are excited to welcome new Massage Therapy instructors Rachel Brawner, Sarah Keller, Mindy Heck, Cynthia Botta and Molly Ferrall. With several years of experience as Holistic Health Practitioners and Massage Therapists and now adding many hours of training under master instructors, Cynthia, Rachel and Mindy join the Circulatory Massage program in Escondido and Kearny Mesa; Sarah joins Dan Martin and Denise Fultz in Anatomy for Bodywokers; and Molly works with Raina in Shiatsu. We thank you for your study of Healing Hands curriculum and instruction methods and welcome you to our staff of dedicated healers.

This Fall, our Holistic Health Practitioner electives include Seymour Koblin’s ‘Intuitive Body Reading’. Seymour is a world renown healer and was the pioneer of Zen Shiatsu. His 40 years + of healing individuals and groups, gives Seymour an incomparable insight into how the body holds and displays the sum total of our life experience. Seymour travels from Czech Republic to share his mastery of skills with us.

HHP electives also include Claudia Baben’s Table Thai work, in which we adapt several of the mat work moves from Thai massage to the massage table. In Laguna Hills Keoni Salgado presents Dynamic Cupping. Keoni, has over 20 years of experience as a Massage Therapist, and is the Sports Massage Therapist for the LA Chargers. His use of cupping shows how to manipulate tissue by using external lift which increases fluidity, decreases inflammation, and relieves pain in specified body areas. In Escondido we also offer 100 hour Thai Massage; in Laguna Hills, Reflexology, Herbal Healing and Massage, and the 100 hour Herbal Studies courses. In Kearny Mesa, Robert North offers the comprehensive 100 hour Neuromuscular Therapy. Please see the schedule for our course offerings this quarter.

We congratulate our most recent Holistic Health Practitioner graduates: Sarah Anderson, Ricardo Jesus Banda Duron, Jennifer Brazil, Kimberly Bridges, Cheyenne Calderon, Dierdre Ferdman, Alisha Giampietro, Courtney Grace, Katelynn Johnson, Dorian King, Claudia Leal Torres, Alicia Metheny, Patrick Montgomery, Kayo Pacino, Katharine Renteria, James Rhodes, Lydia C. Richard, Melissa Smith, Carly Thomas, and Laura Wood. You each have an individual path of healing to embark on. We are thrilled to hear of where you will go and what your do with your healing arts. Please stay in touch!

Many of us at Healing Hands: office staff, instructors, helpers, angels, allies, and students, have recently undergone life changing events. We thank the awesome powers of love and healing and wish to acknowledge a few of these miracles: Congratulations to Harmony [Curtiss] and Chris Morgan on your betrothal! A life of beauty awaits! Thank you to all the healers, medical staff and support help for Denise Fultz husband’s Kevin healing. Amazing! And Thank you Jeremy Juareguy for your many years of helping our veteran students. It’s been great to work with you.

Faith means we trust that what is happening is right, even if we do not have the overview to see all ends. In difficult times, it is a sublime solace to share our need with those around us, so that their faith can re-instill our own. As we work with family, friends and clients to create a more loving and healing world, we need only remember: Healing Happens.

In Peace and Healing,

Paula & Neha


All of us at Healing Hands

To learn more about the  80+ Massage and related holistic health courses offered at Healing Hands,  visit us online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido, or (858) 505-1100 in Kearny Mesa.