Massage School Founder, Honors Military Friends on Memorial Day

Paula Curtiss, Founding Director

“On behalf of our Faculty and Community, I want to acknowledge, thank and honor all military personnel, living and deceased, this Memorial Day,” says Paula Curtis, Founding Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands). “Thank you for defending our country here and abroad, your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten!”

Healing Hands’ faculty and students are no strangers to Military Veterans and their families. In fact, they have volunteered for local ‘Stand Down’ events, Wounded Warrior Programs, and other Military support initiatives for over 30 years.

Healing Hands student, Austin Robles, seen here with co-student Nancy Taylor, worked on over 52 Veterans during a Stand Down event that took place during a SoCal heat-wave!

Veterans’ Education Benefits:

To ensure that military family members interested in an education in Massage Therapy can pursue one, Paula sought approval by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. As a result, they’re now able to accept Veterans Benefits (Title IX and Post 9/11 GI Bill®, chapter 30, 31, 33, and 35) as well as MyCAA Scholarships. Since approval, dozens of US Veterans and Military wives have graduated from Healing Hands. Not only have they gained the knowledge and skills of an “in-demand” career, but as Professional Massage Therapists they can find employment anywhere!


Healing Hands student observing massage demonstration.

Massage Therapy – An In-demand Career:

As  Professional Massage Therapists, Veterans can fulfill a growing demand for therapeutic massage and bodywork in our communities. They get to enjoy flexible schedules, a variety of work environments, and earnings that start between $25 – $45 an hour. Best of all, they will receive the immediate, personal satisfaction that comes from helping others to feel better and to heal.

Qualify for Educational Funding:

All qualifying Veterans and Spouses interested in Veterans Educational Benefits can call the VA to request an application at: 1-800-827-1000. Military spouses, including those of activated National Guard members and Reservists, may also be eligible. Find out if you qualify, apply for the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship HERE.

How Healing Hands is Different:

Healing Hands culture promotes a heart-centered approach to Education in the Holistic Healing Arts. Our Faculty prepares ‘Healers’ and not just Practitioners, and we’ve been doing it for over 30 years!  All courses offered are taught by caring, knowledgeable, and experienced Instructors. Classes are held on weekdays, nights and weekends, year-round to accommodate student schedules. We offer two Professional Programs and over 40 massage and integrative holistic health classes, allowing students to customize their educatio

Healing Hands is uniquely equipped to serve those who have proudly served our country. Find out if a career as a Professional Massage Therapist is right for you, visit us on-line at: For more about financial aid options click HERE. To schedule a tour, call  (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido, or (858)505-1100 in San Diego.