ABOUT HEALING TOUCH
What is Healing Touch?
Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that uses gentle touch to clear and
support the human energy system to enhance physical, emotional, mental and spiritual
well being. This energy-based modality restores balance and harmony in the energy
system, and encourages the natural ability to self-heal. It is safe for all ages, complements
s conventional medical care, and can be used alone or in collaboration with other
approaches to health and healing. Healing Touch was founded in 1989 by Janet Mentgen,
RN, and today it is taught and used across the globe.
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Benefits of Healing Touch Healing Touch offers a wide range of possible benefits, including those listed below. More detailed information can be found on the research pages of the websites of Healing Beyond Borders and Healing Touch Program.
- Reducing stress, anxiety and depression
- Decreasing pain
- Strengthening the immune system
- Enhancing recovery from surgery
- Supporting cancer care
- Creating a sense of well-being
- Assisting with transitions and palliative care
- Easing acute and chronic conditions
- Deepening spiritual connection
Find a Healing Touch Practitioner Healing Touch is used in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals and medical centers, private practices, hospices and spas across the globe. Click here for list of Healing Touch practitioners in California.
What to Expect in a Healing Touch Session Healing Touch sessions are usually about an hour long. During the treatment, the client is fully clothed (usually reclining on a massage table) while the practitioner assesses his/her energy field, then uses gentle touch on the body or in the energy field a few inches above the body to promote healing. Clients often feel a warm vibration and sometimes drift into sleep. After a session, clients often report a sense of calm and well being, increased clarity and vitality, and relief from pain. There is a cumulative effect of using Healing Touch over time, and regular sessions are recommended.
How to Become a Healing Touch Practitioner
Healing Touch courses are open to nurses, physicians, body workers, counselors, psychotherapists and other health care professionals, as well as individuals interested in learning energy based concepts and principles. Healing Touch is taught internationally by Healing Touch Program and Healing Beyond Borders. In addition, Healing Touch for Animals teaches techniques for using Healing Touch to treat dogs, horses, cats and other animals; and Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry teaches Healing Touch from a Christian ministry perspective. Click here for a list of all Healing Touch and Healing Touch-related classes in California.