What is Healing Touch Energy Therapy?
Healing touch is a form of energy medicine that is non-dogmatic and well established throughout the professional healthcare system worldwide. The Healing Touch Program provides a comprehensive curriculum that teaches practitioners to consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way. Healing Touch works on the subtle body similarly to acupuncture, cranio sacral therapy, Pranic Healing and Reiki.
What can you expect during a session?
The treatment is typically administered while the client lies on a massage table fully clothed. With your permission, the practitioner uses his/her hands to assess your biofield and proceeds to clear and balance it as needed using either off body touch or a gentle touch over various areas of the body. As with Reiki and other forms of energy healing, the practitioner does not use his/her own energy, but acts as a conduit directing the energy where it is needed. Depending on the client’s initial assessment, specific techniques are used on the energy field surrounding the body and within the body, which control energy flow to the physical body. Thus, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of health are affected.
The client’s experience of what is felt during the session depends on the individual. Sensation can range from the very powerful to a sleep-like state with no sensation.
What is the goal of Healing Touch?
The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance to the energy system, placing the client in a position to self-heal. Healing Touch compliments conventional health care and is used in collaboration with other approaches to health and healing.
Some reasons to use Healing Touch include:
- promote relaxation
- control pain and accelerate wound healing
- pre-surgery support and post-operative recovery
- facilitate fertility and conception
- healing from cancer
- treatment of spinal cord injury
- cardio-vascular disease support
- headache and migraine control
- disease prevention and heath maintenance
- boost the immune system
- ease acute and chronic conditions
- trauma release and PTSD
- support peaceful end of life transition
- strengthen and balance emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing
The Healing Touch Program is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC). It has been recognized in the medical community since 1989, and is used by more that 75,000 health care practitioners worldwide. Many hospitals offer Healing Touch pre and post surgery to accelerate recovery and improve patient satisfaction.
Healing Touch was founded by nurse/teacher/intuitive Janet Mentgen, RN BSN, who practiced energy-based caring beginning in 1980 in Denver, CO. By extensively researching the work of Barbara Brennan, Brugh Joy, Rosalyn Bruyere and many other to bring together many teachers, techniques and disciplines, Janet systematically adapted ancient healing practices into the modern medical world.