What is Healing Touch?
Healing Touch (HT) is a compassionate energy therapy in which practitioners use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way, using a variety of techniques that facilitate energy clearing, opening and balancing the energy field. Healing Touch moves us towards wholeness, supporting our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Healing Touch is a complimentary (or integrative) energy therapy that can be used in conjunction with traditional medicine and therapies.
The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance to the human energy system so that the body’s innate tendency to heal can occur.
How does Energy Healing work?
Many theoretical frameworks exist in the literature of quantum physics and holistic healing that explain how energy medicine works. However, while the exact physics mechanisms can not be definitively described at this time, the cumulative results of numerous related studies on energy medicine and consciousness indicate strong support that “something is happening” and that recipients respond positively to energy therapies such as Healing Touch.
Over the years, researchers have developed ways to measure the energy field. Theoretically, by correcting any defects in the energy field, energy therapy practices may facilitate healing of the body, mind and spirit.
Energy therapies focus on removing energy congestion that form in our energy fields (aura) and energy centers (chakras). Once these imbalances and disturbances are cleared, the energy channels resume their task of integrating the body, mind and soul to restore health and promote healing. It may also help prevent future issues by restoring balance to energy field disturbances, which could later result in illness if left unbalanced.
What are the benefits of Healing Touch?
- Pain relief
- Decrease in pain level
- Symptom relief during or after chemotherapy
- Development or deepening of a spiritual connection
- Decreased agitation in those with dementia
- Decreased depression
- Decreased anxiety
- Improved quality of life
- Assistance with the dying process
- Improved mood
- Decreased stress
- Improved mobility after surgery
- Decreased use of pain medications post-operatively
- Decreased negative effects of trauma/chronic pain in PTSD
- Improved symptoms in auto-immune disorders
- Immune system strengthening and support
Can I stop seeing my physician?
Please, continue to work with your physician or other care provider. Healing Touch is designed to work in collaboration with other forms of health care and is not a replacement for traditional medicine.
What will the treatment be like?
You will be clothed and will be asked to remove your shoes for comfort. Usually, you will be asked to lie quietly on a massage table. If you have back or neck problems that make it difficult for you to lie on a table, please tell your provider. You can experience the same benefits if you are seated or lying on your side. You should state if you are comfortable being touched. Healing Touch can be “hands-on” or hands-off”. Most people will experience comfortable and comforting relaxation and pain relief during and after a session.