What is Healing Touch?

A gentle, complementary, energy-based approach to health and healing.

Basic Definition of Healing Touch:
Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing.

Healing Touch is a holistic, complementary and integrative energy based therapy that is accomplished through the practitioner’s use of contact and/or non-contact touch and a heart-centered state of being. The healing traditions of many cultures emphasize the importance of subtle energy systems that flow through and around the human body, affecting its health and vitality. Many of these traditions stress that balancing these energy fields can assist the body, mind and spirit in moving towards and maintaining wellness.

Description of a Session
During a session (which can vary in length averaging thirty to sixty minutes), I will gently place my hands on or above the person’s fully clothed body noting any sensations or imbalances to assess the energy field. I then choose a Healing Touch technique that is appropriate for your needs. This may include light physical touch or sweeping hand motion above the body. There is a high likelihood that you will experience the relaxation response during the session. A feedback discussion will follow. People have many different responses to Healing Touch. Some clients feel nothing at all. Others describe sensations of moving energy, deep relaxation, feelings of being supported and nurtured, or visions of images and colors. Some patients experience an emotional release such as tears; some have what they consider to be a spiritual experience or they may develop insight into specific areas of their lives.


Benefits of Healing Touch
Recent research studies suggest that Healing Touch is effective for physical and mental relaxation, pain management, anxiety and stress reduction, and increasing one’s sense of vitality. Clients of Healing Touch typically report experiencing the relaxation response and often report an increased sense of well-being and peace. Many have reported positive experiences that have helped them better cope with illnesses, medical protocols for
treatment of medical conditions and depression but I can make no specific claims regarding the results you may experience from a Healing Touch session. Clients may request a list or summary of the numerous research studies done on Healing Touch since the early 1990s.


Healing Touch is a noninvasive energetic technique, still being researched by traditional science, and currently has no known detrimental side effects.