What is Healing Touch?

Healing TouchHealing Touch™ is an energy therapy that focuses on helping to restore the natural flow and balance of the body’s energy system. When we are ill, have had surgery, have been injured or are stressed, the flow of energy between the energy centers of the body (the chakras) and the area around the body (the energy field or aura) becomes congested – causing an imbalance or disruption in the energy system.

We can feel these negative changes and know when our bodies are not functioning optimally. How many times have you said, “I have no energy today” or “I feel great and really feel energized?” We are integrated beings – body, mind, emotion and spirit. When we have a physical problem, it not only causes discomfort but affects us emotionally. Likewise if we’re feeling emotional about something, or are anxious or stressed, our physical body is affected.

Healing Touch techniques – which vary from sweeping movements with the hands over the body to light, gentle touch – help to promote relaxation in the body. When muscles are relaxed, circulation is improved, oxygen levels are increased throughout the body, toxins are released, and healthy cells begin to regenerate, which helps to regulate the immune system. The resulting stability within the immune system affects the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the body’s energy system which then supports self-healing.

Healing Touch has been actively researched since its inception and has been granted research funding from hospitals, private foundations, universities and other supporters of Integrative Medicine, including the National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Documented research indicates that the benefits of Healing Touch go beyond merely treating symptoms and addresses underlying causes of illness.

Healing Touch in a holistic therapy that is used in conjunction with — not in place of — conventional medical care. The goal of Healing Touch is to restore balance and harmony in the energy system which places the recipient in the best position for self-healing. It may also prevent future issues by restoring balance to energy – field disturbances, which could later result in illness if left unbalanced.