What We Treat
What is Healing Touch?
Healing touch is a biofield (magnetic field around the body) therapy that is an energy-based approach to health and healing.
Healing Touch uses touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the flow from the energy field to the physical body.
The goal of Healing Touch is to restore balance in the energy system, placing the client in a position to self heal.
What are the benefits of healing Touch?
Quantitative studies support the use of Healing Touch for the following:
- Reduces anxiety, tension, and stress
- Reduces fatigue
- Reduces pain
- Reduces length of hospital stay
- Improves immune function in cancer patients
Suggested benefits of Healing Touch from Qualitative research, Anecdotal Support and Pilot Studies:
- Facilitates would healing
- Assists in the preparation for and recovery from medical treatments, surgeries and procedures
- Supports individuals through chronic illnesses
- Assists in the management and treatment of side effects from medical treatments
- Supports illness prevention and health promotion activities
- Improves quality of sleep
Research has shown that Healing Touch facilitates the relaxation response and enhances the healing process.
How is the Healing Touch done?
Treatment is typically done while you are on a table. You are fully clothed. With your permission, we will provide a no touch or light touch over various areas of the body. If you are a person who does not like to be touched, the no touch session would be a perfect fit for you!
Will you feel anything during the session?
Every individual is unique. You may feel nothing. You may feel warmth or different sensations in your body. Most people feel relaxed to some degree. Your symptoms may intensify for a brief time. When this happens, the recovery period of illness is usually reduced.
Who can receive Healing Touch?
Healing Touch may be used with individuals of all ages and stages of health / illness.