The gift of Healing

Home page  Healing Touch Energy Healing is a relaxing, nurturing modality that uses gentle touch to assist in balancing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with, is complementary to, and may be integrated with standard medical care.

Healing Touch (HT) uses the gift of 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 non-invasive techniques employ the hands to clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields, thus affecting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. It is based on a heart-centered, caring relationship in which the practitioner and client come together energetically to facilitate the client’s health and healing.

The HT curriculum was developed by Janet Mentgen, BSN, RN, as an energy therapy continuing education program for nurses with the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) in 1989. In 1996, Healing Touch International (HTI, now called Healing Beyond Borders) was established as the certification body for healthcare professionals—a significant benchmark in professionalization. HT is now a continuing-education, multilevel program in energy-based therapy taught by certified instructors. Continuing education is recognized through the AHNA and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB).

Education and credentialing in Healing Touch is provided by Healing Touch International, Inc., a non-profit organization with a mission of dedicated service to the public trust. Healing Touch Practitioners adhere to an International Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. It is a board-certified program that is taught internationally.

Research continues to build the evidence base of positive outcomes in response to Healing Touch. Click here to look at some of the research that has been compiled by Healing Beyond Borders showing studies about Healing Touch.

Our first session

Home page  We start with communication.  The first session involves a confidential consultation in addition to the Healing Touch session. I will visit with you and will ask a series of questions about your physical, mental, and emotional situation, and will answer questions about Healing Touch. The more that we can take a look at your current situation and your past life events, the better I am able to help you. Often times, your current state of wellness (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) is tied to unresolved experiences in your past that are still held by your physical body.  By going into detail during our consultation, I glean insights about how we will proceed in our sessions.

And then?

Home page  Then we start the session.  I start each session based on the goals that we mutually establish during each intake conversation. You will be either seated, or lying on a massage table – depending on the situation.

The first thing that I do is perform an energetic assessment to gather information on your energy field and energy centers which I will share with you before my work begins. Then, as you relax and I start my work, I move forward with the appropriate techniques that correspond to our goals and the energies that I am sensing. I 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.


Home page  The research suggests Healing Touch is beneficial in calming anxiety and reducing symptoms of depression, decreasing pain, strengthening the immune system, enhancing recovery from surgery, complementing care for neck and spine problems, deepening spiritual connection, supporting cancer care, creating a sense of well-being, easing acute and chronic conditions, and supporting resiliency in health care providers.

In some instances, one session leaves the client with the desired outcomes, while in other cases clients continue with regular sessions to get to a point where the underlying conditions are able to be addressed to return to optimum health. Also, I provide appropriate recommendations and referrals to other healthcare providers when I feel that my clients could benefit by additional therapies.

What my clients say…

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If you seek help addressing any physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual issues, I invite you to contact me to see if we can work together. (I offer both in-person sessions and remote sessions.)