The gift of Healing
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.