1. The founder of Healing Touch, Janet Mentgen, made an important distinction in that Reiki requires someone to be attuned by someone else to be given the ability or power,  while Healing Touch is developing the potential for holding healing energy that we already have.
  2. Healing touch is a collection of healing approaches from many traditions and many healers.  Reiki is one approach.
  3. Healing touch is an international nonprofit with international teaching that is standardized, so that everybody gets the same material everywhere. That helps it to be understood easily and researched.
  4. Both Healing Touch and Reiki teach that there is a subtle energy that can be harnessed for good. 
  5. Healing Touch focuses on personal development, has Core Values, Standards of Practice, and Code of Ethics. Heart-Centeredness is the most important.
  6. Healing Touch wisdom says that we don’t do the healing but become a facilitator for the intention of the Client’s Highest Good. That is our objective. The healing is between the client and the creator. We help clients to relax and learn to hold a high vibrational sacred space.

Here is a nice chart that shows many modalities of health care, including Healing Touch.

Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered energy therapy that uses gentle, intentional touch that assists in balancing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.  Classified by the National Institutes of Health as a biofield therapy and nursing intervention, Healing Touch may be used to address the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA-1) diagnosis of “Imbalanced Energy Field.”

Healing Touch is a collection of standardized, noninvasive techniques that clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields. Healing Touch assists in creating a coherent and balanced energy field, supporting one’s inherent ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with, is complementary to, and may be integrated with standard medical care.

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.

The first session involves a consultation in addition to the Healing Touch session.  I will ask a series of questions about your physical, mental, and emotional situation, and will answer any questions that you have about Healing Touch. Then you lay fully clothed on a massage table while I gently place my hands slightly above or on the body in specific spots and in specific sequences depending on what our mutual goals are for the session.

A session generally lasts 40 to 60 minutes, and people frequently report feeling deeply relaxed and peaceful during and after the session. Because there may be a cumulative effect of using Healing Touch over time, regular sessions are recommended.

Healing Touch is used in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, private practices, hospices, and spas.  Healing Touch was founded in 1989 as a continuing education program for nurses, massage therapists, other health care professionals, and lay persons.  Today, Healing Touch is taught in universities, medical and nursing schools, and other settings around the world.

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