Is Healing Touch similar to Reiki?

  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.