Your body has a great capacity for self-healing, but recovery from injury and illness can take time. Practitioners of Touch Therapy, including Healing Touch and Quantum Touch, believe that energy healing approaches can help this natural process happen more easily and rapidly.
People might use Healing Touch to:
Many people report that Touch Therapy helps them feel calmer and more relaxed. Touch therapy also shows some promise for helping people with terminal illness feel more at peace with the approaching end of life. Anecdotal reports also suggest people often feel more confident and self-aware after a touch therapy session. (HealthLine)
Healing Touch was developed by a nurse, Janet Mentgen, in the late 1980s.This approach combines a number of energy healing practices, including chakra connection and lymphatic release.
Healing Touch is a treatment philosophy more than a specific technique. It usually does involve some level of touch, though this may depend on the specific technique used. (HealthLine)
Healing Touch has been recognized and accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation. As of 1996, the credential and credentialing process was transferred to Healing Touch International, Inc. (DBA Healing Beyond Borders). The designations are as follows:
Quantum Touch is a powerful quantum healing technique that works with the Life Force Energy of the body to reduce pain and promote optimal wellness. Life Force Energy, also known as ‘chi’ in Chinese and ‘prana’ in Sanskrit, is the flow of energy that sustains all living beings. Quantum Touch teaches us how to focus, amplify, and direct this energy, for a wide range of benefits with surprising and often extraordinary results. (Quantum Touch)
Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing, Energy Therapy that uses the Practitioner’s hands to balance the energy field that surrounds you.
Healing Touch Practitioners work with you in a heart-centered, intentional way to facilitate healing and to balance your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being. The goal of Healing Touch is to restore balance in your energy system thereby supporting your natural ability to heal.
Healing Touch is safe for all ages and is a Complementary Therapy that can be safely integrated with conventional health care. (Healing Touch Association – Canada)
Like other complementary medicine therapies, Healing Touch starts with the idea that people are naturally healthy. The way people live and think may disturb their natural energy, and they may become ill. The aim of Healing Touch is to focus (or channel) healing energy to restore natural health.
Practitioners of Healing Touch believe they can use their hands to change your energy flow and restore health.
During a session, the Practitioner moves their hands several centimeters above your body, often making sweeping hand motions. The Practitioner also may place their hands lightly on specific parts of your body.
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