Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Healing Touch?

Healing Touch is a compassionate, relaxing, nurturing energy therapy in which practitioners use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and self-healing.

The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the human energy system, thus creating an optimal environment for the body’s innate tendency for healing to occur.

Will it interfere with my medications?

Healing Touch is a complementary, integrative energy therapy that can be used in conjunction with traditional therapies.  It is safe for all ages.

What can I expect to feel?

Healing Touch facilitates a deep sense of calm and relaxation as well as overall and specific responses for body-mind-spirit healing.  You may feel nurtured and energized. You might continue to clear and heal a few days after the session.

Where is a session done?

A Healing Touch session can be given anywhere, from an office space on a cozy massage table, in a client’s home in a chair or bed, or in a hospital or long term care facility in a bed.

How many sessions will I need?

We will decide together the number of sessions to anticipate.  For many issues, it will be necessary to have more than one session because of the depth of the issues and the cumulative effect of Healing Touch.

How does Energy Healing work?

Energy therapies focus on removing energy congestion that forms in our energy fields (aura) and energy centers (chakras).  It re-establishes healthy energy flow through opening, connecting and balancing the human energy system.

Is Healing Touch safe?

It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with standard medical care.  Healing Touch is a heart-centered, caring relationship in which the practitioner and the client work together to facilitate the client’s health and healing.

How can Healing Touch benefit me?

ඏ  Reducing sadness

ඏ  Restores clarity and focus

ඏ  Reducing stress

ඏ  Calming anxiety, depression

ඏ  Decreasing pain

ඏ  Brings comfort at the end of life

ඏ  Strengthening the immune system

ඏ  Create a sense of well-being

ඏ  Helps restore hope and joy

ඏ  Enhances recovery from surgery

ඏ  Complementing care for neck & back problems

ඏ  Deepening spiritual connection

ඏ  Supporting cancer care

ඏ  Easing acute & chronic conditions

Where is Healing Touch used?

Healing touch is used in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, long term care facilities, private practices, hospices and spas.  Janet Mentgen, RN, founded Healing Touch in 1989 as a continuing education program for nurses, other health care professionals, and lay persons.  Today, Healing Touch has spread internationally and is taught in universities, medical and nursing schools, and other settings internationally.

How do I know Healing Touch is credible?

Healing Touch is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association.

Practitioners and Instructors are certified through Healing Beyond Borders.  This organization includes a research department and offers support with health care integration.

Healing Touch Practitioners complete a rigorous training program and abide by a professional Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics.  Healing Touch was the first energy therapy to offer a Certification program for its practitioners.

Healing Touch research has been conducted in a wide variety of settings, exploring issues such as:

ඏ  Stress reduction/relaxation response

ඏ  Cancer treatment and care

ඏ  Cardio-vascular disease

ඏ  Death and dying

ඏ  Endocrine/Immune function

ඏ  Pain reduction and management

ඏ  Patient satisfaction and experience

ඏ  Postoperative recovery

ඏ  Counseling/Psychotherapy

ඏ  Wellness and prevention

ඏ  Spiritual/Personal growth

Contact Healing Beyond Borders (formerly Healing Touch International, Inc.) for more information about Healing Touch.

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