Touch is energy work. Clients often remark after a session how amazingly relaxed they are. It can be beneficial whenever there is illness or injury. It is especially useful for stress management. Dr. Herbert Benson, from Harvard Medical School, states that 60-90% of illness is stress related. Healing Touch helps the person to heal and to stay healthy in mind body, and spirit.
What is Healing Touch?
Healing Touch is an energy based approach to healing. The theory is that we are energy. In good health energy is thought to move in, through, and out of our energy system. Whenever there is an illness or injury a lot of stress, our energy is not flowing as it should. Healing Touch utilizes light or near body touch to clear, balance and energize the human energy system to promote healing for the whole person. This facilitates the person's self-healing. The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the person's energy system. These non-invasive techniques affect health and healing in mind, body and spirit. Anecdotal reports and research support its use.
Uses for Healing Touch
- Pain relief
- Prevention of illness
- Acceleration of wound healing
- Reduction of anxiety and tension
- Promotion of the healing process
- Provides a feeling of peacefulness in hospice patients
Conditions that may benefit from Healing Touch
Anecdotal reports and research have shown Healing Touch to be effective for a number of conditions including:
- Acute illness
- Back pain
- Immune disorders
- Chronic fatigue
- Preparation and recovers from medical treatments, surgeries, and procedures
- Cancer supportive care and assistance with management of side effects of treatments
To Learn more about Healing Touch or view a short video, visit the Healing Beyond Borders website: www.HealingBeyondBorders.org.