All healing is self-healing - a doctor may set a broken bone to align it, but it's your body that does the healing. The doctor only facilitated to make the conditions optimal for that healing to occur. In the same way, Healing Touch facilitates your own body's healing mechanism, using compassionate, non-invasive touch to rebalance vital energy systems.
The Benefits of Healing Touch
Healing touch creates a "relaxation response" which lowers blood pressure, heart rate, deepens breathing and increases oxygenation and circulation. It also:
- Decreases pain
- Creates a sense of well being
- Reduces stress
- Strengthens the immune system
- Calms anxiety and depression
- Enhances recovery from surgery
- Complements care for neck and back problems
- Eases acute and chronic conditions
Because of the wide variety of benefits Healing Touch provides individuals, it can be used to assist healing for a host of health issues, such as chronic fatigue, back pain, limited joint mobility and Multiple Sclerosis, as well promote general health and wellbeing. In addition, our Healing Touch specialist has advanced training in various forms of energy balancing techniques that are complementary to other forms of health care, such as cancer care, counseling, physical therapy and more.
What to Expect
Initial Overall Assessment
Your first appointment with a Healing Touch therapist, which lasts about two hours, includes a detailed, "whole you" (physical, emotional and spiritual) health history. During this time you and the Healing Touch therapist will explore recurring patterns of trauma (for example, "I always seem to hurt myself on my left side"), dis-ease process (the state of being out of ease), losses and other stressors. You will also discuss how these may have affected your physical health (the mind-body connection.)
Research shows there is an intimate and dynamic relationship between what is going on in your life, with your thoughts and feelings, and what happens in your body. In a sense, "As you think, so you become." The Healing Touch therapist empowers you to see how your patterns of thought, stuck emotions, toxins in your environment and/or relationships can contribute to disease or lowered quality of life. As you become aware of all that influences your life and how you flow with it, the energy repatterns and holds health versus dis-ease. From these patterns, you and your therapist will set mutual goals for your health and wellness.
Hands-On Healing Touch Therapy
After the initial assessment, you will lie fully clothed on a massage table. The Healing Touch therapist will perform an energy assessment, scanning the chakras (energy centers) and energy field around you with her hands, feeling for imbalances. Based on the goals set, information shared during the interview and the energy assessment, a variety of energy balancing techniques and other interactive methods will be used to repattern and align your field to restore balance and harmony. The therapist will use gentle touch both on you physically and in the energy field around you. When all subtle energy systems (field, chakras, meridians) are in balance, health follows.
At the end of the session, you and the Healing Touch therapist will evaluate how you feel. You will be given "homework" which may include meditation or self energy balancing techniques, journaling or affirmations that will empower you to move towards your goals.
Subsequent sessions are usually 60-75 minutes. Throughout the healing process, your response to treatment will be evaluated and goals adjusted to maximize Healing Touch benefits.