Founded by registered nurse Janet Mentgen in 1989, Healing Touch (HT) is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands and intent to promote health and healing. HT utilizes uses only very light or near-body touch to influence the energy field that penetrates and surrounds the body.
What conditions is Healing Touch used for? Because HT therapy requires only a receptive participant and a practitioner, it can be used for nearly any indication or ailment. Many hospitals are incorporating HT to calm and prepare patients for surgery, chemotherapy, and other anxiety-provoking procedures. Studies show that HT may decrease wound healing time and shorten the length of hospital stays. Other common indications for HT include chronic pain, headaches including migraines, generalized anxiety, and sleep disturbances. HT therapy is said to facilitate a spiritual connection and often helps clients with emotional distress.
Amy uses the HT technique to balance and clear the energy field. This is done with hands placed just above the body or with actual light touch involved. The balancing technique concentrates on the seven main chakras and the joints of the extremities. The ultimate goal is removing all energetic obstacles and facilitating an ideal condition for healing to occur. Mind-body medicine techniques and other forms of bodywork such as osteopathy, chiropractic, and acupuncture can work well with HT. Movement therapies like yoga, tai chi and qigong can also augment the benefits achieved by HT.
Healing Touch restores balance and harmony to our natural biofield without the use of pharmaceuticals.