Introduction To Healing Touch Therapy

Healing Touch Therapy 101

If you’ve never heard of healing touch therapy, you’re not alone.
Healing touch therapy is still a relatively new technique (just under 30 years in existence).
But it has been growing rapidly and adopted by many persons all over the world.

Healing touch is a type of “energy therapy.”
It involves only very light or near contact touch, with the goal of influencing the energy fields surrounding the body.

Reiki and Qigong are techniques that use a similar approach.
Healing Touch aims to promote overall well-being.
This includes the physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental planes.

You should know that this therapy is a form of alternative or complementary medicine.
So it is not considered conventional or mainstream medicine.

Just a few decades ago medical practitioners were convinced that there was nothing like an energy field around the human body.
Healing touch has proven revolutionary in its influence, while today it is a proven fact.
Like the way the earth was dismissed as being round when it was!

Making Use Of Healing Touch Therapy

You can use this therapy for many different conditions.
It’s only limited by the willingness of the patient to co-operate and be open-minded.
As such, the only time its usefulness is limited is in cases such as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
Some of its more popular uses include:

• Chronic Pain
• Headaches
• Insomnia
• Preparation for surgery or other major procedures
• Conditions where traditional massage is impractical, such as in fibromyalgia and burn victims.
• Boosting immune function
• Speeding up recovery after surgery or illness

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How Safe Is Healing Touch?

Healing touch is extremely safe.
It can be used as palliative and adjuvant care along with many other therapies and treatment modalities.
But, it is not enough to replace major therapies.
At best it is a procedure that initiates relaxation and calmness.

Besides, healing touch can be performed on anyone, regardless of age.

Why Should You Consider Healing Touch?

Many people consider healing touch for the first time because of its sheer versatility.
By this, I mean:

It Is Non-Invasive.
It does not need any extra equipment such as tubes or monitors.
Growing Body Of Evidence.
A few decades ago, it was regarded as absurd to include such a technique in a medical treatment protocol; today it is accepted as a complementary style medical technique.
It Is Extremely Affordable.
Since healing touch does not require any extra equipment or supplemental medications, it can be done anywhere and anytime.
It also typically costs less than a traditional massage session.
Does No Harm.
Healing touch does not vigorously massage the body, so no likelihood of pain resulting from the actual massage, nor is there any negative effect of trying to improve the biomagnetic field of the body.

How Frequently Do You Need Sessions?

The frequency of healing touch sessions can vary as little as once in a while, to a few times per week.
Obviously, the exact number will depend on your goal, as decided by a primary care physician or based on your desire to relieve stress.

Session lengths likewise vary a bit, from as little as 15 minutes up to one hour.
As healing touch sessions are believed to be cumulative, it is advised to continuously reserve sessions for maintenance.


Healing touch still has its share of critics, but with a growing body of evidence, it will likely become very mainstream.
If you’re looking for a low-impact alternative to massage therapy sessions, healing touch can be your new go-to.
Living in the world we are, we need appropriate avenues to relieve stress and anxiety, and healing touch fits the bill nicely!

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