WHAT IS HEALING TOUCH?

Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered energy therapy that uses gentle touch to clear, balance, restore and support the human energy system. Non-invasive, standardised techniques are used to stimulate the self-healing processes creating a coherent and balanced energy ?eld. Because Healing Touch in?uences the whole person on multiple levels, virtually everyone can bene?t from Healing Touch treatments. It is safe for all ages and may be integrated with standard medical care.

Healing Touch is well established in the United States where it is often offered to patients in clinics and hospitals. It has been found to be very effective in reducing the need for pain relief drugs and enhancing recovery. Medical research is continuously showing that Healing Touch can promote deep relaxation and assists the maintenance of general health and well-being as well as many other speci?c bene?ts. Most research is carried out in the US, and can be read on the Healing Beyond Borders website.

When we talk about energy, what do we mean?  In the broadest terms energy is the life force in everything. Disease is a state where our energy is not flowing well.

Everything has its own signature vibration.  Even thoughts and emotions. Scientists are now able to identify and measure the hormones produced by particular thoughts and emotions.  These in turn affect the flow of energy in the body.  For example when we experience happiness the hormones that flood the body are life enhancing and contribute to health.  When we experience fear the hormones that flood the body put us into a “fight or flight” response where normal functions like digestion and elimination of wastes are shut down. Brain function is also affected.  Constantly nagging thoughts or worries compromise healthy flow of energy and being in a state of gratitude restores flow and harmony.

 

How does this work?

We know that our physical eyes can only see a small part of the light spectrum and our ears a small part of the sound spectrum. Not seeng or hearing the higher or lower frequencies does not mean they do not exist and Einstein referred to subtle energies as those that can be known by their effects even when they cannot be seen or measured. Now we can measure electromagnetic fields which in Einsteins’s day were undetectable except for their effects.
The idea of an energy field or biofield that permeates all living things is one of the major concepts in energy healing  therapies such as Healing Touch and is rooted in ancient wisdom.The meridians of Chinese medicine are the energetic pathways within the body that regulate the flow of energy within the body. The Chakras of Eastern cultures refer to local energy centres within the body and the aura to the biofields that surround the body.  Evidence from scientific research now supports all of these concepts and uncovering  the forces and energies used by healers as well as increasing the understanding of how a healer can affect these to bring about healing.

HOW CAN HEALING TOUCH BENEFIT YOU?

Some of the bene?ts of Healing Touch are:

  • Relaxation
  • Reduction of chronic and acute pain
  • Reduction of anxiety, stress and depression
  • Aids with reduction of pain
  • Faster recovery of wounds and fractures
  • Strengthening of the immune system
  • Relief of symptoms associated with medical treatments and procedures
  • Relief of side effects from chemotherapy
  • Pre and post surgery
  • Support for the dying
  • Animals also bene?t from Healing Touch

Read how Healing Touch helps with these situations.

Research continues to build the evidence base of positive outcomes in response to Healing Touch.  However, it should be noted that individual experiences may vary.

What to expect

Feel relaxed… with an increased sense of wellbeing and focus. Healing Touch sessions can be given anywhere.

Although effective from a chair, hospital bed, or out in the field, most treatments are in the relaxing setting of a clinic room, fully clothed, on a treatment table.

The Healing Touch practitioner, working from a centred and grounded place of being and with the intention of working for the highest good of the client will first assess the energy fields for flow and harmony, noting any places that have compromised flow.  Then, by using the energy flowing through their hands they will work to restore flow and harmony.
Many people report feeling a deep relaxation during a treatment and it is in this deep relaxed state that the body, right down to the cellular level is able to “let go”.  Worries and fears slip away and the body is able to do its own healing work – releasing toxins, rebuilding tissue and restoring a more harmonious flow of energy. A place of more peace and ease in body and mind.

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