Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners use their hands to enhance and balance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of their clients.
The goal in Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system, facilitating the client’s self healing process.
Source: Healing Beyond Borders – International Code of Ethics/Standards of Practice for Healing Touch Practitioners and Students
What to expect in your session
The individual receiving Healing Touch recognizes a desire to heal, realign her balance, or to experience deep relaxation which is a catalyst for deep healing.
A Healing Touch treatment session (usually one hour) begins with an intake conversation around your hopes and needs. You are fully clothed and lying on a massage table. If lying down is uncomfortable for you, you can receive a treatment sitting comfortably in a chair.
The primary goal of Healing Touch is for you and the practitioner to align with your body’s natural ability, desire and impulse to heal. The Healing Touch practitioner allows herself to be a conduit for the natural healing energy that surrounds and interpenetrates you.
Energy is directed where it needs to go for balance, deep relaxation and healing. The practitioner has many Healing Touch techniques in her repertoire to choose from. Some techniques involve hands above the body; other techniques involve hands on particular areas.
If you are comfortable with touch, it is respectful, safe and guided by intention for your highest good. After treatment, we stay with you as you gradually shift from the experience and prepare to move back into your life.
Becoming a Healing Touch practitioner
Healing Touch training is intense and rigorous. Our training draws on principles of Quantum Physics, research in energy and ancient healing principles from a variety of spiritual traditions. Student practitioners of Healing Touch are expected to study and practice through five separate levels of training and a one year, RN mentor supervised apprenticeship .
Wendy and Terry have completed all five levels of Healing Touch training, and their apprenticeships, and are Certified Healing Touch Practitioners (CHTP). Healing Touch Canada, Healing Touch International, and Healing Beyond Borders are all associations endorsed by the Holistic Nurses Association.
Many representatives in the medical community also recognize the powerful effects of Healing Touch.
In addition, both Wendy and Terry have received training in the Reiki healing tradition.
Terry is a certified Reiki Master and Instructor, and Wendy is a Level 1 Reiki Practitioner.