The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing explains healing touch.
What is healing touch?
Healing touch is an energy-based approach to health. The goal is to promote healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. It is based on the belief that each person has a dynamic, subtle energy field in and around the body that can be influenced to promote health.
How healing touch works
The healing touch practitioner centers his or her awareness and focuses on your needs. The practitioner uses gentle touch and a variety of hand motions to clear your energy field.
The goal is to restore the harmony and balance in your energy.
Who benefits from healing touch?
Anyone who wants to improve wellness and health can benefit from healing touch.
Some benefits of healing touch include:
- improved relaxation (physical and mental)
- pain relief
- reduced anxiety and stress
- improved wound healing
- help in recovering from surgery
- improved sleep
- increased sense of well-being
- support in the dying process
What to expect during a healing touch session
You lie in bed or sit in a comfortable position while fully clothed. The practitioner may place her or his hands gently on your body and/or use sweeping motions off your body to assess and balance the energy field in and around you.
Healing touch staff
Healing touch practitioners are certified or have studied healing touch techniques.