Healing Touch

Healing touch is an energy healing therapy that uses touch to gently clear, strengthen and balance the body’s energy system and assists its natural ability to heal. A calming, soothing and nurturing yet powerful energy therapy, healing touch supports physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and well-being. A complementary and alternative therapy, it is often used as a complement to traditional medical treatment to aid and promote healing. Some of the benefits of healing touch include:

  • Alleviating pain
  • Reducing stress
  • Easing depression
  • Post-operative recuperation
  • Decreasing anxiety
  • Supporting illness/disease care and recovery
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Creating a sense of peace and wellbeing


In healing touch, practitioners consciously and intentionally use their hands to lightly or nearly touch the body in a non-invasive manner to influence the energy fields in and around the body. While extremely effective in facilitating relaxation, healing touch also focuses on removing blockages or congestion that builds in these energy fields. Once these obstructions are released, the energy channels recommence their diligent duty of integrating the body, mind and soul.

Along with restoring balance to our innate energetic system by clearing the energy centers, or chakras, healing touch increases and harmonizes the flow of energy from the outer fields, or aura, to the physical body to promote health and facilitate healing on many levels. Healing touch also helps preclude future issues from arising as it strengthens and restores balance in the energetic system.

Using Healing Touch for Animals

As with the energy healing technique used for the human body, healing touch is extremely effective for the care and treatment of all types of animals. By using a light touch directly on the body or holding the hands a short distance away, healing touch calms, clears, balances and strengthens the animal’s energy system.

Healing touch is well utilized in conjunction with conventional veterinary medicine and assists with healing of many issues including pain, disease, behavioral problems, anxiety and injuries. As the animals relax under the skilled hands of a healing touch practitioner, circulation improves, breathing evens and an energetic flow increases, supporting healing on all levels.

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