What is Healing Touch?
Healing Touch (HT) is a form of energy medicine that involves light or above the body touch that clears, energizes and balances the human energy field. The practitioner uses intention and a heart-centered relationship with the client to promote healing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. The healing that occurs is a partnership between client and practitioner. Healing Touch is a powerful addition to your self-care routine.
Benefits of Healing Touch
Energetically prepares your body for conception and the childbearing year
Supports your body in preparation for birth
Supports your body and baby during labor and birth
Supports your baby as he/she begins life (ask me about my experiences with HT and babies)
Decreases anxiety/stress and supports your recovery from postpartum mood disorders
Reduces fatigue/improves sleep
Decreases pain (can be used for pregnancy discomforts/during labor and/or during recovery from birth)
Reduces length of hospital stays (NICU, re-admission due to complications from birth)
Enhances the bond with your baby (Bonding doesn’t always occur immediately and HT can help enhance and strengthen the bond with your baby)
Improves immune function (get through the first cold/flu season)
Enhances wound healing (c-section, perineal tears)
Supports healing during the postpartum period (physical/emotional/mental and spiritual healing)
Supports transitions in life (birth, parenthood, miscarriage, stillbirth, grief, etc.)
How much does it cost?
An initial 90-minute session is $75 and subsequent 60-minute sessions is $60.
*Holistic Postpartum Care clients receive complimentary HT sessions for their babies up to one year of age. These sessions are perfect for fussiness, teething, trouble sleeping, illness and any other behavior/signs the parents find challenging. Parents are encouraged to receive a session themselves as often when children have disturbances in their energy fields the parents also have disturbances and could benefit from balancing and connecting their energy fields. Families are intimately connected and this includes their energy fields.
Is there anyone that shouldn't receive Healing Touch?
There are no contraindications to HT. Unborn babies, pregnant, laboring and breastfeeding women, infants, children, adults, healthy people, ill people and especially people in the dying process can receive the benefits of healing touch. Even animals can receive HT. Anyone can receive Healing Touch.
Does Healing Touch take the place of my doctor?
No, HT is complementary therapy that can be used in conjunction with all other forms of medical care.
Are there any accreditations or endorsements for Healing Touch?
Yes! The Healing Touch Program (HTP) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. The program is also endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and the Canadian Holistic Nurses Association (CHNA). The HTP also provides Nursing CEUs for nurses that complete their courses.